Kicking with the Preferred and Non-Preferred Leg Essay by Jared Kole

Kicking with the Preferred and Non-Preferred Leg
Looks at research, which determines the actual merits of favoring one leg over another in sporting activities.
# 46078 | 1,524 words | 3 sources | APA | 2003 | US
Published on Dec 10, 2003 in Medical and Health (Medical Studies) , Biology (General) , Sport (General)

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This research project summarizes and combines the results of three experiments to determine the scientific relation between using the preferred and non-preferred legs in sports. The paper looks at the biomechanical reasons one leg outperforms the other and what can be done to overcome this obstacle.

From the Paper:

"In addition to the model, the experiment employed four men who were "skilled in punt kicking" (Putnam, 1991, p. 132) and a group of two men and two women who were skilled, if not well trained, in long distance running. The first batch of data was a ball-to-leg speed ratio. The four men were asked to punt the ball of their choice, trying to obtain maximum leg speed. The camera used to capture the information was aimed specifically at the ankle-area at the time of impact. The other group was asked to run and then walk along a line on the ground while cameras captured their joint movements and speeds. This experiment discovered a number of things about the way joints move and how this effects movement in the legs."

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