Written and edited by the same researchers who proposed and validated these methods, this book not only presents innovative methods for an efficient training and testing process (most of which are based on very simple technology and data processing methods), but also discusses the associated background information.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.