Sports Biomechanics: The Basics: Optimizing Human Performance
For coaches, athletes, and students of biomechanics, Sports Biomechanics: the basics answers real-world questions in sports using easily comprehensible language and clear and concise diagrams. Each chapter is devoted to answering questions in a single area of sports biomechanics with the scientific underpinnings of sports performance clearly explained.
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POSITION VELOCITY AND ACCELERATION
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