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Why study the kinesiology and biomechanics of exercise?
Biomechanics and kinesiology are important fields of study for students, educators, and trainers that are interested in exercise science. Here are some pragmatic reasons why. By analyzing the movements that are performed in an exercise biomechanically and kinesiologically, you can you determine which joint actions and muscles play a major role and if the exercise is effective and safe. Characteristics of exercise such as grip, body, and limb position have an impact on muscle involvement, so it is important to understand how they affect the results you will obtain in a training program. Proper technique can help duplicate sports specific movements and improve athletic performance.