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Plantarflexor force production in isometric and stretch-shortening cycle tasks

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Show simple item record Furlong, Laura-Anne M. Harrison, Andrew J. 2014-07-29T11:25:54Z 2014-07-29T11:25:54Z 2013
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract The ankle joint and its surrounding musculature are vital in sprinting, and recent work has developed a method to isolate the plantarflexor muscle group for analysis of its force-producing capabilities. The aim of this study was to compare values for plantarflexor force obtained using isometric dynamometry and an adapted force sledge in twenty healthy subjects. Results showed low relationships between isometric and dynamic strength measures, probably because the dynamic test utilises a stretch-shortening cycle. No relationship was observed between isometric strength and the sledge foot plate height during the task with a moderate relationship observed between dynamic strength and plate height. This highlights the important role the Achilles tendon plays in dynamic tasks. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher International Society of Biomechanics 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 dynamometry en_US
dc.subject force sledge en_US
dc.subject musculotendinous mechanics en_US
dc.subject strength en_US
dc.title Plantarflexor force production in isometric and stretch-shortening cycle tasks 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

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