The effects of tai chi chuan exercise training on countermovement jump performance in the elderly

Bo Jen Ko, Tai Yen Hsu, Chen Fu Huang*

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研究成果: 雜誌貢獻期刊論文同行評審

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摘要

This study sought to compare the biomechanical parameters of the lower extremities during a countermovement jump in elderly people who are engaged in frequent practice of tai chi chuan (TCG) and in the general population of healthy elderly people (HG). Each group included 12 participants. Ten Vicon Motion System infrared cameras and two Kistler force plates were employed for measurement. The jump height, duration, centre of mass (COM) displacement, joint ROM, and upward velocity were analysed in this study. Motion analysis and force platform data were combined to calculate joint moments and powers during the takeoff phase. The data were analysed using independent sample t-tests. The results showed that the tai chi chuan practitioner group (0.13 m) achieved 44% higher jump heights (p < 0.05). The COM displacement during squatting was lower in the TCG (0.25 m) than in the HG (0.19 m) (p < 0.05). The knee and ankle ROMs of the TCG were higher than those of the HG (p < 0.05). Peak knee moment 23% and peak knee power 32% higher in TCG compared to the HG (p < 0.05), suggesting that frequent practice of tai chi chuan may slow the rate of knee degeneration.

原文英語
頁(從 - 到)563-571
頁數9
期刊Research in Sports Medicine
28
發行號4
DOIs
出版狀態已發佈 - 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 骨科和運動醫學
  • 物理治療、運動療法和康復

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