Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Force Summation

Force Summation is broken up into 3 parts, but the whole thing means adding force together, to make a greater force. What makes Force Summation are 3 sections, these are Range of Motion, Order of Body Segments, and Timing of Body Segments. Range of Motion is the greater the range of motion is applied, the greater the force will be applied. For example, when kicking a ball, the further you leg extends for the kick, the more power is produced for the kick. Order of Body Segments is when we transfer force from our largest muscles to our smaller muscles. An example for this is like in a free throw, we create power (force) from our thighs (biggest muscles), to our trunk, then through our arms, to our fingers for the shot (smaller muscles). Timing of Body Segments is when each segment should be activated, when the before has reached it's peak of force. For example, again for the free throw we come from our feet, to our thighs, to our trunk, to our arms then into our hands/fingers. If all of these weren't in one motion the timing will be off, giving a little bit of force. The activity we did in the gym was on the rowing machine. We went step by step for a full row, going from just using our hands then to using our full bodies. This showed us that the more motion we used it will generate more force, therefore making us move further and longer when we row.


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