KINEMATIC CHARACTERISTICS OF THE STEINEMANNSTEMME MOVE ON THE UNEVEN BAR: A CASE STUDY

  • Ping Xin
  • Wen-shou Li
Keywords: rotation inertia, Coriolis force, turn power, strength balance

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to present a biomechanical analysis of an innovative technique on the uneven bar in international gymnastic competitions. Based on the motion trajectory of body’s center of gravity, the angle variation diagram of shoulder and hip joints and the principle of Coriolis, the study has probed into some key techniques used in this routine. They are as follows: The first technique is from ordinary grip to back somersault and arm extension. Secondly, the technique of downswing to low vertical plane of the bar is examined, followed by that of the releasing grip in order; then the turn with bend and extension adjustment in flight and finally the balance of handstand on the lower bar. The proper technical method and its main points are provided here for reference of elite gymnasts, coaches and researchers.
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Coaching and Sports Activities