Taking Advantage Of Momentum

Lesson 40 : Body Mechanics
Principles Of Body Mechanics

Taking Advantage of Momentum

Taking advantage of momentum means the avoidance of stops and starts, and of change of speeds. Similar to rhythmic movements, free flowing motions are the least fatiguing of movements because they are continued so that one motion flows smoothly into the next, rather stopping abruptly. For instance, in polishing or dusting a large surface, the end of each movement may be rounded to make the next stroke a continuation of the forward stroke so that momentum of the work is maintained.

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