Title

Forearm wearable resistance effects on sprint kinematics and kinetics

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Title

Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport

ISSN

1878-1861

Volume

22

Issue

3

First Page

348

Last Page

352

PubMed ID

30219504

Publisher

Elsevier Ltd

School

School of Medical and Health Sciences

Comments

Originally published as: Macadam, P., Simperingham, K. D., & Cronin, J. B. (2019). Forearm wearable resistance effects on sprint kinematics and kinetics. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 22(3), 348-352. Original article available here

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: Arm swing is a distinctive characteristic of sprint-running with the arms working in a contralateral manner with the legs to propel the body in a horizontal direction. The purpose of this study was to determine the acute changes in kinematics and kinetics when wearable resistance (WR) of 1kg (equivalent to ∼1% body mass) was attached to each forearm during over ground short distance (20m) maximal sprint-running.

DESIGN: Cross-sectional study.

METHODS: Twenty-two male amateur rugby athletes (19.4±0.5years; 97.0±4.8kg; 180.4±7.2cm) volunteered to participate in the study. Radar and Optojump were used to examine kinematic and kinetics between WR and unloaded sprint-running conditions.

RESULTS: No significant (p

CONCLUSIONS: WR forearm loading provides a movement specific overload of the arms which significantly alters step kinematics and sprint times ≥10m.

DOI

10.1016/j.jsams.2018.08.012

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