Biomechanics Division

biomechanicslabThe basic aim of the Biomechanics Division is to research motion by:

- Evaluating the kinematics of athletic movement: Evaluation of the movement characteristics of athletic techniques, external forces exerted on the athlete's body, articular forces and moments and energy transfer among the body parts of the athlete. Overall evaluation of the parameters mentioned indicates the technical problems which lead to insufficient performance and ways of improvement.

- Evaluating athlete muscular strength: Evaluation of the strength of various muscles of the athlete and suggestion of ways of improving it by means of training.

- Evaluating myoneural control of movements: Evaluation of myoneural motor skill, pre-mobility and mobility time and of the electromechanical delay of muscles of athletes and children of preschool and school age, suggesting ways of improvement through training or exercise.

- Evaluation of leg mobility problems: The evaluation of leg mobility problems of persons with Parkinson's Diseases, or who have suffered a stroke, and of children with brain paralysis is made by analyzing their pace, suggesting ways of improving it by exercise.

- Evaluation of rehabilitation programmes for leg mobility programs: Evaluation of the effectiveness of various rehabilitation programmes for leg mobility programmes by analyzing stance and pace, and suggestion of ways for improving it.

Representative publications

  1. Gourgoulis V., Aggeloussis N., Kalivas V., Antoniou P., & Mavromatis G. (2004) Snatch lift kinematics and bar energetics in male adolescent and adult weightlifters. Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness, 44, 126-131
  2. Gourgoulis V., Angeloussis N., Boli A., Antoniou P., & Mavromatis G. (2004).The importance of individual and team swimming style in 400m. Exercise & Society: Journal of Sport Science, 37, 46-52
  3. Gourgoulis V., Aggeloussis N., Kasimatis P., Mavromatis G., & Garas A. (2003) Effect of a submaximal half-squats warm-up program on vertical jumping ability. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 17(2), 342-344
  4. Christoforidis H., Angeloussis N., Gourgoulis V., Mavromatis G., Kalivas V., & Vezos N. (2003). Comparison of kinematic characteristics of legs during normal pace for Greek adults. Physical Education and Sports, 14-15, 171-181
  5. Gourgoulis V., Aggeloussis N., Antoniou P., & Mavromatis G. (2002) Myoelectric and kinematic characteristics of the kicking leg in high and low ball velocity soccer kicks, Journal of Human Movement Studies, 43: 455-467
  6. Angeloussis N., Gourgoulis V., Masouras K., Kabas A., Christoforidis H., Fatouros I., & Mavromatis G. (2002). Kinematic characteristics of normal pace of pre–school age children. Exercise & Society: Journal of Sport Science, 32: 22-29
  7. Aggeloussis N., Mavromatis G., Gourgoulis V., Pollatou E., Malliou V., & Kioumourtzoglou E. (2001). Modifications of neuromuscular activity and improvement in performance of a novel motor skill. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 93: 239-248.
  8. Gourgoulis V., Aggeloussis N., Mavromatis G., & Garas A. (2000). Three-dimensional kinematic analysis of the snatch of elite Greek weightlifters. Journal of Sports Sciences, 18: 643-652.