Isokinetics in Human Performance

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Human Kinetics, 2000 - Sports & Recreation - 456 pages
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Isokinetics in Human Performanceincorporates state-of-the-art performance research with the professional experience and insights of 34 experts in the field. This first-of-a-kind text offers performance researchers and strength and conditioning professionals a comprehensive treatment of isokinetic technology and its practical applications.

Edited by renowned teacher, researcher, and NSCA board member Lee E. Brown, MEd, CSCS, the reference includes

-An overview of isokinetic dynamometry and its evolution during the past 30 years

-An examination of velocity specific to human performance

-Up-to-date studies concerning isokinetic research and its relevance to individual sports and specific performance types including space flight

-Enhanced data presentation and interpretation using 115 illustrations and 58 data tables

Part I defines isokinetic dynamometry technology and its data interpretation and screening techniques; compares and contrasts the technology with traditional isotonic/isometric training methods; and correlates isokinetic testing results to the dynamics of individual performance.

Part II provides a biomechanical perspective on isokinetic dynamometry, including its limitations; assesses standardized testing procedures and data interpretation; and describes three-dimensional mapping techniques for interpreting athletic performance data.

Part III explores testing and training applications for specific upper- and lower-body joints, muscle groups, body movements, muscle control and velocity; defines functional lifting limits and protocols for testing and training spinal muscles; and indicates applications of isokinetic devices to cardiorespiratory fitness.

Part IV applies tests and measurements to specific population groups (youth, gender, and issues of aging), specific sports performance (tennis, baseball, soccer, and American and Australian football), and simulated space flight.

Isokinetics in Human Performanceoffers performance researchers and other strength and conditioning professionals an up-to-date overview of human isokinetic research and its practical applications.

 

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Contents

foundations
1
Specificity of Training Modes
25
Correlations With Athletic Performance
42
i
75
Load Range
97
ThreeDimensional Mapping
122
inctional Applications
147
Testing and Training
171
Testing the Spine
258
The Cardiovascular Effects
277
Jnique Populations
297
Aging and Isokinetic Strength
324
Gender Differences
339
Isokinetic Testing and Training
358
Assessment and Training in Baseball
378
Soccer
407

MultipleJoint Performance
196
Control of Voluntary Contraction Force
209
Isokinetic Eccentric Muscle Actions
229
Functional Lift Capacity
240
Simulated Space Flight
429
Epilogue
446
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About the author (2000)


Prior to assuming his current position as Department of Health Sciences Laboratory coordinator at Florida Atlantic University, Lee E. Brown, MEd, CSCS, began his career in teaching, coaching, consulting, and directing research and rehabilitation services in 1984. Since 1990, he has conducted isokinetic research.

Coauthor of numerous professional journal articles and abstracts and a frequent presenter at conferences in the United States, Germany, and the Netherlands Antilles, Brown has also coedited one other text.

In addition, he is on the board of directors of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and a member of the American College of Sports Medicine.

Currently a doctoral candidate in educational leadership at Florida Atlantic University, Brown attained his MEd in exercise science from Florida Atlantic University.

Brown resides in Coconut Creek, Florida with his wife Theresa. In his leisure time he enjoys trapshooting, running, and cycling.

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