The Biophysical Foundations of Human Movement - 2nd / Edition 2

The Biophysical Foundations of Human Movement - 2nd / Edition 2

by Bruce Abernethy, Stephanie Hanrahan, Vaughan Kippers, Laurel Mackinnon
     
 

The Biophysical Foundations of Human Movement, Second Edition, is now fully updated with information and enhanced learning aids that increase the readability and value of the text. Like its predecessor, the new edition provides a balanced introduction to each of the major biophysical subdisciplines of kinesiology: anatomy,

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The Biophysical Foundations of Human Movement, Second Edition, is now fully updated with information and enhanced learning aids that increase the readability and value of the text. Like its predecessor, the new edition provides a balanced introduction to each of the major biophysical subdisciplines of kinesiology: anatomy, biomechanics, exercise physiology, motor control, and sport and exercise psychology.

This comprehensive book presents an integrated study of human movement and applies this knowledge to human performance and physical activity across the lifespan. The Biophysical Foundations of Human Movement, Second Edition, considers basic methods and concepts, typical research questions, key historical developments, professional training and organizations, and suggestions for further reading within each subdiscipline. The authors offer a unique perspective on the subdisciplines by exploring not only the basic science but also the changes in human movement and movement potential that occur throughout the lifespan as well in response to training, practice, and other lifestyle factors.

The second edition includes these new features:
-A completely rewritten and reorganized section on the mechanical bases of human movement

-A significantly expanded chapter on integrative perspectives with more examples of the interdisciplinary research at the forefront of the field

-Listings of the latest Web-based resources that focus on topics relevant to human movement studies

-Clear learning objectives and brief summaries in each chapter
The book provides students with an overview of the field and the many career options available to them. It highlights key organizations, prominent individuals, and studies from around the world that have contributed to our understanding of human movement. The book also contains numerous learning aids (including suggested readings, extensive illustrations, a detailed index, and a complete glossary) that improve comprehension and make review of the material easier.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780736042765
Publisher:
Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date:
08/04/2004
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
376
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.85(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction

-Human Movement Studies As a Discipline and a Profession

-Human Movement Studies: Definition and Importance

-Disciplines and Professions

-Is Human Movement Studies a Discipline?

-Structuring a Discipline of Human Movement Studies

-Naming the Discipline of Human Movement Studies

-Professions Based on Human Movement Studies

-Relationships Between the Discipline and the Professions

-Summary

-Further Reading and References

-Some Relevant Web Sites
Part I: Anatomical Bases of Human Movement

-The Subdiscipline of Functional Anatomy

-Typical Questions Posed and Problems Addressed

-Levels of Analysis

-Historical Perspectives

-Professional Training and Organizations

-Further Reading and References

-Some Relevant Web Sites
Chapter 2. Basic Concepts of the Musculoskeletal System

-Tools for Measurement

-The Skeletal System

-Structure and Function of the Articular System

-The Muscular System

-Summary

-Further Reading and References
Chapter 3. Basic Concepts of Anthropometry

-Definition of Anthropometry

-Tools for Measurement

-Body Size

-Determination of Body Shape

-The Tissues Composing the Body

-Somatotyping As a Description of Body Build

-Human Variation

-Summary

-Further Reading and References
Chapter 4. Musculoskeletal Changes Throughout the Life Span

-Definitions of Auxology and Gerontology

-Tools for Measurement

-Physical Growth, Maturation, and Aging

-Age-Related Changes in the Skeletal and Articular Systems

-Age-Related Changes in the Muscular System

-Changes in Body Dimensions Throughout the Life Span

-Methods of Determining Age

-Summary

-Further Reading and References
Chapter 5. Musculoskeletal Adaptations to Training

