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Lower limb stiffness: Considerations for female athletes

McMahon, JJ, Comfort, P and Pearson, S 2012, 'Lower limb stiffness: Considerations for female athletes' , Strength and Conditioning Journal, 34 (5) , pp. 70-73.

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Abstract

Women demonstrate lower limb stiffness recruitment strategies, which may predispose them to greater sustainment of lower limb injuries, particularly to the anterior cruciate ligament. To positively alter such strategies in women, lower limb muscle strenght (particularly hamstrings) and tendon stiffness should be increased before performing high-intensity plyometics.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Health and Wellbeing
Schools: Schools > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences > Centre for Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences Research
Schools > School of Health Sciences
Journal or Publication Title: Strength and Conditioning Journal
Publisher: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1524-1602
Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: Dr John J McMahon
Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2014 14:27
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2016 18:14
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/30847

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