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Biomechanics of Sport

1st Edition

By Christopher L. Vaughan

CRC Press

328 pages

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Hardback: 9780849368202
pub: 1988-11-30
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This informative text features current and thorough reviews of the biomechanics of sport for improved performance, etiology, and pre-vention of injuries. Winter sports and aquatics are covered, with an emphasis on developing training programs for ski-jumping, alpine, and cross country skiing. Other sports featured include modeling perspectives in speed skating, swimming, and the mechanics of rowing and sculling. Track-and-field athletics, ball games, weight lifting, and training are examined in terms of per-formance, safety, and re-search methodology. Sports scientists and sports medicine specialists will find this book invaluable.

Table of Contents

Substantive Issues in Running. Swimming: Forces on Aquatic Animals and Humans. Rowing and Sculling Mechanics. Biomechanics of Speed Skating. Weightlifting and Training. The Throwing Events in Track and Field. Ski-Jumping, Alpine and Cross Country Skiing. Tennis Strokes and Equipment. Mechanics of Cycling. Index. c. 368 pp., 7x10, 1988, ISBN-0-8493-6820-0.

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MEDICAL / Sports Medicine