THE EFFECT OF FOOT POSITION ON KINETICS OF LOWER LIMBS DURING SQUAT

  • Kai-Han Liang
  • Yi-Wen Chang
  • Li-Cheng Hsieh
  • Hong-Wen Wu
Keywords: joint force, joint moment

Abstract

The purposes of this study were to evaluate the effects of the foot position on the joint forces and moments of lower limbs during squat. Eleven male weightlifters were recruited in this study to perform squat with different foot position (forward position and toe-out 20 degrees). The VICON motion analysis system and two KISTLER force platforms were used to record the kinematical and kinetic data during squat. The results showed that the ankle joint maximal shear force, maximal adduction moment, external rotation moment and knee external rotation moment during squat with foot forward position were significantly greater than the results in toe-out position. Squat with foot forward position could be suggested to improve the ankle stability in rehabilitative training.
Published
2013-09-01
Section
Coaching and Sports Activities