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Loughborough University

Sports Biomechanics and Motor Control Research Group


Tumbling is a dynamic activity performed in both gymnastics and tumbling disciplines. Linear and angular momentum produced during the approach phase is used during the final takeoff phase along with appropriate muscle activation time histories to produce the necessary linear and angular momentum at takeoff to perform a particular skill. The following papers investigate the technique used during the final takeoff phase and flight to perform various tumbling movements.


graphic of tumbling



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