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Biomechanics of Rotational Movement in Off-Ice Figure Skating Jumps: Applications to Training

Published Online: 30 Jun 2021
Page range: 3 - 7
Received: 18 Jun 2021
Accepted: 23 Jun 2021
Journal Details
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16 May 2011
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English
Abstract Introduction

The aim of this study was to characterize kinematic parameters of the rotational body movement during the office figure skating multi-revolution jumping exercise and to propose applications to training.

Material and Methods

Six elite Polish female junior singles figure skaters were examined performing single and their respective maximum total rotation vertical jumps in off-ice conditions. Measurements of the ground reaction force were performed with a KISTLER (500 Hz) piezoelectric sensor platform with BioWare Software, synchronized with the cinematographic analysis using the Vicon T-Series motion capture system.

Results

The analysis revealed positive linear relations between selected jump parameters of the pre-take-off phase and after the landing. Two moments of countering torque were also noticed: the first in the landing phase, and the second before reaching the stabilized position.

Conclusions

Applications of the findings for off-ice training were discussed.

Keywords

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