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Fit and Healthy Dancer

ISBN-10: 0471975281

ISBN-13: 9780471975281

Edition: 1999

Authors: Colin Boreham, Yiannis Koutedakis, N. C. Craig Sharp

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Description:

Some of Britain's 25,000 professional dancers are so unfit that they are sustaining more injuries than players of contact sports such as rugby and boxing. This volume focuses on prevention of injury and maintenance of good health.
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Book details

List price: $121.95
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/22/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 372
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.474
Language: English

Fuel for Dance: Energy and Energy Production
Energy Cost of Different Forms of Dance
Nutrition to Fuel Dance
The Human Body: Body Composition and its Assessment
Somatotyping
Anatomy and Function of Bones and Skeleton
Skeleton Muscle and Muscle Fibre Characteristics (Slow and Fast Muscle Fibres, Different Types of Muscle Contraction)
Fit for Dance: Aspects Affecting General Physical Performance and Fitness
The Definition, Assessment and Training of Muscle Strength, Muscle Power, Muscle Aerobic and Anaerobic Endurance
Training for Speed, Power and Endurance
Training for Strength
Mobility, Flexibility
Muscle Fatigue
Recovery from Exercise
The Importance of Warm-up and Cool-down
Medical and Health Aspects of Dance: Energy Balance and Weight Balance
The Effects of Reduced Body Weight in Dancers: Bone Density, Osteoporsis, Amenorrhoea
The Most Common Injuries in Dancers
The Causes of Injuries
Overtraining
Exercise Induced Asthma
Physiological/Anatomical Sex Differences Related to Dance
Paediatric Physiology Associated with Dance and Health