Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Differing Leg Strength In Female Athletes

Some females demonstrate different strength levels when comparing one leg to the other. Studies show that 20-30% of female athletes have one leg significantly weaker than the other leg.

If a female has a muscle weakness of 15% or greater from one leg to the other, she is 2.6 times more likely to suffer a leg injury. Training should be customized to strengthen the weaker leg and bring it up to par (or close) with the stronger leg.

Equal or similar strength in legs will improve the athlete's dynamic balance (keeping center of gravity over a constantly changing base of support) and reduce chances of injury.

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