Neuromuscular Aspects of Sports Performance / Edition 1

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This new title in the Encyclopaedia of Sports Medicine Series from the Medical Commission of the International Olympic Committee presents in one volume the latest information on neuromuscular function in sport and exercise.

Chapters combine basic mechanistic knowledge with true applications; Topics covered include neuromuscular fatigue, neuromuscular training, and musculoskeletal loading, and special chapters examine recently developed research methodologies used during natural locomotion: high speed ultrasonography (US) and transmagnetic electrical stimulation (TMES).

An important addition to the reference collections of biomechanists, sports medicine specialists, sport scientists, and graduate students in these areas, this volume is also appropriate for advanced level coaches and sport physiotherapists.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Erik H Van Iterson, MS, MBio (University of Minnesota School of Kinesiology)
Description: This volume in the Encyclopedia of Sports Medicine Series founded by the IOC Medical Commission presents the fundamental principles of neuromuscular sport science and the latest theories, findings, and applications at the highest level of competition.
Purpose: The purpose is to present the latest and most reliable research in the area of neuromuscular function in sport and exercise. The aim is to identify specific shortcomings in the field of research while providing various solutions by applying the latest, validated methodologies in a multitude of sport settings.
Audience: A great deal of the book focuses on advanced research from peer-reviewed journals. Thus, the primary audience is trained researchers in the field of neuromuscular sport medical sciences such as graduate students, medical doctors, and PhDs.
Features: The book provides sufficient details of the fundamental principles of neuromuscular science and their application in the field of sport and exercise. It then progresses to applicable sport environments where these principles may be tested and validated. Lastly, the book spends a good amount of time addressing methodological concerns and how specific research problems may be overcome with the latest findings from the field.
Assessment: This is an excellent addition to a sport scientist's research library. It provides a bountiful amount of current research from the field as well as its application in sport. Provided the reader has an above average knowledge of the neuromuscular and sport sciences, this book is handy as both a quick reference or as an information-rich resource for a young scientist interested in learning what has been done in the field to date.
From the Publisher
"This is an excellent addition to a sport scientist's research library. It provides a bountiful amount of current research from the field as well as its application in sport." (Doody's, 26 August 2011)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781444334470
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/7/2010
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 1,030,986
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Contributors.



1 From Isolated Actions to True Muscle Function (Paavo V. Komi).

2 Stretch-Shortening Cycle of Muscle Function (Paavo V. Komi and Caroline Nicol).

3 Utilization of Stretch-Shortening Cycles in Cross-Country Skiing (Robert Norman, Vesa Linnamo, and Paavo V. Komi).

4 Neuromechanics of the Cycling Task (Robert J. Gregor and W. Lee Childers).

5 Kinetics and Muscular Function in Alpine Skiing (Erich Müller, Josef Kroell, Christian Schiefermüller, and James M. Wakeling).

6 Kinetics and Muscular Function in Ski Jumping (Mikko Virmavirta and Paavo V. Komi).

7 Mechanical Efficiency of SSC Exercise (Heikki Kyröläinen and Paavo V. Komi).

8 Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation as a Tool to Study the Role of the Motor Cortex in Human Muscle Function (Janne Avela and Markus Gruber).

9 Contribution of In-Vivo Human Tendon Force Measurements for Understanding Tendomuscular Loading During SSC (Paavo V. Komi).

10 Ultrasound as a Tool to Record Muscle Function During Normal Locomotion (Masaki Ishikawa and Paavo V. Komi).

11 Neuromechanical Loading of Biological Tissues (Gert-Peter Brüggemann).

12 Stretch-Shortening Cycle Fatigue (Caroline Nicol and Paavo V. Komi).

13 Training Adaptation of the Neuromuscular System (Jacques Duchateau and Stéphane Baudry).

14 Control and Training of Posture and Balance (Wolfgang Taube and Albert Gollhofer).

15 Sport Performance in Master Athletes: Age-Associated Changes and Underlying Neuromuscular Factors (Harri Suominen and Marko Korhonen).

16 Rehabilitation of Overuse Tendon Injuries and Ligament Failures (Heinz Lohrer, Wilfried W. Alt, and Albert Gollhofer).


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