University of Limerick Institutional Repository

Leg dominance and plantarflexor stretch-shortening cycle function

DSpace Repository

Show simple item record Furlong, Laura-Anne M. Harrison, Andrew J. 2014-06-04T11:27:19Z 2014-06-04T11:27:19Z 2013
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Large ankle kinetic asymmetry has been observed during maximal velocity sprinting which is not related to observed kinematic asymmetries. This may be due to underlying physiological and mechanical differences. The aim of this study was to use a recently developed method of isolating the plantarflexors to examine leg dominance in mechanical and stretch-shortening cycle function. Significant differences were observed in the peak force generated, rate of peak force development and reactive strength index of the plantarflexors of nine recreationally active subjects during a cyclical sledge task. This may explain why differences are observed in ankle kinetics during sprinting but further research is needed looking at SSC function in elite sprinters to determine if these trends are also observed in that population. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Scientific Proceedings of the 31st International Conference on Biomechanics in Sports, Shiang, T.-Y., Ho, W.-H. and Chenfu, P. (eds)
dc.subject dominant leg en_US
dc.subject muscle-tendon unit en_US
dc.subject sprinting en_US
dc.subject stiffness en_US
dc.title Leg dominance and plantarflexor stretch-shortening cycle function en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/conferenceObject en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.description.status peer-reviewed

Files in this item

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

Search ULIR


My Account