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Chun-Hao Wang and Kuo-Cheng Tu

associated with sports expertise have been revealed in electrophysiological and neuroimaging studies ( Smith, 2016 ). In event-related potential (ERP) studies, badminton players, relative to nonathletic controls, have been found to exhibit enlarged amplitudes of C1 and P3 components along with more accurate

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Cédric Roure and Denis Pasco

French PE context, Roure and Pasco ( 2016 ) offer an opportunity to reconsider current learning task design by focusing on SI dimensions. The purpose of this study was to identify the impact of learning task design on students’ SI. Two learning tasks were designed in badminton to promote students’ SI

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Reynold W.L. Lee, Andy C.Y. Tse and Thomson W.L. Wong

significantly more serious compared with that in the analogy and implicit learners. Undoubtedly, playing badminton can help improve coordination; flexibility; balance; and the strength of different muscle groups such as gluteus maximus, abdominal, and dorsal muscles as this activity requires a player’s agility

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Mathias H. Kosack, Walter Staiano, Rasmus Folino, Mads B. Hansen and Simon Lønbro

. 5 , 8 , 9 In contrast, it seems that perceived exertion measured as rating of perceived exertion (RPE) is affected by MF. RPE has been observed to increase following a condition of MF, which negatively impacted the physical performance. Badminton as a sport is complex, comprising 70% aerobic and 30

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Yann Le Mansec, Jérôme Perez, Quentin Rouault, Julie Doron and Marc Jubeau

As a racket sport, it is well known that performance in badminton is multifactorial, including physiological, psychological, technical, and/or tactical parameters. 1 However, the impact of each of these parameters on the ability to perform at high level is still a matter of debate. For instance

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Youlian Hong, Shao Jun Wang, Wing Kai Lam and Jason Tak-Man Cheung

The lunge is the most fundamental skill in badminton competitions. Fifteen university-level male badminton players performed lunge maneuvers in four directions, namely, right-forward, left-forward, right-backward, and left-backward, while wearing two different brands of badminton shoes. The test compared the kinetics of badminton shoes in performing typical lunge maneuvers. A force plate and an insole measurement system measured the ground reaction forces and plantar pressures. These measurements were compared across all lunge maneuvers. The left-forward lunge generated significantly higher first vertical impact force (2.34 ± 0.52 BW) than that of the right-backward (2.06 ± 0.60 BW) and left-backward lunges (1.78 ± 0.44 BW); higher second vertical impact force (2.44 ± 0.51 BW) than that of the left-backward lunge (2.07 ± 0.38 BW); and higher maximum anterior-posterior shear force (1.48 ± 0.36 BW) than that of the left-backward lunge (1.18 ± 0.38 BW). Compared with other lunge directions, the left-forward lunge showed higher mean maximum vertical impact anterior-posterior shear forces and their respective maximum loading rates, and the plantar pressure at the total foot and heel regions. Therefore, the left-forward lunge is a critical maneuver for badminton biomechanics and related footwear research because of the high loading magnitude generated during heel impact.

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Pedro L. Valenzuela, Guillermo Sánchez-Martínez, Elaia Torrontegi, Javier Vázquez-Carrión, Manuela González, Zigor Montalvo and Grégoire P. Millet

In this regard, there is a lack of evidence on the feasibility/effectiveness of RSH on racket sports, 15 , 16 and, to our knowledge, it has never been investigated in badminton. Moreover, little data exist on the acute response to an RS session performed with BFR (RS-BFR). 17 Therefore, the present

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Thorben Hülsdünker, Clara Rentz, Diemo Ruhnow, Hannes Käsbauer, Heiko K. Strüder and Andreas Mierau

badminton. 4 , 5 These adaptations have previously been attributed to the central nervous system (CNS) 5 – 7 and predominantly to the athletes’ visual function. Neurophysiologic experiments in badminton players and nonathletes suggested that the athletes’ faster visuomotor reaction time is attributable to

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Norbert Hagemann, Bernd Strauss and Rouwen Cañal-Bruland

A major element in expert sports performance, particularly racket-and-ball games, is excellent anticipatory skill. A prestudy combined the temporal and spatial occlusion paradigms to ascertain which key stimuli badminton players use for anticipating the direction of overhead shots. The main study then evaluated a program for training anticipatory skills; 200 video clips were employed to orient attention toward these key stimuli. Participants were 63 badminton novices, 20 national league players, and 21 local league players. A transparent red patch (exogenous orienting) was used to orient attention toward the trunk up to 160 ms before racket-shuttle contact; the arm, from 160 ms to 80 ms before contact; and the racket, from 80 ms before to actual contact. Results showed that badminton novices who trained with this program significantly improved their anticipatory skill between post- and retention test compared with controls. Whereas local league players improved from pre- to posttest, training had no effect on expert national league players. It is concluded that using red transparent patches to highlight the most informative cues in perceptual training programs is a promising way to improve anticipatory skill.

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Michael Fuchs, Oliver Faude, Melissa Wegmann and Tim Meyer


To overcome the limitations of traditional 1-dimensional fitness tests in analyzing physiological properties of badminton players, a badminton-specific endurance test (BST) was created. This study aimed at analyzing the influence of various fitness dimensions on BST performance.


18 internationally competing male German badminton players (22.4 ± 3.2 y, 79.2 ± 7.7 kg, 1.84 ± 0.06 m, world-ranking position [WRP] 21–501) completed a straight-sprint test, a change-of-direction speed test, various jump tests (countermovement jump, drop jump, standing long jump), a multistage running test (MST), and the BST. During this on-court field test players have to respond to a computerized sign indicating direction and speed of badminton-specific movements by moving into the corresponding corners.


Significant correlations were found between performance in MST and BST (individual anaerobic threshold [IAT], r = .63, P = .005; maximum velocity [Vmax], r = .60, P = .009). A negative correlation (r = –.59, P = .014) was observed between IAT in BST and drop-jump contact time. No further associations between performance indices could be detected. Apart from a small portion explained by MST results (IAT, R 2 = .40; Vmax, R 2 = .36), the majority of BST performance cannot be explained by the determined physiological correlates. Moreover, it was impossible to predict the WRP of a player on the basis of BST results (r = –.15, P = .55).


Neither discipline-specific performance nor basic physiological properties were appropriately reflected by a BST in elite badminton players. This does not substantiate its validity for regular use as a testing tool. However, it may be useful for monitoring on-court training sessions.