who the fuck runs with their arms back like that anyway?
It cuts down air resistance.
no it doesnt
Not you, obviously.
There was an mspaint comic about this
It improves their ability to defend themselves against the Thousand Years of Pain style of techniques.
I did that for a few weeks the first time I saw Naruto
video game characters
Shut the fuck up tripfag
It cuts down the animation budget.
And improves their chances of breaking their noses should they trip while running.
In Saint Seyia they did that all the time, I'm not sure about DBZ though...
The real question you should be asking yourself is, how does the first guy's hair stay upright at that speed? Do they have gel in Druaga and if not what's he using? Monster slime?
In DBZ, air resistance didn't exist, so they just flew everywhere.
I was studying for a PE AS level when I first saw Naruto, so I had a great time laughing at how impossible the whole set up was and wishing I could push myself as had as Rock Lee did without my shins shattering.
Also, I made this just for you.
it acts as a counterbalance letting you lean forward more
Sports sciences specialist here.
Leaning forwards can help in running, but only when gaining fast acceleration without messing up the posture you'll be in when you straighten out. Since having your arms behind your back automatically means your posture is shite (it also means you lose about a third of the power in your run) there is no point in doing it.
Running like that for more than about twenty metres has no advantage in any circumstances that do not directly require you to have your body below a certain hight and your arms extended straight behind you.
Shall we stop trying to explain this and just put it down to "LOL ANIME?"
inafter a bunch of faggots who think running like that helps
Japanese suck at sports and have no knowledge of how to become big and strong, not surprised they have shit posture, that's why they're so small and weak.
it can't be faster, or track athletes would do it. there could be some unknown purpose other than speed, however, such as allowing quicker acceleration after changing direction which may be important for dodging ranged weapons. maybe it just lets you stay lower to the ground and tougher to notice.
it may not be faster running, but it makes you a smaller target in case you come into enemy fire
RUNNING JUUTSU FROM NARUTO
My friend used to run the mile like that in PE.
>such as allowing quicker acceleration after changing direction
Nope, or rugby players'd be doing it.
>lower to the ground and tougher to notice.
That still wouldn't explain the ridiculous arm positions.
Or maybe it just helps to cut down animation budget.
If you're running like normal your arms are flailing back and forth which means you can do fuck all to defend yourself/throw weapons/do jutsus or what the hell ever. This way their arms are always at the ready.
Which explains why professional runners don't run like that. But, hell, I'd laugh if I saw that during the Olympics.
If you cant move your arms, you won't be running very fast
By concentrating all of your chakra into your feet you can keep accelerating and leaving your arms flailing behind you decreases wind resistance so you can keep on speeding up.
this picture is actually shoped.
here's the original
Lying prone makes you a smaller target, but in that position the bits that an enemy would be aiming for would still take up the same amount of space in his vision unless you were running at him directly, in which case he'd have such an easy target you'd be pretty much fucked anyway.
not really. this isn't counterstrike. normally you aim for the chest, body armor or not, since even if your aim is perfect (which it typically isn't), your weapon may not be
Exactly. From a slight angle, the chest is the same size.
Lol Anime indeed. THIS is how you run short 400m or so sprints. In b4 "lol doping"
pro runners don't know everything. in '83 a potato farmer won an ultramarathon by using a more energy efficient shuffle than the pro runners and by not sleeping for 5 days of running which everyone thought was impossible:
Its not 1983 anymore is it Faggot??? Sports science has come a long way since then.
Up until 90's or so that was still possible. Prime example: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paavo_Nurmi
So did my friend... no lie. It doesn't work.
no it isn't. it's smaller. in OP's picture, if they were vertical, the chest would be about 50% larger than leaning forward
Bitches don't know about my superior technique.
Actually they do, lol, Isinbayeva uses it.
How do these discussions last so long? Running like that is fucking stupid. As human beings with the ability to run who have hopefully all done so before, there's not really a need to elaborate.
Anyone remember any traditional athletes in anime outside "slice of schoolshit"? I remember that Hitomi from Escaflowne was sprinter.
Wait, so no weaboo is stepping forward with some reason why this has become the traditional way to portray ninja running?
Where's a good weaboo when you need one?