• Education

Biomechanics of Sport and Exercise


Author: Peter M. McGinnis
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 0736079661
Category: Education
Page: 443
View: 9605
"Biomechanics of Sport and Exercise, Third Edition With Web Resource and MaxTRAQ Educational 2D Software Access," introduces exercise biomechanics in concise terms that explain external forces and their effects, how the body generates forces to maintain position, and how forces create movement.

    • Health & Fitness

Client-Centered Exercise Prescription, 3E


Author: Griffin, John
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 1450453325
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 496
View: 2445
Client-Centered Exercise Prescription, Third Edition, expands the role of the fitness professional from simple exercise prescription to include activity counseling, design modification, exercise demonstration, functionally integrated exercise, injury prevention, and follow-up monitoring for a variety of clients. Central to the book are seven client-centered models for each major fitness component that serve as a template of options for each decision in the prescription process: activity counseling, musculoskeletal exercise design, exercise demonstration, cardiovascular exercise prescription, resistance training prescription, muscle balance and flexibility prescription, and weight management prescription. The text explains the vital role that functionally integrated exercise plays in improving performance and maintaining musculoskeletal health and teaches how to recognize muscle imbalance and prevent complications.


    • Education

Adapted Physical Education and Sport, 6E


Author: Winnick, Joseph,Porretta, David
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 1492531650
Category: Education
Page: 648
View: 5776
The sixth edition of Adapted Physical Education and Sport details current inclusion practices, helps develop in developing IEPs consistent with legislation, enhances sport participation, and includes a web resource with 26 video clips for administering the new Brockport Physical Fitness Test.

    • Medical

Biomechanics For Dummies


Author: Steve McCaw
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118674693
Category: Medical
Page: 408
View: 2070
A thorough explanation of the tenets of biomechanics At once a basic and applied science, biomechanics focuses on the mechanical cause-effect relationships that determine the motions of living organisms. Biomechanics for Dummies examines the relationship between biological and mechanical worlds. It clarifies a vital topic for students of biomechanics who work in a variety of fields, including biological sciences, exercise and sports science, health sciences, ergonomics and human factors, and engineering and applied science. Following the path of a traditional introductory course, Biomechanics for Dummies covers the terminology and fundamentals of biomechanics, bone, joint, and muscle composition and function, motion analysis and control, kinematics and kinetics, fluid mechanics, stress and strain, applications of biomechanics, and black and white medical illustrations. Offers insights and expertise in biomechanics to provide an easy-to-follow, jargon-free guide to the subject Provides students who major in kinesiology, neuroscience, biomedical engineering, mechanical engineering, occupational therapy, physical therapy, physical education, nutritional science, and many other subjects with a basic knowledge of biomechanics Students and self-motivated learners interested in biological, applied, exercise, sports, and health sciences should not be without this accessible guide to the fundamentals.

    • Medical

Fundamentals of Biomechanics


Author: Duane Knudson
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1475752989
Category: Medical
Page: 337
View: 6505
Fundamentals of Biomechanics introduces the exciting world of how human movement is created and how it can be improved. Teachers, coaches and physical therapists all use biomechanics to help people improve movement and decrease the risk of injury. The book presents a comprehensive review of the major concepts of biomechanics and summarizes them in nine principles of biomechanics. Fundamentals of Biomechanics concludes by showing how these principles can be used by movement professionals to improve human movement. Specific case studies are presented in physical education, coaching, strength and conditioning, and sports medicine.

    • Science

Clinical Exercise Physiology, 4E


Author: Ehrman, Jonathan,Gordon, Paul,Visich, Paul,Keteyian, Steven
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 1492570702
Category: Science
Page: 776
View: 2429
Clinical Exercise Physiology, Fourth Edition With Web Resource, is the most comprehensive guide to the clinical aspects of exercise physiology. Covering 24 chronic conditions, it is the go-to book for students preparing for ACSM Clinical Exercise Physiologist certification.

