Validity and Reliability of a 2D kinematics method for measuring athlete symmetry during the BMX gate start

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BMX Supercross (SX) racing technique has developed from the experiential knowledge of coaches and athletes. Quantitative analysis has been difficult due to the environment in which these races occur. Ecological validity in quantitative biomechanics has been has been shown to be important with field results differing from laboratory results in cycling activities [1].

This study quantifies the validity and intra-tester reliability of a 2D method for calculating sagittal plane kinematics during the BMX SX gate start action that utilises GoPro Hero® 4 Black 120 fps cameras and Kinovea software. This technique was used to analyze the symmetry of the sagittal kinematics of the upper body of elite BMX athletes.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 23 Jul 2017
EventInternational Society of Biomechanics 2017: Congress XXVI - Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Brisbane, Australia
Duration: 23 Jul 201727 Jul 2017
Conference number: XXVI


ConferenceInternational Society of Biomechanics 2017: Congress XXVI
Abbreviated titleISB 2017
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