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A review of models of vertical, leg, and knee stiffness in adults for running, jumping or hopping tasks.

Serpell, Benjamin; Ball, Nick; Scarvell, Jennifer M; Smith, Paul


The 'stiffness' concept originates from Hooke's law which states that the force required to deform an object is related to a spring constant and the distance that object is deformed. Research into stiffness in the human body is undergoing unprecedented popularity; possibly because stiffness has been associated with sporting performance and some lower limb injuries. However, some inconsistencies surrounding stiffness measurement exists bringing into question the integrity of some research...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Sports Sciences
DOI: 10.1080/02640414.2012.710755


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