FOOT MOVEMENT IN IMPACT PHASE OF INSTEP KICKING IN SOCCER
Keywords: foot kinematics, 3D analysis, Soccer, kicking, ball impact
AbstractBall impact technique is essential to produce a higher ball velocity in soccer instep kicking. However, to date only a few studies focused on foot kinematics during ball impact, in which plantar flexion motion of the foot was solely reported (Asai et al., 1995; Nunome et al., 2006). In this study, three-dimensional movement of the foot (plantar flexion / dorsal flexion, abduction / adduction, eversion / inversion) during ball impact was quantified to extract some movement characteristics releted to a higher ball velocity.
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