Initial Starting Posture and Total Body Movement-Reaction Time for Lateral Movement

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Eighteen subjects each performed fifty-five trials which consisted of assuming an initial stance and then in response to a visual stimulus running to either the left or right. For each trial both the foot width spacing and orientation of the feet were varied. Direct and indirect measurements were taken of selected temporal and kinematic parameters. The conclusions were that no interactions or differences exist among foot width spacing, foot orientation, and direction of movement; the jab step start is the preferred initial movement; the preferred foot width spacing is 46.6 centimeters; the preferred angular orientation of both feet is approximately ... continued below

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Darnall, Sylvia Pacheco August 1983.

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Eighteen subjects each performed fifty-five trials which consisted of assuming an initial stance and then in response to a visual stimulus running to either the left or right. For each trial both the foot width spacing and orientation of the feet were varied. Direct and indirect measurements were taken of selected temporal and kinematic parameters. The conclusions were that no interactions or differences exist among foot width spacing, foot orientation, and direction of movement; the jab step start is the preferred initial movement; the preferred foot width spacing is 46.6 centimeters; the preferred angular orientation of both feet is approximately 1.36 radians.

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Darnall, Sylvia Pacheco. Initial Starting Posture and Total Body Movement-Reaction Time for Lateral Movement, thesis, August 1983; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc504523/: accessed May 23, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .