Axis of Rotation

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  • Axis of Rotation
    • what is it?
      • An imaginary line that run through the body.
        • when the body or part moves, it moves around (or about) an axis of Rotation
    • what are they?
      • Longitudanal
        • Passes verticaly from top to bottom of your body
        • e.g When a gymnast perform a 360 degrees spin
      • Transverse
        • Passes horizontally from left to right
        • e.g a forward or backwards sommersault
      • Frontal
        • Runs horizontally from the front to the back
        • e.g when a gymnast perform a cartwheel

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