The Spiral Out Podcast

Smoothness:Complexity

December 27, 2020

In this episode we elaborate a little more on the topic of movement smoothness or complexity. We discuss very briefly how it is measured within studies, then give examples of how you see varying degrees of movement smoothness when watching low and high skill level athletes.

Complexity of movement is used interchangeably with movement smoothness: 

High Complexity = Smooth movements

Low Complexity = Rigid or jerky movements

 

We recommend first reading this article below:

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1186/s40798-019-0215-y

 

Some additional readings: 

https://journals.lww.com/acsm-msse/Fulltext/2020/11000/Physiological_Evidence_That_the_Critical_Torque_Is.14.aspx
https://physoc.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1113/jphysiol.2015.284380
https://journals.physiology.org/doi/pdf/10.1152/ajpregu.00019.2016
https://physoc.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1113/EP086960
https://physoc.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1113/EP087295
https://physoc.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.14814/phy2.14240

 

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