Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews

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Exercise & Sport Sciences Reviews:
doi: 10.1097/JES.0b013e31818781cf

Exploring the Mechanism of Skilled Overarm Throwing

Hirashima, Masaya1,2; Ohtsuki, Tatsuyuki3

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Although the kinematics and dynamics of overarm throws, such as baseball pitching, have been studied extensively, the relations between these measures remain largely unknown. This review uses a three-dimensional analysis to characterize the mechanical basis of skilled overarm throws by focusing on how each joint angular acceleration is produced by the muscle torques, gravity torques, and velocity-dependent torques.

©2008 The American College of Sports Medicine


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