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    Keywords: Medicine ; Human Physiology ; Rehabilitation ; Sports Medicine ; Biomedicine ; Human Physiology ; Sports Medicine ; Rehabilitation ; Springer eBooks
    Description / Table of Contents: Introduction -- Cycling -- Force, Velocity and Power in Cycling -- Pedalling Technique, Effectiveness and Coordination -- Influence of Gear Ratios -- Measurements on Cycle Ergometers -- Ballistic Movements of Lower and Upper Limbs: Jumping and Pushing.-Simple Method for Measuring Jump Height and Power during Rebound and Drop Jump -- Simple Method for Measuring Force, Velocity and Power during Jumping -- Optimal Force-Velocity Profile in Jumping: Measurement and Relationship with Performance -- Simple Method for Measuring Stiffness during Hopping -- Simple Method for Measuring Force, Velocity, Power and Force-Velocity profile of Upper Limbs -- Running -- Simple Method for Measuring Lower Limb Stiffness during Running -- Measuring the Energetic Cost of Sprint Running -- Simple Method for Measuring Force, Velocity, Power and Force-Velocity profile and Optimal Force-Velocity profile during Sprint Running -- Measurements on Sprint Instrumented Treadmills -- Effectiveness of Force Production during Sprint Running
    Abstract: This book presents an account of innovative methods and, for most of them, gives direct and practical insights into how practitioners can benefit from their use in their everyday practice. It also explains how to interpret the data measured, and the underlying neuromechanical and biomechanical factors related to sports performance. Written and edited by the same researchers who proposed and validated these methods, this book not only presents innovative methods for an efficient training and testing process (most of which are based on very simple technology and data processing methods), but also discusses the associated background information. Although it is a young scientific discipline, sport biomechanics has taken on an important role in routine sports training, medicine and rehabilitation. It allows both a better understanding of human locomotion and performance and better design of training and injury prevention. In those processes, the testing of athletes is crucial, and the quality and quantity of the variables analysed directly influences the efficiency of physicians’, coaches’, physiotherapists’ and other practitioners’ interventions
    Pages: VIII, 314 p. 110 illus. : online resource.
    ISBN: 9783319056333
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