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The influence of muscle tremor on shooting performance.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19923157     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Shooting ability is compromised by involuntary movement. Some of this movement is physiological tremor. Tremor size has a demonstrable inverse correlation with shooting performance. Consequently, factors which affect tremor size should affect shooting ability. Adrenaline and local muscle warming markedly increase tremor size, whereas local muscle cooling reduces it. The physiological mechanisms behind these changes are not well understood, but they have the potential to affect shooting performance in subjects who exercise heavily and/or are exposed to extreme environments. The Olympic biathlon is an event in which vigorous physical exercise alternates with rifle shooting and it often takes place in a cold environment. The possible impact of exercise, temperature and other factors on the Olympic biathlete is considered here.
Martin Lakie
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review     Date:  2009-11-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  Experimental physiology     Volume:  95     ISSN:  1469-445X     ISO Abbreviation:  Exp. Physiol.     Publication Date:  2010 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-02-17     Completed Date:  2010-05-05     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9002940     Medline TA:  Exp Physiol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  441-50     Citation Subset:  IM    
School of Sport and Exercise Sciences, Applied Physiology Research Group, University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Athletic Performance / physiology*
Body Temperature Regulation / physiology*
Hand / physiology
Muscle, Skeletal / physiology*
Tremor / physiopathology*

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