Athletic Ability and the Anatomy of Motion. Edition No. 3

  • ID: 3688281
  • Book
  • 224 Pages
  • Elsevier Health Science
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This book explains the anatomy function of different parts of the body and examines the types of movement important in sports activities. This book gives a detailed analysis of movement, general characteristics of bones, joints, and muscles, as well as guidelines for flexibility and strength training.

It emphasizes important factors for maximizing performance and is a bridge between biomechanics and the practice of sport.
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1. General anatomy of bones, joints and muscles (the skeleton; joints; muscles; flexibility training; strength training)
2.. Basic rules of mechanics
3. Anatomy and function of the leg (the hip; hip muscles; the knee joint; muscles of the knee joint; lower leg and foot)
4. Anatomy and function of the trunk (Spinal column and vertebrae; muscles of the back; abdominal muscles)
5. Anatomy and function of the arm (the shoulder; the upper arm; the elbow; the wrist and lower arm)
6. Sports mechanics (Force; center of gravity; acceleration; impulse and momentum; circular motion; moment of inertia; applications)
7. Hints for stretching
8. Review of relevant muscles
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Wirhed, Rolf Professor, University Lecturer in Biomechanics, Department of Physical Education and Health, Orebro, Sweden.
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