Entertainment The Secret Behind Michael Jackson “Smooth Criminal” Move Revealed Published 9 months ago on June 27, 2018 By The Terrorist! In 1987, the music video Smooth Criminal by Michael Jackson stunned audiences around the world with a gravity-defying move – leaning forward to a staggering 45 degree angle.DON'T MISS: Download & Install All Naija Entertainment App Into Your Android There was some footwear magic happening there, for sure – but a group of neuroscientists have looked at the spine biomechanics behind the technique he performed in concerts all over the world. And nope, Michael Jackson really didn’t need wires. “MJ pulled off a gravity-defying 45 degree move that seems unearthly to any witness. Several MJ fans, including the authors, have tried to copy this move and failed, often injuring themselves in their endeavours,” the researchers wrote in their paper. Now, it’s not exactly a secret that MJ had help performing the stunt. The illusion was aided with a nail that popped up at just the right moment and hitched into a special shoe. This gave him extra grip to a floor that he would otherwise fall down on – but his body played a huge role, too. “As much as we would like to believe that MJ broke the relationship between physiology and physics, a patent registered under his name shows that the move was accomplished with a clever invention,” the researchers, from the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research in India, wrote. “But even with specially designed footwear and the support of the hitch member, the move is incredibly hard to pull off, requiring athletic core strength from strengthened spinal muscles and lower-limb antigravity muscles.” READ ALSO “I Am Glad The PDP Is Going To Court” – Abdulsalami AbubakarIn fact, the researchers found that MJ kept most of the strain of the pose in his Achilles heel. Without the shoes, even extremely fit professional dancers could only do a maximum lean of 25 to 30 degrees. Basically, don’t bother trying this at home, you’ll probably hurt yourself. You can see the gravity-defying lean live on stage, and the mechanism behind it, in the video below. But the real question the researchers were looking into was how Michael Jackson challenged our understanding of spine biomechanics. According to this team, he definitely played a role. “Trick or not, new forms of dancing inspired by MJ have begun to challenge our understanding of the modes and mechanisms of spinal injury,” the researchers wrote. “Ever since MJ entertained us with his fabulous moves, throughout the world dancers have tried to jump higher, stretch farther, and turn faster than ever before.” Of course, this leads into why this article was written in the first place – to determine how spine surgeries for dancers may change in the future. “The rapid rise in popularity of dance as an art and exercise the world over is bound to produce new forms of injuries that may perplex the neurosurgeon. The art of movement is life itself for many dancers, and it remains to be seen how surgical implants will hold up to the stresses of dance,” they concluded. READ ALSO See how Abeokuta fans of Woli Agba thrills out during Dr Smile's show [Photos]“While many new questions need answering, what is certain is that all this is owed to the ever-fresh inventiveness and style of ‘The King of Pop’.” Subscribe To ANE Talk Trends On Youtube Subscribe To All Naija Entertainment On Youtube Get More Stories Like This On: Facebook: @AllNaijaEntertainment, Twitter: @AllNaijaEntertainment Quick Reach: Our Service Improvement, Advertise With Us, Send Us Enquiries & Press Releases Related Posts:DWAYNE JOHNSON: Complete Biography, History, Family, State Of Origin, Birth And Throwback Photos Of Dwayne JohnsonHow To Become A Succesful Good Fashion Designer, Tailor, Sell Materials, Tools in NigeriaDAGRIN: Complete History, Biography, Family, State Of Origin, Birth And Throwback Photos Of Olaonipekun Oladapo Olaitan (Dagrin)LAURENCE ANINI: Full Throwback History And Biography Of Nigeria Number One Terrorist Laurence AniniUniversity of Lowa Summer Institute Exchange Program 2019, United States of America (Fully Funded)Perhaps! 10 Reasons Why Michal Jackson Is Probably A Child AbuserJOEL ANTHONY: Complete Biography, History, Family, State Of Origin, Birth And Throwback Photos Of Joel Anthony[STORY] ZADIRA – Another Love Journey (Episode 20)JOB: Academic and Non-Academic Staff Recruitment at Mountain Top UniversityNew Zealand: Many killed in ‘terrorist’ attack on mosques in Christchurch [VIDEO] Michael JacksonmoverevealedsecretSmooth Criminal Advertisement Click to comment Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. 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