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Approaches to the study of artificial sports surfaces

Routledge Handbook of Biomechanics and Human Movement Science

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Sharon J. Dixon

Print publication date: May 2008
Online publication date: June 2008

Artificial sports surfaces have increasingly become the surface of choice in the majority of sports. Suggested advantages of these surfaces compared w    Read more...
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Use of electromyography in studying human movement

Routledge Handbook of Biomechanics and Human Movement Science

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Travis W. Beck

Print publication date: May 2008
Online publication date: June 2008

Electromyography involves recording the action potentials that activate skeletal muscle fibres. As early as the 1600s, scientists knew that the electr    Read more...
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Application of biomechanics in soccer training

Routledge Handbook of Biomechanics and Human Movement Science

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W. S. Erdmann

Print publication date: May 2008
Online publication date: June 2008

Soccer is based on several national games. But its modern version appeared in England in the XIX century. There in Cambridge in 1863 rules of the game    Read more...
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Biomechanical aspects of footwear

Routledge Handbook of Biomechanics and Human Movement Science

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Ewald M. Hennig

Print publication date: May 2008
Online publication date: June 2008

With the onset of the running boom in the USA in the 1970s many runners experienced overuse injuries and became more and more interested in the qualit    Read more...
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Exploring the perceptual-motor workspace: New approaches to skill acquisition and training

Routledge Handbook of Biomechanics and Human Movement Science

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Chris Button

Print publication date: May 2008
Online publication date: June 2008

Humans spend much of their lives learning and executing motor skills. Consequently, the study of motor learning (skill acquisition) has potential impl    Read more...
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Biomechanical aspects of the tennis racket

Routledge Handbook of Biomechanics and Human Movement Science

Authored by
Duane Knudson

Print publication date: May 2008
Online publication date: June 2008

Improvements in the engineering, materials, and manufacturing of sports equipment have contributed to the enjoyment of sports all over the world. Thes    Read more...
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Application of biomechanics in martial art training

Routledge Handbook of Biomechanics and Human Movement Science

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Manfred M. Vieten

Print publication date: May 2008
Online publication date: June 2008

The Encyclopaedia Britannica online (2007) defines Martial art as: ‘Any of several arts of combat and self-defense that are    Read more...
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Sports equipment — energy and performance

Routledge Handbook of Biomechanics and Human Movement Science

Authored by
Darren J. Stefanyshyn

Print publication date: May 2008
Online publication date: June 2008

Energy is defined as the ability to do work. In sports, the more work you can do, the farther you can throw a javelin, the faster you can skate or run    Read more...
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Planning and control of object grasping: kinematics of hand pre-shaping, contact and manipulation

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Jamie R. Lukos

Print publication date: May 2008
Online publication date: June 2008

The hand is a uniquely complex sensory and motor structure of fundamental importance to our motor behaviour, whether it is used for artistic expressio    Read more...
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Biomechanical aspects of motor control in human landing

Routledge Handbook of Biomechanics and Human Movement Science

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Dario G. Liebermann

Print publication date: May 2008
Online publication date: June 2008

Free falls trigger protective landing actions that concern diverse areas of research because of the variety of responses elicited and the mechanisms i    Read more...
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