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Routledge Research in Sport and Exercise Science


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The Routledge Research in Sport and Exercise Science series is a showcase for cutting-edge research from across the sport and exercise sciences, including physiology, psychology, biomechanics, motor control, physical activity and health, and every core sub-discipline. Featuring the work of established and emerging scientists and practitioners from around the world, and covering the theoretical, investigative and applied dimensions of sport and exercise, this series is an important channel for new and ground-breaking research in the human movement sciences.

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Relative Age Effects in Sport: International Perspectives

Relative Age Effects in Sport: International Perspectives

1st Edition

Jess C. Dixon, Sean Horton, Laura Chittle, Joe Baker
July 07, 2020

Individual achievement in sport is often constrained by an athlete’s age relative to the peers with whom they participate. A common practice within sport and educational domains is to group youth based on their chronological ages to help promote equal competition, age appropriate instruction, and...

Sociocultural Examinations of Sports Concussions

Sociocultural Examinations of Sports Concussions

1st Edition

Matt Ventresca, Mary G McDonald
November 21, 2019

Sport’s "concussion crisis" has been characterized by controversial scientific discoveries, athlete suicides, and high-profile lawsuits involving professional sports leagues, while provoking widespread media coverage, changes to game rules, and debate about the future of many popular sports....

Human Fatigue: Evolution, Health and Performance

Human Fatigue: Evolution, Health and Performance

1st Edition

Francesco E. Marino
April 03, 2019

Fatigue is a condition spanning the breadth of human functioning in health and disease and is a central concern in sport and exercise. Even so we are yet to fully understand its causes. One reason for this lack of understanding is that we seldom consider fatigue from an evolutionary perspective -...

Psychological Aspects of Sport-Related Concussions

Psychological Aspects of Sport-Related Concussions

1st Edition

Gordon A. Bloom, Jeffrey G. Caron
March 28, 2019

Recognition of concussion as a serious injury, informed by neurological and physiological research, is now commonplace in sport. However, research on the psychology of concussive injury—its psychological implications and outcomes, and psychological interventions for prevention and recovery—has...

Genetics and the Psychology of Motor Performance

Genetics and the Psychology of Motor Performance

1st Edition

Sigal Ben-Zaken, Véronique Richard, Gershon Tenenbaum
February 15, 2019

Despite the prevalence of behavioral research conducted through genetic studies, there is an absence of literature pertaining to the genetics of motor behavior. Genetics and the Psychology of Motor Performance is the first book to integrate cutting-edge genetic research into the study of the...

Complex Sport Analytics

Complex Sport Analytics

1st Edition

Felix Lebed
January 31, 2019

This book is the first to combine principles from analytics, complex systems theory, multi-disciplinary diagnostics and sport performance analysis. It considers athletes, teams, and sport organizations in individual and team games as complex systems, and demonstrates how complexity studies can...

The Exercising Female: Science and Its Application

The Exercising Female: Science and Its Application

1st Edition

Jacky Forsyth, Claire-Marie Roberts
October 26, 2018

The Exercising Female: Science and Its Application is the first book to provide students, researchers, and professionals with an evidence-based reference on the exceptional scientific issues associated with female participation in sport and exercise. Based on the latest research, and treating...

Modelling and Simulation in Sport and Exercise

Modelling and Simulation in Sport and Exercise

1st Edition

Arnold Baca, Jürgen Perl
September 10, 2018

Modelling and simulation techniques are of central importance to conducting research in sport and exercise science, informing data collection and helping to analyze patterns of movement and physical performance. Modelling and Simulation in Sport and Exercise is the first book to offer an...

The Science of Judo

The Science of Judo

1st Edition

Mike Callan
July 03, 2018

The Science of Judo is the first book to set out and discuss the science, coaching and history behind judo performance. Evidence-based and informed by the latest research, the book offers practical guidance on preparing athletes for high performance and understanding the core tenets of sport...

The Science of Figure Skating

The Science of Figure Skating

1st Edition

Jason D. Vescovi, Jaci L. VanHeest
April 25, 2018

The Science of Figure Skating is the first book to provide an evidence-based and comprehensive reference for the scientific underpinnings of this complex Olympic sport, where early specialization presents unique challenges for coaches and athletes alike. Drawing on cutting-edge research and...

The Science of Climbing and Mountaineering

The Science of Climbing and Mountaineering

1st Edition

Ludovic Seifert, Peter Wolf, Andreas Schweizer
April 13, 2018

This is the first book to explore in depth the science of climbing and mountaineering. Written by a team of leading international sport scientists, clinicians and climbing practitioners, it covers the full span of technical disciplines, including rock climbing, ice climbing, indoor climbing and...

The Athlete Apperception Technique: Manual and Materials for Sport and Clinical Psychologists

The Athlete Apperception Technique: Manual and Materials for Sport and Clinical Psychologists

1st Edition

Petah M. Gibbs, Mark B. Andersen, Daryl B. Marchant
February 21, 2017

As the field of sport psychology has matured, so a greater appreciation for a diversity of training models, research methodologies, and therapeutic approaches, opposed to the dominant models of objective testing, has developed. The Athlete Apperception Technique (AAT) sets out a sport-specific...

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