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A biomechanical analysis of common lunge tasks in badminton.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20391092     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The lunge is regularly used in badminton and is recognized for the high physical demands it places on the lower limbs. Despite its common occurrence, little information is available on the biomechanics of lunging in the singles game. A video-based pilot study confirmed the relatively high frequency of lunging, approximately 15% of all movements, in competitive singles games. The biomechanics and performance characteristics of three badminton-specific lunge tasks (kick, step-in, and hop lunge) were investigated in the laboratory with nine experienced male badminton players. Ground reaction forces and kinematic data were collected and lower limb joint kinetics calculated using an inverse dynamics approach. The step-in lunge was characterized by significantly lower mean horizontal reaction force at drive-off and lower mean peak hip joint power than the kick lunge. The hop lunge resulted in significantly larger mean reaction forces during loading and drive-off phases, as well as significantly larger mean peak ankle joint moments and knee and ankle joint powers than the kick or step-in lunges. These findings indicate that, within the setting of this investigation, the step-in lunge may be beneficial for reducing the muscular demands of lunge recovery and that the hop lunge allows for higher positive power output, thereby presenting an efficient lunging method.
Authors:
Gregor Kuntze; Neil Mansfield; William Sellers
Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of sports sciences     Volume:  28     ISSN:  1466-447X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Sports Sci     Publication Date:  2010 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-04-14     Completed Date:  2010-08-12     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8405364     Medline TA:  J Sports Sci     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  183-91     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Cardiff School of Sport, University of Wales Institute, Cyncoed Campus, Cyncoed Road, Cardiff CF23 6XD, UK. gkuntze@gmail.com
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
Biomechanics
Female
Humans
Joints / physiology*
Lower Extremity / physiology*
Male
Movement*
Muscle, Skeletal / physiology*
Pilot Projects
Racquet Sports / physiology*
Task Performance and Analysis
Video Recording
Young Adult

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