BIOMECHANICAL ANALYSIS ON DYNAMIC PULLING SKILL FOR ELITE INDOOR TUG OF WAR ATHLETES

Katsue Tanaka, Ami Ushizu, Naotoshi Minamitani

Abstract


In order to describe the pulling skill for the elite athletes of indoor Tug of War, the purpose of this study was to determine biomechanical profiles in dynamic pulling exercises. Kanazawa Rescue team of the gold medal record for the 2004 World Indoor TOW Championships participated in this study (N =20). Our data revealed that the elite tug of war athletes could produce 1041.6 N in dynamic pull, I.e., 149.0% of the weight with the load cell method. According to three-dimensional video analysis procedures with the direct linear transformation analysis (DLT) method, it was cleared that the ankle joint of lower leg was rotating at toe off with the pigeon toe position to outsidewards during pushing the floor. Therefore, it is concluded that the lower limb link system involving CaM would be of the most sophisticated skill for the elite indoor TOW athletes.

Keywords


Tug of War, pulling skill, top athletes, DLT

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ISSN 1999-4168