This study evaluated the effects of plantar flexors fatigue on gait local dynamic stability in young women. Strength-training practitioners (n = 20), and non-practitioner women (n = 21) performed a 4-min treadmill walking before and after a unilateral fatigue protocol of the triceps surae. The major findings of the study demonstrated that localized fatigue did not affect the local dynamic stability, independent of the participant’s training condition. Participants appear to be able to cope with muscle fatigue, adapting to maintain gait performance. Even so, the need for a recovery interval should be considered in order to minimize the risk of injuries and falls in individuals susceptible to muscle fatigue in sports.
Lehnen, Georgia Cristina; Magnani, Rina Márcia; Rodrigues, Fábio Barbosa; Souza de Sá e Souza, Gustavo; and Vieira, Marcus Fraga
"EFFECTS OF TRICEPS SURAE FATIGUE ON GAIT LOCAL DYNAMIC STABILITY IN WOMEN AS PRACTITIONERS AND NON-PRACTITIONERS OF STRENGTH TRAINING,"
ISBS Proceedings Archive: Vol. 35
, Article 267.
Available at: http://commons.nmu.edu/isbs/vol35/iss1/267