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Sports Biomechanics: The Basics : Optimising Human Performance Paperback – 29 Jun 2007

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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: A & C Black Publishers Ltd; 1 edition (29 Jun. 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0713678712
  • ISBN-13: 978-0713678710
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.5 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 37,869 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'This book is nothing short of a bible....it ditches the unnecessary scientific jargon used by many of its rival and instead adopts a simple yet comprehensive tone to answer all the sporting questions that you've always wanted to know.'
--Women's Fitness, 1st December 2010 --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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Anthony Blazevich is a Teaching Fellow and Research Lecturer in Biomechanics at Brunel University.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Mr. S. Hollins on 19 May 2009
Format: Paperback
I was lucky enough to have been Lectured by Anthony Blazevich at Brunel before he returned to Australia. A great man with a great mind. This book is clear in its definitions, quirky with its analygies, and a very easy read for someone at any level studying biomechanics. If you need a good book to see you through a degree or just for interest this is the one, buy it.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Bernie Riley on 8 Oct. 2010
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'Sports Biomechanics' is an essential read and reference book for any coach or athlete serious about maximising performance potential.

Regardless of the sport you play it is certain you will find useful explanation of practical ways you can apply biomechanics to improve your personal performances.

Understanding the principles of Sports Biomechanics has assisted me to focus my workout programs and training activities by scientifically understanding 'how' my actions on field can be improved for beneficial outcome.

As a seasoned 2nd-Row rugby player I specifically found the topics relating to sprint speed (how to run properly), Newton's Law (lineout jumping and player characteristics), collisions (attack and defence) and agility (ball-running, how to maneuver) useful and wish I had read this book years ago. Personally and at club level we have implemented a number of the principles from the book with great success. (Many of these same principles used for rugby would also work for football or other ball game sports).

Sports Biomechanics is an excellent book well worth the investment.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Gary Speed on 6 Aug. 2007
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Loved each chapter. It got better with each chapter. By about chapter 6 I couldn't put it down...even though I hated biomechanics at Uni. Wish I had this book, because now it all makes sense. Definately recommend.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Terry Jennings on 4 Aug. 2007
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Wow. I've never enjoyed biomechanics. But as a coach I always knew it was important. I love that this book answers very interesting questions (one per chapter) while teaching me the biomechanics. At the end of each chapter I take a sneaky look at the next chapter and have to read on. That's never happened with biomechanics. An enjoyable read for anyone...coach, athlete, student. Highly recommended.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Sally Eade on 10 Dec. 2010
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This is a manageable book - not too weighty with concise chapters dealing with practical biomechanics concepts - eg how to get the swimmer faster, how to jump higher etc. Would recommend (I am doing a Sports Med Diploma and it is a useful adjunct to the biomechanics module). SD.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Bryan C on 27 July 2013
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This is a good basic book about bio mechanics which sets out the fundamentals and builds understanding through introducing ideas and concepts in a well structured way.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amy on 17 Oct. 2013
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I completed a sports science degree at university and found this very useful for physiology topics. Good for references also.
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I was very fortunate to attend prof Blazevich Lecture on Sports Biomechanics. the Book is a great text for all Sports professionals , coaches and athletes. Having read the book , I now have a deeper insight and discussion on sports Biomechanics.
Definitley a book that must be read by all in sports .Good reference material and citations of online resources and academic publications. Decent price, prompt delivery . Thank you.
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