Highlights • Skilled batters are characterized by better performance and movement coordination. • Uncertainty about whether the ball will or will not swing alters movement patterns.
Highlights • Lordosis and kyphosis increase throughout adolescence and peak in adulthood. • Older individuals did not present excessive thoracic kyphosis.
Abstract The aim of the study was to compare the effect of stretching procedures on global coordination and accuracy in instep soccer kicks achieved in different stress conditions.
Highlights • Imagined movement time (MT) has been shown to be closer to actual MT after execution experience. • Present work studied how the difficulty of experienced movement affects imagined MT.
Highlights • Movement reaction time is reduced in response to temporally-predictable stimuli. • The reaction time for hand movement is shorter than that for speech production.
Highlights • A virtual reality environment perturbed optical flow during treadmill walking. • Investigated propensity for visuomotor adaptation in walking balance control.
Highlights • Prone extension exercises were studied with/without active lumbopelvic stabilization. • Effects on muscle recruitment and spinal kinematics were reported.
Highlights • Visual guidance can reduce complexity of bimanual coordination. • Complexity and temporal correlation measures capture distinct aspects of coordination.
Highlights • Muscle fatigue differentially affects motor control according to the movement context. • Cognitive and temporal demands alter posture-movement coordination when fatigued.
Highlights • The determinants of maximum throwing arm endpoint velocity were identified. • Muscular and non-muscular torques were studied from a dynamic coupling perspective.