Asymmetries of the lower limb: the calculation conundrum in strength training and conditioning

Bishop, Chris ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1505-1287, Read, Paul, Chavda, Shyam ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7745-122X and Turner, Anthony N. ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5121-432X (2016) Asymmetries of the lower limb: the calculation conundrum in strength training and conditioning. Strength & Conditioning Journal, 38 (6) . pp. 27-32. ISSN 1524-1602 [Article] (doi:10.1519/ssc.0000000000000264)

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Abstract

Asymmetry detection has been a topic of interest in the strength and conditioning (S&C) literature with numerous studies proposing many different equations for calculating between-limb differences. However, there does not appear to be a clear delineation as to which equation should be used when quantifying asymmetries. Consequently, the authors have uncovered nine different equations which pose confusion as to which method the S&C specialist should employ during data interpretation. This article aims to identify the different equations currently being used to calculate asymmetries and offer practitioners a guide as to which method may be most appropriate when measuring asymmetries.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > London Sport Institute > Strength and Conditioning at the London Sport Institute
Item ID: 22023
Notes on copyright: This is a non-final version of an article published in final form in Bishop, C., Read, P., Chavda, S., & Turner, A. (2016). Asymmetries of the Lower Limb. Strength and Conditioning Journal, 38(6), 27–32. doi:10.1519/ssc.0000000000000264
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Depositing User: Chris Bishop
Date Deposited: 16 Jun 2017 08:45
Last Modified: 07 Jun 2022 13:11
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/22023

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