EFFECT OF FATIGUE ON BASKETBALL THREE POINTS SHOT KINEMATICS

  • J Slawinski
  • J Poli
  • S Karganovic
  • C Khazoom
  • D Dinu
Keywords: Team Sport, biomechanics, elite

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to measure the effect of fatigue on basketball shooting kinematics. Young elite players (n=8) were included in the study. Maximal and minimal 3D joint angles, at maximum and minimum centre of mass height were measured with inertial sensors (Moven Biomech, Xsens). Each player performed four 3 points shot (3PS) in dynamic conditions before and after a submaximal exercise (70% of maximal exhausting). This exercise consisted in a repetition of 20-meters sprints with 5 jumps between each sprint. Results showed that fatigue decreased hip joint angle and increased shoulder joint angle when the center of mass was at its lowest point. These biomechanical modifications did not alter the precision of shooting. This study demonstrated that fatigue has small effect on kinematics and precision of the 3PS.
Published
2016-05-05
Section
Coaching and Sports Activities