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Comparative Study on Biomechanics of Two Legs in the Action of Single-Leg Landing in Men’s Badminton

Gang He*
Department of Physical Education, Sichuan Top IT Vocational Institute, Chengdu, 611743, China
* Corresponding Author: Gang He. Email:

Molecular & Cellular Biomechanics 2022, 19(1), 41-50. https://doi.org/10.32604/mcb.2022.017044

Received 06 May 2021; Accepted 03 August 2021; Issue published 12 January 2022

Abstract

This study aims to analyze the biomechanical difference between the two legs of male badminton players when they land on one leg, thereby providing some guidance for preventing sports injury. Ten male badminton players were selected as the subjects. They did the single-leg landing movement successfully three times. The kinematic data were obtained by the Vicon infrared high-speed motion capture system. The kinetic data were obtained by the KISTLER three-dimensional forcing measuring platform. The data were processed and analyzed. The center of gravity of the right leg on the X and Y axes were 0.25 ± 0.05 and 0.21 ± 0.04 m, respectively, which were lower than that of the left leg (p < 0.05). At the moment of landing by a single leg, the hip angle of the left and right legs was 164.78 ± 6.12° and 156.29 ± 6.89°, respectively (p < 0.05), the hip joint speed of the left and right legs was 2.21 ± 0.32 and 1.98 ± 0.31 m/s, respectively (p < 0.05), the knee joint speed of the left and right legs was 2.51 ± 0.21 and 2.21 ± 0.21 m/s, respectively (p < 0.05). Although there was no significant difference in the range of joint motion, the motion range of the right leg was larger than that of the left leg, and the buffering time of the knee joint of the right leg was also significantly less than that of the left leg. The comparison of the kinetic data demonstrated that the ground reaction force (GRF), peak vertical ground reaction force (PVGRF), and lower limb stiffness of the right leg were significantly smaller than those of the left leg, and the time to peak force was greater than that of the left leg (p < 0.05). The injury risk of the left leg is greater than that of the right leg when the athlete land on a single leg. In the process of training, the athlete should strengthen the stability training of two legs, especially the left leg, in order to reduce sports injury.

Keywords

Badminton; single-leg landing; biomechanics; dominant side; knee joint

Cite This Article

He, G. (2022). Comparative Study on Biomechanics of Two Legs in the Action of Single-Leg Landing in Men’s Badminton. Molecular & Cellular Biomechanics, 19(1), 41–50.



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