Supporting your high street Find out how »
Basket Image


The Science of Gymnastics : Advanced Concepts, Paperback / softback Book

The Science of Gymnastics : Advanced Concepts Paperback / softback

Edited by Monem Jemni


The Science of Gymnastics provides the most comprehensive and accessible introduction available to the fundamental physiological, biomechanical and psychological principles underpinning performance in artistic gymnastics. The second edition introduces three new sections: applied coaching, motor learning and injury prevention and safety, and features contributions from leading international sport scientists and gymnastics coaches and instructors.

With case studies and review questions included in each chapter, the book examines every key aspect of gymnastic training and performance, including:physiological assessmentdiet and nutritionenergetics kinetics and kinematicsspatial orientation and motor controlcareer transitionsmental skills training and perceptioninjury assessment and prevention, with clinical casesadvanced case studies in rotations, vault approach and elastic technologies in gymnastics. A fully dedicated website provides a complete set of lecture material, including ready-to-use animated slides related to each chapter, and the answers to all review questions in the book. The book represents an important link between scientific theory and performance.

As such, The Science of Gymnastics is essential reading for any student, researcher or coach with an interest in gymnastics, and useful applied reading for any student of sport science or sports coaching.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 380 pages, 84 Line drawings, black and white; 42 Halftones, black and white; 38 Tables, black and wh
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Biomechanics, human kinetics
  • ISBN: 9781138701939



Free Home Delivery

on all orders

Pick up orders

from local bookshops