THE EFFECT OF SIDE STEP ON LOWER EXTREMITY BIOMECHANICS DURING BLOCK LANDING IN FEMALE VOLLEYBALL PLAYERS

  • Chen-Fu Huang
  • Yao-Yi Hsieh
Keywords: injury, lateral movement, joint moment, sagittal plane

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of block and side step block on lower extremity biomechanics during landing in female volleyball players. Eight female university volleyball players participated in this study. The kinematic and kinetic data were collected by eight Vicon cameras (250 Hz) and two force plates (1000 Hz). The Visual 3D software was used to analyze the kinematic and kinetic of block and side step block landing variables. The results showed a significantly higher knee extensor moment during side step landing than the block landing at the time of peak vertical ground reaction force and peak joint moment. It was concluded that female players displayed greater knee extensor moment during the side step before block landing that may increase the loading on the knee.
Published
2016-05-05
Section
Coaching and Sports Activities