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Biomechanical perspectives of competition landings in gymnastics

Geiblinger, Helmut (1998) Biomechanical perspectives of competition landings in gymnastics. PhD thesis, Victoria University of Technology.

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Abstract

Dismounts from apparatus containing multiple rotations, performed by elite gymnasts during major competitions, require great courage and the highest level of movement precision. They also provide the final impression of a routine providing the key for a successfull outcome of its evaluation by the judges. The subsequent landings therefore require the dissipation of substantial body momenta and precision of body control. The purpose of this study was to describe the linear and angular kinematics, the temporal characteristics involved in the execution of landings, the identification of kinematic parameters crucial for controlled and stable landings, and the development of landing profiles.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD thesis)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Gymnasts, Gymnastics, Human mechanics, kinematics, human movement
Subjects: Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Sport and Exercise Science
FOR Classification > 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science
Depositing User: VU Library
Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2010 06:36
Last Modified: 23 May 2013 16:45
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/15596
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