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Title: The biomechanics of twisting somersaults. Part III: aerial twist
Authors: Yeadon, Maurice R.
Keywords: Twist
Somersault
Model
Simulation
Biomechanics
Issue Date: 1993
Publisher: © Taylor & Francis
Citation: YEADON, M.R., 1993. The biomechanics of twisting somersaults. Part III: aerial twist. Journal of Sports Sciences, 11 (3), pp. 209-218
Abstract: A simulation model and a rigid body model are used to evaluate aerial twisting techniques. It is found that when somersault is not present, a number of cycles of segment counter-rotation are required to produce one twist. When somersault is present, twist may be introduced by producing tilt using asymmetrical movements of the arms, chest or hips about the sagittal plane. The same asymmetrical movements may be used to remove tilt, although the effectiveness of these techniques is dependent upon body configuration and the direction of somersault.
Description: This article was published in the serial, Journal of Sports Sciences [© Taylor and Francis]. The definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02640419308729987
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1080/02640419308729987
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/5321
ISSN: 0264-0414
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