INFLUENCE OF FATIGUE IN THE SELECTED KINEMATIC PARAMETERS OF HURDLE CLEARANCE IN 400 METRE RACE - IN SEARCH OF AN ACCURATE TRAINING TEST

  • Janusz lskra
  • Krzysztof Przednowek
Keywords: hurdle clearance, 400 m hurdle races, kinematic parameters

Abstract

The paper describes a initial study on the effects of fatigue on the selected kinematic parameters of hurdle clearance. Original test involving a hurdles race over 5 hurdles on a curve was used. The analysis concerned clearing the third hurdle in the initial and final (after the 200 m hurdles race) phase of the race. The study analyzed 15 parameters in five phases of hurdle clearance estimated using the particle swarm optimization algorithm. The material was recorded with a 100 Hz industrial camera. The results indicate that the basic parameters in the changes of a hurdling technique influenced by fatigue include: length of the hurdle clearance and landing distance past the hurdle.
Published
2016-11-06