by Heather E. Schwartz

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Cheerleading by Heather E. Schwartz

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."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781420508185
Publisher: Gale Cengage Learning
Publication date: 06/29/2012
Series: Science Behind Sports Series
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 13 - 16 Years

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Table of Contents

Foreword 6

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

Notes 92

Glossary 97

For More Information 99

Index 100

Picture Credits 104

About the Author 104

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