Offers a practical approach to biomechanics and motion analysis by illustrating mechanical and mathematical principles with real-world examples. This book explains the principles of mechanics and covers various aspects of kinematics and kinetics. Basic principles are illustrated with actual data obtained in laboratory settings.
Expands on the fundamentals of motor performance and learning, providing supporting literature and research results in an accessible and engaging format. This title outlines the principles of motor skill learning, and develops a conceptual model of human performance.
Kinetic Anatomy, Third Edition, is created expressly for those who will work in physical activity fields. Ideal for learning structural anatomy and how it affects movement, the text systematically assembles each component of the human body from bones and joints to nerves and blood vessels.
Offers an overview of how the brain and nervous system control movement, and how new movements are learned and improved. This book covers topics that provide foundation knowledge needed for individuals working in the movement context as a teacher, coach, or therapist. It is suitable for students studying sports-related courses.
A title, in which the approach taken remains an integrated balance of qualitative and quantitative examples, applications, and problems designed to illustrate the principles discussed.It includes numerous sample problems and applications, along with practical advice on approaching quantitative problems.
Deals with the wonders of human movement and applied anatomy. This title is intended for students of human performance. It considers fundamental movements such as posture, walking, running, jumping, throwing, kicking and lifting, together with selected exercise and sport movements.
Provides students with both an explanatory and a descriptive basis for the processes and products of motor development. Covering the entire life span, this text focuses on the phases of motor development and provides a solid introduction to the biological, affective, cognitive, and behavioral aspects within each developmental stage.
This updated edition features three new chapters and current research findings. Topics include prenatal growth and functional development, motor development, thermoregulation, obesity in childhood and adolescence and more.
Presents a classification system of mechanical pain syndromes that is designed to direct the exercise prescription and the correction of faulty movement patterns. This book gives practitioners an organized method of analyzing the mechanical cause of movement impairment syndrome, the contributing factors and a strategy for management.
Describes motor development during the first two years of a child's life, focusing mainly on the first year, during which the greatest changes occur in relation to the entire life span. This text is useful for students studying motor development and motor behaviour, and also for motor development, motor behaviour, and early childhood specialists.
Uses the model of constraints (or dynamical systems) approach in discussing reasons for changes in movement throughout the life span. This title encourages students to observe and examine how the interactions of the individual, environment, and task affect changes in a person's movements.
Helps students learn to appreciate the consequences of external forces, how the body generates internal forces to maintain position, and how forces create movement in physical activities. This title also offers a link to an accompanying web resource that includes all of the problems from the book, separated by chapter, and 10 sample problems.
In the highly technical field of biomechanics, research methods are frequently upgraded as the speed and sophistication of software and hardware technologies increase. This second edition features more than 100 new pieces of art and illustrations and chapters introducing various techniques and areas of research.
A practical guide to using the range of biomechanics movement analysis machines, equipment and software. It includes explanations of the key theory underlying biomechanics testing, along with advice concerning choice of equipment and how to use your laboratory equipment most effectively.
Contains more than 100 drills to improve sport-specific quickness and agility. This title focuses on improving athletes' fleetness of foot, speed of change of direction and reaction time. Applicable across almost every sport, it explains the purposes behind the training, presents tests to gauge ability and monitor progress.
Great athletes make difficult moves look effortless with a combination of skill, strength, and balance. This guide shows you how to train for smooth, fluid movement and prevent muscle imbalances, mobility restrictions, stability problems, and injuries.