Definition of body mechanics

: systematic exercises designed especially to develop coordination, endurance, and poise

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And then, a lot of with Jarren, his upper-body mechanics are very good. Christy Cabrera Chirinos, sun-sentinel.com, "Hurricanes OC Dan Enos breaks down how all three QBs in race for UM’s starting job ‘improved’ during summer workouts," 28 July 2019 For a runner who is aggressively training, the goal is not to change their body mechanics, but to help the body accommodate mechanics developed in response to the running regimen. Andrew Levin, Do, Philly.com, "Forget pain relievers: Alternative treatments to help runners manage their aches and pains," 26 Jan. 2018 That said, any small amount of pain is a signal to your body that there is likely a vulnerability, like a weakness elsewhere contributing to poor body mechanics. SELF, "How to Know When It’s Safe to Run Through Knee Pain and When You Need to Stop," 7 Dec. 2018 So pairing stretching with strengthening is a great way to encourage good body mechanics and avoid unnecessary straining and injury. SELF, "7 Smart Things You Can Do to Proactively Prevent Running Injuries," 26 Sep. 2018 On her list: nutrition, poor sleep, altered body mechanics, psychological and physical stress, and pre-baby health. Rochaun Meadows-fernandez, Good Housekeeping, "4 Reasons New Moms Should Try Postpartum Physical Therapy," 13 Nov. 2017 That coach will have overhaul Jackson’s lower body mechanics, the cause of his scattershot accuracy. Steven Ruiz, For The Win, "Ranking the 9 best quarterback prospects in the 2018 NFL draft," 24 Apr. 2018 Aquatic physical therapy can ease pain by improving, among other things, body mechanics, posture and flexibility. Paige Mclaughlin, Philly.com, "Q&A: How can I manage my back and neck pain without opioid medications?," 7 Apr. 2018 Routinely throws without setting his feet and relies more on his arm than body mechanics to deliver fastballs, which works for him more times than not, but will also result with inaccurate throws. ... Scott Patsko, cleveland.com, "Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma QB: NFL Draft 2018 (video)," 5 Mar. 2018

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1950, in the meaning defined above

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