First and Last Name/s of Presenters

Jake Tavernite, Sacred Heart UniversityFollow

Participation Type

Poster

Mentor/s

Dr. Matthew Moran

Location

University Commons

Start Day/Time

4-20-2018 1:00 PM

End Day/Time

4-20-2018 3:00 PM

Abstract

Objective: To track leg stiffness in collegiate cross-country runners in response to a cross country race. Methods: Twenty-five collegiate cross-country runners were recruited for this study. They were assessed for leg stiffness 24 hours before and after a race as well as 48 hours after the race. Three jumping protocols were conducted: 1) static jump, 2) countermovement jump, 3) vertical hopping test. Each test was performed on two force plates and vertical ground reaction force data was collected. Results: No significant differences were found in post-hoc analysis for CMJ and EUR. SJ height increased significantly between 24 and 48 hours post-race. A significant main effect was found for SJ, CMJ and K. K decreased significantly 24 hours after the race (33.11 kN/m) compared to 24 hours before (36.84 kN/m). 48 hours after the race K increased significantly (36.30 kN/m) compared with 24 hours after the race. Conclusion: Leg stiffness appeared to decrease 24 hours following the race and then increase back to resting values 48 hours following the race.

College

College of Health Professions

College and Major available

Exercise Science UG

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Comments

Jake Tavernite is a student in the Thomas More Honors Program.

Honorable mention in the 2018 Academic Festival award category College of Health Professions Dean's Prize.

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Lower Extremity Stiffness Pre-Competition and Post-Competition

University Commons

Objective: To track leg stiffness in collegiate cross-country runners in response to a cross country race. Methods: Twenty-five collegiate cross-country runners were recruited for this study. They were assessed for leg stiffness 24 hours before and after a race as well as 48 hours after the race. Three jumping protocols were conducted: 1) static jump, 2) countermovement jump, 3) vertical hopping test. Each test was performed on two force plates and vertical ground reaction force data was collected. Results: No significant differences were found in post-hoc analysis for CMJ and EUR. SJ height increased significantly between 24 and 48 hours post-race. A significant main effect was found for SJ, CMJ and K. K decreased significantly 24 hours after the race (33.11 kN/m) compared to 24 hours before (36.84 kN/m). 48 hours after the race K increased significantly (36.30 kN/m) compared with 24 hours after the race. Conclusion: Leg stiffness appeared to decrease 24 hours following the race and then increase back to resting values 48 hours following the race.

 

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