Longitudinal kinematic study of master's aged distance runners

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dc.contributor.advisor Gehlsen, Gale M. en_US
dc.contributor.author Walters, William A. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:36:50Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:36:50Z
dc.date.created 1994 en_US
dc.date.issued 1994
dc.identifier LD2489.Z78 1994 .W35 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/185078
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was to compare selected kinematic characteristics of distance runners over a twenty year period. The subjects in the investigation were 14 long distance runners who at the time of the first observation were considered highly trained (running more than 50 miles per week). The second observation occurred approximately 20-23 years after the first observation. At this time the average weekly mileage per runner had decreased to 37 miles per week. The first observation's data were collected with a Locam camera at film speeds ranging from 60 to 120 frames/second. The film data were digitized at the same time as the second observation's data. The second observation's data were collected with a Panasonic 5000 shutter video camera. The Peak Performance Motion Measurement System video interface allowed a 60 frame/second field rate. Ten subjects ran at a speed of 3.4 m/s; two subjects at the speeds of 3.1 and 3.6 m/s; and one subject at each of the following speeds: 4.0, 4.5, and 4.9 m/s. Statistical analyses (ANOVA) of the stride length, stride frequency, support and non-support time, and joint angular displacement indicated no significant difference (p > .05) between the first observation and the second observation. The results of this study indicated that the kinematics of continually active long distance runners do not change with an increase in age.
dc.description.sponsorship School of Physical Education
dc.format.extent x, 51 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Gait in humans. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Running -- Physiological aspects. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Middle-aged men -- Physiology. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Older athletes. en_US
dc.title Longitudinal kinematic study of master's aged distance runners en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.S.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/902480 en_US

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