Response timing in the lunge and target change in elite versus medium-level fencers.

Gutiérrez-Davila, Marcos and Rojas, Francisco J. and Antonio García, Raquel de and Navarro Cabello, Enrique (2011). Response timing in the lunge and target change in elite versus medium-level fencers.. "European Journal of Sport Science" ; pp. 1-9. ISSN 1746-1391. https://doi.org/10.1080/17461391.2011.635704.

Description

Title: Response timing in the lunge and target change in elite versus medium-level fencers.
Author/s:
  • Gutiérrez-Davila, Marcos
  • Rojas, Francisco J.
  • Antonio García, Raquel de
  • Navarro Cabello, Enrique
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: European Journal of Sport Science
Date: December 2011
ISSN: 1746-1391
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Biomechanics, motor control, fencing, reaction response, target change
Faculty: Facultad de Ciencias de la Actividad Física y del Deporte (INEF) (UPM)
Department: Salud y Rendimiento Humano
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

Full text

[img]
Preview
PDF - Requires a PDF viewer, such as GSview, Xpdf or Adobe Acrobat Reader
Download (679kB) | Preview

Abstract

The aim of the present work is to examine the differences between two groups of fencers with different levels of competition, elite and medium level. The timing parameters of the response reaction have been compared together with the kinetic variables which determine the sequence of segmented participation used during the lunge with a change in target during movement. A total of 30 male sword fencers participated, 13 elite and 17 medium level. Two force platforms recorded the horizontal component of the force and the start of the movement. One system filmed the movement in 3D, recording the spatial positions of 11 markers, while another system projected a mobile target over a screen. For synchronisation, an electronic signal enabled all the systems to be started simultaneously. Among the timing parameters of the reaction response, the choice reaction time (CRT) to the target change during the lunge was measured. The results revealed differences between the groups regarding the flight time, horizontal velocity at the end of the acceleration phase, and the length of the lunge, these being higher for the elite group, as well as other variables related to the temporal sequence of movement. No significant differences have been found in the simple reaction time or in CRT. According to the literature, the CRT appears to improve with sports practice, although this factor did not differentiate the elite from medium-level fencers. The coordination of fencing movements, that is, the right technique, constitutes a factor that differentiates elite fencers from medium-level ones.

More information

Item ID: 11881
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/11881/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:11881
DOI: 10.1080/17461391.2011.635704
Official URL: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/17461391.2011.635704#preview
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 09 Oct 2012 11:55
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2016 11:04
  • Logo InvestigaM (UPM)
  • Logo GEOUP4
  • Logo Open Access
  • Open Access
  • Logo Sherpa/Romeo
    Check whether the anglo-saxon journal in which you have published an article allows you to also publish it under open access.
  • Logo Dulcinea
    Check whether the spanish journal in which you have published an article allows you to also publish it under open access.
  • Logo de Recolecta
  • Logo del Observatorio I+D+i UPM
  • Logo de OpenCourseWare UPM