…and everyone has shampoo commercial hair.

On Thursday, September 30 2010, I teamed up with Kim Harrell (Kinesiology) to generate some high-speed camera footage of her “Kinesiology 410 – Personal Trainer Certification: Exercise Science and Fitness Assessment” class punching, kicking, jumping, running, spinning, leaping and skipping rope (among other things). Kim’s students will use the videos to study forces on the body, musculature, joint stress, etc.

We set up in front of the Roost, and many passersby stopped to watch and ask questions. The students were fired up, and each one ran over to the computer to witness their performance, critique their form, etc.

I’m scheduled to work with the golf coach on Friday, 8th October for some golf swing analysis. Good times.

Gear nerds, behold the specs:
Mikrotron MotionBLITZ Cube2 @ 1020 fps
Fujinon C22x17A-M41 w/ Fujinon CRD-2A Remote Control Box

The students were slow-to-warm, but once they saw Kim giving Bob the business in super slow motion, everyone was coming up with ideas – leapfrog, handstand pushups, medicine ball catch, etc.  Stay tuned for the videos.

After lots of technical heartache, I finally got the high-speed camera back up and running.  Candy Smith and Gerry Tryhane were talking to some students, and I was able to convince one of them – the students, not Candy or Gerry – to jump for the camera.  This video is about ~1100 frames per second.  Kim Harrell (Kinesiology) is going to have her students jump, and use the footage to analyze forces on the body, or something like that.  Stay tuned.