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Old 08-09-2012, 11:17 AM   #45
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Originally Posted by ollinger View Post
The spring action of the prosthesis may be intended to mimic an effect of muscles, but muscles fatigue and lose some of their spring in a race, something not likely to happen to the springiness of the prosthesis.
That is a strange way to look at things.

So because one part of this guys leg isn't prone to the same type of muscle fatigue, you would reason that this gives him and unfair advantage?

I have to say, in all my years of running I've never thought or felt:

"Damn!! If only the portion of my leg below my knees could stay springy, I could run faster for longer".

What about the other parts of my body that have fatigued? Don't they then become the "bottlenecks" to performance (as if premature fatiguing of the portion of my leg below my knee was EVER the bottleneck to anyone's performance)?
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