Effects of fatigue on shooting performance and biomechanical patterns in elite biathletes

The aim of the current study was to analyze biomechanical shooting patterns and performance issues in elite biathletes under simulated race conditions. Specific aims were to investigate the differences in dependent variables for prone and standing shooting between 1) rest vs. load situation and 2) high vs. low performers. Based on previous studies fatigue was expected to affect biomechanical patterns which are considered to be more efficient in biathletes with higher scores.
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Subjects: biathlon shooting performance biomechanics relation fatigue
Notations: endurance sports
Published in: Science and Skiing VI. 6th International Congress on Science and Skiing, Dec. 14 - 19, 2013, St. Christoph am Arlberg
Editors: E. Müller, J. Kröll, S. Lindinger, J. Pfusterschmied, T. Stöggl
Published: Maidenhead Meyer & Meyer Sport (UK) Ltd. 2015
Pages: 527-535
Document types: article
Language: English
Level: advanced