DEFINITIONS External forces – forces that are not produced by our bodies such as gravity or air resistance Internal forces – Movement created by  using our muscles An example of an Internal Force is a push or pull.  An example of a an Internal Force in trampolining is pushing yourContinue Reading

Biomechanics can be used to analyse  trampoline skills and  good coaches will be able to  give advice to their performers to enable them to make the necessary adjustments to improve the technical correctness of the skill. Often coaches forget all about the mechanics of trampolining after becoming qualified as theyContinue Reading

A force that attracts everything to towards the earth.   ○ A force the earth exerts on a body ○ Acts vertically downwards ○ Slows down a body as it rises ○ Speeds up a body as it falls ○ Gravity is an external forceContinue Reading

‘Gain’ or ‘gaining’ is movement in the opposite direction to the direction of the rotation. (eg)  Forward travel in a backward rotating skill or Backward travel in a forward rotating skill. An example would be landing forwards of the cross in a back landing, or landing behind the cross inContinue Reading

Cast is the term used to describe sideways travel.  It is caused by the centre of mass moving sideways as the body leaves the bed. Cast can be corrected by improving the take phase of the skill. It is common to see casting in a back landing half twist toContinue Reading

Travel describes movement away from the centre of the cross in excess of 50cms Travel is caused by the Centre of Mass moving horizontally as well as vertically at last contact (LC) This is also referred to as ‘leaning off balance’ Travel can be reduced by developing good core stability,Continue Reading