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Ilan Yampolsky

Sharon High SchoolClass of 2024Sharon, Massachusetts

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  • "What is the effect of muscular fatigue in the hamstrings on knee stability for jumping in basketball?" with mentor Rahee (Feb. 23, 2023)

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What is the effect of muscular fatigue in the hamstrings on knee stability for jumping in basketball?

Started Mar. 15, 2022

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Ilan's current abstract: The effect of muscular fatigue in the hamstrings on knee stability when playing basketball is a problem not widely addressed in the sport. The hamstring muscle group is composed of the semimembranosus, the semitendinosus, and the biceps femoris. All of these muscles are biarticular, meaning they affect two joints. For the hamstring, the two joints affected are the hip and knee. (link) They are a part of the system that stabilizes the knee due to attachment points. It’s already known that, for athletes, hamstring fatigue can cause a progressive decline in knee stability. Aspects of jumping, such as quality and height, are majorly impacted by the loss of knee stability. Understanding fatigue and it's effects on jumping will improve awareness and help athletes avoid potential injury as well as educate on the importance of stabilizing mechanisms. ____ INSERT GOAL HERE_____. Information on this topic was hard to come by, but by examining research available in the National Library of Medecine on the hamstring muscle group a solid conclusion could be made