Five Biomechanical Principles

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The five biomechanical principles selected for the mechanical analysis of a football punt are power, torque, momentum, work, and center of gravity (center of mass). These biomechanical principles all make a connection to the movement of a football punt. The power, which is the rate of doing work and amount of energy consumed per unit of time is what allows the participant to have a force in the action. The participant needs energy to be able to complete the punt. Torque, which is the twisting force that tends to cause rotation would be the participant’s hip. The point where the object rotates is known as the axis of rotation, which is the participant’s hip due to the range of motion from the leg flexion and extension. Momentum is defined to
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