Double Amputee Aimee Mullins' Prosthetic Limbs Make Her Sexier and Faster Than You - Page 2
On the other hand, a counterpoint published in the Journal for Applied Physiology, Dr. Peter Weyand of Southern Methodist University and Dr. Matthew Bundle of the University of Wyoming claim from measuring physiological data that sprinters’ prosthetic legs can in fact shave up to 12 seconds from a runner’s 400-meter.
Weyand and Bundle respond that “more erect limb posture” in leg-amputees, coupled with lower ground force “co-reduce the muscular forces required to attain the same sprint running speeds to less than half of intact-limb levels,” saying Pistorius needs half the strength to reach the same speeds as runners on biological legs.
The debate rages on, though all involved will no doubt recognize that one day the differences and gains that prosthesis' can create may very well annihilate the competition in competitive sports. What is not in question: Aimee Mullins has done more with no legs than most of us have done with two legs — and she is incredibly hot.
Perhaps that's not a fact, but all the same, it's hard to stay focused while I use my free hand to saw off these awful anchors I call legs.