Effect of fatigue on basketball three points shot kinematics

The purpose of this study was to measure the effect of fatigue on basketball shooting kinematics. Young elite players (n=8) were included in the study. Maximal and minimal 3D joint angles, at maximum and minimum centre of mass height were measured with inertial sensors (Moven Biomech, Xsens). Each player performed four 3 points shot (3PS) in dynamic conditions before and after a submaximal exercise (70% of maximal exhausting). This exercise consisted in a repetition of 20-meters sprints with 5 jumps between each sprint. Results showed that fatigue decreased hip joint angle and increased shoulder joint angle when the center of mass was at its lowest point. These biomechanical modifications did not alter the precision of shooting. This study demonstrated that fatigue has small effect on kinematics and precision of the 3PS.
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Subjects: basketball technique throws biomechanics fatigue movement precision
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: 1209-1211
Document types: congress proceedings
electronical journal
Language: English
Level: advanced