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Corey Scholes
07-18-2005, 02:32 PM
Hello everyone,

I am designing a study to examine the effects of practice
and task parameters on knee load patterns during step
landings.

It is important that muscular fatigue is controlled for
during the experiment protocol and I was wondering if anyone
may be able to guide me towards an appropriate rest interval
between step landing trials to prevent fatigue accumulation.

I am also very interested in any functional, task specific
measures of muscular fatigue that anyone has come across
that would apply to a step-landing movement (essentially
simultaneous eccentric contractions of the knee & hip
extensors and ankle plantarflexors)

Any feedback on this issue would be greatly appreciated,
thanks.

Corey Scholes
School of Human Movement Studies
Queensland University of Technology (Brisbane, Australia)