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neecerie
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11 Dec 2012, 11:46 am

As a child I walked very differently then most kids, a combo of birth defect leg deformaties and who knows what else, but I used to hit one foot with my other foot and fall constantly...several times not putting my hands out in time to stop my face from sliding across feet of pavement.

I now walk dorky-normal including the arm swing. And there is one thing to thank for that, I started in marching band when i was in Jr High and went all the way through HS.

Marching Band requires a very regimented walking style, feet at a 45 degree angle, arm swing to match everyone else, heel hits ground first then you roll to toe.

That was 25 years ago, and I still walk like that.

I imagine it might be similar for former military folks, who -had- to conform to a marching or walking style.



LookingLost
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11 Dec 2012, 12:44 pm

I have this problem too, it feels really strange. I try to combat it by putting my hands in my pockets, holding them clasped infront of me, or holding onto my backpack straps. Also, sometimes if I walk really fast, the arms are sort of forced to move slightly.



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11 Dec 2012, 12:58 pm

Apart from dragging my feet when I was younger, I don't think anyone sees anything wrong with my gait. :P


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