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Effects of an intermittent exercise protocol on ankle control during a single-legged landing

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Abstract: Purpose- To identify the effects of fatigue from an exercise protocol (similar to a soccer match) on ankle motion and forces during single-legged drop landing. Methods Seventeen males aged (mean ± SD) 22.2 ± 2.0 years participated in this repeated measures study. A 90-min intermittent exercise protocol with a 15-min rest at halftime was performed. Before, at halftime and after the exercise, participants were tested via a single-legged drop landing task onto a force platform whilst wearing a three-dimensional inertial measurement system (Xsens). Ankle angles (plantarflexion/dorsiflexion and inversion/eversion) were analysed before landing and at peak ground reaction force after landing, and center of pressure was analysed at peak ground reaction force. Results- No significant differences were found for the outcomes between pre-, halftime and post-exercise (p > 0.05). Conclusions- Findings suggest that exercises simulating a soccer match (regarding exertion) do not necessarily lead to significant changes in ankle motion or forces around the ankle.

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Open Access funding enabled and organized by CAUL and its Member Institutions. The frst author is a scholarship winner from the University Grant Commission, Sri Lanka. This research did not receive any specifc grant from funding agencies in the public, commercial, or not-for-proft sectors.

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Publication Date

28/06/2022

Journal

Sport Sciences for Health

Volume

18

Issue

2

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10p.

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Springer Science and Business Media LLC

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1824-7490

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