Biomechanical Analysis of Fundamental Human Movements-Google

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Human Kinetics
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Contents

Jumping Safety
146
Summary
151
Object Manipulation
153
Aim of Gripping
154
Mechanics of Gripping
155
Biomechanics of Gripping
156
Variations of Gripping
158
Enhancement and Safety of Gripping
159

Kinematics
15
Kinetics
22
Summary
31
Foundations of Movement
33
Gravity
34
Friction
35
A Simplified Representation of Muscle Action
36
Biomechanical Properties of Muscle
39
Use of Muscular Force
41
Rotational Effect of Force
44
Force Applied Externally
45
Forces Acting on a Body Segment
46
Role of Biarticular Muscles
50
Summary
51
Fundamental Human Movements
53
Balance
55
Aim of Standing
56
Mechanics of Standing
57
Variations of Standing
59
Enhancement of Standing
61
Aim of Toppling Avoidance
65
Biomechanics of Toppling
66
Variations of Toppling
69
Enhancement of Toppling Avoidance
70
Toppling Safety
71
Summary
74
Slipping Falling and Landing
77
Aim of Slipping Avoidance
78
Biomechanics of Slipping
79
Variations of Slipping
80
Enhancement of Slipping Avoidance
81
Aim of Falling and Landing
83
Mechanics of Falling and Landing
84
Variations of Falling and Landing
86
Enhancement and Safety of Falling and Landing
87
Summary
93
Walking and Running
95
Aim of Walking
96
Biomechanics of Walking
97
Variations of Walking
103
Enhancement and Safety of Walking
108
Aim of Running
112
Biomechanics of Running
113
Variations of Running
122
Enhancement of Running
124
Running Safety
125
Summary
129
Aim of Jumping
134
Biomechanics of Jumping
135
Variations of Jumping
140
Enhancement of Jumping
144
Aim of Pulling and Pushing
160
Biomechanics of Pulling and Pushing
161
Variations of Pulling and Pushing
163
Enhancement and Safety of Pulling and Pushing
165
Aim of Lifting and Lowering
171
Biomechanics of Lifting and Lowering
172
Variations of Lifting and Lowering
177
Enhancement and Safety of Lifting and Lowering
180
Aim of Carrying
183
Biomechanics of Carrying
184
Variations of Carrying
186
Enhancement and Safety of Carrying
187
Summary
189
Throwing Striking and Catching
193
Aim of Throwing and Striking
194
Biomechanics of Throwing and Striking
197
Variations of Throwing and Striking
202
Enhancement of Throwing and Striking
203
Throwing and Striking Safety
206
Aim of Catching
208
Biomechanics of Catching
209
Variations of Catching
210
Enhancement of Catching
212
Catching Safety
213
Summary
215
Climbing and Swinging
217
Aim of Climbing
218
Variations of Climbing
220
Enhancement and Safety of Climbing
221
Aim of Swinging
224
Biomechanics of Swinging
226
Variations of Swinging
229
Enhancement and Safety of Swinging
230
Summary
232
Airborne Maneuvers
233
Aim of Airborne Maneuvers
234
Biomechanics of Airborne Maneuvers
240
Variations of Airborne Maneuvers
248
Enhancement of Airborne Maneuvers
249
Safety in Airborne Maneuvers
250
Summary
253
Mathematical and Mechanical Symbols
255
Mechanical Formulae
257
Problems
263
Answers
273
Glossary
283
Bibliography
289
Index
295
About the Author
305
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