Geng Luo

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Turning at high speed along acute curves is crucial for athletic performance. One determinant of curved sprinting speed is the ground reaction force that can be created by the supporting limb; the moment generated at the ankle joint may influence such force generation. Body lean associated with curved sprints positions the ankle joints in extreme(More)
Compared with running straight, when human runners sprint along a curve, the ability of the inside leg to generate force is compromised. This decreased force generation has been suggested to limit the overall performance of the runner. One theory for this force loss is that the large non-sagittal plane joint moments of the inside leg reach their operating(More)
Date iii Abstract Sprinting along a curved path is regularly performed in athletics. Yet, the locomotion mechanisms behind curved sprinting performance are relatively unexplored. The current dissertation aimed to explore the limiting factors for curved sprinting performance from a biomechanical perspective. It was discovered that the available traction(More)
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