A Biomechanics Approach to Aerial Fitness

9780692277225: A Biomechanics Approach to Aerial Fitness

This training manual was written with the intent helping pole and aerialists gain a better understanding of biomechanics as it relates to aerial fitness to improve athletic performance and reduce sport related injuries. Whether you are a new student to the aerial arts or a seasoned instructor this manual will help you take your teaching and training to a new level of understanding and performance. The information covered is intended to apply to all aerial apparatuses in general. This includes pole, tissue, hoop, and hammock. With over 300 pictures detailing exercises and form This manual will help you design and teach a well rounded, new and improved pole or aerial class format. Biomechanics refers to the effect of forces on biological systems, specifically the human body. Biomechanics are a crucial part of our daily lives. Every time we flex a muscle or move our bodies an action takes place by a coordinated effort of our muscles, joints, ligaments, tendons, and skeleton all working together. These actions can be explained and understood through biomechanics. By studying the laws of biomechanics as it relates to sport skills, specifically aerial fitness, we can improve our understanding of how to improve sport performance and injury prevention.

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