The facts, myths, curiosities and absurdities of sports science - something for every sports fan.
There's more to sporting success than raw talent and the luck of the draw.
Explaining the hows and whys of what a spectator sees and a competitor experiences, Justin Kemp and Damian Farrow explain the science behind sports performance. Alongside hardcore data, there are classic anecdotes,fascinating historical facts and bizarre bits of nerdy trivia. Whether your view is from the couch, the stand, or up-close-and-personal on the field, you'll be enlightened and entertained by what really goes on in the wide world of sport.
And in case you're wondering, the not-so-scientific run like you stole something' is the authors' favourite footy yell.
These lads have really impressive day jobs and more letters after their names than you can poke a stick at. Damian is the Skills Acquisition Specialist at the Australian Institute of Sport. He has a Ph.D from UQ and an MA (Science) from DU. Justin is the Exercise Physiologist at the Australian Catholic University in Melbourne. His MA (Science) is from QU in Canada, and his Ph.D will be from VUT. They have a weekly column in Saturday's Age, and the real stuff happens every Saturday on 3RRR-FM at 10 a.m. where their sports science show, Run Like You Stole Something, has a cult following.
Table Of Contents:
1 Sensory skill in sport: There s more to it than meets the eye
2 Mind over matter: Inside the head of an athlete
3 Nature vs nurture: Are athletes born or made?
4 On the edge: Sports in extreme environments
5 It s a dangerous game: Injuries in sport
6 Don t believe all you hear: Myths and controversies in sport
Allen & Unwin
Allen & Unwin
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