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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The plie is a closed-loop movement that relies on proprioceptive updating, while the saute is a ballistic movement that is more typical of open-loop planning.
To analyze the impact of ballistic movement on the echo's time-range profile, we choose another time duration of 101-101.
To feel the benefit of ballistic movement, Harren suggests this sequence: Warm up first and then do some gentle stretching on your calf muscles.
Like Piatigorsky, string players, singers, and pianists call to their aid certain efficiencies that come under the heading of ballistic movement.
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.
Although the basic triple agonist/antagonist/agonist EMG pattern of ballistic movement is preserved in PD, the initial agonist burst is reduced and the movement appears to take place in series of triple patterns and is thus prolonged (31).
The plie is a closed-loop movement, which allows the performer to consider proprioceptive information, while the saute is a ballistic movement that relies more heavily on feed-forward planning.
As shown in Figure 5, MT between the moment the head moves and the moment the reticle is resting on the target is the sum of three components: (a) time lag, L, (point A to B); (b) MT of the first ballistic movement from the starting point to the first stopping point near the target (point B to C); and (c) MT of a series of move-and-wait movements homing into the target (point C to D).
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.

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