CHARACTERlSTlCS OF BODY MOTION IN A NOVICE RACE WALKER

Sayaka Sawamura

Abstract


The purpose of this study was to clarify the movement characteristics of novice race walkers using kinematics analysis. A junior high school newcomer 5km race was videotaped at 60 field/s with a video camera. The subjects were 16 junior high school student race walkers. The results were summarized as follows, (IT)h e stance phase of the novice race walkers was longer than that of experienced walkers referred to several previous studies. (2) There was a significant relationship between the walking speed and the step length in experienced walkers and faster novice walkers. However, the group of slower walkers in this study had a small stride length, and there was no significant relationship between the walking speed and the step length.

Keywords


race walking; kinematics; gait; novice athletes; motion analysis; walking stride

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ISSN 1999-4168