BIOMECHANICAL STUDY OF PUSH-OFF TECHNIQUE FOR HANDSPRING AND FRONT SALTO VAULT

  • Enqi Li
  • Yiyang Sun
  • Gang Ya
Keywords: vault, handspring and salto forward-type, push-off, shoulder

Abstract

The push-off technique has a decisive effect on the choice of vault and its successful execution during gymnastic competition. This paper presents a new technique, namely the push-off with downward extension of the shoulder. By biomechanical analysis, the two kinds of push-off techniques, which are used in the front salto and handspring maneuver were compared. High-speed photography, automatic film analysis and test comparison were used to examine the difference between two push-off techniques. Results showed that the push-off technique with the downward extension of the shoulder is logical, effective and advanced.
Section
Coaching and Sports Activities