The Science of Figure Skating

1st Edition

Jason D. Vescovi, Jaci L. VanHeest

Published April 25, 2018
Reference - 144 Pages - 23 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138229860 - CAT# Y308673
Series: Routledge Research in Sport and Exercise Science

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The Science of Figure Skating is the first book to provide an evidence-based and comprehensive reference for the scientific underpinnings of this complex Olympic sport, where early specialization presents unique challenges for coaches and athletes alike.

Drawing on cutting-edge research and featuring contributions from leading academics and practitioners, the book covers key topics of health, training and high performance in figure skating, including:

    • Physiological demands
    • Nutrition and hydration
    • Training methods
    • Psychology and mental performance
    • Novel issues relating to performance such as travel and jet lag
    • Technological innovation

Effectively and succinctly applying theory to practice, The Science of Figure Skating is a valuable resource on integrating sport science concepts into training and performance. It is essential reading for any applied sport science student or researcher with an interest in winter sports, and coaches, sport science officers, nutritionists or clinicians involved in figure skating.

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