Stability, Sport and Performance Movement: Practical Biomechanics and Systematic Training for Movement Efficacy and Injury Prevention (英語) ペーパーバック – 2014/6/15
Kindle 端末は必要ありません。無料 Kindle アプリのいずれかをダウンロードすると、スマートフォン、タブレットPCで Kindle 本をお読みいただけます。
Move better, prevent injuries and understand the body in action. Whether you are a coach, a rehabilitation professional or an athlete, understanding movement and its relationship to performance and health equips you with powerful, practical knowledge. Now in its second edition, this book provides the tools for understanding and working with movement in simple but effective ways, with even more user-friendly tips to uncover potential physical barriers and unlock the potential for fluent, effortless movement. In this new edition, Joanne Elphinston introduces functional force management (FFM) as a concept for understanding the different control strategies needed between sports, how it influences training choice, and its relationship to injury prevention as well as performance. The book includes an updated Foundations and Fundamentals section with an entirely new chapter on FFM, as well as in-depth exploration of these principles in each key body zone. Packed with full-color and black and white images to illustrate the techniques and concepts involved, this timely text provides a comprehensive chapter on analyzing movement, followed by a progressive integrated program of stability, mobility, coordination and balance to create the foundation for effective movement, from early activation through to higher level neuromuscular activities. Sample programs and clinical examples help the reader to understand the application of this approach across a variety of sports. The techniques and philosophy within the book have been applied with international-level athletes in disciplines as diverse as swimming, badminton, gymnastics, karate, cycling, weight lifting, basketball, athletics, snow sports, football, golf, equestrian sports and tennis. However, they have been applied equally effectively by people of all ages and ability levels as they come to understand their bodies and learn to work with them systematically from sound foundations.
Joanne Elphinston is a Performance Consultant, international lecturer and physiotherapist working with elite and professional athletes including Olympic, Commonwealth and World Championship medallists, Premiership footballers and professional golfers. Joanne has been a consultant on Performance Movement to the British Olympic Association, as well as advising professional sporting organisations on technical movement enhancement for performance, injury prevention and rehabilitation. She also has extensive experience in child and adolescent movement development for sport and its progression into senior competition. With Paul Pook, Joanne co-wrote the best-selling The Core Workout.
anyways, the content of this book is 5 stars. it focuses on the A-Z of how to build up a strong, interconnected athletic body. it has saved me from tons of pain and misery and has taught me how to balanced my hips and my torso and improve my strength enough to facilitate proper shoulder movement. who would've thought that my shoulder tightness all this time was due to having poor hip flexibility and strength! this book is phenomenal and a must have for any athletic individuals (I bought it to educate myself and therefore cannot speak on its merit for practitioners; however I think it's an excellent book in that regard as well). I went to 4 physical therapists for my shoulder problems, and not a single one thought of looking at my hips and core to see if there was a greater biomechanical issue there that was causing my shoulder dysfunction. as it turns out, the body is incredibly interrelated, with upper limbs and muscles being highly dependent on the strength of lower muscle groups to provide stability and a strong platform to operate on.
this book will help you bullet-proof your body from injury, teach you how to have fully-optimal athletic biomechanics, and take you to a new level of athletic performance (especially for those of us who will never be professional athletes and are getting fitter and stronger for the love of athleticism; not having anyone show you the ropes can lead you into traps you never saw coming, but this book will set you straight for good). absolutely worth the purchase, but perhaps the book was a little redundant/verbose at times. still highly, highly recommended, 5 stars
One of the most common cues in the group fitness world is to “squeeze” or “brace” the core, a cue I often used in classes in an attempt to help students activate their core musculature and one I used in my own exercise practice.
After years of practicing this technique, I developed severe, chronic abdominal and pelvic pain. The pain was precipitated, in part, by my inappropriate bracing strategy.
This book does a lovely job of explaining the structure and function of the core and why a bracing strategy is not universally appropriate, and how it interferes with normal breathing mechanics and energy transfer. It provides beautiful, easy to understand descriptions of exercises to more appropriately engage the core and excellent curing strategies. The explanations are very clear and easy to understand and the exercises given are just brilliant. I’ve incorporated many into my own exercise routine and seen a tremendous shift in my chronic pain and in my exercise performance.
I’ve also incorporated many of the exercises and curing strategies into my fitness and lecture classes and students are responding with excitement and enthusiasm.
I’ve recommended this book to a number of colleagues and students and each has been as impressed and excited about it as I have. When I learn something incredible, I love to share it with others and I really hope this review helps to do that. Please, if you work with human movement or are an athlete or exerciser yourself, get this book. You will be thrilled that you did.
The chapter on anatomy of stability covers the difference between stabilizers and mobilizers and their impact on movement control in the three control zones of muscle action. This was very helpful in helping me understand the relationship between poor stability and the root cause of pain problems. Key concepts in efficient movement covers posture, breathing, the foot, the face, and subtle compensation patterns that reveal a lot about a person. This has helped up my game in evaluation processes.
Functional assessment, activation and awareness, integration, global coordination, and dynamic control are covered in great detail at the end of the book. I liked how the book takes the learning and information process to the real life application process designing training programs. You can bring an athlete back from an injury and help them move more efficiently for injury prevention.
As a clinician and an athlete this book is an invaluable tool in the quest to become better at what you love. I highly recommend this book be added to your library of must reads. No matter where you are in the game of athletics; clinician, coach, or competitor this book is essential.