Biomechanical Analysis of Shot Put and Discus

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Biomechanical Analysis: Shot Put A biomechanical standpoint, the shot put and has many different aspects that can be look at upon the affects of many different factors. Although there are many different factors that are important to success and performance related to the shot put and discuss. Thus, I am going to look at the speed, the angle, and the height of release. These factors are particularly important to performance of the shot put and discus but there are many other important factors that also contribute, including range of motion, timing, position, internal force, and external force. The next area that we are going to look at is speed. Results from studies done by M. Hubbard et al. showed that Achievable release speed…show more content…
{draw:frame} Many different muscles and joints used in shot putting. The shoulder muscle and joints around it are very important in performing. As part of the humerus bone, the acromioclavicular joint and the glenohumeral jointwork together to inhibit shoulder movement. Specifically, the glenohumeral joint allows complete range of motion for the shoulder because it is technically the “ball and socket.” Therefore, the joints in the humerus part of the muscle help the athlete to have a steady and controlled throw. In addition, before the shot is released, the arm can helped be controlled by the joints in the shoulder. Muscles associated with the shoulder that provides mobility and strength to the shoulder joints are the rotator cuff muscles. The rotator cuff muscles actually hold the ball in the socket. Without the rotator cuff muscles, the muscles joints would not function properly. They are important for providing strength to the shoulder as the athlete performs. When the athlete has the shot at its initial point, the rotator cuff muscles will move as the athlete prepares to throw (Shoulder). In addition to shoulder muscles associated with shot putting, elbow muscles are also associated with it. The two major elbow muscles that are usedin shot putting are the biceps brachii and the triceps brachii. The biceps brachii

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