EFFECTS OF STRETCH-SHORTENING CYCLE DURING TRUNK-TWIST EXERCISE USING DIFFERENT LOADS

Kazutaka Takahashi, Takuya Yoshida, Yasushi Kariyama, Ryohei Hayashi, Koji Zushi

Abstract


The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of stretch-shortening cyde (SSC) movement during bunk-twist and whether the effects change on increasing the loads by using a special trunk-twist machine. Twenty-one male college students performed trunktwist exercise with 3 loads. Participants performed this exercise for each load by using SSC and not using SSC (CON). Kinematic and kinetic data were recorded using Vimn system (250 Hz) and force platform (1,000 Hz). The following effects of SSC for this exercise were observed: (1) peak bar angular velocity was not potentiated by SSC, but SSC contributed to the acceleration of bar angular velocity and (2)for heavy loads, SSC did not affect mean angular velocity of the bar, upper trunk and pelvic rotation. Moreover, peak joint torque power of trunk-twist significantly decreased with heavy loads.

Keywords


bar rotation; 3-dlmentlonal motion analysis; jolnt torque power

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ISSN 1999-4168