Relationship of Selected Kinematics Variables with the Performance of Shot Put | Original Article
The purpose of the study was to investigate the relationship of selected kinematic variables with the performance of ‘O’Brien technique of shot put at the time of release. The subjects for the study were five male shot putters of Lakshmibai National University of Physical Education, Gwalior from the track and field match practice group who were able to perform more than 10 meters. Their age ranged between 17 to 25 years. The performance of each subject was measured by using the standard procedures of IAAF, the horizontal distance covered by the subjects were considered as his performance and the horizontal distance were measured in meters. Three trial were given to each subject and the best one was considered for this study. Videography technique was employed in order to register the performance of the subjects at the time of release. The data was analyzed by using Pearson’s moment product correlation to ascertain the relationship of the selected kinematic variables with the performance of ‘O’Brien technique of shot put. The biomechanical variables were consisting of selected angular kinematic variables and the linear kinematics.