This study aims to propose a procedure for the detection of adaptation to treadmill running regarding biomechanical variables. Male novices in treadmill running (n=12) participated in one session of treadmill running while 3D motion analysis was executed. Statistical and analytical analyses supplemented with optimization algorithms within the proposed approach were applied to 14 common biomechanical variables. Overall, a low number of adapting data set was found. Even though adaptation has possibly been overrated, these processes have to be considered if study outcome might be influenced. However, due to unsystematic occurrence of adaptation, familiarization to treadmill condition cannot be generalized within a test group.
Lindorfer, Julia; Kröll, Josef; and Schwameder, Hermann
"DETECTION OF BIOMECHANICAL ADAPTATION IN TREADMILL RUNNING,"
ISBS Proceedings Archive: Vol. 35
, Article 262.
Available at: http://commons.nmu.edu/isbs/vol35/iss1/262