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.
Sociocultural Examinations of Sports Concussions
Human Fatigue Evolution, Health and Performance
Genetics and the Psychology of Motor Performance
Complex Sport Analytics
March 30, 2021
First introduced as an Olympic sport in Tokyo 1964, judo is a dynamic grappling sport where it’s competitors win by throwing and pinning their opponents to the floor or forcing submission through armlocks or strangles. To become an elite judoka, athletes are required to develop a high level of ...
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 ...
Matt Ventresca, Mary G McDonald
November 20, 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. ...
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 - ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...