    • Education

Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology 6th Edition


Author: Weinberg, Robert S.,Gould, Daniel
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 1492502006
Category: Education
Page: 664
View: 1271
As the leading text in sport and exercise psychology, Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology, Sixth Edition, provides a thorough introduction to key concepts in the field. This text offers both students and new practitioners a comprehensive view of sport and exercise psychology, drawing connections between research and practice and capturing the excitement of the world of sport and exercise.

Physical Activity and Obesity 2nd Edition


Author: N.A
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 9781450408899
Category:
Page: 392
View: 5275
Physical Activity and Obesity, Second Edition, provides a clear explanation of the concepts, research techniques, and results of studies critical to understanding physical activity and the obesity epidemic.

    • Medical

Exercise Physiology for Health Fitness and Performance


Author: Sharon A. Plowman,Denise L. Smith
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 1451176112
Category: Medical
Page: 744
View: 5204
Updated for its Fourth Edition with increased art and photos, this undergraduate exercise physiology textbook integrates basic exercise physiology with research studies to stimulate learning, allowing readers to apply principles in the widest variety of exercise and sport science careers. The book has comprehensive coverage, including integrated material on special populations, and a flexible organization of independent units, so instructors can teach according to their preferred approach. Each unit is designed with a consistent and comprehensive sequence of presentation: basic anatomy and physiology, the measurement and meaning of variables important to understanding exercise physiology, exercise responses, training principles, and special applications, problems, and considerations. Plowman & Smith provides a consistently organized, comprehensive approach to Exercise Physiology with excellent supporting ancillary materials. Its ability to relate up to date research to key concepts and integrate special populations makes this book ideal for classroom use.


    • Education

Research Methods in Physical Activity 7th Edition


Author: Thomas, Jerry R.,Silverman, Stephen J.,Nelson, Jack K.
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 1492512885
Category: Education
Page: 496
View: 6592
Research Methods in Physical Activity, Seventh Edition, systematically guides students through the research process, introducing methods and tools specifically for kinesiology and exercise science disciplines, including the subdisciplines of physical therapy, rehabilitation, and occupational therapy. The seventh edition leads students and novice researchers to research competency with the distinctive humor that has become a trademark of this internationally recognized text.

    • Sports & Recreation

Sports Biomechanics

The Basics: Optimising Human Performance
Author: Anthony J. Blazevich
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408195410
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 246
View: 8913
For coaches, athletes and students of biomechanics, the new edition of Sports Biomechanics: The basics answers real-world questions in sports using easily comprehensible language and clear and concise diagrams. Each chapter is devoted to answering questions in a single area of sports biomechanics with the scientific underpinnings of sports performance clearly explained. Biomechanics is simply the science of 'mechanics', a particular section of physics, as it relates to the human body. In the sport sciences, biomechanists do just about everything, including improving aerodynamics of vehicles, improving swim stroke technique to maximise swimming propulsion, and optimising running technique to increase running speed or efficiency. Biomechanics is a core subject on all sports science courses, and undergraduates must complete this module in their first (and often second) year. Because of the use of maths and physics to explain biomechanical concepts, students often find it difficult to grasp the basic elements of biomechanics. Anthony Blazevich's book is designed to explain to students the key concepts of biomechanics, using clear examples, tying all theory to practical examples to help students relate the biomechanics principles to improving in their coaching and performing.

    • Medical

Life Span Motor Development


Author: Kathleen Haywood,Nancy Getchell
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 9780736075527
Category: Medical
Page: 391
View: 588
"Life Span Motor Development, Fifth Edition," is the only introductory textbook to use the model of constraints approach in discussing reasons for changes in movement throughout the life span. This fully updated edition presents the principles of motor development in an accessible manner for readers with minimal movement science background.

