Biomechanics In Volleyball

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Biomechanics is the study of the body as a machine. This study of the body looks at the internal and external forces that act on the body and the movements that these forces produce. By grasping biomechanical concepts, it enables us to programme our bodies to correct technical errors, reduce injury, move our body with precision and understand the importance of equipment design. This can be used in all sports including volleyball. I will be analysing myself and how I compare to a professional volleyball player by looking at an overhead serve.
Momentum is the quantity of motion of a moving body, measured as a product of its mass and velocity. The amount of momentum used in an overhead serve will determine the force the ball will travel over the
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Levers must have 3 things; a pivot point, a weight to be moved and a source of force or energy. In a volleyball serve, you use all of these things. The pivot point is your initial steps and rotation of your body, the ball is the weight to be moved and your momentum/force is the source of energy. The professional does all of things every time with extreme accuracy. Whereas I need to improve on all of these things including accuracy.
After analysing myself and the professional, I can now see what my strengths and weaknesses are and also what I need to improve on. Although I could still improve, my strengths are the preparation, ball toss and follow through. Where my weaknesses is everything in-between. To improve my performance, I have come up with a drill that will help improve my accuracy, force and hopefully my swing technique. To start the drill face a wall with approx. 3 metres distance in between. Find a spot on the wall and serve with correct technique and aim for that spot. However, the ball must return back to you by rebounding off the wall. If you do not do apply enough force, the ball will not rebound back to you. If everything is done correcly and is done repetitively, overtime your serve will be accurate and forceful while having the correct technique to avoid

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