Unit 2- Defining Biomechanics
Definition of biomechanics-
+From the dictionary...
"the study of the action of external and internal forces on the living body, especially on the skeletal system"
+From Dr. Mike Sonne...
"Looking at the physics of motion and the forces (that people create) as well as the movement patterns people get into."
What is the difference in Kinematics and Kinetics -
Angles, Velocities and Accelerations. An easy way to remember this is to think "Kinematics are the descriptions of the motion".
Forces and Torques. An easy way to remember this is to think "Kinetics are the forces on the body".
An intro to "Application"
In the "application" sections Lennon Richards of BDG and Casey Mulholland of KineticPro will break down how to apply the knowledge gained from our biomechanics discussion with Dr. Mike Sonne. These sections are to help transfer knowledge gained in the lab to action on the field. There are many strategies to changing mechanics. The offered insights through these sections are simply strategies we as a team with the help of ProPlayAI have found impactful on our athletes.
We want to take a moment and thank ProPlayAI for their sponsorship of this unit. ProPlayAI is an industry leader in democratizing pitching mechanics with their product PitchAI. Throughout this module we will highlighting this technology to aid in the education of biomechanics.