Mechanics of Sport: A Practitioner's Guide / Edition 1

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All great sport performances are based on the best use of the laws of physics and mechanics. Gerry Carr explains the mechanical concepts underlying performance techniques in a way that's easy to understand, showing readers how to observe, analyze, and correct sport technique for better performance. You'll find no confusing formulas or equations here. But you will find 19 real-life examples throughout the text that illustrate key principles. Plus, more than 200 superb illustrations highlight the author's explanations. Mechanics of Sport: A Practitioner's Guide makes the fundamentals of sport mechanics easy to understand and apply to enhance sport performance.

Covers running skills, swimming skills, related physical properties, correcting error, 200+ illustrations, etc.

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Explains the mechanical concepts underlying sports performance techniques without relying on formal mathematics, showing how to observe, analyze, and correct technique for better performance. Coverage includes forces vectors, angular motion, hydrostatic pressure, and the mechanics of selected sport skills such as running, swimming, and judo. Includes b&w illustrations, a glossary, chapter summaries, and questions and answers. For coaches and athletes. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780873229746
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
  • Publication date: 7/28/1997
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 212
  • Product dimensions: 8.54 (w) x 11.01 (h) x 0.57 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Credits
Pt. 1 Understanding Mechanics and Sport Technique 1
Ch. 1 Introduction: Making a Smart Move 3
Ch. 2 Starting With Basics 10
Ch. 3 Getting a Move On 30
Ch. 4 Rocking and Rolling 50
Ch. 5 Don't Be a Pushover! 88
Ch. 6 Going With the Flow 104
Pt. 2 Putting Your Knowledge of Mechanics to Work 129
Ch. 7 Analyzing Sport Skills 130
Ch. 8 Identifying and Correcting Errors in Sport Skills 142
Ch. 9 Mechanics of Selected Sport Skills 159
Answers to Questions 196
Glossary 201
Bibliography 207
Index 208
About the Author 213
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