body mechanics

plural in form but singular or plural in construction

Definition of body mechanics

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

Examples of body mechanics in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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 Hill Sprints allow runners to use area topography to recreate the body mechanics used for initial acceleration. Outside Online, 29 July 2020 Often, improper body mechanics (or in tennis, an unsuitable racquet) cause the inflammation, and changing your movement will help prevent the problem. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 15 Dec. 2021 Part of those efforts have centered on educating employees on body mechanics and on easing some policies related to work quotas. Jennifer Calfas, WSJ, 21 Oct. 2021 To continue gardening, seniors need to stretch and warm up before working, plant the right plants, use the right tools, use good body mechanics, garden in raised or elevated beds, and wear the right gear. Joanne Kempinger Demski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 6 Aug. 2021 Correct body mechanics is one of the most important guidelines to follow for seniors. Joanne Kempinger Demski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 6 Aug. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of body mechanics

1950, in the meaning defined above

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23 Aug 2022

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“Body mechanics.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2022.

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