body mechanics


plural in form but singular or plural in construction
: systematic exercises designed especially to develop coordination, endurance, and poise

Examples of body mechanics in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web When most spring season student-athletes are winding down from this past season, the Buckeye 4x100 team is practicing their sprinting techniques and body mechanics in the current record-setting 100-plus degree heatwave nearly every morning around the school's track field. Dana Scott, The Arizona Republic, 26 June 2021 Improve your form on all the essentials—like the bench press, dumbbell press, even pushups—to get a better understanding of what your body mechanics should feel like. Jeff Tomko, Men's Health, 27 Jan. 2023 Its overall design, especially the body mechanics and expressive face, look neat. IEEE Spectrum, 2 Aug. 2019 Braxton is part football coach, part trainer, part shaman, blending knowledge of football and body mechanics with alpha swagger. Dallas News, 22 July 2022 Traditional back extensions don’t necessarily reinforce proper body mechanics, especially when simulating real-life activities like picking something up from the ground. Jeff Tomko, Men's Health, 11 Nov. 2022 Use correct body mechanics, such as lifting with your legs not your back. Kendall K. Morgan, Fortune, 31 May 2022 Some sensors also allow coaches to analyze the athlete’s personal body mechanics, thereby improving or adjusting techniques to avoid injury or reduce effort. Adnan Asar, Forbes, 2 May 2022 The company introduced some safety measures such as body mechanics training during the past year. Sebastian Herrera, WSJ, 29 Dec. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1950, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of body mechanics was in 1950

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“Body mechanics.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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