Since the 1950s, Kinesiology: Scientific Basis of Human Motion has remained the definitive kinesiology text for college students. The twelfth edition continues the text & tradition of examining human motion through the integrated presentation of anatomy and biomechanics and applying that knowledge to a wide variety of motor skills. This edition retains the text & strong coverage of physiology combined with current scholarship in biomechanics as applied to motor skills.
Examines new technologies in the area of kinesiology to keep students up-to-date with the most recent developments in the field.
Provides the best and most current information so that students receive the latest information available.
Includes a glossary that gives students an easily accessible resource for unfamiliar terms.
Considers variables such as gender, age, and skill level in both illustrations and text to provide students with information on realistic situations, not just ideal situations.
Applies complicated theories to real-life situations to help students prepare for careers in coaching, sports, and occupational or physical therapy.
Includes material on kinesiology, biomechanics, and sports skills to provide an extremely comprehensive resource on all these related fields.
Provides a practical analysis model, a system through which students can organize their analysis in accordance with the major objectives of the skill and integrates it throughout the text.
New To This Edition
A new section on center of gravity and posture that covers postural adaptation, dynamic posture, and the principles applied to posture as well as the factors that affect the stability and energy cost of erect posture.
New explanations about the effects that postural adaptations have on static and dynamic postures.
An expanded explanation and study of an effective stretching program.
Expanded and updated coverage on strength training and the types of exercises for muscle strength which teach students a kinesiological approach to examining fitness exercises.
Updated scholarship on obesity’s effect on walking gait.
An expanded discussion on wheelchair propulsion and wheelchairs built for specific tasks.
Updates on photoinstrumentation procedures.
Table of Contents Preface
1 Introduction to the Study of Kinesiology PART I Anatomical and Physiological Fundamentals of Human Motion
2 The Musculoskeletal System: The Skeletal Framework and Its Movements
3 The Musculoskeletal System: The Musculature
4 The Neuromuscular Basis of Human Motion
5 The Upper Extremity: The Shoulder Region
6 The Upper Extremity: The Elbow, Forearm, Wrist, and Hand
7 The Lower Extremity: The Hip Region
8 The Lower Extremity: The Knee, Ankle, and Foot
9 The Spinal Column and Thorax PART II Fundamentals of Biomechanics
10 Terminology and Measurement in Biomechanics
11 The Description of Human Motion
12 The Conditions of Linear Motion
13 The Conditions of Rotary Motion
14 The Center of Gravity and Stability PART III Motor Skills: Principles and Applications
15 Kinesiology of Fitness and Exercise
16 Moving Objects: Pushing and Pulling
17 Moving Objects: Throwing, Striking, and Kicking
18 Locomotion: Solid Surface
19 Locomotion: The Aquatic Environment
20 Locomotion: When Suspended and Free of Support
22 Instrumentation for Motion Analysis Appendixes Glossary Index
Nancy Hamilton, University of Northern Iowa Wendi Weimar, Auburn University Kathryn Luttgens, Northeastern University