2018, Vol. 3, Issue 2
Comparative analysis among barefoot, shod and shoe spikes running conditions
Author(s): Mahipal and Dr. Kuldeep Singh
Purpose: The purpose of the study is to find out the difference among barefoot, shod and shoe spikes running conditions of sprinters in order to provide information about the potential effects of footwear on competitive runners. Design/methodology/approach: The twenty six (n= 26) male sprinters participated at state/ inter-collegiate level competitions of their age range 17 to 25 years were purposively selected as subjects from Haryana State, India. The acceleration ability by 30m run test, running performance by 200 Mts. race, Explosive leg strength by standing broad jump and force by using formulae (Force= mass X Acceleration) were measured in three different bare foot, shod and with shoe spikes running conditions of sprinters. To calculate the mean difference among different running conditions one way ANOVA and to calculate multiple Comparisons among different running conditions; where difference is exists Tukey HSD test were used. Findings: A statistical significant mean difference were observed for 200m race and acceleration run ability in different running conditions, whereas, in case of explosive leg strength and force there exists insignificant mean difference among different running conditions i.e., bare foot, shod and shoe spikes running conditions of sprinters. Conclusion: It is concluded that the athletes performed better with spikes as compared to shod and barefoot running conditions in acceleration run and 200M race, hence sprinters had more explosive strength with shoe spikes as compared to shod and barefoot conditions. Originality/values: The study provides a succinct introduction to the use of shoe spikes, shod and barefoot running conditions during practices and competitions and makes an innovative contribution by focusing on, how spikes helps in acceleration zone, 200mts running and explosive leg strength.
Pages: 194-198 | 371 Views 8 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Mahipal, Dr. Kuldeep Singh. Comparative analysis among barefoot, shod and shoe spikes running conditions. Int J Physiol Nutr Phys Educ 2018;3(2):194-198.