HORIZONTAL BAR GIANT SWING CENTER OF GRAVITY MOTION COMPARISONS

  • Phillip J. Cheetham

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to compare the trajectory and angular velocity of the gymnast's center of gravity (CG) in three types of overgrip giant swings on the horizontal bar. This was a preliminary study carried out at the Olympic Committee's Biomechanics Laboratory in Colorado Springs. The primary goal of research done at the USOC Biomechanics Laboratory is to help improve the performance of our potential Olympic athletes. Hence, the aim of this study was, from the comparison of the three types of giant swings, to identify some simple, quantitative indicators of good or bad technique during these swings.
Published
2008-03-27
Section
Coaching and Sports Activities