A COMPARISON OF EMG AND KINEMATIC ANALYSIS BETWEEN GROUND AND TREADMILL RUNING FOR CHINESE ELITE SPRINTER-PU FAN FANG

  • Weiping Li
  • Jia Gang
  • Nianjun Zheng
  • Zhenyu Liu
  • Shouzheng Zhang
  • Kang Kai
  • Kangwei Ai
Keywords: EMG, treadmill running, kinematical analysis, elite sprinter

Abstract

Ms. Pu Fan-fang, a Chinese National championship, has been training on simulated treadmill for 4 years to improve her ability of velocity endurance. The purpose of the present study was to compare the changes of her movement structures in ground and treadmill running. EMG and' kinematical analysis were used in the test. The kinematical data results show that significant differences were noted between the two conditions for the take off angle, minimum knee angle of swing leg, the minimum angle between thigh and horizontal line, soar high and soar time. The EMG result revealed that the obvious differences of EMG distribution of eight muscles existed in the two conditions. According to the testing results, it should be considered that more using treadmill training could influence her movement structure although it is a good method to improve velocity endurance.
Published
2008-03-14