KINETIC AND KINEMATIC ANALYSIS OF RECURVE ARCHERY SHOOTING TECHNIQUE

  • Deniz Simsek
  • Ali Onur Cerrah
  • Hayri Ertan
  • A. Ruhi Soylu
Keywords: electromyography (EMG), muscle activation, relaxation strategy

Abstract

The study investigated shooting techniques of the archers with kinetic and kinematic methods. Twenty-seven archers of different skill levels have been involved into the current study to investigate both muscular activation strategies of nine muscles and some kinematic data on drawing hand side. A statistical significant difference (p<0.05) has been observed in terms of muscular activation among the archer groups. Although there was no statistical significance (p>0.05) in the time-dependent exchange values of the angle of the joints, a difference was detected in the graphical sense. Elite archers use distal muscles less but proximal and axial muscles more, and mid-level and novice archers use distal muscles more to pull the bowstring. This was interpreted to be the most important factor affecting the horizontal oscillation (lateral diflection) of bowstring.
Published
2014-10-07
Section
Coaching and Sports Activities