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Isokinetics in Human PerformanceLee Brown
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472 pages

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Isokinetics in Human Performance incorporates state-of-the-art performance research with the professional experience and insights of 34 experts in the field. This first-of-a-kind text offers performance researchers and strength and conditioning professionals a comprehensive treatment of isokinetic technology and its practical applications.

Part I defines isokinetic dynamometry technology and its data interpretation and screening techniques; compares and contrasts the technology with traditional isotonic/isometric training methods; and correlates isokinetic testing results to the dynamics of individual performance.

Part II provides a biomechanical perspective on isokinetic dynamometry, including its limitations; assesses standardized testing procedures and data interpretation; and describes three-dimensional mapping techniques for interpreting athletic performance data.

Part III explores testing and training applications for specific upper- and lower-body joints, muscle groups, body movements, muscle control and velocity; defines functional lifting limits and protocols for testing and training spinal muscles; and indicates applications of isokinetic devices to cardiorespiratory fitness.

Part IV applies tests and measurements to specific population groups (youth, gender, and issues of aging), specific sports performance (tennis, baseball, soccer, and American and Australian football), and simulated space flight.

Isokinetics in Human Performance is edited by renowned teacher, researcher, and NSCA board member Lee E. Brown, MEd, CSCS, the reference includes

Isokinetics in Human Performance offers performance researchers and other strength and conditioning professionals an up-to-date overview of human isokinetic research and its practical applications.

About the Editor

Prior to assuming his current position as Department of Health Sciences Laboratory coordinator at Florida Atlantic University, Lee E. Brown, MEd, CSCS, began his career in teaching, coaching, consulting, and directing research and rehabilitation services in 1984. Since 1990, he has conducted isokinetic research. Coauthor of numerous professional journal articles and abstracts and a frequent presenter at conferences in the United States, Germany, and the Netherlands Antilles, Brown has also coedited one other text. In addition, he is on the board of directors of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and a member of the American College of Sports Medicine. Currently a doctoral candidate in educational leadership at Florida Atlantic University, Brown attained his MEd in exercise science from Florida Atlantic University. Brown resides in Coconut Creek, Florida with his wife Theresa. In his leisure time he enjoys trapshooting, running, and cycling.

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Words of Praise

"Lee Brown has provided the most comprehensive text in isokinetics to date. Each chapter was written by an authority and researcher in strength and conditioning. A unique aspect of the text is that it not only deals with the application of isokinetics to exercise testing, training, and rehabilitation, but also the limitations of isokinetic dynamometry. Clinicians, students and researchers will find the numerous references a valuable resource."

Terry J. Housh, Ph.D.
Professor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

"An excellent review of isokinetic exercise and testing with the unique perspective of performance parameters. I would highly recommend the text to anyone in the exercise science, fitness, or rehab field."

Head Athletic Trainer, Youngstown State University
Lifetime Achievement Award from NSCA

"This is going to be an invaluable source of information for generations of students in many areas including physical therapy, athletic training, aging, and basic movement science. The chapters cover an amazingly wide spectrum of issues ranging from methodology to basic science, and to applications in clinical and athletic training areas."

Mark Latash, Ph.D.
Penn State University, Professor

"Lee Brown and his colleagues have organized a combination of chapters that will enable individuals with little previous experience in dynamic neuromuscular testing in humans to understand the advantages as well as the limits of isokinetic measurement and the current issues that need to be resolved."

V. Reggie Edgerton, Ph.D.
University of California, Professor


Reference for medium- to advanced-level human performance researchers and other strength and conditioning professionals, coaches, teachers, and therapists involved in athletic performance-related activities, including test interpretation and exercise prescription.

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