on 19 May 2009
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.
on 4 August 2007
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.
on 8 October 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.
on 4 March 2014
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.
on 29 March 2015
Really a good book, understandable and enjoyable to read, which gives you a good introduction to the basis of the sport biomechanics. The only negative point is the price, because it's really a short book, but it's worth!