GAIT COORDINATION VARIABILITY BETWEEN TRAINED RUNNERS AND NON-RUNNERS

  • Pablo Floria
  • Alberto Sanchez-Sixto
  • Reed Ferber
  • Andrew J. Harrison
Keywords: kinematics, continuous relative phase, skill level

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.
Published
2016-11-06
Section
Coaching and Sports Activities