    • Education

Neuromechanics of Human Movement-5th Edition


Author: Enoka, Roger M.
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 1450458807
Category: Education
Page: 504
View: 9753
Neuromechanics of Human Movement, Fifth Edition, draws on the disciplines of neurophysiology and physics to explore how the nervous system controls the actions of muscles to produce human motion. This contemporary approach is much different from the traditional approach, which focuses solely on mechanics and does not consider the role of the sensorimotor system in the control of human movement. Authored by Roger Enoka, a widely recognized and esteemed scholar in neuromechanics, this influential text is an essential resource in biomechanics, motor learning, and applied physiology, making complex information accessible to students.

    • Medical

Fundamental Biomechanics of Sport and Exercise


Author: James Watkins
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135074968
Category: Medical
Page: 664
View: 3917
Fundamental Biomechanics of Sport and Exercise is an engaging and comprehensive introductory textbook that explains biomechanical concepts from first principles, showing clearly how the science relates to real sport and exercise situations. The book is divided into two parts. The first provides a clear and detailed introduction to the structure and function of the human musculoskeletal system and its structural adaptations, essential for a thorough understanding of human movement. The second part focuses on the biomechanics of movement, describing the forces that act on the human body and the effects of those forces on the movement of the body. Every chapter includes numerous applied examples from sport and exercise, helping the student to understand how mechanical concepts describe both simple and complex movements, from running and jumping to pole-vaulting or kicking a football. In addition, innovative worksheets for field and laboratory work are included that contain clear objectives, a description of method, data recording sheets, plus a set of exemplary data and worked analysis. Alongside these useful features are definitions of key terms plus review questions to aid student learning, with detailed solutions provided for all numerical questions. No other textbook offers such a clear, easy-to-understand introduction to the fundamentals of biomechanics. This is an essential textbook for any biomechanics course taken as part of degree programme in sport and exercise science, kinesiology, physical therapy, sports coaching or athletic training.

    • Health & Fitness

Sport Physiology for Coaches


Author: Brian J. Sharkey,Steven E. Gaskill
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 9780736051729
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 310
View: 356
Explains the principles of muscular and energy fitness training, and describes the step-by-step procedures to follow in applying the principles to a variety of sport programmes. Useful as a textbook for students on coaching courses, this text also serves as a reference for coaches, physical education teachers and health and fitness professionals.

    • History

Birth & Rebirth on an Alaskan Island

The Life of an Alutiiq Healer
Author: Joanne B. Mulcahy
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 9780820322537
Category: History
Page: 172
View: 3418
"Birth and Rebirth on an Alaskan Island offers the fascinating story of Mary's life, from her experience growing up within the traditional society of Akhiok to her work as a teacher, a community health aide, a mother, a grandmother, and an Alutiiq midwife and healer. Through her story we discover a society that blended native Alutiiq culture with the Russian Orthodox teachings handed down from late-eighteenth- and nineteenth-century colonists; the mixed modern education and employment with a subsistence lifestyle; that sanctioned arranged marriages but upheld civil divorce laws; and, above all, that recovered its confidence in traditional healing - both of the body and of the community.".

    • Science

Desert Meteorology


Author: Thomas T. Warner
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139449632
Category: Science
Page: 595
View: 9693
Aridity prevails over more than one third of the land area of the Earth and over a significant fraction of the oceans as well. Yet to date there has been no comprehensive reference volume or textbook dealing with the weather processes that define the character of desert areas. Desert Meteorology fills this gap by treating all aspects of desert weather, such as large-scale and local-scale causes of aridity; precipitation characteristics in deserts; dust storms; floods; climate change in deserts; precipitation processes; desertification; land-surface physics of deserts; numerical modelling of desert atmospheres; and the effect of desert weather on humans. A summary is provided of the climates and surface properties of the desert areas of the world. The book is written with the assumption that the reader has only a basic knowledge of meteorology, physics and calculus, making it useful to those in a wide range of disciplines. It includes review questions and problems for the student. This comprehensive volume will satisfy all who need to know more about the weather and climate of arid lands. It will appeal especially to advanced students and researchers in environmental science, meteorology, physical geography, hydrology and engineering.