International Research in Sports Biomechanics [NOOK Book]


This edited collection of papers presented at the 18th International Symposium of Biomechanics in Sport, highlights cutting-edge research material on sports biomechanics from many of the leading international academics in the field.

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This edited collection of papers presented at the 18th International Symposium of Biomechanics in Sport, highlights cutting-edge research material on sports biomechanics from many of the leading international academics in the field.

The thirty-seven chapters presented are divided into nine sections:

* biomechanics of fundamental human movement
* modelling, simulation and optimisation
* biomechanics of the neuro-musculo-skeletal system
* sports injuries, orthopaedics and rehabilitation
* the application of electromyography in movement studies
* biomechanical analysis of the internal load
* methods and instrumentation
* training
* paediatric and geriatric exercise.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781135644192
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/12/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 352
  • File size: 8 MB

Table of Contents

About the Editor
List of Contributors
Pt. 1 The Biomechanics of Fundamental Human Movement
1 Throwing: Fundamentals and Practical Applications 3
2 Proximal-to-distal Sequencing Research: Application to Throwing 9
3 Biomechanics of Overhand Throwing Motion: Past, Present, and Future Research Trend 15
4 Variability in Basketball Shooting: Practical Implications 27
5 Influence of Lateral Trunk Tilt on Throwing Arm Kinetics during Baseball Pitching 35
Pt. 2 Modelling, Simulation and Optimization in Sports Biomechanics
6 Flexibility of the Experimental Simulation Approach to the Analysis of Human Airborne Movements: Body Segment Parameter Estimation 45
7 A Time-variant Forward Solution Model of the Bowling Arm in Cricket 56
8 Quantifying Judo Performance an Attempt to Judge the Effectiveness of Throwing Attacks 66
9 Skill Evaluation of Rowers using Fuzzy Modelling 73
Pt. 3 Biomechanics of the Neuro-Musculo-Skeletal System
10 Importance of Proprioceptive Activation on Functional Neuro-muscular Properties 81
11 The Significance of Titin Filaments to Resting Tension and Posture 90
12 The Coordination between Locomotion and Breathing during Treadmill Walking with Load Carriage in Children 98
Pt. 4 Biomechanics of Sports Injuries, Orthopaedics, and Rehabilitation
13 Biomechanics of Injury: Its Role in Prevention, Rehabilitation and Orthopaedic Outcomes 109
14 Iliotibial Band Syndrome Injured Runners Increase Flexibility using Soft Tissue Mobilization and Increase Functional Strength using a Heat Pack-Implications for Faster Recovery 116
15 Skeletal Kinematics of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament Deficient Knee with and without Functional Braces 122
16 Quantification of the Dynamic Glenohumeral Stability Provided by the Rotator Cuff Muscles in the Late Cocking Phase of Throwing 128
Pt. 5 The Application of Electromyography in Movement Studies
17 Application of Electromyography in Movement Studies 137
18 Determination of the Onset of EMG and Force in EMG-based Motion Analysis: Methodological Problems and Limitations 148
19 Prediction of Net Ankle, Knee and Hip Joint Moments using an EMG-to-Force Model 158
Pt. 6 Biomechanical Analysis of the Internal Load
20 Subject Specific Computer Simulations to Examine In-vivo Knee Joint Tissue Loading 169
21 Soft Tissue Loading of the Knee in Running and Side-stepping 183
22 Estimating Lumbar Spinal Loads During a Golf Swing using an EMG-assisted Optimization Model Approach 189
23 Forces on the Lower Back during Rowing Performance in a Single Scull 195
Pt. 7 Methods and Instrumentation in Sports Biomechanics
24 Instrumentation and Measurement Methods Applied to Biomechanical Analysis and Evaluation of Postural Stability in Shooting Sports 203
25 A Numerical Study of Magnus Force on a Spinning Soccer Ball 216
26 Power in Rowing 224
27 Symmetry of In-shoe Plantar Pressure during Running 231
28 Effect of Force Platform Surface on Ground Reaction Peak Force 236
Pt. 8 Biomechanics of Training
29 Task Specific Coordination of Leg Muscles during Cycling 243
30 Rapid Rotations in a "Somersault Simulator" 256
31 Forward Skating Mechanics of Ice Hockey Players Under Fatigued Conditions 266
32 Improving the Swimming Start Technique using Biomechanics Feedback System 271
33 Net Power Production and Performance at Different Stroke Rates and Abilities during Pair-oar Rowing 279
Pt. 9 Biomechanics of Paediatric and Geriatric Exercise
34 Biomechanics in Youth Sports 287
35 Changes of Posture with Backpack Weight and Floor Walking in Children 300
36 Body Form Influences on the Drag Experienced by Junior Swimmers 310
37 Why Tai Chi can Enhance Posture Control: Challenge to Biomechanics 318
Author Index 329
Subject Index 331
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