Biomechanics of Skeletal Muscles

Author: Vladimir M. Zatsiorsky
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 1492582107
Format: PDF, Docs
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Richly illustrated and presented in clear, concise language, Biomechanics of Skeletal Muscles is an essential resource for those seeking advanced knowledge of muscle biomechanics. Written by leading experts Vladimir Zatsiorsky and Boris Prilutsky, the text is one of the few to look at muscle biomechanics in its entirety—from muscle fibers to muscle coordination—making it a unique contribution to the field. Using a blend of experimental evidence and mechanical models, Biomechanics of Skeletal Muscles provides an explanation of whole muscle biomechanics at work in the body in motion. The book first addresses the mechanical behavior of single muscles—from the sarcomere level up to the entire muscle. The architecture of human muscle, the mechanical properties of tendons and passive muscles, the biomechanics of active muscles, and the force transmission and shock absorption aspects of muscle are explored in detail. Next, the various issues of muscle functioning during human motion are addressed. The transformation from muscle force to joint movements, two-joint muscle function, eccentric muscle action, and muscle coordination are analyzed. This advanced text assumes some knowledge of algebra and calculus; however, the emphasis is on understanding physical concepts. Higher-level computational descriptions are placed in special sections in the later chapters of the book, allowing those with a strong mathematical background to explore this material in more detail. Readers who choose to skip over these sections will find that the book still provides a strong conceptual understanding of advanced topics. Biomechanics of Skeletal Muscles also contains numerous special features that facilitate readers’ comprehension of the topics presented. More than 300 illustrations and accompanying explanations provide an extensive visual representation of muscle biomechanics. Refresher sidebars offer brief reminders of mathematical and biomechanical concepts, and From the Literature sidebars present practical examples that illustrate the concepts under discussion. Chapter summaries and review questions provide an opportunity for reflection and self-testing, and reference lists at the end of each chapter provide a starting point for further study. Biomechanics of Skeletal Muscles offers a thorough explanation of whole muscle biomechanics, bridging the gap between foundational biomechanics texts and scientific literature. With the information found in this text, readers can prepare themselves to better understand the latest in cutting-edge research. Biomechanics of Skeletal Muscles is the third volume in the Biomechanics of Human Motion series. Advanced readers in human movement science gain a comprehensive understanding of the biomechanics of human motion as presented by one of the world’s foremost researchers on the subject, Dr. Vladimir Zatsiorsky. The series begins with Kinematics of Human Motion, which details human body positioning and movement in three dimensions; continues with Kinetics of Human Motion, which examines the forces that create body motion and their effects; and concludes with Biomechanics of Skeletal Muscles, which explains the action of the biological motors that exert force and produce mechanical work during human movement.

Biomechanics of Musculoskeletal Injury

Author: William Charles Whiting
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 9780736054423
Format: PDF
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The fully updated second edition presents clear and accessible explanations of the biomechanical principles of injury and how injuries affects the normal function of muscles, connective tissues, and joints.

Dance Anatomie

Author: Jacqui Greene Haas
Publisher: Stiebner Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3767912317
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Wenn man als Tänzer erfolgreich sein möchte, muss man verstehen, wie man seinen Körper optimal trainiert, vorbereitet und schützt. Genau dies vermittelt »Dance Anatomie«. Anhand der 82 wichtigsten Tanzbewegungen mit über 200 farbigen Illustrationen auf leicht verständliche Art und Weise. Zielgerichtet und per Blick unter die Haut kann der Leser die passenden Übungen für sein Leistungsniveau und seinen Stil auswählen. Dabei werden seine Beweglichkeit, die Kraft und die Muskelspannung kontinuierlich verbessert. »Dance Anatomie« soll Ihnen als Tänzer helfen, Ihre Linie exakter zu formen und Choreografien rhythmisch und musikalisch prägnant auszudrücken. Es spielt dabei keine Rolle, ob sie vor einer Jury, auf einer Bühne oder in einer Trainingsklasse tanzen. Was Jury, Publikum und Lehrende sehen möchten, sind Kraft, klare Linien und musikalische Genauigkeit. Sämtliche Übungen in diesem Buch werden durch Tipps zur korrekten Atemtechnik, dem gezielten Einsatz der Rumpfstabilisatoren und durch Sicherheitshinweise ergänzt, um Fehlhaltungen und Verletzungen vorzubeugen.

