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Changes in leg-spring behavior during a 5000m self-paced run in differently trained athletes

Girard, O., Millet, G., Slawinski, J., Racinais, S. and Micallef, J-P (2010) Changes in leg-spring behavior during a 5000m self-paced run in differently trained athletes. Science & Sports, 25 (2). pp. 99-102.

Link to Published Version: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scispo.2009.10.001
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Abstract

Aims
To explore whether fatigue-induced changes in spring-mass behavior during a 5000 m self-paced run varied according to the runner's training status.

Methods and results
Six highly- and six well-trained triathletes completed a 5000 m time trial. Running velocity and vertical stiffness decreased significantly (P < 0.05) with fatigue, whereas leg stiffness remained constant. None of these parameters displayed a significant interaction between fatigue and training status, despite vertical stiffness being higher (P < 0.05) in highly-trained triathletes.

Conclusions
During a 5000 m self-paced run, impairments in leg-spring behavior that occur with fatigue are not affected by athletes’ training status.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Elsevier
Copyright: © 2009 Elsevier Masson SAS.
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/45946
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