New tool to assess the force production in the swallow

Bango, Benjamín and Sillero Quintana, Manuel and Grande Rodriguez, Ignacio (2013). New tool to assess the force production in the swallow. "Science of Gymnastics Journal", v. 5 (n. 3); pp. 47-58. ISSN 1855-7171.

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Title: New tool to assess the force production in the swallow
Author/s:
  • Bango, Benjamín
  • Sillero Quintana, Manuel
  • Grande Rodriguez, Ignacio
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Science of Gymnastics Journal
Date: 2013
ISSN: 1855-7171
Volume: 5
Subjects:
Faculty: Facultad de Ciencias de la Actividad Física y del Deporte (INEF) (UPM)
Department: Deportes
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

8 men artistic gymnasts were evaluated with a new test protocol in order to assess isometric strength in an specific hold position on still rings. The proposed test protocol measures the force applied the gymnast on the rings from an initial lying prone position on a force platform while he is trying to achieve the Swallow (or Hirondelle) position. The vertical force (FZ) from the forcetime curve registered (100 Hz) was used and it showed a descent from the initial body weight level caused by the gymnast force on the rings and, later, a maximal isometric force period. Fundamental and derivate variables to extract from the evolution of Fz were defined. Results showed significant statistical differences between gymnasts that could perform the Swallow (P) from those that could not (NP) (pmenor que0.05). Performer gymnasts were characterized by a higher percentage of body weight descent and higher strength in relation to body mass (pmenor que0.05). The practical application of this tool could be to provide coaches with information about how close the gymnast is to perform the Swallow.

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Item ID: 29525
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/29525/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:29525
Official URL: http://www.fsp.uni-lj.si/research/science_of_gymnastics/previous_issues/2013102812175886/
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 20 May 2015 10:55
Last Modified: 20 May 2015 10:55
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