Effects of rifle carriage on skiing biomechanics in biathlon

Carrying a rifle may account for about 7 % of the total energy expended on skiing on a flat terrain (Frederick 1987) and increase 8 % of the oxygen uptake when skiing on a treadmill (Rundell & Szmedra 1998). However, Millet et al. (1998) did not find any changes in metabolic cost, joint kinematics, EMG or cycle rate in roller ski skating on a track using a weighted west. It appears that the effects of rifle carriage on skiing biomechanics are not yet well understood, especially in natural snow conditions. The aim of this study was to examine the effects of rifle carriage on skiing biomechanics.
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Subjects: biathlon cross-country skiing shooting sports equipment technique
Notations: endurance sports sports facilities and sports equipment
Published in: Abstract Book of the 6th International Congress on Science and Skiing, December 14 - 19, 2013 St. Christoph am Arlberg - Austria
Editors: E. Müller, J. Kröll, S. Lindinger, J. Pfusterschmied, T. Stöggl
Published: Salzburg University of Salzburg 2013
Pages: 155
Document types: article
congress proceedings
Language: English
Level: advanced