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Biophysical foundations of human movement

Author: Bruce Abernethy
Publisher: Champaign, IL : Human Kinetics, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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Biophysical Foundations of Human Movement, Third Edition, introduces readers to key concepts concerning the anatomical, mechanical, physiological, neural, and psychological bases of human movement. The text provides undergraduate students with a broad foundation for more detailed study of the subdisciplines of human movement and for cross-disciplinary studies. Readers will learn the multi-dimensional changes in  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce Abernethy
ISBN: 9781450431651 1450431658
OCLC Number: 812568980
Description: xiii, 394 pages ; 29 cm
Contents: Human movement studies as a discipline and a profession --
Historical origins of the academic study of human movement --
Basic concepts of the musculoskeletal system --
Basic concepts of anthropometry --
Musculoskeletal changes across the life span --
Musculoskeletal adaptations to training --
Basic concepts of kinematics and kinetics --
Basic concepts of energetics --
Biomechanics across the life span --
Biomechanical adaptations to training --
Basic concepts of exercise metabolism --
Basic concepts of nutrition and exercise --
Physiological capacity across the life span --
Physiological adaptations to training --
Basic concepts of motor control : neuroscience perspectives --
Basic concepts of motor control: cognitive science perspectives --
Motor control changes throughout the life span --
Motor control adaptations to training --
Basic concepts in sport psychology --
Basic concepts in exercise psychology --
Physical activity and psychological factors across the life span --
Psychological adaptations to training --
Applications to health in chronic-disease prevention and management --
Applications to health in injury prevention and management --
Applications to performance enhancement in sport and the workplace.
Responsibility: Bruce Abernethy [and others].

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