Biomechanical associates of performance and knee joint loads during A70–90° cutting maneuver in sub-elite soccer players

McBurnie, A, Dos'Santos, T and Jones, PA ORCID: 2021, 'Biomechanical associates of performance and knee joint loads during A70–90° cutting maneuver in sub-elite soccer players' , Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 35 (11) , pp. 3190-3198.

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The aim of this study was to explore the“performance-injury risk” conflict during cutting, by examining whole-body joint kinematics and kinetics that are responsible forfaster change-of-direction (COD) performance of a cutting task in soccer players, and to determine whether these factors relate topeak external multiplanar knee moments. 34 male soccer players (age: 2063.2 years; body mass: 73.569.2 kg; height: 1.7760.06 m) were recruited to investigate the relationships between COD kinetics and kinematics with performance and multiplanarknee joint moments during cutting. Three-dimensional motion data using 10 Qualisys Oqus 7 infrared cameras (240 Hz) and groundreaction force data from 2 AMTI force platforms (1,200 Hz) were collected to analyze the penultimate foot contact and final footcontact (FFC). Pearson’s or Spearman’s correlations coefficients revealed performance time (PT), peak external knee abductionmoment (KAM), and peak external knee rotation moment (KRM) were all significantly related (p,0.05) to horizontal approachvelocity (PT:r520.579; peak KAM:r50.414; peak KRM:R520.568) and FFC peak hip flexor moment (PT:r50.418; peakKAM:r520.624; peak KRM:r50.517). Performance time was also significantly (p,0.01) associated with horizontal exit velocity(r520.451) and, notably, multiplanar knee joint loading (peak KAM:r520.590; peak KRM:r50.525; peak KFM:r520.509).Cohen’sdeffect sizes (d) revealed that faster performers demonstrated significantly greater (p,0.05;d51.1–1.7) multiplanarknee joint loading, as well as significantly greater (p,0.05;d50.9–1.2) FFC peak hip flexor moments, PFC average horizontalGRFs, and peak knee adduction angles. To conclude, mechanics associated with faster cutting performance seem to be “at odds”with lower multiplanar knee joint loads. This highlights the potential performance-injury conflict present during cutting.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society > Centre for Health Sciences Research
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISSN: 1064-8011
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Depositing User: Dr Paul Anthony Jones
Date Deposited: 15 Aug 2019 08:20
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2022 16:16

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