Table 1.

Maximum velocity and corresponding ground reaction forces for each condition

Maximum velocity (m s-1) Peak resultant force (BW)
TrackInside legOutside leg
Straight7.70±0.20 (5)2.72±0.16 (5)2.72±0.16 (5)
Curved radius (m)
    Normal
        65.66±0.08*, (5)2.48±0.06 (4)2.63±0.11 (4)
        45.07±0.11*, (5)2.28±0.08 (5)2.59±0.10 (5)
        34.49±0.07*, (5)2.29±0.12 (5)2.53±0.10 (5)
        23.77±0.09*, (5)2.07±0.07* (5)2.43±0.11 (4)
        12.99±0.07*, (5)1.87±0.03* (5)2.25±0.12 (4)
    Tethered
        66.29±0.13* (5)2.79±0.17 (4)2.77±0.13 (5)
        45.87±0.13* (5)2.70±0.14 (4)2.72±0.15 (5)
        35.20±0.09* (5)2.63±0.16 (4)2.62±0.16 (5)
        24.34±0.13* (5)2.33±0.12 (5)2.44±0.12 (5)
        13.09±0.07* (5)2.07±0.10 (3)2.12±0.10* (5)
  • BW, body weights.

    Values are means ± s.e.m. (number of subjects in parentheses).

  • * Statistically significant difference to the straight path condition (P<0.05).

  • Statistically significant difference to the matched radius, tethered condition (P<0.05).