THE EFFECT OF AGE ON VETERAN ATHLETES LEG ELASTICITY

  • Ceri Diss
  • David Kerwin
Keywords: leg elasticity, vertical jump, veteran athletes

Abstract

Farley & Morgenroth (1999) studied contributions to leg elasticity during maximal and sub maximal vertical jumping in a young population. Using a computer model for leg elasticity they found that ankle joint stiffness was the main contibutor to leg elasticity and showed that it was directly proportional to overall leg stiffness. The aim of this study was to track changes in leg elasticity of veteran runners over a ten year period (Work in progress).
Published
2007-11-01