Cardinal Planes and Axes

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Cardinal Planes and Axes First some terminology: 1. Center of Gravity (C of G) o Is that point in a body about which all parts exactly balance each other o it is an imaginary point at which the entire weight of the body may be considered to be located o usually found at about the umbilical level, half-way between the front and back of the body the C of G is usually lower in women compared to men – due to the distribution of body fat which causes heavier pelvis and thighs relative to body mass, and shorter legs relative to body height 1. Line of Gravity o the line (imaginary and vertical) which passes through the center of gravity 1. Planes and Axes o every movement can be described as occurring in a plane turning around an axis
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rotary movement occurs in a pla ne around an axis Planes – There are three traditional planes: o Each plane is perpendicular to the other two o Each bisects the body 1. Sagittal plane - the vertical plane passing through the body from front to back 2. Frontal plane
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This note was uploaded on 09/25/2010 for the course EXS 31757 taught by Professor Brennan during the Spring '10 term at Oakland University.

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