Biomechanics: What is it and why is it so important in sport?

You may have heard about the use of biomechanics in sport, but do you know what it is and how it’s used? We’re here to give you a run down of why biomechanics is so important in sport. What is biomechanics? Biomechanics is the study and science of movement of a living body. From your muscles and bones to your tendons and ligaments – it analyses how different body parts work together to produce movement.  It generally applies engineering principles, physics and other forms of analysis to learn the capabilities and limits of the human body.   There are four main elements of biomechanics: Kinematics – the science of describing motions.  Dynamics – the study of systems that are in motion with acceleration deceleration Kinetics – the study of actions of forces that produce or change motions Statics – the study of systems that are in equilibrium, either at rest or…

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