Applied Anatomy and Biomechanics in Sport, Second Edition, concentrates on the various ways in which an athlete—whether the average participant or the elite competitor—can modify technique to achieve optimal performance. Its emphasis on athletic assessment and physical capacity modification provides a unique perspective that will help coaches and other sport professionals appraise the body structure of their athletes so that strengths can be fully utilized and weaknesses improved. The text also considers growth, development, and gender, and it makes readers aware of mechanical overstresses that can impair performance and cause injuries. The second edition has undergone a complete revision and is designed with practical application in mind. It includes chapter contributions by respected sport scientists presenting recent research and cutting-edge information on topics such as: The development of improved training methods to increase explosive power, The use of elastic energy in the development of power and speed, The modification of strength and body composition to improve performance, and The application of proportionality and posture to sport performance.
Chapter 7, 'Posture' by Peter Hamer, PhD, and John Bloomfield, PhD, includes:
Evolution and the Development of Posture
Changes in Posture During Growth
Maintenance of Posture
Advantages of Good Posture
Postural Diversity within Individuals
Posture and its Relationship to Somatotype
Static and Dynamic Posture
Desirable Postures for High Level Sport Performance
Modifying Posture and Technique to Improve Performance
Hamer, P., & Bloomfield, J. (2009). Posture. In T. Ackland, B. Elliott & J. Bloomfield (Eds.), Applied anatomy and biomechanics in sport, 2nd ed, (Ch 7). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.