DETERMINANT OF LEG SPRING STIFFNESS DURING MAXIMAL HOPPING

  • H. Hobara
  • K. Gomi
  • K. Kanosue
Keywords: Spring-mass model, stiffness regulation, hopping

Abstract

Understanding stiffness of the lower extremities during human movement may provide important information for developing more effective training methods during sports activities. It has been reported that leg stiffness (Kleg) during submaximal hopping depends primarily on ankle stiffness (Farley & Morgenroth, 1999), but the way stiffness is regulated in maximal hopping is unknown. The aim of the present study was to investigate a major determinant of the leg stiffness during maximal hopping.
Section
Coaching and Sports Activities