The purpose of this study was to investigate the kinematic difference in Back Pike somersault in platform diving according to players‘ skill level and to assist them to improve performances. Ten Korean diving athletes participated in this study and they were divided into skilled group (n=5) and less-skilled group (n=5) and t-test was performed to find the difference at the moment of take-off between groups. The results showed that the hip extension angle was greater and the extension velocity of knee and hip joints were faster in skilled group compared to less-skilled group. It is recommended, therefore that the flexibility training of hip joint and muscle strength training to enhance extension velocity of knee and hip joints are needed.
Park, Jiho; Ryu, Ji-seon; Park, Sangkyoon; Lim, Heesung; Park, Sangheon; Kim, Joonyeon; Jung, Chan-hyuck; and Yoon, Sukhoon
"KINEMATIC ANALYSIS OF DIVING BACK PIKE SOMERSAULT IN PLATFORM ACCORDING TO PLAYERS’ SKILL LEVEL,"
ISBS Proceedings Archive: Vol. 35
, Article 270.
Available at: http://commons.nmu.edu/isbs/vol35/iss1/270