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Some Useful Kinesiology Books
All the Right Angles by
Call Number: GV706.8 .L49 2013
Publication Date: 2013-08-01
A visual reference to the mathematics of sports. Any definition of sport begins with the term "physical". Motion, power, energy and momentum are the driving forces of physics, and numbers govern all sports. People and objects move in lines and curves, geometry determines progress, times are recorded, points counted, scores calculated. Without understanding numbers, it is impossible to understand sport. Athletes should be interested in the mathematics of sport for the simple reason that it can help them win. For fans, it brings greater enjoyment from their favorite sport. All the Right Angles is a fun, fascinating and highly visual book that explains the mathematical and scientific principles in sports. With a clear infographics approach, the book never burdens readers with too many numbers and formulas or slows them down with jargon. Instead, dynamic layouts, bold and colorful diagrams and minimal text promote easy comprehension. There are four parts with self-contained spreads that cover 89 topics in all. They include: Power and Motion: Basketball and Conservation of Energy; Ball Games and the Magnus Effect; Football and Newtonian Physics of Collision; Squash and Gas Pressure; Cycling and Gyroscopes Angles, Trajectories and Geometry: Mathematics of a Golf Shot; Pool and Tangent Lines; Auto Racing and Distance; Baseball and Trajectories; Cycling and Gradients Numbers and Statistics: Statistics in Baseball; Mathematics and Fantasy Football; Game Theory and Fencing; The Statistics of Home Advantage Mathematics, Biology and Environment: Effects of Tennis Court Surfaces; Horsepower; Skydiving and Terminal Velocity; Fencing, Tennis and Reaction Speeds; Hydration and Performance. Eight "Sports by Numbers" feature spreads cover baseball, football, rugby, golf, cricket, soccer, tennis and Formula 1. Throughout the book are facts, statistics, trivia and little-known anecdotes that will entertain all sport fans and athletes. Sports offer a unique and engaging way into an intimidating topic that many people have written off as "too hard." The games we love have an unrivalled power to turn us on to the beauty of numbers. All the Right Angles is a highly entertaining introduction to that power for the mathematically-minded, the science buff and the curious reader alike.
Fitness Running-3rd Edition by
Call Number: GV1061 .B77 2015
Publication Date: 2014-12-17
Including personalized workouts and expert advice, "Fitness Running, Third Edition," contains workouts from one of America's most respected coaches. Whether you run for health, competition, or both, "Fitness Running" includes proven programs to help you achieve your goals. Color coded and customizable, the 13- to 26-week programs cover base building, fitness, and training for short-distance events, half marathons, and marathons. Each workout is prioritized according to your goal, allowing you the flexibility to tailor the training to your schedule. More than just workouts, this new edition of the best-selling guide includes individualized testing for assessing running health and log pages for recording runs, results, and health information. It includes recommendations for female runners and the latest information on gear and gadgets, cross-training, stretching, and recovery. Discover what countless runners already have. "Fitness Running" is the most effective and efficient guide to the best health, times, and finishes of your life. It's the one training book you'll use again and again for a lifetime of running workouts.
Healing Yoga by
Call Number: RM727.Y64 F57 2014
Publication Date: 2015-01-05
Healing Yoga unites medical knowledge with the practice of yoga to help treat twenty common conditions, including headache, weight gain, the common cold, scoliosis, PMS, stress, depression, and eight different types of back pain. Dr. Fishman shares techniques he has invented, refined, and validated with thousands of patients, including detailed pose instructions and accompanying photographs. He walks readers through not only healing but also diagnosis of specific medical conditions, especially back pain, when there is more than one source of trouble. Suitable for both beginners and experienced yogis, this book is an at-home guide to a renowned doctor's expertise.
Training for Speed, Agility, and Quickness-3rd Edition by
Call Number: GV711.5 .T72 2015
Publication Date: 2014-11-13
Today's athletes are bigger, stronger, faster, and more agile than ever before. Exhibiting a combination of power, speed, and quickness, they've raised the bar on performance, competition, and training. "Training for Speed, Agility, and Quickness" is the complete workout guide you need in order to perform a step ahead of the competition. With this total training package, you'll have exclusive online access to a video library of the most effective drills and exercises for developing movement skills, and you'll see how to perform key tests and execute the best and most complex drills from the book. Sample training programs are included for these sports: Baseball and softball Football and rugby Basketball and netball Combat sports Track and field Soccer Lacrosse Tennis and badminton Racquetball and squash The top sport and conditioning experts present the best information on testing, techniques, drills, and training programs to maximize athletes' movement capabilities. The book includes 262 drills and proven assessments for customizing programs and tracking progress. If you're serious about elevating your performance, "Training for Speed, Agility, and Quickness" is a must have. PLEASE NOTE: This is not an official book from SAQ International. For details of books including SAQ Soccer and SAQ Rugby and official SAQ resources, please visit www.saqinternational.com.
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