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Introduction to Sports Biomechanics


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1. Movement patterns - the essence of sports biomechanics 2. Qualitative analysis of sports movements 3. Sports movement patterns and the geometry of motion 4. Quantitative motion analysis in sports biomechanics 5. What causes sports movements? Forces and moments of force 6. The anatomy of human movement

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Roger Bartlett was Professor of Sports Biomechanics in the School of Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Sciences, University of Otago, New Zealand until he retired in August 2013; he formerly held professorships at Manchester Metropolitan University, Staffordshire University and Sheffield Hallam University, all in the UK. He is an Invited Fellow of the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports (ISBS) and an Honorary Fellow of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences, of which he was Chairman from 1991-1994. He is a former editor-in-chief of the Journal of Sports Sciences and Sports Biomechanics. He is co-author of Sports Biomechanics: Reducing Injury Risk and Improving Sports Performance and co-editor of several other sports science books.

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