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Biomechanical Basis of Human Movement [Print Replica] [Kindle Edition]

Joseph Hamill
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  • Print ISBN-10: 0781791286
  • Print ISBN-13: 978-0781791281
  • Edition: 3rd
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Book Description

Integrating basic anatomy, physics, calculus, and physiology, this text offers a solid introduction to the fundamentals of biomechanics. By focusing on movement patterns of muscle groups rather than individual muscles, this text provides a holistic understanding of human movement. Major sections cover Foundations of Human Movement, Functional Anatomy, and Mechanical Analysis of Human Motion.This Third Edition includes new material on physical activity and bone formation, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, factors influencing force and velocity development in muscle, and the effect of training on muscle activation. New and updated examples from sports, ergonomics, orthopedics, and exercise science illustrate the principles of human movement.The book comes with MaxTRAQ motion analysis software, an easy-to-use tool to track data and analyze various motions selected by the authors.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 51266 KB
  • Print Length: 491 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 4 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 3rd edition (14 Dec. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00AW82WA6
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,594,891 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy this book 29 Jan. 2010
This book covers all aspects of biomechanics within human movement. I found it helped greatly with my course and would recommend it to anyone, the book also had an injury section which was useful. overall this book had information on all aspects of human movement from Kinematics to functional anatomy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Biomechanical Basis of Human Movement 28 Feb. 2011
By DFreedI990 - Published on
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The book is very in-depth and helpful. The practice questions at the end of each chapter are very helpful in order to know whether or not you truly understand the material. Overall I would recommend this book to anyone who is taking a Biomechanics class or even someone who just wants to learn more about the physics behind human movements.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Key for Personal Trainer 3 Feb. 2013
By Leslee Stephens - Published on
It is evident that a better understanding of biomechanics provides one with credibility among clients, peers, and other health and fitness professionals. As a business owner ([...]0 and personal trainer you can't be just a CPT. Anyone out there can become at CPT overnight. This book has set me apart from the other CPT in Orlando. This book taught me the primary purpose of biomechanics. Which is to evaluate an individuals movement within an exercise (applied force). I recommend this book for anyone in the fitness industry. When before it would take me an hour to train a client I can now do it in 30mins because I am able to understand the movement of muscles. WORTH IT!!!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Well explained and a good balance between the 'bio' and 'mechanics' aspects. 17 Nov. 2013
By R. J. Hunter - Published on
I became a teacher after a career in engineering and have found myself doing some informal coaching of our track team. For several years I've shot video to help students improve their technique; and while I was pretty good on mechanics and the laws of motion I felt I needed to know more about the physiology. This book does a good job of explaining the different types of muscle, tendons, ligaments, joints, bones, etc. etc. and these are accompanied by good illustrations. They also explain the muscle response to different types of training, the effects of different types of injury, etc. It's even readable. I recommend it.
4.0 out of 5 stars Great book 29 May 2014
By Aimee Lora - Published on
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Was not very useful for my specific biomechanics of the human body class. I would ask teacher prior to renting if book is necessary.
4.0 out of 5 stars Good resource 23 Dec. 2013
By Gregory J. Vaccaro - Published on
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Good resource for my class. Equations in the book are helpful. Terms were helpful and condition received was real good.
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