AN ANALYSIS OF 500 M INLINE SKATE STARTING MOTIONS

  • Joong-Sook Lee
  • Ki-Bum Park
  • Kuk-Woong Seo
  • Younghoon Park
  • Sang-Kyoon Park
Keywords: inline skate, start motion, three-dimensional motion analysis

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine if there are kinematical variables differences between national representative players (NRP) and non national representative players (NNRP) during 500 m inline skate starting motion. Four NRP and six NNRP were recruited for the study. Each subject executed starting motion five times on a 2x12 m start way in a gymnasium. Kinematical variables were analyzed by the three-dimensional motion analysis system (60Hz). It was hypothesized that there are time and center of mass acceleration differences in starting phase between groups since starting phase has been considered important in sprinting. The results showed that the NRP had significantly shorter starting phase time than that of NNRP.
Published
2007-12-12