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Coaches and athletes around the world are in constant pursuit of improving their athletic performance. For some, a routine amount of weight lifting, cardiovascular exercise, agilities and flexibility training with gradual advancement may be enough to see growth. However, many are not satisfied and turn to in-depth analyses of their techniques in order to measure their progress. After an intense workout or competition, coaches spend time breaking down athletic performances based on major movements. By compartmentalizing these activities, they can identify which motions are efficient and which ones hinder fluid motion. From this evaluation and discernment, athletes may then make training adjustments to enhance their performances.
Davis, Sydney Grace, "Statistics and Biomechanics: An Interdisciplinary Evaluation of the Mathematical, Practical, and Athletic Applications of Principal Component Analysis" (2018). Undergraduate Honors Theses. 19.