Kinematics of an instep soccer kick
What does it take to kick a soccer ball? The biomechanical explanation may be a lot more complex than one suspects. The movement of an athlete kicking a soccer ball can be broken down into proximal (close to torso) to distal (away from torso) sequences of body segment motion. Various aspects of the soccer strike of a ball have been studied and analyzed. Due to the complexity of the movement, varying methodologies and application of inverse dynamics, there are differences in the understanding of the moments and angles involved in an instep kick of a ball such as one seen during a free kick.