As most good coaches know using your trunk to initiate your volleyball spiking power is critical to avoiding injury. In this video Andor Gyulai (Owner – Volleyball1on1.com) and Ryan Kendrick (Owner – Dynamic Tape) discuss how Dynamic Bio-Mechanic tape can be used to fix and improve volleyball spiking technique.
This tape is completely unique to traditional athletic tape or kinesiology tape. This tape has an elastic capacity well in excess of 200% as well as it stretches in all directions unlike kineso tape which only stretches in two directions. What this means is the tape can be used like a spring or bungee cord to create and absorb load during athletic movement.
This ability to create and absorb load means it can be used in a number of capacities including injury prevention and changing movement mechanics.
In this video the bio mechanic tape (Dynamic Tape) is used to alter the form of a volleyball player and help teach the player to use more trunk or hips while spiking. As most coaches know trunk rotation / hips is crucial to avoiding volleyball injuries of the shoulder as the muscles can deliver large amounts of force when spiking while reducing the amount of stress on the joints as compared to a player who mainly uses shoulder muscles for power.
Volleyball1on1 has filmed other corrective uses of dynamic tape for improving spiking technique including videos for jumping, trunk stability, opening up the shoulders back to create space to encourage trunk rotation forward and a video for correcting late cocking when spiking.
Click the link to see more uses of Dynamic Bio Mechanic Tape for volleyball.