Biophysical Foundations of Human Movement-3rd Edition

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List price: $112.80
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date: 3/25/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 408
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.838
Language: English

Introduction to Human Movement Studies
Human Movement Studies as a Discipline and a Profession
What is Human Movement Studies and Why is it Important?
Disciplines and Professions
Is Human Movement Studies a Discipline?
Structure of a Discipline of Human Movement Studies
What Should the Discipline of Human Movement Studies Be Called?
Professions Based on Human Movement Studies
Professional Organisations
Relationships Between the Discipline and the Professions
Summary
Further Reading and References
Historical Origins of the Academic Study of Human Movement
Scholarly Writings on Human Movement From Ancient Civilizations (ca. 1000 BC-350 AD)
The Middle Ages as a Period of Suppression of the Study of Human Movement (ca. 350-1350 AD)
Scholarly Works on Human Movement From the Renaissance and Reformation Periods (ca. 1350-1650 AD)
Scholarly Works on Human Movement During the Period 1650-1885
Professionalization of Physical Education During the Period 1885-1929
Organisation of Research Efforts in Physical Education During the Period 1930-1959
Beginnings of a Discipline of Human Movement Studies During the Period 1960-1970
Emergence of Subdisciplines and Specialisations, 1970-Present
Future Directions, Challenges, and Opportunities
Summary
Further Reading
Anatomical Bases of Human Movement: Functional Anatomy
Basic Concepts of the Musculoskeletal System
Tools for Measurement
Skeletal System
Articular System
Muscular System
Summary
Further Reading
Basic Concepts of Anthropometry
Definition of Anthropometry
Tools for Measurement
Body Size
Determination of Body Shape
Tissues Composing the Body
Somatotyping as a Description of Body Build
Human Variation
Summary
Further Reading and References
Musculoskeletal Changes Across the Life Span
Definitions of Auxology and Gerontology
Tools for Measurement
Physical Growth, Maturation, and Ageing
Age-Related Changes in the Skeletal and Articular Systems
Age-Related Changes in the Muscular System
Changes in Body Dimensions Across the Life Span
Methods of Determining Age
Summary
Further Reading
Musculoskeletal Adaptations to Training
Effects of Physical Activity on Bone
Effects of Physical Activity on Joint Structure and Ranges of Motion
Effects of Physical Activity on Muscle-Tendon Units
Effects of Physical Activity on Body Size, Shape, and Composition
Summary
Further Reading and References
Mechanical Bases of Human Movement: Biomechanics
Basic Concepts of Kinematics and Kinetics
Vectors
Motion
Generalized Coordinates and Degrees of Freedom
Force
Moment of Force
Force Analyses
Equations of Motion
Computer Modeling of Movement
Summary
Further Reading
Basic Concepts of Energetics
Kinetic Energy
Potential Energy
Total Mechanical Energy
Power
Elastic Strain Energy
Metabolic Energy Consumption
Efficiency of Movement
Summary
Further Reading
Biomechanics Across the Life Span
Biomechanics of Normal Gait
Changes in Muscle Strength with Age
Gait Development in Children
Gait Changes in Older Adults
Summary
Further Reading
Biomechanical Adaptations to Training
Muscular Adaptations to Training
Training to Prevent Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury
Neuromuscular Adaptations to Training
Biomechanical Adaptations to Injury
Dependence of Motor Performance on Changes in Muscle Properties
Using Computer Modeling to Study Vertical Jumping Performance
Insights Into the Effects of Training Provided by Computer Models
Summary
Further Reading
Physiological Bases of Human Movement: Exercise Physiology
Basic Concepts of Exercise Metabolism
Production of Energy for Exercise
Oxygen Supply During Sustained Exercise
Measurement of Exercise Capacity
Human Skeletal Muscle Cells
Summary
Further Reading
Basic Concepts of Nutrition and Exercise
Energy Requirements of Exercise
Nutrients for Exercise
Fluid Requirements During Exercise
Summary
Further Reading
Physiological Capacity Across the Life Span
Responses to Exercise in Children
Exercise in Older Adult Life
Summary
Further Reading and References
Physiological Adaptations to Training
Training-Induced Metabolic Adaptations
Immediate and Anaerobic-System Changes After High-Intensity Sprint and Strength Training
Changes in Aerobic Metabolism After Endurance Training
Endurance Training-Induced Changes in the Cardiorespiratory System
Endurance Training-Induced Respiratory Changes
Endurance Training-Induced Changes in Lactate Threshold
Changes in the Muscular System After Strength Training
Basic Principles of Training
Continuous and Interval Training
Training for Cardiovascular Endurance
Methods of Strength Training
Causes of Muscle Soreness
Summary
Further Reading
Neural Bases of Human Movement: Motor Control
Basic Concepts of Motor Control: Neuroscience Perspectives
Nervous System as an Elaborate Communications Network
Components of the Nervous System
Neurons and Synapses as the Building Blocks of the Nervous System
Sensory Receptor Systems for Movement
Effector Systems for Movement
Motor Control Functions of the Spinal Cord
Motor Control Functions of the Brain
Integrative Brain Mechanisms for Movement
Summary
Further Reading
Basic Concepts of Motor Control: Cognitive Science Perspectives
Using Models to Study Motor Control
Key Properties to be Explained by Models of Motor Control
Information-Processing Models of Motor Control
Some Alternative Models of Motor Control
Summary
Further Reading
Motor Control Changes Throughout the Life Span
Changes in Observable Motor Performance
Changes at the Neurophysiological Level
Changes in Information-Processing Capabilities
Summary
Further Reading
Motor Control Adaptations to Training
Changes in Observable Motor Performance
Changes at the Neurophysiological Level
Changes in Information-Processing Capabilities
Factors Affecting the Learning of Motor Skills
Summary
Further Reading
Psychological Bases of Human Movement: Sport and Exercise Psychology
Basic Concepts in Sport Psychology
Personality
Motivation in Sport
Self-Determination Theory
Arousal, Anxiety, and Sport Performance
The Practice of Applied Sport Psychology
Imagery: An Example of Psychological Skill
Summary
Further Reading
Basic Concepts in Exercise Psychology
Effects of Psychological Factors on Exercise
Effects of Exercise on Psychological Factors
Summary
Further Reading
Physical Activity and Psychological Factors Across the Life Span
Changes in Personality
Psychosocial Development Through Sport Participation
Exercise in the Aged
Termination of Athletic Careers
Summary
Further Reading
Psychological Adaptations to Training
Aerobic Fitness and the Response to Psychological Stress
Changes in Personality
Changes in Motivation: Staleness, Overtraining, and Burnout
Changes in Mental Skills
Summary
Further Reading
Multi- and Cross-Disciplinary Applications to Human Movement Science
Applications to Health in Chronic-Disease Prevention and Management
Major Causes of Disease and Death Globally
Cost of Physical Inactivity
Measuring Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior
Levels of Physical Activity in Adults and Children
Recommendations for Physical Activity
Summary
Further Reading
Applications to Health in Injury Prevention and Management
Preventing Manual-Lifting Injuries in the Workplace
Preventing and Managing Overuse Injuries in Sport
Preventing Injuries Related to Osteoporosis
Summary
Further Reading
Applications to Performance Enhancement in Sport and the Workplace
Talent Identification
Performance Optimization
Summary
Further Reading and References

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