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Tavian Craft Exercise 550 Article Review 3 From 2D leg kinematics to 3D full-body biomechanics-the past, present and future of scientific analysis of maximal instep kick in soccer Introduction The aim of the article is to review and classify previous biomechanical studies on maximal instep soccer kick in order to show what have been done, what are the main problems that researchers are facing and where we might be heading in the future. Methods The test consisted of male and female professional soccer players kicking a stationary ball while being analyzed in 2D motion. The 2D analysis of the soccer player’s bodies were done in the sagittal plane. The 2D movements differed at testing rates extending from 64 to 200 frame/s and concentrated…show more content…
During the process, an incrementation in certain muscles' pre-lengthening can be observed. The pre-lengthening contributes to the athlete being an explosive kicker. Also found that through training, male and female athletes have developed different techniques of kicking, which can be characterized by run-up angle, trunk flexion and the dynamic posture after ball contact Summary The aim of the article was to break down the biomechanics of various female and male professional soccer players. The athletes participated in a 2D analysis and a 3D analysis. The 2D analysis results showed that as the athletes decelerated the their thigh during their forward kick, it allowed them to increase shortening speed and develop more kicking power. The 3D analysis allowed the researchers to focus on the full body of the athletes, which allowed for researchers to understand the formation of the dynamic tension arc.…show more content…
I thought the use of 2D analysis and 3D analysis were Ideal, because they give you the best of both worlds when it comes to research and development. Although 2D analysis is beneficial, I think the use of 3D analysis would have been easier to use. 3D analysis also allows for the researchers to focus on the athletes overall body rather just part of it in a sagittal view. Ephesians 4:6 reads, “From whom the whole body, being fitted and held together by what every joint supplies, according to the proper working of each individual part, causes the growth of the body for the building up of itself in
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