CHANGES OF KINEMATICS IN ROPE SKIPPING AFTER FATIGUE

  • Pui-Iam Wong
  • Youlian Hong
Keywords: rope skip, rope jump, fatigue, kinematics

Abstract

Rope skipping is a popular indoor exercise which enhances cardiorespiratory fitness. A lot of researches investigated the physiological effects of rope skipping. However, biomechanical analysis in this exercise was limited. The purpose of this study was to compare the changes of kinematics of double-leg forward skipping, before and after fatigue. One male subject participated in the study. The subject skipped for 2 minutes and 55 seconds. Results showed that, after fatigue, the subject decreased the jump height, more trunk and head movement in the forward-backward direction, and might recruit more quadriceps and hamstrings muscles during skip.
Published
2008-03-25
Section
Coaching and Sports Activities