Sunday, July 26, 2009

Run Like An Elephant

Elephants are great runners. According to research recorded on, elephants have a surprisingly low ratio of muscle to body mass. They have been recorded as running as fast as 15 mph.

I can't do that.

What is their secret?

They have great running form. Elephants combine the low-impact of walking with the spring-like step of a run. Keep in mind, the average elephant weighs about 9,000 lbs (give or take a thousand).

So no matter what your weight or how long your trunk is, you too can be a great runner if you pay attention to your running form.

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