BIOMECHANICS OF STOP-JUMP LANDING AND IN-LINE SKATING JUMP LANDING

  • Chih-Hung Wang
  • Yong-Xian Huang
  • Hung-Ta Chiu
Keywords: in-line skating, jump landing, ankle constrain

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to identify the movement characteristics of lower extremities during stop-jump landing and in-line skating jump landing. Two subjects were asked to perform three jump landing tasks: stop-jump with barefoot (BF), stop-jump with ankle constrain (AC) and jump with in-line skating boots (IS). Landing movements in sagittal plane were recorded by one high speed camera. The activation of four muscles during landing was measured by EMG system. The kinematic results showed that most variables were significantly different between the three jump landing tasks, except for knee angle at ground contact. More activated rectus femoris and smaller knee flexion acceleration found in IS have been considered to be related the ACL injury. It can be concluded that in-line skating jump landing might have higher lower limbs injury risk.
Section
Coaching and Sports Activities