-Effects of Physical Activity on Bone

-Effects of Physical Activity on Joint Structure and Ranges of Motion

-Effects of Activity Level on Muscle–Tendon Units

-Effects of Physical Activity on Body Size, Shape, and Composition

-Summary

-Further Reading and References
Part II: Mechanical Bases of Human Movement

-The Subdiscipline of Biomechanics

-Typical Questions Posed and Levels of Analysis

-Historical Perspectives

-Professional Organizations

-Further Reading and References

-Some Relevant Web Sites
Chapter 6. Basic Concepts of Kinematics and Kinetics

-Vectors

-Motion

-Degrees of Freedom

-Force

-Moment of Force

-Equilibrium

-Computer Modelling of Movement

-Summary

-Further Reading and References
Chapter 7. Basic Concepts of Energetics

-Energy and Power

-Metabolic Energy Consumption

-Efficiency of Movement

-Summary

-Further Reading and References
Chapter 8. Biomechanics Across the Life Span

-Biomechanics of Normal Walking

-Gait Development in Children

-Gait Changes in Older Adults

-Exercise and Aging

-Summary

-Further Reading and References
Chapter 9. Biomechanical Adaptations to Training

-Muscular Adaptations to Training

-Neuromuscular Adaptations to Training

-Biomechanical Adaptations to Injury

-Dependence of Motor Performance on Changes in Muscle Properties

-Insights Into the Effects of Training Provided by Computer Models

-Summary

-Further Reading and References
Part III: Physiological Bases of Human Movement

-The Subdiscipline of Exercise Physiology

-Applications of Exercise Physiology

-Typical Questions Posed and Levels of Analysis

-Historical Perspectives

-Professional Organizations and Training

-Further Reading and References

-Some Relevant Web Sites
Chapter 10. Basic Concepts of Exercise Metabolism

-Production of Energy for Exercise

-Oxygen Supply During Sustained Exercise

-Measurement of Exercise Capacity

-The Cardiorespiratory System and Oxygen Supply During Exercise

-Human Skeletal Muscle Cells

-Energy Cost of Activity

-Importance of Diet to Energy Metabolism and Exercise Performance

-Summary

-Further Reading and References
Chapter 11. Physiological Adaptations to Training

-Training-Induced Metabolic Adaptations

-Endurance Training-Induced Changes in the Cardiorespiratory System

-Muscular System Changes After Strength Training

-Basic Principles of Training

-Training for Cardiovascular Endurance

-Methods of Strength Training

-Causes of Muscle Soreness

-Exercise for Health-Related Fitness

-Summary

-Further Reading and References
Chapter 12. Physiological Capacity and Performance Across the Life Span

-Responses to Exercise in Children

-Adaptations to Exercise Training in Children

-Exercise Capacity During Aging

-Exercise Prescription for Older Adults

-Life Span Sex Differences in Physiological Responses and Adaptations to Exercise

-Summary

-Further Reading and References
Chapter 13. Applications of Exercise Physiology to Health

-Physical Activity and Public Health

-Physical Activity, Cardiovascular Disease, and Metabolic Syndrome

-Physical Activity and Other Leading Diseases and Conditions

-Summary

-Further Reading and References
Part IV: Neural Bases of Human Movement

-The Subdiscipline of Motor Control

-Definition of Motor Control

-Typical Questions Posed and Problems Addressed

-Levels of Analysis Within Motor Control

-Historical Perspectives

-Professional Organizations and Training

-Further Reading and References

-Some Relevant Web Sites
Chapter 14. Basic Concepts of Motor Control: Neurophysiological Perspectives

-Components of the Nervous System

-Neurons and Synapses

-Sensory Receptor Systems for Movement

-Effector Systems for Movement

-Motor Control Functions of the Spinal Cord

-Motor Control Functions of the Brain

-Integrative Brain Mechanisms for Movement

-Summary

-Further Reading and References
Chapter 15. Basic Concepts of Motor Control: Cognitive Science Perspectives

-Using Models to Study Motor Control

-Information-Processing Models of Motor Control

-Some Alternative Models of Motor Control

-Summary

-Further Reading and References
Chapter 16. Motor Control Across the Life Span

-Changes in Observable Motor Performance

-Changes at the Neurophysiological Level

-Changes in Information-Processing Capabilities

-Summary

-Further Reading and References
Chapter 17. Motor Control Adaptations to Training

-Changes in Observable Motor Performance

-Changes at the Neurophysiological Level

-Changes in Information-Processing Capabilities

-Factors Affecting the Learning of Motor Skills

-Summary

-Further Reading and References
Part V: Psychological Bases of Human Movement

-The Subdiscipline of Sport and Exercise Psychology

-Typical Issues Posed and Problems Addressed

-Levels of Analysis

-Historical Perspectives

-Professional Organizations

-Further Reading and Reference

-Some Relevant Web Sites
Chapter 18. Basic Concepts in Sport Psychology

-Personality

-Motivation in Sport

-Arousal, Anxiety, and Sport Performance

-The Practice of Applied Sport Psychology

-Imagery: An Example of a Psychological Skill

-Summary

-Further Reading and References
Chapter 19. Basic Concepts in Exercise Psychology

-Effects of Psychological Factors on Exercise

-Effects of Exercise on Psychological Factors

-Summary

-Further Reading and References
Chapter 20. Physical Activity and Psychological Factors Across the Life Span

-Changes in Personality

-Psychosocial Development Through Sport Participation

-Exercise in Older Adults

-Termination of Athletic Careers

-Summary

-Further Reading and References
Chapter 21. Psychological Adaptations to Training

-Aerobic Fitness and the Response to Psychological Stress

-Changes in Personality

-Changes in Motivation: Staleness, Overtraining, and Burnout

-Changes in Mental Skills

-Summary

-Further Reading and References
Afterword: Chapter 22. Multi- and Cross-Disciplinary Approaches to Human Movement

-Specialization Versus Generalization

-Examples of Multidisciplinary and Cross-Disciplinary Approaches

-Summary

-Further Reading and References

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