The purpose of this study was to characterise plantar pressure maps through the push start of top-level skeleton athletes. The push start is a vital component in skeleton to achieve success, and therefore, a focus on the performance characteristics of the push start could help to reduce the run time and increase the athlete’s initial velocity. Five international skeleton athletes each performed 3-5 push starts on a dry-land push track with wireless pressure insoles. Key differences in 2-d plantar pressure patterns were identified with a confidence interval of α
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Valentine, Max; Dhokia, Vimal; Pegg, Elise; Shin, Catherine; Holdcroft, Danny; Short, David; and Colyer, Steffi
"PLANTAR PRESSURE CHARACTERISTICS OF SKELETON ATHLETES DURING THE PUSH START ON A DRY-LAND TRAINING SURFACE,"
ISBS Proceedings Archive: Vol. 40:
1, Article 171.
Available at: https://commons.nmu.edu/isbs/vol40/iss1/171