MEASURING BILATERAL ASYMMETRY IN A LONGTERM ATHLETE MONITORING

  • Kimitake Sato
Keywords: tests, sports, symmetry

Abstract

The purpose of this lecture is to provide examples of how biomechanical testing methods are used to analyse bilateral asymmetry from a longterm athlete monitoring program. This lecture includes the results of bilateral asymmetry data to examine the physical status of both highly competitive and recreational athletes. Athlete monitoring is a vital component of achieving a successful athletic career. It is important to understand how the magnitude of bilateral asymmetry is potentially detrimental to performance. The bilateral asymmetry data has been analysed to understand physical demands of athletes in various sports. Different types of jumping, landing, and isometric tests have provided data showing effectiveness of the tests in displaying the athlete’s physical characteristics. Bridging the gap between science and practice is mentioned in the lecture.
Published
2016-05-05
Section
Hans Gros Emerging Research Award Lecture