EFFECT OF TRAINING FOR NEUROMUSCULAR CONTROL ON PERFORMANCE OF CHOICE REACTION SIDESTEP CUT

  • Kenji Kimura
  • Shinji Sakurai
Keywords: central nerve system, pre-activity, electromyography, kinetics

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to identify the effect of neuromuscular control training on a performance of the sidestep cut with a choice reaction task. Three stages were set in this study. The first one was an experimental session before training (PRE). This was followed by an 8-week training period, and finally an experimental session (POST) after the completion of training. Mean foot contact time in the POST was significantly shorter than in the PRE. The average rectified value (ARV) ratio of electromyography (mean ARV value for 100 ms before foot contact divided by mean ARV value for 100 ms after foot contact) of the rectus femoris was significantly greater in the POST than in the PRE. These results suggest that the postural adjustments for sidestep cut were performed in a shorter time with the aid of neuromuscular control training.