The influence of sprint spike bending stiffness on sprinting performance and metatarsophalangeal joint function

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/611562
Title:
The influence of sprint spike bending stiffness on sprinting performance and metatarsophalangeal joint function
Authors:
Smith, Grace; Lake, Mark; Sterzing, Thorsten; Milani, Thomas
Abstract:
There is evidence that increasing the longitudinal bending stiffness of sprinting footwear can lead to improved sprinting performance although this has not yet been established. This study examined the effect of four known shoe stiffness conditions on both sprinting performance and metatarsophalangeal joint (MTPJ) motion. Twelve trained sprinters performed 40 m maximal sprints along an indoor running track, two sprints in each stiffness condition, and high speed video (600 Hz) recorded two dimensional MTPJ motion during ground contact. To explore individual responses to the footwear manipulations, three dimensional (1000 Hz) kinematic and kinetic data was collected during maximal sprinting for two sprinters. At the group-level, increasing shoe bending stiffness elicited no significant differences in sprinting performance or MTPJ motion, with any changes between conditions being subject-specific. In-depth individual analyses revealed that increased shoe stiffness could restrict motion about the MTPJ and there appeared to be a preferred stiffness for best performance. This notion of individual optimal sprint shoe stiffness and what factors might contribute to the optimum requires further investigation.
Affiliation:
University of Chester; Liverpool John Moores University; Chemnitz University of Technology.
Citation:
Smith, G., Lake, M., Sterzing, T., & Milani, T. (2016). The influence of sprint spike bending stiffness on sprinting performance and metatarsophalangeal joint function. Footwear Science, 8(2), 109-118. doi: 10.1080/19424280.2016.1143038
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis
Journal:
Footwear Science
Publication Date:
Jun-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/611562
DOI:
10.1080/19424280.2016.1143038
Additional Links:
http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/tfws20/current#.V1Asx010zcs
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Footwear Science on 07/06/2016, available online: doi 10.1080/19424280.2016.1143038
EISSN:
1942-4299
Appears in Collections:
Sport and Exercise Sciences

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dc.contributor.authorSmith, Graceen
dc.contributor.authorLake, Marken
dc.contributor.authorSterzing, Thorstenen
dc.contributor.authorMilani, Thomasen
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-02T12:59:27Zen
dc.date.available2016-06-02T12:59:27Zen
dc.date.issued2016-06en
dc.identifier.citationSmith, G., Lake, M., Sterzing, T., & Milani, T. (2016). The influence of sprint spike bending stiffness on sprinting performance and metatarsophalangeal joint function. Footwear Science, 8(2), 109-118. doi: 10.1080/19424280.2016.1143038en
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/19424280.2016.1143038en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/611562en
dc.descriptionThis is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Footwear Science on 07/06/2016, available online: doi 10.1080/19424280.2016.1143038-
dc.description.abstractThere is evidence that increasing the longitudinal bending stiffness of sprinting footwear can lead to improved sprinting performance although this has not yet been established. This study examined the effect of four known shoe stiffness conditions on both sprinting performance and metatarsophalangeal joint (MTPJ) motion. Twelve trained sprinters performed 40 m maximal sprints along an indoor running track, two sprints in each stiffness condition, and high speed video (600 Hz) recorded two dimensional MTPJ motion during ground contact. To explore individual responses to the footwear manipulations, three dimensional (1000 Hz) kinematic and kinetic data was collected during maximal sprinting for two sprinters. At the group-level, increasing shoe bending stiffness elicited no significant differences in sprinting performance or MTPJ motion, with any changes between conditions being subject-specific. In-depth individual analyses revealed that increased shoe stiffness could restrict motion about the MTPJ and there appeared to be a preferred stiffness for best performance. This notion of individual optimal sprint shoe stiffness and what factors might contribute to the optimum requires further investigation.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor and Francisen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.tandfonline.com/toc/tfws20/current#.V1Asx010zcsen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/en
dc.subjectBiomechanicsen
dc.subjectSprintingen
dc.titleThe influence of sprint spike bending stiffness on sprinting performance and metatarsophalangeal joint functionen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.eissn1942-4299en
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chester; Liverpool John Moores University; Chemnitz University of Technology.en
dc.identifier.journalFootwear Scienceen
dc.date.accepted2016-02-01en
or.grant.openaccessYesen
rioxxterms.funderUnfundeden
rioxxterms.identifier.projectRKT16/01en
rioxxterms.versionAMen
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2017-06-08en
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