A Biomechanical Analysis of Badminton Step Lunge: A Systematic Review
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1Kharazmi University of Tehran
2Kharazmi University
Introduction: When considering the techniques of badminton, a good command of footwork techniques enabled players to efficiently move into the best shot position and return to base position preparing for opponent’s return shots. Among all footwork types, the lunging step (with over 15% of all movements) acted as one of the most typical movements performed. Investigating the kinetics and kinematics between the different lunge directions can provide biomechanical information on enhancing athletic performance, and offer coaches and players useful information on injury prevention during trainings and competitions. The objective of this brief review is to examine our current knowledge of biomechanical characteristics of badminton step lung.
Methodology: Searches were performed using the electronic databases PubMed, Google Scholar, Science Direct and Web of Science, and combining the following key words: Step Lunge in Badminton, Badminton Footwork, Loading in Badminton Lunge, Kinematics of Badminton Step Lunge, Kinetics of Badminton Step Lunge Results: After initial screening and deleting irrelevant studies, 10 studies were chosen for the analysis. Studies were assessed and analyzed methodologically. Proper interventions were selected according to the least error criteria or the degree of strength.
Results: The lunge is the most fundamental skill in badminton competitions. The results of several studies illustrated that the kinematics and kinetics characteristics of different lunge tasks in badminton.
Discussion: However, the biomechanical characteristics of the lunging step between badminton participants in different-levels (elite athletes and recreational players) have been rarely investigated, the fact which could be an indispensable reason for the in-court badminton performance divergence.