Lake, MJ and Smith, G (2016) The influence of sprint spike bending stiffness on sprinting. Footwear Science. ISSN 1942-4299
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There is evidence that increasing the longitudinal bending stiffness of sprinting footwear can lead to improved sprinting performance although this has not yet been established. This study examined the effect of four known shoe stiffness conditions on both sprinting performance and metatarsophalangeal joint (MTPJ) motion. Twelve trained sprinters performed 40 m maximal sprints along an indoor running track, two sprints in each stiffness condition, and high-speed video (600 Hz) recorded two-dimensional MTPJ motion during ground contact. To explore individual responses to the footwear manipulations, three-dimensional (1000 Hz) kinematic and kinetic data were collected during maximal sprinting for two sprinters. At the group-level, increasing shoe bending stiffness elicited no significant differences in sprinting performance or MTPJ motion, with any changes between conditions being subject-specific. In-depth individual analyses revealed that increased shoe stiffness could restrict motion about the MTPJ and there appeared to be a preferred stiffness for best performance. This notion of individual optimal sprint shoe stiffness and what factors might contribute to the optimum requires further investigation.
|Additional Information:||This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Footwear Science on 07/06/2016 available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/19424280.2016.1143038|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||1103 Clinical Sciences, 1106 Human Movement And Sports Science|
|Subjects:||R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC1200 Sports Medicine|
|Divisions:||Sport & Exercise Sciences|
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Date Deposited:||24 Mar 2016 12:49|
|Last Modified:||06 Jul 2016 10:35|
|DOI or Identification number:||10.1080/19424280.2016.1143038|
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