Biomechanical evolution of the Tkachev on uneven bars in female gymnastics

Gareth Irwin, Timothy A. Exell, Michelle L. Manning & David G. Kerwin

With the emergence of the toe-on Tkachev as one of the most popular complex skills, it becomes apparent that knowledge of this technique is necessary to make training effective and safe.

This paper, published by Taylor & Francis, highlights the stresses endured when performing Tkachev release skills, especially the toe-on, toe-off Tkachev which became more popular as the distance between the rails on the apparatus increased.

The complete paper may be accessed here: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/23310472.2014.983165

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