POSTURE CONTROL AFTER LONGITUDINAL ROTATIONS IN DIFFERENT DIRECTIONS

  • F. Naundorf
  • J. Krug
Keywords: posture control, longitudinal rotation, direction of rotation, figure skating

Abstract

Fast rotations induce load on the human organism. Hanging vertical, young figure skaters perform rotations around the longitudinal axis. After the rotations we investigated the posture control. The differences between the direction of rotations will be explored. There were no differences between the rotations to preferred and not preferred direction of the rotations, but there were individual exceptions. Angular velocity about 500 deg/sec were reached. The results of the posture control show an effect of the rotations. But there is also no effect on the direction. The postural sway after rotation to preferred direction were not different to the postural sway after rotations to the opposite direction. Further investigations will use the results of this pilot study.
Section
Coaching and Sports Activities