The Immediate Effects of Ankle Restriction Using an Elastic Band on Ground Reaction Force during a Golf Swing

  • Yi, Kyungock (Division of Kinesiology and Sports Studies, College of Science and Industry Convergence, Ewha Womans University) ;
  • Kim, OkJa (Division of Beautiful and Science, College of Health Science, Shinhan University)
  • Received : 2016.06.24
  • Accepted : 2016.07.10
  • Published : 2016.06.30


Purpose: The purpose of this study was to analyze the immediate effects of ankle restriction with an elastic band on ground reaction force during a golf swing. Method: There were five subjects who were teaching pros with an average golf score of 75. A force platform (9281B, Switzerland) was used. The independent variable was the presence of an elastic band. The dependent variables were three-dimensional ground reaction forces to analyze the transfer of momentum with the timing, control and coordination of the three forces. A paired t-test within subject repeated measure design was used via an SPSS 20.0. Results: Wearing an elastic band around one's ankles significantly makes shorter time differences between the moment of cross anterior / posterior forces and vertical force and median value of anterior / posterior forces during the backswing, between medial and lateral maximum and anterior / posterior force from the top of the back swing to the mid down swing, and creates an anterior / posterior maximum force. Conclusion: Wearing an elastic band around one's ankles affects control and coordination between three dimensional forces, and anterior force power according to each phase of the golf swing.



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