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A comparison of the habitual landing strategies from differing drop heights of parkour practitioners (Traceurs) and recreationally trained individuals


Standing, R. J. & Maulder, P. S.



Journal of Sports Science and Medicine

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Palabras clave

Kinetics; Parkour; dissipation; forefoot; kinematics.


Parkour is an activity that encompasses methods of jumping, climbing and vaulting. With landing being a pertinent part of this practise, Parkour participants (traceurs) have devised their own habitual landing strategies, which are suggested to be a safer and more effective style of landing. The purpose of this study was to compare the habitual landing strategies of traceurs and recreationally trained individuals from differing drop heights. Comparisons between landing sound and mechanical parameters were also assessed to gauge the level of landing safety.


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