Is movement variability important for sports biomechanists?

Bartlett, RM, Wheat, JS and Robins, M, 2007. Is movement variability important for sports biomechanists? Sports Biomechanics, 6 (2), pp. 224-243. ISSN 1476-3141

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This review paper addresses the importance for sports biomechanics of movement variability, which has been studied for some time by cognitive and ecological motor skills specialists but, until quite recently, had largely been overlooked by sports biomechanists. The paper considers biomechanics research reporting inter- and intra-individual movement variability in javelin throwing, basketball shooting and running. We conclude by recommending that sports biomechanists should focus more of their research on movement variability and on important related topics, such as control and coordination of movement, and implications for practice and skill learning.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Sports Biomechanics
Creators: Bartlett, R.M., Wheat, J.S. and Robins, M.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Date: 2007
Volume: 6
Number: 2
ISSN: 1476-3141
Rights: © 2007 Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Divisions: Schools > School of Science and Technology
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 10:03
Last Modified: 23 Aug 2016 09:07

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