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Arthur E. Chapman

Arthur E. Chapman, PhD, is Professor Emeritus in the School of Kinesiology at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada, where he has taught and researched since 1970. Chapman has published more than 35 articles and presented more than 45 papers for refereed conferences, seminars, and workshops throughout the world. His past research interests included validation and modification of mechanical models of human muscle by means of direct observation in vivo, and the mechanical properties of squash balls, racquets, and shoes and their implications for manufacturing and strategy in the game. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Biomechanical Analysis of Fundamental Human Movements

Human Kinetics, 2008

Ebook

...Standing is the most common form of active balancing. Development of the ability to stand erect on two feet has been considered a mechanical factor that led to our relatively rapid advancement over our cousins, the apes. Standing is used...

Development of Ballistic Skills

Kathleen M. Haywood

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Kathleen M. Haywood, PhD, is a professor and associate dean for graduate education at the University of Missouri–St. Louis, where she researches life span motor development and teaches courses in motor behavior and development, sport psychology, and biomechanics. She earned her PhD in motor behavior from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1976. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Mary Ann Roberton

Mary Ann Roberton, PhD, is professor emeritus and past director of the School of Human Movement, Sport, and Leisure Studies at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. Roberton has been researching and writing about motor development for over 35 years and is well known for her study of developmental sequences in motor development and its application for physical education teachers and physical therapists. In addition to Advanced Analysis of Motor Development, Roberton has authored one scholarly book, several book chapters, numerous journal articles, and invited and refereed papers. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Nancy Getchell

Nancy Getchell, PhD, is an associate professor at the University of Delaware in Newark. She has taught courses in motor development, motor control and learning, research methods, and women in sport. For nearly 20 years, Getchell has focused her research on motor development. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Advanced Analysis of Motor Development

Human Kinetics, 2012

Ebook

...Movements can be classified by their EMG and force curve signatures. Three movement categories are (1) ramped movements in which force is gradually and steadily applied through continuously graded muscle firing; (2) discontinuous, slow...

Bioenergetics and Metabolic Factors

Michael H. Stone

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Michael H. Stone, PhD, is currently the director of the exercise and sports science laboratory in the department of kinesiology, leisure, and sport sciences at East Tennessee State University. Prior to this, Dr. Stone was the head of sport physiology for the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) and the chair of sport at Edinburgh University in Edinburgh, Scotland. He is also an adjunct professor at Edinburgh University; Edith Cowan University in Perth, Australia; and Louisiana State University in Shreveport. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Meg Stone

Meg Stone, MS, is the director of the Sports Performance Enhancement Consortium and assistant track coach at East Tennessee State University. Stone holds the NCAA collegiate records in shot and discus and was a two-time Olympian in the discus for Great Britain. She also won a gold medal in the 1982 Commonwealth Games. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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William A. Sands

William A. Sands, PhD, is head of sport biomechanics and engineering for the United States Olympic Committee. He has served as senior sport physiologist at the Lake Placid Olympic Training Center as well as the physiologist for USA Track and Field and USA Diving. He has coached Olympic and world championship gymnasts and served as chair for the United States Elite Coaches Association for Women’s Gymnastics. Dr. Sands is on the board of directors for the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports and is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Principles and Practice of Resistance Training

Human Kinetics, 2007

Ebook

...Understanding energy use and production in biological systems forms the metabolic basis for the concept of specificity of exercise and training. Understanding how energy is produced for various exercises, and how energy production can...

Measuring Coordination and Variability in Coordination

Movement System Variability

Human Kinetics, 2006

Ebook

...This chapter reviews tools for measuring movement coordination and its variability and draws attention to the capacity of enhanced technology in motion analysis for providing detailed measurements of the coordination among limb segments...

Describing Motion

Roger M. Enoka

Roger M. Enoka is professor in the department of integrative physiology at the University of Colorado Boulder and a professor in the departments of medicine (geriatrics) and neurology at the University of Colorado Denver. He is also the director of the Neurophysiology of Movement Lab. Previously he was a biomechanist in the department of biomedical engineering at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and a professor in the department of physiology at the University of Arizona. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Neuromechanics of Human Movement

Human Kinetics, 2015

Ebook

...The accurate and precise description of human movement requires the use of the terms position, velocity, and acceleration. Such a description of motion, one that ignores the causes of motion, is known as a kinematic description. Although...

Developing Jumping and Plyometric Skills

Clive Brewer

Clive Brewer is a world-recognized expert in high-performance sports conditioning, athlete development and applied sports science. He is the assistant director of high performance for the Toronto Blue Jays. He is the human performance consultant for USA Football and has consulted in this capacity with several other organizations around the world, such as Manchester United FC, Wimbledon tennis championships, the UK Strength and Conditioning Association, Scotland National Rugby League, Liverpool Ladies FC, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and IMG Academy. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Athletic Movement Skills : Training for Sports Performance

Human Kinetics, 2017

Ebook

...Jumping is a fundamental locomotive skill that underpins many sport-specific skills and athletic movements. In executing a jumping action, the athlete is required to exert forces into the ground or take-off surface from either one or both...

Excitable Membranes

Roger M. Enoka

Roger M. Enoka is professor in the department of integrative physiology at the University of Colorado Boulder and a professor in the departments of medicine (geriatrics) and neurology at the University of Colorado Denver. He is also the director of the Neurophysiology of Movement Lab. Previously he was a biomechanist in the department of biomedical engineering at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and a professor in the department of physiology at the University of Arizona. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Neuromechanics of Human Movement

Human Kinetics, 2015

Ebook

...To understand the activation of muscle by the nervous system, we begin by reviewing selected concepts from the physics of electricity and then examine how the flow of current along excitable membranes can enable the interaction...

From Muscle Forces to Joint Moments

Vladimir M. Zatsiorsky

Vladimir M. Zatsiorsky, PhD, is a world-renowned expert in the biomechanics of human motion. He has been a professor in the department of kinesiology at Pennsylvania State University since 1991 and was a director of the university’s biomechanics laboratory. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Boris I. Prilutsky

Boris I. Prilutsky, PhD, is an associate professor in the School of Applied Physiology and director of biomechanics and motor control laboratory at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia. Before that position, he was a senior research scientist in Georgia Tech’s Center for Human Movement Studies from 1998 to 2005. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Biomechanics of Skeletal Muscles

Human Kinetics, 2012

Ebook

...This chapter describes the transformation of force generated by a skeletal muscle to a moment of force at a joint and the way that mechanical properties of tendons and aponeuroses as well as geometry of joints and bones affect...

Preparation: Gathering Relevant Knowledge

Duane V. Knudson

Duane V. Knudson, PhD, is a professor and chair of the department of health and human performance at Texas State University in San Marcos. He earned his PhD in biomechanics from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and has held tenured faculty positions at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, and California State University at Chico. Previously he served as associate dean and interim chair of the department of kinesiology at Chico State. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Qualitative Diagnosis of Human Movement : Improving Performance in Sport and Exercise

Human Kinetics, 2013

Ebook

...The booster club just asked you to judge the slam-dunk contest at the local junior college’s basketball tournament. Since you are the local movement expert, the boosters want you to develop a rating scale and train the other judges before...