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Assignment Mechanical Principles and Concepts Related to Movement Stability The concept of stability is related to equilibrium a state of equalized forces on the body Stability is the ability of the body to regain equilibrium after its has been displace There are two types of equilibrium static and dynamic Static is where the center of gravity is un a stable position like in performing a tilt in wrestling or a handstand in gymnastics Dynamic is where the center of gravity is in motion like in wrestling when shooting in on the opponent Principle The lower the center of gravity is to the base of the support the greater the stability will be In wrestling lowering your body making your stance semi crouched increases stability Concepts 1 To achieve greater stability lower the body over base of support Principle The nearer the center of gravity is to the center of the base of support the more stable the body In sprinting a runner lean forward to shift weight in the direction of motion or when on a balance beam the arm or leg on the opposite side from which the person is leaning is raised to shift the center of gravity back toward the base support Concepts 1 For greater stability maintain a body position with the center of gravity over the base support 2 When falling or leaning to one side raise and lower the arms or legs or some other body part on the side opposite the direction of the fall or lean distribute weight evenly 3 When carrying or lifting a heavy object keep the objects close to the body while bending the knees and keeping back straight Principle The larger or wider the base of support the more stable the body In wrestling having your feet spread farther apart gives you a wider base and more stable Concepts 1 Spread feet to increase the base
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