Analisys of half-squat mechanical specificity to track and field throwing techniques

The aim of this study was to measure and compare the leg kinematics and kinetics of half-squats with a large spectrum of loads and three different track-and-field throwing actions (hammer, discus and javelin throws). One experienced thrower of each discipline was selected. Knee angular velocity, knee angle and vertical ground reaction force were measured for the half-squat and the throwing techniques. The results suggested that this method allows training loads to be selected for the half-squat that are more specific to the individualized performance of each leg.
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Subjects: hammer throw discus throw javelin throw training training effect analysis cinematography biomechanics load
Notations: training science biological and medical sciences
Published in: International Society of Biomechanics in Sports Conference Proceedings
Editors: J. P. Vilas-Boas, L. Machado, W. Kim, P. Veloso
Published: Porto International Society of Biomechanics in Sports 2011
Volume: 29
Issue: 1
Pages: 179-182
Document types: electronical journal
Language: English
Level: advanced