The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of lower-limb strength on lower-limb biomechanical responses over the duration of a load carriage march. Female civilians (n=12) completed a 5 km march at 5.5 km·h-1 wearing a 23 kg external load before and after 10 weeks of hip-focussed training. Lower-limb 3D kinematics were acquired during the march, with lower-limb strength measures assessed prior to pre- and post-training marching tasks. Significant increases in lower-limb strength were elicited after training, alongside moderate to strong negative correlations between strength and hip adduction (p
Wills, Jodie A.; Saxby, David J.; Lenton, Gavin K.; and Doyle, Tim L.A.
"IMPROVEMENTS IN LOWER-LIMB STRENGTH ARE ASSOCIATED WITH HIP CONTROL DURING LOAD CARRIAGE IN FEMALES,"
ISBS Proceedings Archive: Vol. 40:
1, Article 184.
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