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Biomechanical evaluation of exercises for performing a forward handspring - Case study

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The aim of this study was based on the kinematic parameters, extracted at different stages of performing aforward handspring to determine the interconnection of methodological procedures of learning with the final structureof the movement. The respondent is an active competitor with years of experience, elite athlete, many times Croatianchampion, and competitor at European, World Championships and the Olympics. The team composed of six gymnasticexperts, chose one of the best performances by twelve methodological procedures and the best performance (of six) twolegforward handsprings basing their choice on a detailed review of recorded material. Assessment of quality ofperformance was done according to the defined rules prescribed by the regulations (Code of Points). The forwardhandspring technique consists of four phases based on which 45 space and time kinematic parameters were selected (30parameters in the phase of hand contact and push-off, 7 in the flight phase, and 8 parameters in the landing phase). Byextraction of space and time parameters, there was a differentiation of certain methodological procedures that are thebest for learning forward handspring in each phase of its performance. This research indicates that these methodologicalprocedures mostly coincide in space kinematic parameters by which the technique of a forward handspring is described.

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  • Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
  • Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
  • Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
  • Faculty of Sport and Physical Education, University of Nis, Nis, Serbia
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