Technogym SA: Biomechanics understanding the terms that make our bodies move
A great way for an individual to improve their fitness is to acquire a deeper understanding and knowledge of biomechanics. If you have a strong understanding of how the body moves and the joints, bones and ligaments to perform certain actions, the easier it is to improve the the movements of each specific exercise or sporting activity.
Individuals who incorporate proper biomechanics are able to pursue their potential to its highest level and help minimise the potential for injury. Instructions on some sports equipment can refer to biomechanical terms and positions, so understanding what they mean will make it easier to get the most out of the equipment. A good example of how biomechanics has been used to provide comfort and functionality for the user is Unica. Designed and built with the same materials as professional gym equipment, with a refined and elegant design, Unica is the most comprehensive physical fitness and muscle-strengthening equipment that exists. It’s safe, works with speed and acceleration and builds momentum and balance when working out. It is important to note the understanding of the Synovial joints, such as the ball and socket, gliding/plane, hinge, pivot, ellipsoid and saddle. The science of biomechanics plays a major role in improving the performance of both individuals and sports equipment. Whilst it would take many years to become a specialist in biomechanics, having a basic understanding of the more common principles can help those participating in exercise and sports to manage their bodies effectively.
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