THE MOVEMENT COORDINATION OF RUNNING AFTER BIKE-RUN-TRANSITION IN TRIATHLON

  • Kerstin Witte
  • Nico Ganter
  • Jürgen Edelmann-Nusser
Keywords: triathlon, kinematics, running, synergetics

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to assess single kinematical parameters as well as the coordination of the running movement after prior cycling exercise. Ten male subjects (five triathletes and five sports students) completed a combined cyciing-running-exercise. A two-dimensional-analysis was carried out for the running movement on a treadmill. Single kinematical parameters showed no interindividual consistent changes. The results of the order parameter analysis revealed a decrease in the variability of the movement coordination immediately after the cycling exercise. The trialhletes are more capable of maintaining this movement variability during the running exercise than the sports students and moreover show a more individual running style.
Published
2008-03-25
Section
Coaching and Sports Activities