The Science of Gymnastics - Advanced concepts

Monèm Jemni (Editor)

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The Science of Gymnastics provides the most comprehensive and accessible introduction available to the fundamental physiological, biomechanical, psychological, applied coaching sciences, motor learning and Injuries prevention and safety principles underpinning performance in artistic gymnastics. A full dedicated chapter provides the interaction between the major sciences on gymnastic performance. The book examines every key aspect of gymnastic training and performance, including: • physiological assessment • diet and nutrition • energetics • kinetics and kinematics • spatial orientation and motor control • career transitions • mental skills training and perception • injury assessment and prevention, with clinical cases • advanced case studies in rotations, vault approach and elastic technologies in gymnastics. It includes case studies and review questions in each chapter. The cherry on the tart is a fully dedicated website that contains a complete set of lecture material, including ready-to-use animated slides related to each chapter, and the answers to all review questions in the book. The book represents an important link between scientific theory and performance. As such, The Science of Gymnastics is essential reading for any student, researcher or coach with an interest in gymnastics, and useful applied reading for any student of sport science or sports coaching. It features a neat preface edited by Mr Morinari Watanabe, the current President of the International Gymnastics Federation with the following list of authors who contributed with chapters: Professor William A. Sands (USA Ski and Snowboard Association, Colorado, USA); Professor John H. Salmela, (University of Ottawa, Canada); Dr. Flavio Bessi (Institute of Sport and Sport Science, Freiburg, Germany); Dr Marco Antonio Coelho Bortoleto, (University of Campinas, Campinas, Brazil); Dr Elizabeth J. Bradshaw (School of Exercise Science, Australian Catholic University, Melbourne, Australia. And Sport Performance Research Institute New Zealand, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand); Dr Patrice Holvoet (Université de Lille 2, France); Professor Michel Marina (INEFC Barcelona, Spain); Dr Bessem Mkaouer (Higher Institute of Sport and Physical Education of Ksar Said, Manouba University, Tunisia); Dr Alexandra Pizzera (German Sport University Cologne, Germany); Dr Brooke Lemmen (former team physician for USA Gymnastics Trampoline and Tumbling)
Original languageEnglish
ISBN (Electronic)9781315203805
Publication statusPublished - 22 Jan 2018
Externally publishedYes


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