bio·​me·​chan·​ics | \ ˌbī-ō-mə-ˈka-niks How to pronounce biomechanics (audio) \

Definition of biomechanics

: the mechanics of biological and especially muscular activity (as in locomotion or exercise) also : the scientific study of this

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Other Words from biomechanics

biomechanical \ ˌbī-​ō-​mə-​ˈka-​ni-​kəl How to pronounce biomechanics (audio) \ adjective
biomechanically \ ˌbī-​ō-​mə-​ˈka-​ni-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce biomechanics (audio) \ adverb

Examples of biomechanics in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Health and fitness professionals can gather significant information about an individual's biomechanics without ever conducting a full exam. Matt Parrott, Arkansas Online, 17 May 2021 Mixing up your terrain and adding elevation to your workout can yield benefits similar to if not more effective than running, says Daniel P. Ferris, a professor of biomechanics at the University of Florida in Gainesville. Jen Murphy, WSJ, 1 May 2021 While overseeing the training of athletes as ASI’s director of sports performance, Holmes continued to research the biomechanics of pitching, earning a certification in exercise physiology from the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Nathan Ruiz, baltimoresun.com, 13 May 2021 Hudy, who spent the last two seasons at Texas, earned her master’s degree in sport biomechanics from UConn in 1999. Alexa Philippou, courant.com, 5 May 2021 Hall and a few other Orioles pitchers, including left-hander Zac Lowther, went directly to the Wake Forest Pitching Lab for state-of-the-art biomechanics work. Jon Meoli, baltimoresun.com, 4 May 2021 The body allows more still: genetics, biophysics, biochemistry, bioelectricity, biomechanics, anatomy, psychology, and finer gradations in between, all these levels acting together, each playing an integral role. Matthew Hutson, The New Yorker, 3 May 2021 If working on a laptop, Susan Kotowski, an associate professor at the University of Cincinnati who studies occupational ergonomics and biomechanics, recommends getting an external monitor, keyboard and mouse, if possible. Kathryn Vasel, CNN, 18 Mar. 2021 Mustard eventually wants to expand the app beyond biomechanics and incorporate tips on strength training, nutrition and mental and emotional training. Tim Casey, Forbes, 11 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of biomechanics

1899, in the meaning defined above

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“Biomechanics.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/biomechanics. Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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bio·​me·​chan·​ics | \ -mi-ˈkan-iks How to pronounce biomechanics (audio) \

Medical Definition of biomechanics

: the mechanics of biological and especially musculoskeletal activity (as in locomotion or exercise) also : the scientific study of such mechanics

Other Words from biomechanics

biomechanic \ -​mi-​ˈkan-​ik How to pronounce biomechanics (audio) \ or biomechanist \ -​ˌmek-​ə-​nist How to pronounce biomechanics (audio) \ noun
biomechanical \ -​mi-​ˈkan-​i-​kəl How to pronounce biomechanics (audio) \ also biomechanic adjective
biomechanically \ -​mi-​ˈkan-​i-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce biomechanics (audio) \ adverb

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