Biomechanical analysis of badminton different forward steps

The purpose of this study was to compare the biomechanical variables between 2-step and 3-step forward steps in badminton. Eight collegiate elite male badminton players participated in this study. Eight Vicon T-20 cameras (300 Hz) were used to record the 3D kinematics data and a Kistler force plate (1500 Hz) was used to collect the GRF data of the last steps. A Wilcoxon matched-pairs signed-rank nonparametric statistical test was conducted to compare the differences between two kinds of forward step movements. The results showed that the movement time for 3-step movement was significantly faster than 2-step. We recommend that the badminton players should practice 3-step forward footwork technique. The additional strength and power training for lower limbs should be carried out for the footwork training.
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Subjects: badminton foot technique biomechanics dynamometry movement
Notations: biological and medical sciences sport games
Published in: International Society of Biomechanics in Sports Conference Proceedings
Editors: F. Colloud, M. Domalain, T. Monnet
Published: Poitiers International Society of Biomechanics in Sports 2015
Volume: 33
Issue: 1
Pages: 1066-1069
Document types: congress proceedings
electronical journal
Language: English
Level: advanced