GAIT COORDINATION VARIABILITY BETWEEN TRAINED RUNNERS AND NON-RUNNERS

Pablo Floria, Alberto Sanchez-Sixto, Reed Ferber, Andrew J. Harrison

Abstract


The objective of this study was to examine the differences in coordination variability in gait running between trained runners and non-runners. Kinematic data were collected from 20 participants divided into two groups (runners and non-runners) during treadmill running. Coordination variability was evaluated by calculating continuous relative phase (CRP) for four coupling pairs. The CRP variability averaged over the entire stance phase was equal between both groups of runners in the coupling joint analysed (t < 1.358, P > 0.192). The result suggest that the skill level did not influence on the CRP variability in running gait.

Keywords


kinematics; continuous relative phase; skill level

Full Text:

PDF


ISSN 1999-4168