Knee Joint Angle at the Time of Adjustment to Submaximal Jumping in Healthy Men

Satoru Kai, Masami Nakahara, Kazuo Watari, Shigeo Murakami, Ryuji Yoshimoto
2006 Journal of Physical Therapy Science  
We examined the correlation between jump distance and the maximum flexion angle of the knee joint during jumping to evaluate whether healthy men adjust to jump distance by changing the angle of the knee joint. Fourteen subjects jumped 3 times with their eyes closed to each of what they thought was 25%, 50%, and 75% of their maximum jump distance, a total of 9 jumps for both the vertical and standing broad jump. We measured the knee joint flexion angle at the time of the motion and examined the
more » ... orrelation between jump distance and knee joint flexion angle. The results show a relationship between jump distance and knee joint flexion angle for both the vertical and standing broad jump. We determined that jump distance is controlled by knee joint flexion angle in healthy men. Thus, a factor of jump control was clarified in this study.
doi:10.1589/jpts.18.11 fatcat:pojk2v6fnnaklbmzyk5vhy3lyy