The purpose of this study was to determine whether amateur soccer players alter their instep technique in response to self-paced exercise. Comparison of the dominant (D) and non-dominant limbs (ND) was also carried out. Twelve male amateur soccer players performed 10 consecutive trials of instep kick for both lower limbs, prior to and following the completion of a 30-minute self-paced treadmill running protocol. Three-dimensional ground reaction forces and kinematic data were recorded during each instep. Only a minimal change in movement technique during the instep-kick self-paced exercise were demonstrated suggest that players more sensitive to fatigue effects during ND-instep compared to D-instep. This was due to lower limb dominance bias, with lower skill proficiency for the performance of ND-instep.
Edwards, Suzi; McFarland, Megan; and O'Dwyer, Nicholas
"INSTEP KICK TECHNQIUE DOES NOT ALTER FOLLOWING SELF-PACED EXERCISE,"
ISBS Proceedings Archive: Vol. 36:
1, Article 100.
Available at: https://commons.nmu.edu/isbs/vol36/iss1/100