BIOMECHANICAL SKATING TECHNIQUE ANALYSIS IN BIATHLON

  • Hartmut Hermann
  • Martina Clauß
Keywords: skating technique, procedure for technique analysis, sports technical features, biathlon

Abstract

The paper describes examples from a biomechanical research project which is carried out in co-operation between the German Skiing Association/national team in biathlon and the University of Leipzig. The aims of the study were a) to develop a practical procedure to verify dynamic and kinematic skating technique features under typical conditions for the sport, b) to determine valid skating technique characteristics and c) to develop an feedback procedure which can be used in training sessions. The findings have been applied in training during the preparatory phase for the competition season 1999/2000. Biomechanically the study focussed on the determination of an effective temporal coordination of system propulsion impulses being generated by arms/poles and legs/skis.
Section
Coaching and Sports Activities