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Cheetah movements but still no sprint?

  1. Jun 13, 2015 #1
    Cheetahs have inspired me so much that I am wanting to make a cheetah costume.

    But I figured that before I wear the cheetah costume that I have to be able to run the same way a cheetah does but at 1/7 to 2/7 cheetah speed.

    So I have tried to run like a cheetah by getting my limbs into position and squinting my eyes the same way a cheetah does and then start running in a way that I have all my limbs up in the air twice per stride, once together and once far apart.

    However I haven't been able to do it. Specifically after the first stride, or even during the first stride I fall on my knees or my belly instead of landing on my hands and feet.

    The worse part is that I have been watching videos of cheetahs for a week now so I would think that I would know how a cheetah runs and then be able to do it at a much slower speed than the cheetah.

    Do I just need more practice or do I need to change something in my cheetah run(maybe by looking at a cheetah running in slow motion and seeing if I am doing it right) or is a human running the same way a cheetah does but at a much slower speed impossible?
     
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  3. Jun 13, 2015 #2

    mfb

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    Our arm and leg sizes evolved for walking on two legs and using the arms for other tasks. It is not impossible to walk on legs and arms, but don't expect to get good results.
     
  4. Jun 13, 2015 #3
    I have gotten good results from walking on all 4 limbs, just not from running the same way a cheetah does but at a much slower speed.
     
  5. Jun 13, 2015 #4
    your knees and ankles are the wrong shape to emulate the cheetah its not possible gain the spring from landing and extending a cheetah does with our legs when you try and run four legged.
     
  6. Jun 13, 2015 #5

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    There's no way you have gotten good results because you are not built like a cheetah. Since you aren't built to walk on four limbs, doing so is awkward and puts stress on your body that a cheetah doesn't have. Being able to walk on four limbs does not mean you have had good results.
     
  7. Jun 13, 2015 #6
    They also said that man couldn't fly. Never give up.
     
  8. Jun 13, 2015 #7

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    We can't fly without artificial flying machines. This is the equivalent of telling them to build a cheetah-like vehicle to ride around in.
     
  9. Jun 13, 2015 #8

    Evo

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    Observe the back of a cheetah.
     
  10. Jun 13, 2015 #9

    DaveC426913

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    Continued attempts to improve you gait in a prone running stance will, at best, result in sprained - if not broken - fingers and toes.
     
  11. Jun 13, 2015 #10
    And when that guy riding around in the cheetah-like vehicle is on every news station telling his story, all of you will thank me for the mentions that PF receives.
     
  12. Jun 13, 2015 #11

    OCR

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    Yeah, something needs a big change... lol

    Of course... :oldbiggrin:
     
  13. Jun 13, 2015 #12

    Drakkith

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    Except that this isn't what the OP was even asking about.
     
  14. Jun 13, 2015 #13
    And Semmelweis originally wasn't interested in handwashing. We've answered the original question and steered the OP in a better direction*, now we stand aside and let the graceful cheetah vehicle usher us into a new era.

    *We, but mainly me. This thread proves priority.
     
  15. Jun 13, 2015 #14

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    This thread is done. OP, do not start another one. This is what your 2nd, third on this? Cheetas eating humans, now dressing and running as a cheetah, have you spoken to a professional about this obsession?
     
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