Definition of body mechanics

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

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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,, "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,, "Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma QB: NFL Draft 2018 (video)," 5 Mar. 2018 His body mechanics and swing are a little all over the place. Jake Kaplan, Houston Chronicle, "Josh Reddick dropped to ninth in Astros' Game 7 lineup," 21 Oct. 2017

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1950, in the meaning defined above

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