Influence of steep gradient supporting walls in rock climbing: biomechanical analysis

Citation
F. Noe et al., Influence of steep gradient supporting walls in rock climbing: biomechanical analysis, GAIT POSTUR, 13(2), 2001, pp. 86-94
Citations number
8
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Ortopedics, Rehabilitation & Sport Medicine
Journal title
GAIT & POSTURE
ISSN journal
0966-6362 → ACNP
Volume
13
Issue
2
Year of publication
2001
Pages
86 - 94
Database
ISI
SICI code
0966-6362(200104)13:2<86:IOSGSW>2.0.ZU;2-Q
Abstract
This study analyses the reaction forces and variations of rock climbing in vertical and overhanging positions. Subjects voluntarily released their rig ht foot and regained equilibrium. In the overhanging position the quadruped al state was characterised by a significant involvement of the arms to prev ent fall. Moreover, the horizontal forces applied to the holds were less im portant, which suggests that equilibrium was easier to maintain than in the vertical position. The tripedal state was characterised by less extensive contralateral supporting force transfer on the remaining holds in the overh anging position, which reinforces safety. (C) 2001 Elsevier Science B.V. Al l rights reserved.