Musculoskeletal System

Recommended Reading: Textbooks

Alter, M.J. (2004) Science of Flexibility (3rd Ed.) Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics [google books]

Alter, M.J. (1998) Sport Stretch: 311 Stretches for Sports (2nd Ed.) Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics [google books]

Astrand, P.-O., Rodahl, K., Dahl, H., Stromme, S. (2003) Textbook of work physiology (4th Ed) Champaign, IL, Human Kinetics. [google books]

Behnke, R. S. (2018). Kinetic anatomy. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics. [google books]

Cardinale,M., Newton,R., Nosaka,K. (2011) Strength and Conditioning: Biological Principles and Practical Applications. Oxford; Wiley-Blackwell [google books][chap 1 skeletal muscle physiology]

Komi, P.V. & Ishikawa, M. (2009) Muscle: Producing Force and Movement. In Maughan, R.J. (ed) The Olympic Textbook of Science in Sport. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, pp 7-24. [full text]

Vella, M. (2008) Anatomy for Strength and Fitness Training. London: New Holland Publishing [google books]

Recommended Reading: Journal Articles

Cheung, K., Hume, P.A. and Maxwell, L. (2003) Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness Treatment Strategies and Performance Factors Sports Med Vol. 33, No.2, 145-164 [full text]

Kraemer, W. J., & Looney, D. P. (2012). Underlying Mechanisms and Physiology of Muscular Power. Strength and Conditioning Journal, 34(6), 13–19. [abstract]

Marek, S.M., Cramer, J.T., Fincher, al (2005) Acute Effects of static and proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation stretching on muscle strength and power output. J. Athl. Train. 40:94-103. [full text]

Scott, W., Stevens, J., & Binder–Macleod, S. A. (2001). Human skeletal muscle fiber type classifications. Physical therapy, 81(11), 1810-1816.[full text]

Schoenfeld, B. J. (2013). Potential mechanisms for a role of metabolic stress in hypertrophic adaptations to resistance training. Sports Medicine,43(3), 179-194.[full text]

Suchomel, T. J., Nimphius, S., Bellon, C. R., & Stone, M. H. (2018). The importance of muscular strength: Training considerations. Sports Medicine, 1-21. 

van der Zwaard, S., Brocherie, F., & Jaspers, R. T. (2021). Under the hood: skeletal muscle determinants of endurance performance. Frontiers in Sports and Active Living, 213. 

Further Links: this website

Core Stability

Strength & Conditioning 

Mechanisms of Hypertrophy

Neuromuscular Adaptations

Body Composition

Further Links - different types of stretches, sport specific stretches etc

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