THREE DIMENSIONAL KINEMATIC ANALYSIS IN WOMEN’S SHOT PUTT: INFLUENCE OF HEAD MOVEMENT ON TECHNIQUE

  • Jianguo Liu
  • Xin Yun
  • Weibin Liu
  • Jinfu Wang
Keywords: attitudinal reflex, the angle of head and trunk, the angle of head rotation

Abstract

The influence of head motion of shot put during competition was studied in this study. Six female elite shot putter was recruited as subjects in this study. Shots performed by six female elite shot putter were filmed. Three-dimensional analysis was employed to determine the angle of head, trunk, shoulder rotation and height of shot at different throwing phase. Results found that the raising of head position in every phase influenced the movements limb and trunk. Therefore, it is necessary for coach and athletes to pay more attention on the head movement in shot put.
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Coaching and Sports Activities