Talk The Torque

Talk the Torque

Phil Mansfield and James Jowsey discuss torque, from a scientific perspective.

 Phil:
I would like to help people get through the apparent misunderstandings of torque and understand it from a scientific point of view.

Why is it important to understand, what is its role for us as coaches? How is it researched?

Jowsey:
The scientific definition:

‘A torque acting on a body is created by a force acting a distance away from the axis of rotation.’

 Axis of rotation in a gym setting… a bicep curl is the elbow.

 The forces are the key component within the torque concept. Without the forces there can’t be a torque.