THE IMPACT ACCELERATION ON THE BILATERAL TIBIA DURING TREADMILL RUNNING

  • Y. Chang
  • H. Chiu
Keywords: bilateral tibial accelerations, experienced treadmill runners, preferred speed

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate the changes of the impact acceleration on the left and right tibia during treadmill running for experienced treadmill runners. The bilateral tibial accelerations of 14 subjects were measured during thirty-minutes of running at their preferred speed. Acceleration data was collected every 5 minutes for 30 seconds. There were no significant statistical differences in the peak tibial accelerations during thirty-minutes of treadmill running. The results showed that five subjects had greater right peak tibial accelerations and two subjects had greater left peak tibial accelerations. Experienced treadmill runners seemed to choose their preferred speed at that which they can run for thirty minutes and eventually there was no significant increase in the peak tibial accelerations.