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Leg dominance and plantarflexor stretch-shortening cycle function

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dc.contributor.author Furlong, Laura-Anne M.
dc.contributor.author Harrison, Andrew J.
dc.date.accessioned 2014-06-04T11:27:19Z
dc.date.available 2014-06-04T11:27:19Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/3848
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.relation.uri https://ojs.ub.uni-konstanz.de/cpa/article/view/5630/5123
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


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