Monday, October 11, 2010

Punting a football



Step1- Hands out and pronated(12) with shoulders in flexion(11) and arms horizontally adducted(10) together... ready for the snap and in an athletic tall standing position. Radially deviate(9) your wrist in order to bring hands together on the snap for a catch. Throughout the entire process, the shoulder joint(8) should stay pretty much at the same point.

Step2- Begin with first step towards your kick (which occurs in the Transverse plane(7) and turn the football so the lace are facing up. You can do this by supinating(6) your hands and ulnary deviating(5) your wrists underneath the football.

Step3- Plant the opposite foot than you kick with, hyperextend(4) your kicking leg, plantarflex the foot getting ready for impact. Elevate(3) your arms slightly with the kick and let go of the football over the side of your plant foot (Do not toss the ball up or throw it down).

Step4- Swing the leg up while in plantarflexion(2) and as you are making impact begin to dorsiflex(1)  the foot for a minor increase in power. Use both hands as leverage and balance to max power.

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