STABILOMETRY APPLIED ON THE ANALYSIS OF INDIVIDUAL TECHNIQUE IN THE AIR - RIFLE SHOOTING

  • K. Gianikellis
  • J. Pantrigo
  • A. Vara
Keywords: biomechanics, stabilometry, rifle shooting

Abstract

The main problem of sport technique in shooting sports is to maintain the body segments as stable as possible. Experimental data proved that shooters adopt a mechanically unstable posture as consequence of the interactions among body segments. Stabilometric analysis, by means of force plates, allows the evaluation of postural stability, measuring displacements of the center of pressure (COP). In this study the postural stability of a high level air - rifle shooter and its relationship with performance has been evaluated. The results confirmed that it is possible to obtain relevant information with respect to shooter's technique, given that, the shooter displayed a trend to achieve better shots trying to intercept the center of the target with moving the whole body – rifle system forwards (p<.000; r = -. 445).
Section
Coaching and Sports Activities