In the internet age, with the information abundance, it is increasingly harder and harder to select the rightinformation (books, DVDs) to spend your limited time and attention to. As my good friend used to say,
It is moreimportant to know what NOT TO read than to know what to read.
Having a decent list of books can spare you bothtime and money. Hopefully, this short list of books may provide you with such a solution.
BASIC SPORT SCIENCENeuromechanics of HumanMovement
Roger EnokaThis book is going to provide you with the basicscientific framework for the study of humanmovement. You will gain the basicbiomechanical understanding of kinematics andkinetics, along with neuro-physiological basicsof motor system. It also covers topics likefatigue, electro-muscular stimulation, EMG, etc.
Exercise Physiology: HumanBioenergetics and ItsApplications
George Brooks, ThomasFahey and Kenneth BaldwinWhen it comes to exercise physiology this isTHE book. Very thorough and detailed and it isnot for faint hearted. George Brooks is one of the leading researchers regarding lactate
metabolism an the ‘father’ of lactate shuttle.
If you are really interested in how the thingswork within the body, what limits theperformance, then this is the book.
Biomechanical Analysis of Fundamental HumanMovements
Arthur ChapmanMost of the biomechanical books start with themechanical laws and apply them to humanmovement, but this book start with the humanmovement and explain the laws that governsthem. Basic human movements are covered(walking, running, jumping, throwing, etc), soyou will gain an insight into their analysis.
Motor Learning andPerformance w/Web StudyGuide - 4th Edition: ASituation-Based LearningApproach
Richard A. Schmidt Craig A.Wrisberg
Schmidt is one of the leaders in motor control
fiel an ‘father’ of schema theory. This book
provides starting and basic knowledge of motorcontrol, learning and performance and it is verypractical with coaches on mind. With this bookyou will gain knowl
ege of ‘traitional’
(information processing model) of motorlearning and performance.