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5.0 out of 5 stars
Guaranteed to be worth the cover price - review from a rugby player., 8 Oct. 2010
'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.