Fascicle behaviour analysis of step and jump forward lunge among badminton players


  • Ali Md Nadzalan Faculty of Sport Science and Coaching, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, Tanjung Malim, Perak, Malaysia
  • Chaowalak Rittisorakrai Faculty of Health and Sports Science, Thaksin University, Papayom, Patthalung, Thailand
  • Nur Ikhwan Mohamad Faculty of Sport Science and Coaching, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, Tanjung Malim, Perak, Malaysia
  • Ebby Waqqash Mohamad Chan Sports Centre, Universiti Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia




step forward lunge, jump forward lunge, badminton, fascicle lengthening, pennation angle


Journal of Sports Science and Physical Education 6(2): 36-44, 2017 – This study was conducted to determine and compare the fascicle behaviour during step forward lunge (SFL) and jump forward lunge (JFL) in badminton. Fifteen university badminton players (mean age = 22.07 ± 1.39 years old) were recruited and were assigned to perform SFL and JFL while holding a badminton racquet using their dominant hand. Fascicle length, pennation angle, lengthening and shortening velocity of their vastus lateralis muscle were analysed using ultrasonography method. In both dominant and non-dominant lower limb, FLmax, FLmin, PAmax and PAmin were all greater during JFL compared to SFL, p < 0.001. During both SFL and JFL, all the fascicle behaviour variables were greater in the dominant limb compared to non-dominant limb. To conclude, as the fascicle behaviour response would indicate more muscle adaptation, the stimuli were found to be greater during JFL compared to SFL.


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How to Cite

Nadzalan, A. M., Rittisorakrai, C., Mohamad, N. I., & Mohamad Chan, E. W. (2017). Fascicle behaviour analysis of step and jump forward lunge among badminton players. Jurnal Sains Sukan & Pendidikan Jasmani, 6(2), 36–44. https://doi.org/10.37134/jsspj.vol6.2.4.2017

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