FACTORS AFFECTING FREE THROWING

  • Motoi Fukushima
  • Masaru Kawaguchi
  • Kimitaka Nakazawa
  • Yoshitsugu Mohri
  • Masahiro Takashima
  • Hiroh Yamamoto

Abstract

Every basketball player has an appetite to increase the free throw shooting performance. Sometimes the game depends upon their success shots. But it is difficult for basketball players to improve their own performance because, to do so, there are some factors such as good timing of muscle activity and mechanical efficiency. Especially relating to mechanical efficiency, it was investigated in various physical movements. As a result, previous study indicated that mechanical efficiency was an important index to "skill". However, it has not been reported about its improvement in conjunction with training. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to determine the mechanical efficiency of free throw shooting exercise in basketball, and assess the improvement of mechanical efficiency and performance through an eight week training program.
Published
2008-04-13
Section
Coaching and Sports Activities