The effect of a game-specific short term fatigue protocol on kicking in Australian Football

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Coventry, Evan, Ball, Kevin ORCID: 0000-0001-5661-9388, Parrington, Lucy, Taylor, Simon ORCID: 0000-0002-4548-055X, Aughey, Robert ORCID: 0000-0002-0285-8516 and McKenna, Michael ORCID: 0000-0001-9998-0093 (2011) The effect of a game-specific short term fatigue protocol on kicking in Australian Football. Portuguese Journal of Sport Sciences, 11 (supp.2). pp. 69-72. ISSN 1645-0523


The purpose of this study was to three dimentionally evaluate the effects of a short term game specific fatigue protocol on the kinetics of elite and sub-elite Australian Footballers (AF) during a drop punt kick. Five AF players performed kicks pre and post fatigue protocol. Three dimensional data of the pelvis and kick leg was obtained using a three tower optotrak Certus system (200Hz) and joint torques and moments were calculated in Visual 3D from kick foot toe off until ball contact. Sprint time indicated the protocol induced fatigue. Hip flexion torque significantly increased following fatigue indicating a change in movement strategy similar to that found for jump landing. This greater hip reliant post-fatigue kicking strategy has implications for both skill enhancement and injury prevention.

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Subjects Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Institute of Sport, Exercise and Active Living (ISEAL)
Historical > FOR Classification > 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science
Historical > SEO Classification > 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
Keywords ResPubID23506, fatigue protocol, Australian Football, Australian Rules Football (ARF), kicking, kinetics, drop punt kick, optotrak Certus system
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