The muscle, joints, movement components involved in the soccer "bicycle kick", including physcial test suggestions and biomechanial principles involved

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INTRODUCTION Soccer is the most popular sport worldwide. The Federation Internationale de Football Association represents 203 countries including more than 200 million licensed participants. (9) The Union des Associations Europeennes de Football represents 49 European nations with approximately 20 million participants, and the German Soccer Association listed 6.25 million participants in 2000. (6,28) These statistics do not include players who play soccer on an unorganized basis. No other discrete movement in football is as spectacular as the gesture known as the bicycle kick: when a player kicks the ball in mid-air backwards and over his own head. Many players have tried it; some of them have succeeded but few have performed a perfect…show more content…
The dorsiflexion of the ankle by the Tibialis anterior is inserted at the ankle, tarsal and metatarsal. 2. Describe the health and skill related components of physical fitness that are relevant to the performance of this skill. Physical fitness is multifaceted and involves both skill-related and health-related components. The skill-related components of fitness (speed, power, agility, balance, reaction time, and coordination) are primarily important in achieving success in athletics and are not as crucial for the development of better health. Soccer players need a combination of aerobic and anaerobic fitness due to the nature of the game and the fact that there is continuous movement with lots of short bursts of more intense activity. Some positions require higher levels of anaerobic fitness than others, some require more aerobic fitness. A midfield player is required to cover a lot of ground during a game and needs a good aerobic engine. A striker on the other hand requires short bursts of repeated activity and requires more speed and anaerobic fitness. In order to perform the bicycle kick, there is a number of health and skill related components of physical fitness that are relevant to its success. From Health related components, nearly all the components are relevant to the performance of the bicycle kick, however key components are MUSCULAR STRENGTH -Muscular strength is the amount of force a muscle can

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