Lucent Books' "Science Behind Sports" series explores the scientific principles behind some of the most popular team and individual sports, such as baseball, hockey, gymnastics, wrestling, swimming, and skiing. Each volume in the series focuses on one sport and opens with a brief look at the featured sport's origins, history and changes to rules, equipment, or techniques. Subsequent chapters cover the biomechanics and physiology of playing, related health and medical concerns, and the causes and treatment of sports-related injuries.
Basic physical science concepts, such as acceleration, kinetics, torque, and velocity are explained in an engaging and accessible manner. The full-color text is augmented by fact boxes, sidebars, photos, and detailed diagrams, charts and graphs. In addition, a subject-specific glossary, bibliography and index provide further tools for researching the sports and concepts discussed throughout "Science Behind Sports."
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Transformation of Cheerleading 8
Chapter 2 Chants and Cheers 20
Chapter 3 Dance Moves 32
Chapter 4 Tumbling and Jumping 45
Chapter 5 Stunts and Pyramids 58
Chapter 6 Troubles and Treatments 70
Chapter 7 The Psychology of Cheerleading 82
For More Information 99
Picture Credits 104
About the Author 104