Kinesiology_Biomechanics_notesrev09

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Kinesiology & Biomechanics Class Notes Updated 6/2009
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Kinesiology
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Motions of which humans are capable of are determined by the nature of the joints and of the muscles that move the bony structure at the joints Knee joint is effective in flexion & extension movements Shoulder is effective in rotational movements
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Biomechanics “The science that applies the mechanical principles of physics & engineering to the investigation of human movement and the structure & function of the human body” Study of human motion from the standpoint of physics - Sometimes referred to as “ Mechanical Kinesiology”
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Mechanics = an area of physics that studies how forces, both internal & external, affect the motions of objects Studies body in action as it goes through some particular movement (swinging a golf club or throwing a javelin) Measures speeds of body segments & the forces that act on them
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Sometimes biomechanical analysis follows advances made by athletes! Best modern example is the high-jump style made
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