The removal of gender restriction in combat-centric roles will increase female soldier exposure to regular heavy load carriage. Physiological sex differences place women at a disadvantage for these physically demanding roles. Identifying sex-specific responses during a standardised load carriage task will provide essential information of how task demands are met and if different programs are needed for males and females. The current study identified that sex-specific responses primarily occurred at the knee and ankle joints, suggesting males and females adopt different kinematic strategies to meet task demands during a load carriage task.
|Number of pages||1|
|Publication status||Published - 31 Jul 2019|
|Event||XXVII Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics - Calgary, Canada|
Duration: 31 Jul 2019 → 4 Aug 2019
Conference number: XXVII
|Conference||XXVII Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics|
|Abbreviated title||ISB/ASB 2019|
|Period||31/07/19 → 4/08/19|
Wills, J. A., Saxby, D. J., Lenton, G. K., & Doyle, T. L. A. (2019). Male and female lower-limb kinematic responses during a standardised load carriage task are sex-specific. 2122. Abstract from XXVII Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics, Calgary, Canada.