Technique and ground reaction forces in the back handspring.

  title={Technique and ground reaction forces in the back handspring.},
  author={Timothy J Koh and Mark D. Grabiner and Garron G Weiker},
  journal={The American journal of sports medicine},
  volume={20 1},
The ground reaction forces at the hand that produced compression forces and varus/valgus moments at the elbow joint during the double-arm support phase of the back handspring were studied. The relationship of technique, namely elbow joint flexion, to these forces were also studied. Compression forces and forces producing valgus moments have been implicated in overuse injuries to the elbow joint. Video and force plate analysis of six young female gymnasts showed that 1) the elbow joint flexed… CONTINUE READING
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