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The effect of klapskate hinge position on push-off performance: a simulation study

Houdijk, J.H.P.; Bobbert, M.F.; de Koning, J.J.; de Groot, G.;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2003 Journal: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, volume 35, issue 12, pages 2,077-2,084 (issn: 0195-9131, Copyright policy)
Abstract
Purpose: The introduction of the klapskate in speed skating confronts skaters with the question of how to adjust the position of the hinge in order to maximize performance. The purpose of this study was to reveal the constraint that klapskate hinge position imposes on push-off performance in speed skating. Method: For this purpose, a model of the musculoskeletal system was designed to simulate a simplified, two-dimensional skating push off. To capture the essence of a skating push off, this model performed a one-leg vertical jump, from a frictionless surface, while keeping its trunk horizontally. In this model, klapskate hinge position was varied by varying the ...
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