Title

Key prerequisite factors influencing landing forces in netball

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Faculty

Faculty of Health, Engineering and Science

School

School of Exercise and Health Sciences/Centre for Exercise and Sports Science Research

RAS ID

16305

Comments

This article was originally published as: Mothersole, G., Cronin, J. B., & Harris, N. (2013). Key Prerequisite Factors Influencing Landing Forces in Netball. Strength and Conditioning Journal, 35(2), 47-54. Original article available here

Abstract

During landing, the body is exposed to high ground reaction forces (GRFs), contributing to lower-body injury occurrence. Drop height, jumping distance, landing strategy, and specific landing kinematics have been identified as factors that have a significant influence on landing GRF. Effective landing progressions include increasing jump height and distance, landing bilateral to unilateral, forefoot to heel foot placement, enlarging knee angle on impact, and reducing pass height. In addition, implementing fundamental landing principles allows the body to dissipate GRF safely and efficiently. Therefore, the incorporation of these factors into general conditioning practice to progress landing intensity is recommended

Share

 
COinS