Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Homework Help: Leg efficiency

  1. Apr 5, 2005 #1
    I know the leg efficiency for humans is 0.35 (or 35%) but I need a source to corroborate it.

    Are there any available links at anyone's disposal that I may use to cite?
  2. jcsd
  3. Apr 5, 2005 #2


    User Avatar
    Science Advisor
    Homework Helper
    Gold Member

    If you don't mind my asking, what does it mean, that the leg efficiency is of 35%?

    And how is the remaining 65% distributed?
  4. Apr 5, 2005 #3


    User Avatar
    Science Advisor
    Gold Member

    I didn't know anything about this, but google gives a very nice article comparing the efficiencies of mice and humans whilst running. Incidentally, the article quotes humans' "leg efficiencies" at up to 50%, depending on a number of factors. The article is, however, written from an athletics point of view, rather than any kind of bio anth.

    http://www.pponline.co.uk/encyc/0950b.htm [Broken]

    Last edited by a moderator: May 2, 2017
Share this great discussion with others via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook