Symmetric analysis in a wheelchair basketball player during an incremental intermittent test: a case study

Authors

  • Karla de Jesus Human Performance Studies Laboratory, Faculty of Physical Education and Physiotherapy, Federal University of Amazonas, Manaus, Brazil - karladejesus@ufam.edu.br https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7710-9843
  • Lucas S. Nascimento Human Performance Studies Laboratory, Faculty of Physical Education and Physiotherapy, Federal University of Amazonas, Manaus, Brazil https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7710-9843
  • Kelly de Jesus Human Performance Studies Laboratory, Faculty of Physical Education and Physiotherapy, Federal University of Amazonas, Manaus, Brazil https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5516-4756

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.20338/bjmb.v18i1.383

Keywords:

Kinematics, Intermittent incremental test, Basketball, Wheelchair users

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Wheelchair basketball (WB) is a sport aimed at people with permanent disabilities in the lower limbs, with a functional classification system that allows the inclusion of various levels of injury from 1 to 4.5. Thus, it is natural that there is an increase in the search for greater sports performance which is related to physiological and kinematic analyses.

AIM: The present study aimed to compare the symmetry of temporal kinematic variables in the different zones of effort intensity during an incremental intermittent field test.

METHOD: The sample consisted of 1 male player aged (27 years), with spinal cord injury, with more than 5 years of gaming experience. The player performed the incremental field Yo-Yo Test - IR1 and the linear kinematics of the propulsive cycle was estimated.

RESULTS: The results indicated that wheelchair propulsion is a symmetrical movement, although some asymmetries seem to be perceived qualitatively, but without a statistically significant difference.

CONCLUSION: It was found that despite the injury to the right shoulder, there is symmetry in terms of wheelchair propulsion.

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Published

2024-04-27

How to Cite

de Jesus, K., Nascimento, L. S., & de Jesus, K. (2024). Symmetric analysis in a wheelchair basketball player during an incremental intermittent test: a case study. Brazilian Journal of Motor Behavior, 18(1). https://doi.org/10.20338/bjmb.v18i1.383

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