Consider the following graph, excerpted from the series The Science of Exercise Equipment from Schottenbauer Publishing:
- How high is the bounce?
- Over what time segment does the bounce occur?
- Does the person travel sideways during the bounce?
- Is it possible to determine whether the bounce is cushioned by the knees, the Bosu, or both? If so, what provides the most cushioning? [Note: A Bosu is a dome-shaped inflatable device used for exercise.]
- On a piece of paper, sketch the person's position at the beginning, highest point, and end of the bounce. Focus on the center of the abdomen.
- Redraw the graph with the initial position at (0,0). Label the axes with the correct coordinates.
- Redraw the graph with the highest bounce position at (0,0). Label the axes with the correct coordinates.
- Redraw the graph with the horizontal line on the x-axis and the highest bounce position at x=0. Label the axes with the correct coordinates.
- On a piece of paper, list as many athletic activities as possible which involve bouncing or jumping. Use a time limit of 60 seconds.
The following books from Schottenbauer Publishing contain a more extensive collection of graphs and data pertaining to the science of athletic training: