LONG-TERM TRAINING EFFECTS ON DYNAMIC STABILITY

  • T. Bhatt
  • Y.-C. Pai
Keywords: Computer simulation, adaptation, retention, slips, internal model

Abstract

Learning to enhance an athlete's ability to employ such successful motor adaptation is fundamental to prevent fall incidence and continue ongoing sport, especially for track and field events. Though extensive research has focused on practice-related performance enhancements for various sports, training to enhance one's protective mechanisms and retention of training effects is seldom studied. Our previous studies have established the beneficial effect of such training based on computer simulation and experimental verification (Pai & K. Iqba, 1999; Pai et ai, 2003). The purpose of this study was to examine whether improvements in fall-resisting behavior reflected by improvements in dynamic stability could be acquired and retained on a long-term basis.
Published
2008-03-12