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Fascia Thickness And Mechanical Demand At The Ankle Joint During Dance Jumps In Classically Trained Ballet Dancers, Sarah Perry
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Ballet is an athletic activity that combines aesthetics and artistry with power and skill. One of the most athletic aspects of dance is observed during jumps. Many jumps in ballet involve takeoff from a single leg, but differ in propulsion direction. To assess differences in mechanical demand, two single leg jumps commonly trained in ballet were compared; a saut de chat (SDC) and a temp levé from a step (SLSJ). Fifteen female classically trained dancers with similar number of years of training (13.9 ± 5.0 years) were instrumented with lower body reflective markers and performed each jump three times ...