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Analysis of Biomechanical Characteristics of Football Players at Different Levels Kicking with the Inner Edge of Instep

Enhua Li*
Anshan Normal University, Anshan, 114007, China
* Corresponding Author: Enhua Li. Email:

Molecular & Cellular Biomechanics 2022, 19(3), 141-149. https://doi.org/10.32604/mcb.2022.018558

Received 02 August 2021; Accepted 30 September 2021; Issue published 14 June 2022

Abstract

This study aims to analyze the difference in biomechanical properties of football players at different levels when kicking the football with the inner edge of the instep. Before the experiment, ten football players were selected; five were higher than the national level (group A), and the other five players were lower than the national level II (group B). During the experiment, the motion process was captured by a high-speed camera for biomechanical analysis. It was found that in group A, the thigh and leg swung in less time and larger amplitude, the acceleration of backswing and forward swing of the leg was larger, and the angular velocity of forward swing was also larger. At the moment of touching the ball, in the sagittal plane, the ankle joint angle and angular velocity of group A were larger than those of group B (P < 0.05). In conclusion, the high-level athletes can complete the high-quality kicking through a larger swing amplitude and speed of the kicking leg. In the training process, the athletes should pay attention to the speed and strength of the kicking leg to improve the kicking level.

Keywords

Instep; biomechanics; ankle joint; swing speed; football player

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Li, E. (2022). Analysis of Biomechanical Characteristics of Football Players at Different Levels Kicking with the Inner Edge of Instep. Molecular & Cellular Biomechanics, 19(3), 141–149.



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