THE VALUE VISUAL VARIABLES IN BIOMECHANICAL ANALYSIS

  • J. Hudson
Keywords: throwing, kicking, striking

Abstract

In the preface of Sports Biomechanics, Terauds, Barthels, Kreighbaum, Mann, and Crakes (1984) wrote "... of the dedication of the INternational Society of Biomechanics in Sport to bridge the gap between the sports biomechanics researcher and teh practitioner. It requires a special understanding of the needs of the athlete, needs of the coach, and needs of the biomechanics researcher. The sports biomechanics researcher must go to the practitioner" (p.v.). Following from these statements, the purposes of this paper are to examine the inter-relationship among the athlete, the coach, and the biomechanics researcher and to raise some issues with regard to the message about technique that the researcher delivers to the practitioner.
Section
Muscle-Skeleton-Mechanics