This study identified the effects of fatigue on lower limb kinematics while running with repeated 180°-turns. An increased stiffness of the pivoting limb was observed in terms of a reduction of hip and knee flexion angles, and an increase of hip abduction and internal rotation. We concluded that muscle fatigue can trigger a sequence of adaptations that were previously found to expose the athlete to an increasing risk of ligament injury. These results expand the base of evidence for the development of field-based prevention programs.
Zago, Matteo; Sforza, Chiarella; Ferrario, Virgilio Ferruccio; Esposito, Fabio; and Galli, Manuela
"FATIGUE ALTERS THE BIOMECHANICS OF TURNS WHILE RUNNING,"
ISBS Proceedings Archive: Vol. 36:
1, Article 4.
Available at: https://commons.nmu.edu/isbs/vol36/iss1/4