Skeletal Muscle Mechanics

Author: W. Herzog
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471492382
Format: PDF, ePub
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Skeletal Muscle Mechanics: From Mechanisms to Function summarisesthe variety of approaches used by today's scientist to understandmuscle function and the mechanisms of contraction. This bookcontains research by leading scientists from numerous fields usingmany different scientific techniques. Topics covered include: * Cellular and molecular mechanisms of skeletal musclecontraction * Historical perspective of muscle research * The newest developments in techniques for the determination ofthe mechanical properties of single cross-bridges * Theoretical modelling of muscle contraction and forceproduction * Multifaceted approaches to determine the in vivo function ofskeletal muscle This state-of-the-art account is written by internationallyrecognised authors and will be a valuable resource to researchersof biomechanics in sports science and exercise physiology. "I expect this book to be excellent and timely." Professor R.McNeill Alexander FRS, School of Biology, University of Leeds, UK

Anatomie und menschliche Bewegung

Author: Nigel Palastanga
Publisher: "Elsevier,Urban&FischerVerlag"
ISBN: 343729301X
Format: PDF, ePub
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Strukturen und Funktionen des muskuloskelettalen Systems Anatomie und menschliche Bewegung nimmt Sie mit auf eine systematische und detaillierte Reise durch die Anatomie und erklärt Ihnen u.a. wie und warum Bewegung überhaupt möglich ist. Eindrucksvoll in Wort und Bild lernen Sie z.B. die Bewegungsmuster beim Boxen, Ballwurf, Liegestütz, Treppensteigen u.v.m. kennen. Sie erfahren das Wichtigste über Biomechanik, Faszien, Bewegungsmuster und erhalten Palpationshinweise. Mehr als 450 hochwertige farbige Abbildungen unterstützen das Verständnis. Anatomie und menschliche Bewegung ist die optimale Ergänzung zu Ihren Anatomie-Atlanten und Lehrbüchern, denn stärker als in anderen Werken steht die Bewegung mit all ihren Facetten im Vordergrund: Hier werden die funktionellen Zusammenhänge praxisbezogen erklärt und alltägliche Bewegungsmuster anschaulich beschrieben. Das macht es Ihnen leicht anatomische Zusammenhänge nachzuvollziehen und sich dauerhaft zu merken. Dies unterstützt Sie bei der Vorbereitung für den Unterricht, z.B. in den Fächern Funktionelle Anatomie oder Biomechanik sowie bei Prüfungen und im Berufsalltag Das Buch behandelt obere Extremität, untere Extremität, Rumpf (inkl. inneren Organen), Hals und Kopf. Systematisch werden Knochen, Muskeln, Gelenke, Nervensystem, Blutversorgung und Lymphsystem der jeweiligen Region beschrieben. Die Inhalte richten sich an angehende und praktizierende Physiotherapeuten, Ergotherapeuten, Sportwissenschaftler.

Foundations for Osteopathic Medicine

Author: Robert C. Ward
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 9780781734974
Format: PDF, ePub
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Thoroughly revised for its Second Edition, Foundations for Osteopathic Medicine is the only comprehensive, current osteopathic text. It provides broad, multidisciplinary coverage of osteopathic considerations in the basic sciences, behavioral sciences, family practice and primary care, and the clinical specialties and demonstrates a wide variety of osteopathic manipulative methods. This edition includes new chapters on biomechanics, microbiology and infectious diseases, health promotion and maintenance, osteopathic psychiatry, emergency medicine, neuromusculoskeletal medicine, rehabilitation, sports medicine, progressive inhibition of neuromuscular structures, visceral manipulation, A.T. Still osteopathic methods, treatment of acutely ill hospital patients, somatic dysfunction, clinical research and trials, outcomes research, and biobehavioral interactions with disease and health. Compatibility: BlackBerry(R) OS 4.1 or Higher / iPhone/iPod Touch 2.0 or Higher /Palm OS 3.5 or higher / Palm Pre Classic / Symbian S60, 3rd edition (Nokia) / Windows Mobile(TM) Pocket PC (all versions) / Windows Mobile Smartphone / Windows 98SE/2000/ME/XP/Vista/Tablet PC