Comparison of ground reaction force and leg muscle activities during Tai Chi movement and normal walking

Ge Wu, Wei Liu, Becky Lansky, Juvena Hitt

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Abstract

The ground reaction force of Tai Chi movements was measured and examined and its rate of loading and peak forces were compared with those of normal walking. The muscle activity of knee extensors during Tai Chi movements was also quantitatively measured and compared to that of normal walking. The findings in this study shed light on why Tai Chi is an effective from of exercise for prevention of osteoporosis in the elderly population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)113-114
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Bioengineering Division (Publication) BED
Volume51
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes
Event2001 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition - New York, NY, United States
Duration: Nov 11 2001Nov 16 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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