A case study of stride frequency and swing time in elite able-bodied sprint running: implications for amputee debate
Bezodis, I. N., Salo, A., Kerwin, D. G., Churchill, S. and Trewartha, G., 2010. A case study of stride frequency and swing time in elite able-bodied sprint running: implications for amputee debate. In: Jensen, R., Ebben, W., Petushek, E., Richter, C. and Roemer, K., eds. Proceedings of the XXVIII International Conference on Biomechanics in Sports (2010). Marquette, MI.: Northern Michigan University, pp. 131-133.
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Recent research into trans-tibial double-amputee sprint performance has debated the possible inherent advantages, disadvantages and limitations to sprinting with prosthetic limbs compared to healthy limbs. Biomechanical data athered throughout a training season from an elite able-bodied sprinter provide a new perspective on this debate. Peak stride frequency was measured at 2.62 Hz, and the orresponding swing time was estimated to be 0.287 s in the able-bodied sprinter. Published swing time and stride frequency values from the double-amputee at maximum elocity, thought to be beyond biological limits, therefore may not be so, although previously published research has provided evidence that some joint kinetic values from the double-amputee have not been shown in elite able-bodied sprinting.
|Item Type||Book Sections|
|Creators||Bezodis, I. N., Salo, A., Kerwin, D. G., Churchill, S. and Trewartha, G.|
|Editors||Jensen, R., Ebben, W., Petushek, E., Richter, C. and Roemer, K.|
|Departments||Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences > Health|
|Additional Information||Presented at the 28th International Conference on Biomechanics in Sports (2010). Marquette, Michigan, USA, July 19 – 23, 2010. International Society of Biomechanics in Sports|
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