Role of the penultimate foot contact during change of direction : implications on performance and risk of injury

Dos'Santos, A, Thomas, C, Comfort, P ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1131-8626 and Jones, PA ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3295-7670 2019, 'Role of the penultimate foot contact during change of direction : implications on performance and risk of injury' , Strength and Conditioning Journal .

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Abstract

Most change of direction biomechanical investigations and current technique guidelines focus on the role of the final foot contact (plant foot contact). However, it is evident that the braking characteristics during the penultimate foot contact play an integral role in deceleration prior to directional changes ≥ 60°; and can therefore, be described as a “preparatory step”. In this review, we examine the role of the penultimate foot contact on change of direction performance and associated biomechanical injury risk factors, and provide technical guidelines for coaching the “preparatory step” during change of direction, to enhance performance and reduce risk of injury.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society > Centre for Health Sciences Research
Journal or Publication Title: Strength and Conditioning Journal
Publisher: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins
ISSN: 1524-1602
Depositing User: Dr Paul Anthony Jones
Date Deposited: 22 Jul 2019 10:40
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2020 02:30
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/51832

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