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There’s New Data on How Your Arm Swing Affects Running

April 18, 2022

You can’t run fast without using your arms—or can you? Scientists have had a hard time agreeing on exactly why we swing our arms, and whether there are specific ways we can use our arms to speed ourselves up. The latest addition to a century’s worth of often conflicting research appears in the journal Gait & Posture, from Lance Brooks, a doctoral student at Southern Methodist University, along with Peter Weyand of SMU and Kenneth Clark of West Chester University. Outside