Lower Extremity Stiffness: Effects on Performance and Injury and Implications for Training

Jon Brazier, Chris Bishop, Chris Simons, Mark Antrobus, Paul J Read, Anthony N Turner

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    ABSTRACT: THIS ARTICLE REVIEWS RESEARCH TO DATE ON LOWER EXTREMITY STIFFNESS RELATIVE TO ITS EFFECTS ON PERFORMANCE AND INJURY. EVIDENCE SUGGESTS THAT AN OPTIMAL AMOUNT OF LOWER EXTREMITY STIFFNESS IS REQUIRED FOR SUCCESSFUL ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE, AS TOO MUCH OR TOO LITTLE CAN BE DETRIMENTAL AND POSSIBLY INJURY INDUCING. METHODS OF MEASURING LOWER EXTREMITY STIFFNESS AND FAST STRETCH-SHORTENING CYCLE PERFORMANCE ARE SUGGESTED. IN TERMS OF TRAINING, IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT A COMBINATION OF STRENGTH AND PLYOMETRIC TRAINING BE PERFORMED, AS WELL AS CORRECT EXECUTION OF LANDING MECHANICS TO IMPROVE INTERMUSCULAR COORDINATION AND TO AVOID INJURY-PROVOKING DOMINANT AGONIST-TO-ANTAGONIST COACTIVATION RATIOS.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationStrength & Conditioning Journal
    Pages103-112 10.1519/SSC.0000000000000094
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2014

    Publication series

    NameStrength & Conditioning Journal
    Volume36

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    Lower Extremity
    Wounds and Injuries
    Plyometric Exercise
    Athletic Performance
    Resistance Training
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    Keywords

    • 00126548-201410000-00012
    • compliance
    • intermuscular coordination
    • joint stiffness
    • leg stiffness
    • lower extremity stiffness
    • plyometrics
    • stretch-shortening cycle
    • vertical stiffness

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    Brazier, J., Bishop, C., Simons, C., Antrobus, M., Read, P. J., & Turner, A. N. (2014). Lower Extremity Stiffness: Effects on Performance and Injury and Implications for Training. In Strength & Conditioning Journal (pp. 103-112 10.1519/SSC.0000000000000094). (Strength & Conditioning Journal; Vol. 36). https://doi.org/10.1519/SSC.0000000000000094
    Brazier, Jon ; Bishop, Chris ; Simons, Chris ; Antrobus, Mark ; Read, Paul J ; Turner, Anthony N. / Lower Extremity Stiffness: Effects on Performance and Injury and Implications for Training. Strength & Conditioning Journal. 2014. pp. 103-112 10.1519/SSC.0000000000000094 (Strength & Conditioning Journal).
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    Lower Extremity Stiffness: Effects on Performance and Injury and Implications for Training. / Brazier, Jon; Bishop, Chris; Simons, Chris; Antrobus, Mark; Read, Paul J; Turner, Anthony N.

    Strength & Conditioning Journal. 2014. p. 103-112 10.1519/SSC.0000000000000094 (Strength & Conditioning Journal; Vol. 36).

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    Brazier J, Bishop C, Simons C, Antrobus M, Read PJ, Turner AN. Lower Extremity Stiffness: Effects on Performance and Injury and Implications for Training. In Strength & Conditioning Journal. 2014. p. 103-112 10.1519/SSC.0000000000000094. (Strength & Conditioning Journal). https://doi.org/10.1519/SSC.0000000000000094