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Inline Skating as an Additional Activity for Alpine Skiing: The Role of the Outside Leg in Short Turn Performance

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Laboratory for Sports Games, Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Zagreb, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
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Health and Physical Education Department, Prince Sultan University Riyadh, Riyadh 66833, Saudi Arabia
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Academic Editors: Juan Pedro Fuentes García, Hadi Nobari and Jorge Pérez-Gómez
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2022, 19(3), 1747; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19031747
Received: 2 December 2021 / Revised: 28 January 2022 / Accepted: 29 January 2022 / Published: 3 February 2022
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Training for Optimal Sports Performance and Health)
The complexity of skiing movements urges recreational alpine skiers and competitors to undertake many specific skill trainings not only during the season but also during the off-season using alternative sports. In AS, the role of the outside leg is crucial for successful turn performance. By measuring kinematic and kinetic parameters, we could define whether there is an objective similarity of the role and the movements of the outside leg while performing a turn in AS to those in the most used additional activity, IS. The sample consisted of ten female alpine ski instructors (age 31.6 ± 8.23, height 170.66 ± 7.32 cm, weight 60.16 ± 7.58 kg). Overall, 280 turns were analyzed (140 for AS and 140 for IS). For the purposes of this study, the variable sample consisted of 14 variables in total. For the detection of differences between short turn performance in AS and IS, MANOVA was used. The main findings of our study are defined similarities in pressure distribution during IS and AS and noticeable differences in the kinematic parameters of the outside leg between the mentioned activities. Based on the gathered results, recreational alpine skiers should be aware that IS cannot be used for the purpose of AS adoption, but rather as a dry-land additional activity for AS preparation. View Full-Text
Keywords: biomechanical analysis; pressure insoles; Xsens motion capture system; performance analysis; recreational skiers; dry-land training biomechanical analysis; pressure insoles; Xsens motion capture system; performance analysis; recreational skiers; dry-land training
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Cigrovski, V.; Očić, M.; Bon, I.; Matković, B.; Šagát, P. Inline Skating as an Additional Activity for Alpine Skiing: The Role of the Outside Leg in Short Turn Performance. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2022, 19, 1747. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19031747

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Cigrovski V, Očić M, Bon I, Matković B, Šagát P. Inline Skating as an Additional Activity for Alpine Skiing: The Role of the Outside Leg in Short Turn Performance. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2022; 19(3):1747. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19031747

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Cigrovski, Vjekoslav, Mateja Očić, Ivan Bon, Branka Matković, and Peter Šagát. 2022. "Inline Skating as an Additional Activity for Alpine Skiing: The Role of the Outside Leg in Short Turn Performance" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 19, no. 3: 1747. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19031747

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