Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Keep momentum going

*After landing and pushing off with the lead leg, make sure to keep the momemtum going this way speed is not lost by maintaining velocity.

Terms definitions
Lower limbs: They are referred to as the "legs"
Upper limbs: They are referred to as the "arms"
Hamstring: Refers to one of the three posterior thigh muscles.
Quadriceps: A large muscle of four muscles on the front of the thing.
Stamina: The capacity of a person to endure physical stress to achieve some objective.
Endurance: The power to withstand hardship or stress.
Hypertrophy: Is the increase in the volume of an organ or tissue.
Fatigue: Temporary loss of strength and energy resulting from hard physical or mental work.
ROM:  The distance and direction a joint can move to its full potential.
Muscle memory: Involves consolidating a specific motor task into memory through repetition.
Biomechanics: The application of mechanical principles to biological systems.
Fast-twitch muscles: Type 2 muscles mostly used in fast, explosive movements.
Overstride: Forcing a longer step than your normal range.
Velocity: Is speed in a given direction. ( Speed = Distance/Time).
Parallel: Some going in the same direction and will never meet.
Torso: The body excluding the head and neck and limbs
Momentum: Product of the mass of an object and its velocity.
Flexed: To contract a muscle.
Abduct: Movement of body part away from the body.
Apex: The highest point (of something).
Ball of foot: Where the toes join with the rest of the foot. 

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