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crazypro
02-10-2009, 07:37 PM
i don't get this thing. is it supposed to be ordered from leg, rotation of shoulder and then arm or something different?

gastro54
02-10-2009, 07:44 PM
[BASE]Legs - Torso - Shoulders - Arms[END]

In other words you can't rotate elements towards the end of the chain without having exerted force by elements that precede them.

Your legs exert a force on the ground which allows your torso to rotate which allow your shoulder to rotate which finally allow your arm to swing

Slicendicer
02-10-2009, 07:50 PM
The kinetic chain basically works opposite of gravity. Always start with the feet/legs to whatever motion you are performing.

lovethetriangle
02-12-2009, 01:19 AM
Is there a definitive way/article as to how it is applied directly to tennis?

LeeD
02-12-2009, 08:25 AM
Look at baseball batters and golfers.

SystemicAnomaly
02-13-2009, 12:37 AM
[BASE]Legs - Torso - Shoulders - Arms[END]

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I would add Hips to the basic chain (other minor links are also possible):

Legs - Hips - Torso - Shoulders - Arms[END]


Is there a definitive way/article as to how it is applied directly to tennis?

Are you talking about a specific stroke? The [B]details of the chain will vary from one type of stroke to anther. For instance, the hip (rotation) link will usually play only a very minor role, if any at all, in most 1-handed BHs. However, hip rotation plays a significant role in the 2-hander, the FH and the serve. Some strokes include a forearm rotation (link) and sometimes even a moderate wrist link.

SystemicAnomaly
02-13-2009, 12:49 AM
Is there a definitive way/article as to how it is applied directly to tennis?

Try these web links regarding kinetic links in tennis:

TennisServer.com/wildcards/wildcards_06_10.html (http://www.tennisserver.com/wildcards/wildcards_06_10.html)
A kinetic chain can link health to your swing (http://www.reporternews.com/news/2008/Dec/14/a-kinetic-chain-can-link-health-to-your-swing/)

USTA Player Development - The Kinetic Chain (http://www.playerdevelopment.usta.com/content/fullstory.sps?iNewsid=114390&itype=7418)
tennis.about.com/od/playersmale/ss/djokovicpicsbs_6.htm (http://tennis.about.com/od/playersmale/ss/djokovicpicsbs_6.htm)

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