Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10497/22132
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Range of motion
Ground reaction force
Electromyography
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Perception
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2020
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Alonzo, R., Teo, C., Pan, J. W., Teng, P. S. P., Sterzing, T., & Kong, P. W. (2020). Effects of basketball shoe midsole hardness on lower extremity biomechanics and perception during drop jumping from different heights. Applied Sciences, 10(10), Article 3594. https://doi.org/10.3390/app10103594
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This study investigated how midsole hardness of basketball footwear affects lower extremity biomechanics and impacts perception in drop vertical jumps. Eighteen male basketball players performed drop vertical jumps from three heights (31 cm, 46 cm, 61 cm) in basketball shoes of different midsole hardness (50, 60 Asker C). Biomechanical variables of the lower extremity and subjective perception were measured. This study found a significant drop height effect on the lower extremity biomechanics (p < 0.05), with greater ground reaction forces, joint kinetics, and prelanding muscle activation levels observed at higher drop heights. Basketball shoes with a softer midsole led to higher forefoot peak force (p = 0.028) amid lower rearfoot peak force (p = 0.046), lower peak flexion moments at the ankle (p = 0.024) and hip joints (p = 0.029), and greater prelanding muscle activation in the rectus femoris (p = 0.042) and tibialis anterior (p = 0.043). It is concluded that changing midsole hardness within a commercially relevant range triggered a di erent prelanding muscle activation
strategy and hence altered the magnitudes of ground reaction forces and joint loadings during landing.
Subjectively, participants perceived higher landing impacts with greater drop heights, though the strength of the associations were weak.
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2076-3417
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10.3390/app10103594
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