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Medial and lateral vastus balance during normal and wide step aerobics

Medial and lateral vastus balance during normal and wide step aerobics

Goss-Sampson, Mark, Sankey, Helen and Price, Mike (2002) Medial and lateral vastus balance during normal and wide step aerobics. PART I: BIOMECHANICS, Journal of Sports Sciences, 20 (3-74). pp. 9-10. ISSN 0264-0414 (Print), 1466-447X (Online) (doi:10.1080/026404102317126137)

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Abstract

Step aerobics with a standard 8 inch step, performed at around 128 beats min-1, requires relatively high knee flexion angles and is considered high impact. Injuries are common among participants, in particular patella pain syndrome (Hoose et al., 1998: Clinical Kinesiology, 52, 52± 57). This has been attributed to an imbalance between vastus medialis and vastus lateralis activity, where repetitive stronger activation of lateral relative to medial muscles leads to muscle imbalance and the development of patella femoral pain. Cases are reportedly higher in women because of a relatively larger lateral pull from the vastus lateralis owing to a larger Q-angle. The aim of this study was to determine the balance between vastus medialis and vastus lateralis activity during normal and wide step aerobics in novice males and females.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Communications to the Annual Conference of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) held at University of Wales College, Newport, 4-7 September 2001.
Uncontrolled Keywords: EMG step aerobics
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science > Department of Life & Sports Sciences
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2016 09:13
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/12434

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