This text introduces students to the essentials of the major contributing disciplines - biomechanics, physiology and psychology. It provides detailed knowledge and understanding of each subject area combined with explicit advice on how to study effectively, research further and think critically.
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The book concentrates on the various ways in which an athlete (whether the average participant or the elite competitor) can modify technique to achieve optimal performance. Its emphasis on athletic assessment...
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Handbook of Sports Studies (2000)This vital new handbook marks the development of sports studies as a major new discipline within the social sciences. Edited by the leading sociologist of sport.