Biomechanics and Sports Science

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‘Biomechanics is the sport science field that applies the laws of mechanics and physics to human performance, in order to gain a greater understanding of performance in athletic events through modeling, simulation and measurement.’(Top End Sports, 2012). It contains a good understanding of physics into the world of sport, as physical principles such as motion, and momentum play a important part in most sporting events. This report, will be discussing how to improve my discus skills though using biomechanics. The ideal technique of a discus throw consists of the preparation, delivery and recovery phrases. Whilst also completing a self-analysis of my discus performance as well as acknowledging two training programs that could improve my overall performance in this athlete event. Using biomechanics a person/trainer/coach can improve on the person’s athletic ability by deconstructing one performance. Biomechanical Evaluations Ideal Technique The ideal technique consists of performing the three phrases with perfect timing. Each phase must start and end in the right place whilst also connecting the other phases. Using biomechanics you can brake down the stages into semi-phrases. The preparation phrase consists of a few practice rotations of the lower body. Practicing the throw consists of the rotation of the hips in an anticlockwise sequence, stopping before entering the delivery phrase, and repeating until you are prepared for the actual throw. This phase builds up the muscle power, formulating for the genuine throw. This phrase can be broken down into multiple two semi-phrases. The first involves the rotation of the legs to point to where you are aiming before entering the second semi-phrase, which includes the turning of the hips to reunite to be facing the same way as the legs. By doing this, you are preparing for where the momentum is built up in the
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