Using EMGs and kinematics data to study the take-off technique of experts and novices for a pole vaulting short run-up educational exercise
Bassement, Maud, Garnier, Cyril, Goss-Sampson, Mark A., Watelain, Eric and Lepoutre, François-Xavier (2010) Using EMGs and kinematics data to study the take-off technique of experts and novices for a pole vaulting short run-up educational exercise. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 13 (5). 554- 558. ISSN 1440-2440 (doi:10.1016/j.jsams.2009.07.001)Full text not available from this repository.
This study attempts to characterise the electromyographic activity and kinematics exhibited during the performance of take-off for a pole vaulting short run-up educational exercise, for different expertise levels. Two groups (experts and novices) participated in this study. Both groups were asked to execute their take-off technique for that specific exercise. Among the kinematics variables studied, the knee, hip and ankle angles and the hip and knee angular velocities were significantly different. There were also significant differences in the EMG variables, especially in terms of (i) biceps femoris and gastrocnemius lateralis activity at touchdown and (ii) vastus lateralis and gastrocnemius lateralis activity during take-off. During touchdown, the experts tended to increase the stiffness of the take-off leg to decrease braking. Novices exhibited less stiffness in the take-off leg due to their tendency to maintain a tighter knee angle. Novices also transferred less energy forward during take-off due to lack of contraction in the vastus lateralis, which is known to contribute to forward energy transfers. This study highlights the differences in both groups in terms of muscular and angular control according to the studied variables. Such studies of pole vaulting could be useful to help novices to learn expert's technique.
|Additional Information:||In press, corrected proof|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||athletic sport, pole vaulting, motor control, electromyography, range of motion, expert-novice|
|Subjects:||R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC1200 Sports Medicine|
Q Science > QP Physiology
|School / Department / Research Groups:||School of Science|
School of Science > Department of Life & Sports Science
|Last Modified:||23 Mar 2012 12:25|
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