Biomechanics in Sport: Performance Enhancement and Injury Prevention: Olympic Encyclopaedia of Sports Medicine / Edition 1

Biomechanics in Sport: Performance Enhancement and Injury Prevention: Olympic Encyclopaedia of Sports Medicine / Edition 1

by V. Zatsiorsky, International Federation of Sports, Ioc Medical Commission
     
 

ISBN-10: 0632053925

ISBN-13: 9780632053926

Pub. Date: 12/27/2000

Publisher: Wiley

Biomechanics in Sport is a unique reference text prepared by the leadi ng world experts in sport biomechanics. Over thirty chapters cover a b road spectrum of topics, ranging from muscle mechanics to injury preve ntion, and from aerial movement to wheelchair sport. The biomechanics of many sports including running, skating, skiing, swimming, jumping i n athletics,

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Biomechanics in Sport is a unique reference text prepared by the leadi ng world experts in sport biomechanics. Over thirty chapters cover a b road spectrum of topics, ranging from muscle mechanics to injury preve ntion, and from aerial movement to wheelchair sport. The biomechanics of many sports including running, skating, skiing, swimming, jumping i n athletics, figure skating, ski jumping, diving, javelin and hammer t hrowing, shot putting, and striking movements are all explained.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780632053926
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/27/2000
Series:
Encyclopaedia of Sports Medicine Series
Pages:
680
Product dimensions:
3.94(w) x 9.84(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

MUSCLE ACTION IN SPORT AND EXERCISE.

1 Muscle action in high force contractions.

2 Functional properties and performance in skeletal muscles.

3 Muscle-tendon architecture and athletic performance.

4 Eccentric muscle action in sport and exercise.

5 Stretch-shortening cycle.

6 Biomechanical foundations of strength and power training.

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LOCOMOTION.

7 Factors affecting preferred rates of movement in cyclic activities.

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8 The dynamics of running.

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9 Lower extremity function during cycling.

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10 Competitive skill: technique, equipment and environmental factors affecting performance.

11 Technique and power production in speed skating.

12 Hydrodynamic resistance and propelling forces in swimming.

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13 Mechanical power and propelling efficiency in competitive swimming.

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JUMPING AND AERIAL MOVEMENT.

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14 Aerial movement.

15 The high jump.

16 Ski jumping.

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17 Jumping in figure skating.

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18 Springboard and platform diving.

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THROWING.

19 Throwing: basic principles.

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20 Flight of projectiles in sport.

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21 Hammer throwing: problems and prospects.

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22 Shot putting.

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23 Javelin throwing: an approach toward performance improvement.

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INJURY PREVENTION AND REHABILITATION.

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24 Mechanisms of musculoskeletal injury.

25 Musculoskeletal loading during landing.

26 Impact propagation and its effects on the human body.

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27 Sport related spine injuries and their prevention.

28 Eccentric contraction: applied physiology and mechanics of muscle injury and rehabilitation.

SPECIAL OLYMPIC SPORTS.

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29 Manual wheelchair propulsion.

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30 Sport for amputees

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