While dance and endurance running drastically differ from one another in an anecdotal context, both modalities of movement necessitate proficient stretch-shortening cycle (SSC) function about the ankle-joint. The purpose of the present study was to compare force-velocity profiles in dancers (n=6) and endurance runners (n=6) during a countermovement hop (CMH) and 30 cm drop hop (DH30) to elucidate differences between groups that would potentially stimulate effective training regimens. Average relative force-time, velocity-time and force-velocity curves were generated for each group’s CMH and DH30. Dancers hopped significantly higher (p ≤ 0.05) than endurance runners in both hopping tasks. Data from this investigation indicate that dancers and runners have distinctive temporal patterns and force production characteristics during ankle-joint SSC tasks with respect to the eccentric and concentric phase. This may be due to the unique SSC characteristics of each group’s corresponding training protocols.
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Rice, Paige E.; Zwetsloot, Kevin A.; Needle, Alan R.; Bruce, Amelia S.; Guthrie, Caroline D.; Gillen, Lydia A.; and Nimphius, Sophia
"FORCE-VELOCITY PROFILES OF DANCERS AND ENDURANCE RUNNERS DURING ANKLE-SPECIFIC STRETCH-SHORTENING CYCLE TASKS,"
ISBS Proceedings Archive: Vol. 36
, Article 44.
Available at: https://commons.nmu.edu/isbs/vol36/iss1/44