KINE 426 Lab 1

KINE 426 Lab 1 - Anatomical Analysis of Movement Purpose:...

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Anatomical Analysis of Movement Purpose: We chose to focus on horizontal jumps in order to observe the effects of using knee flexion versus no knee flexion with use in sports. Using controlled arms it will be more obvious to examine the potential effects of knee flexion. This is useful information for athletes who incorporate horizontal jumps in the sport they are participating in. Sports that incorporate horizontal jumps are triple jump, long jump, diving, volleyball, etc. Our hypothesis is that without using your arms, jumping with knee flexion will allow more horizontal change in distance than jumping with no knee flexion. The rationale behind this is that jumping with knee flexion has more muscles firing and greater energy output than jumping with no knee flexion. Methods: Using a volunteer, mark where the hip joint, the knee joint, and the ankle joint are on the body with neon tape. Be sure to mark the upper body to emphasize that it is controlled. By using the neon tape markers, you will be able to visually see joint movement for each jump. Have the volunteer stand on a tape marker on the ground to show a starting point for the jumps. With the camcorder, you will record two jumps: one
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This note was uploaded on 03/26/2008 for the course KINE 426 taught by Professor Lawler during the Fall '07 term at Texas A&M.

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