Effect of mental demand on knee forces in professional youth soccer players

  • Soccer is one of the most popular sports all around the world. It is an injurious type of sport with a focus on lower extremities and high psychological pressure during matches. The stressor is linked with injuries and an increased musculoskeletal loading. This study investigates the influence of cognitive stress on the load profile of the knee joint. Twelve professional youth soccer players performed highly dynamic runs with and without additional cognitive stress. The runs were analysed with a musculoskeletal simulation software. The data analysis shows no difference in knee joint reaction loading under additional mental stress compared to the baseline. Yet running times are significantly lower in the baseline. While there is no increase in the joint loads, the running times indicate an altered movement behaviour when the subjects are exposed to additional mental demand.

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Author:Simon AuerORCiD, Simone Kubowitsch, Werner Krutsch, Tobias Renkawitz, Franz Süß, Sebastian DendorferORCiD
URL / DOI:https://commons.nmu.edu/isbs/vol38/iss1/28
Parent Title (English):ISBS Proceedings Archive
Document Type:Article
Language:English
Year of first Publication:2020
Release Date:2020/12/01
GND Keyword:Kniegelenk; Körperliche Belastung; Stress; Computersimulation
Volume:38
Issue:1, Art. 28
Institutes:Fakultät Maschinenbau
Regensburg Center of Biomedical Engineering - RCBE
Labor Biomechanik - LBM