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Understanding Biomotor Abilities

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

...The skeleton comprises bones and joints, which provide a framework and leverage for the body. But the joints cannot provide movement on their own. All functions of the body involving movement (or any unsupported action, such as standing...

Early Development of the Use of Visual Information for Action and Perception

Vision and Goal-Directed Movement : Neurobehavioral Perspectives

Human Kinetics, 2010

Ebook

...At the age of 3 mo, infants can already intercept slowly moving objects (van Hof, van der Kamp, & Savelsbergh, 2002, 2006, 2008; von Hofsten, 1980, 1983; von Hofsten & Lindhagen, 1979). Obviously, these infants are not yet proficient...

The Preparation and Control of Multiple-Target Aiming Movements

Michael A. Khan

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Michael A. Khan, PhD, is a professor of motor control and learning and head of the School of Sport, Health, and Exercise Sciences at Bangor University in Wales, United Kingdom. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Werner F. Helsen

Werner F. Helsen

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Ian M. Franks

Ian M. Franks

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Vision and Goal-Directed Movement : Neurobehavioral Perspectives

Human Kinetics, 2010

Ebook

...It is well known that the processes associated with specifying and organizing a response increase as a function of the number of response elements (Henry & Rogers, 1960; Klapp, 1995). These additional preparatory processes have been...

Putting It All Together: The Motor Skill Learning Cycle

Jeffrey T. Fairbrother

University of Tennessee, Knoxville Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fundamentals of Motor Behavior

Human Kinetics, 2010

Ebook

...Sacramento Bee/Zuma Press/Icon SMI✓ The phases and steps of the motor skill learning cycle✓ How to consider the influence that the learner, the task, and the performance setting have on the design of instruction✓ How to plan for practice...

Axoplasmic Transport

Brian R. MacIntosh

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Brian R. MacIntosh, PhD, is associate dean of the graduate program and professor for the faculty of kinesiology at the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada. MacIntosh is on the cutting edge of research in skeletal muscle and has published more than 50 papers and numerous book chapters in muscle and exercise physiology. He has been teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in these areas for 25 years and is a member of the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology, the Canadian Physiological Society, the American Physiological Society, and the American College of Sports Medicine. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Phillip F. Gardiner

Phillip F. Gardiner (born 1952) is an Australian former lightweight rower. He was an eight-time Australian national champion and won two bronze medals at World Rowing Championships. He made ten appearances for Australia at World Rowing Championships over the seventeen-year period from 1977 to 1994. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Alan J. McComas

Alan J. McComas, MB, is emeritus professor of medicine (in neurology) at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. McComas has more than 40 years of research experience in nerve and muscle. Among his accomplishments in research are devising a method for estimating the number of human motor units in human muscle, showing the importance of the electrogenic sodium pump in delaying fatigue, and carrying out early microelectrode studies of human muscle fibers. He has held named lectureships and is a member of the Society for Neuroscience. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Skeletal Muscle Form and Function

Human Kinetics, 2006

Ebook

...The motoneuron axon functions as a communication pathway between the spinal cord and muscle. Rapid signaling to the periphery is required if the muscle is to contract in a coordinated fashion and in quick response to proprioceptive...
...An integrative perspective provided by the link between biomechanics and motor control is developed in this chapter, and the implications for biomechanical modeling and measurement are discussed in detail. Running and swimming are used...

Development of Locomotion

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

...The term locomotion comes from Latin. Locus means “place” and movere means “to move,” and thus the noun locomotion means “movement from place to place.” The human body is so versatile that human locomotion encompasses activities as diverse...

Functional Variability in Perceptual Motor Development

Movement System Variability

Human Kinetics, 2006

Ebook

...This chapter shows how constraints shape emergent patterns of coordination during motor development and demonstrates how analysis of the structure of movement variability over time provides potentially interesting insights...

Motor Development

Robert M Malina

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PhD, FACSM Research Professor Tarleton State University Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Claude Bouchard

PhD, FACSM Executive Director Pennington Biomedical Research Center Louisiana State University Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Oded Bar-Or

MD, FACSM Director Children’s Exercise and Nutrition Centre McMaster University Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Growth, Maturation, and Physical Activity

Human Kinetics, 2004

Ebook

...The acquisition of competence in motor activities is an important developmental task of childhood. All children, except some with severe disabilities, have the potential to develop and learna variety of fundamental movement patterns...

Lateralization of Goal-Directed Movement

Vision and Goal-Directed Movement : Neurobehavioral Perspectives

Human Kinetics, 2010

Ebook

...This chapter discusses the neural foundations of motor lateralization, or handedness. First we examine lateralization, a phenomenon that has been described for a variety of neural systems. Next, we discuss evidence for both cultural...