economy of movement


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economy of movement

[Gr. oikos, house, + nomos, law]
The efficient, energy-sparing motion or activity of the system or body.
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Construct validity for the total time, economy of movement and tissue handling parameters could not be demonstrated for the LapSim laparoscopic surgical simulator when examined within the context of a urology residency MIS program.
Economy of movement. Soon after we met, Linda recited a list to me.
"Functional flexibility is best exhibited by economy of movement in the desired sport skill," he explains.
Much of what has been learned so far points out the importance of economy of movement. "Many pianists get tired because they work their muscles harder than they need to," he points out.
The Playhouse's acting students learned a lesson from Graham that day about economy of movement that they never forgot.
He drew the gaze like honey draws bears, the neat brown colt beneath him not nearly as eyecatching, but efficient in his economy of movement.
Lean and handsome, San Francisco Ballet principal Ruben Martin, 28, seems the perfect embodiment of Robbins' feline, self-regarding Narcissus, evoking a lazy, summertime encounter with an economy of movement. When the curtain went up on Martin's debut in the ballet last March, there was the palpable sense of a star-making performance in the offing.
We were shown how you hold a gun, how to lessen yourself as a target, and how to have the economy of movement that would allow you to take out your target."
Wimbledon old boy Kevin Cooper's corner dropped right on Blake's head and, with no challenge from his marker Chris Willmott and confused keeper Davis nowhere, the Welshman, already renowned for his economy of movement, had only to adjust his cranium to guide into an empty net.
They call him The Tree, apparently because he's tall, willowy and has, shall we say, a certain economy of movement. Not to worry - I hear Forest are keen on him.
Soto stresses that economy of movement can cut the work in half.
"It's the economy of movement he has in his game which allows him to do it.