ballistic movement

ballistic movement

[bəlis′tik]
a high-velocity musculoskeletal movement, such as a tennis serve or boxing punch, requiring reciprocal coordination of agonistic and antagonistic muscles.

ballistic movement

An extremely rapid movement of the limbs which, once initiated, cannot be modified—e.g., striking a nail with a hammer, throwing a ball.

ballistic movement

a movement, such as a long kick, in which a limb or part of a limb is initially accelerated forward by concentric muscle action, then swings pendulum-like through a passive (inertial or 'ballistic') phase of constant velocity, before being eccentrically decelerated.
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To feel the benefit of ballistic movement, Harren suggests this sequence: Warm up first and then do some gentle stretching on your calf muscles.
Control of goal directed motor activities during 'on' periods (when the effect of a drug is working) such as drawing non-geometrical paint strokes, finger painting, cutting paper with scissors, hammering a nail, shooting a basketball, throwing darts, punching a bag, and other ballistic movement tasks become an integral part of occupational re-education.
During a stretch, a ballistic movement will activate a safety mechanism called the stretch reflex - which we don't want to happen, since it inhibits further muscular stretching and produces a contraction.
On neurological examination, irregular, high-amplidute ballistic movements were observed in his left arm and leg.
Just like butterfly fish, skipper butterflies rely on jumping ballistic movements to evade predators, but they propel themselves through the air, not the water.
While the previous exercises focus on slow sustained movements, these strength / power exercises combine total body coordination and more ballistic movements.
Such ballistic movements create great forces that the body must deal with not only for absorption (dampening) but most importantly for accumulating energy for give-back in the push-off action.
Principle four explains different movements, such as closed-loop and ballistic movements.
When stretching, do not use bouncing or ballistic movements.
Uncontrolled, ballistic movements at the end of the range of motion, will stress the joints and cause undetected damage to connective tissues.
Beatnik is being used by both the Russian Space Program and NASA to measure ballistic movements during the joint mission.
As the former strength and conditioning coach at the University of Tennessee, he implemented ballistic movements into the Vols' sports programs.

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