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Published: 19 Oct 2009 - 01:35 by Paolo

Updated: 27 Oct 2009 - 06:37

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sorry for my english, i do my best,..

i have a big doubt...

In the squash swing, the power, the acceleration is the pronotation supination of the forearm.. correct?

can you help me to understand better..i have read every old post..but i need one more help..

My question is:

pronation ora supination of  forearm is the same thing of rotation of forearm?


i would like know exatly what do you mean for pronation or supination?  in the pronation or supination the wrist is locked?


thanks for your attention




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From Paolo - 25 Oct 2009 - 19:07

Thanks again!


your help is really important for me...



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From rippa rit - 22 Oct 2009 - 06:33   -   Updated: 22 Oct 2009 - 06:37

Paolo - now that you have the idea of the rotation.  Here are links to a couple of squashgame's videos. See other videos in the squashgame Gold Squash Videos listed in the tab in the browser above.



Also, the Relevant Content tab (see the column on the left) will have related topics for further reading.

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From Paolo - 21 Oct 2009 - 07:26

really thanks!   I understand perfectly!!  :)


thanks again for your ready reply!



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From raystrach - 20 Oct 2009 - 08:51

hi paolo

hold your arm (the one that wields the racket) straight out in front of you with your fingers extended and your thumb pointing upwards.

now turn your forearm so that your thumb starts to move inwards and down - the palm of your hand will soon be facing downwards - this is pronation which is the same movement as in the forehand  stroke

return to the original position then turn your forearm so that your thumb moves outward and down so that the palm of your hand eventually faces upwards - this is supination which is the motion that is used on the backhand stroke



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From Paolo - 19 Oct 2009 - 18:16

Hi rippa and ray!

thanks for your ready gave me a great help...

can you explain more what do you mean for palm up and palm down...i have a little confusion..

for example, in the forehand, the pronation start with the forearm and the  palm of the arm that facing up and i think i have understood...but when the rotation of the forearm was complete, it seems to me the palm facing "behind"  the body not down... 

can you help me for understand better the concept?

i have watched  razik video on youtube... for example in the forehand, in the follow through seems the rotation of forearm is orizzontal and the palm during the follow trough turn from facing side wall to facing behind razik and not facind down......

The same in the the hiiting zone seems the palm start facing the side wall in front of razik and at the end of the rotation the palm facing behind razik...

sorry for my questions but i would like to understood the concept, for me is very important..

thanks again for your attention and your patience


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From raystrach - 19 Oct 2009 - 13:18

hi paolo

to explain a little more:

rotation is the generic term which can be used for the rotational movement of your forearm from the elbow down resulting in the wrist and hand turning

pronation is what happens  to your forearm during  the forehand stroke resulting in the palm of your hand facing downwards

supination is what happens to your forearm during  the backhand stroke resulting in the palm  of your hand facing upwards

this term has nothing to do with any movement of the wrist itself

hope this clarifies matters

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From rippa rit - 19 Oct 2009 - 07:11

Paolo - Here is the link to the Squash Library/Squash Technique which covers all the strokes etc.

Basically what you have said is correct.   Pronate refers to the forehand, and supinate refers to the backhand.  The rotation happens in the forearm at the elbow (not the shoulder).  The wrist is controlled.  See the pictures in the Library.

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