INFLUENCE OF A SEASON OF ATHLETIC TRAINING ON LEG AND JOINT STIFFNESS IN HIGH LEVEL NETBALLERS
Keywords: leg stiffness, athletes, netball, training
AbstractThe purpose of this study was to ascertain the impact of a season of training on lower limb stiffness, joint stiffness and the contributing mechanisms during basic jumping and sports specific tasks. Eleven high level female netballers completed a maximal countermovement jump (basic), 50 m sprint and change of direction cutting task (sports specific) prior to and following a competition/training season. Student paired t-tests or their non-parametric equivalent identified no pre-post season stiffness changes, however stiffness mechanism changes during sports specific tasks did occur.
Coaching and Sports Activities
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