SUMMARY: WOMEN DEMONSTRATE LOWER LIMB STIFFNESS RECRUITMENT STRATEGIES, WHICH MAY PREDISPOSE THEM TO GREATER SUSTAINMENT OF LOWER LIMB INJURIES, PARTICULARLY TO THE ANTERIOR CRUCIATE LIGAMENT. TO POSITIVELY ALTER SUCH STRATEGIES IN WOMEN, LOWER LIMB MUSCLE STRENGTH (PARTICULARLY HAMSTRINGS) AND TENDON STIFFNESS SHOULD BE INCREASED BEFORE PERFORMING HIGH-INTENSITY PLYOMETRICS.
Centre for Health, Sport and Rehabilitation Sciences Research, University of Salford, Salford, United Kingdom
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John McMahon is a PhD candidate in Muscle and Tendon Mechanics at the University of Salford.
Paul Comfort is the program leader for the MSc Strength and Conditioning at the University of Salford.
Stephen Pearson is a senior lecturer in Human and Applied Physiology at the University of Salford.