Adductor longus mechanics during the maximal effort soccer kick.

  title={Adductor longus mechanics during the maximal effort soccer kick.},
  author={Brian L Charnock and Cara L Lewis and W. E. Garrett and Robin Queen},
  journal={Sports biomechanics},
  volume={8 3},
Groin pain is a common cause of athletic disability and often involves the adductor longus. A common complaint of patients with groin problems is pain while preparing to kick the ball. The purpose of this study was to examine muscle length and activation of the adductor longus while kicking a soccer ball. Three-dimensional joint positions and muscle activation were obtained from 15 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division 1 male soccer players during maximal effort kicks… CONTINUE READING
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