Sports Biomechanics: The Basics Optimising Human Performance, by Blazevich, Anthony J.
- ISBN: 9781472917225 | 1472917227
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 6/6/2017
This is the third edition of this best-selling sports science title. The book answers real-world questions in sports using easily comprehensible language and clear and concise diagrams. Each chapter is devoted to answering questions in a single area of sports biomechanics with the scientific underpinnings of sports performance clearly explained.
Because of the use of maths and physics to explain biomechanical concepts, students often find it difficult to grasp the basic elements of biomechanics. Anthony Blazevich's book is designed to explain to students the key concepts of biomechanics, using clear examples, tying all theory to practical examples to help students relate the biomechanics principles to improving in their coaching and performing.
The new edition has been updated throughout and includes a new section on basic movement patterns (How do we walk, run, jump and throw) and a chapter on biomechanics data collection techniques to show basics of motion analysis, force analysis, etc.