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By Karen Clippinger

All dancers want to in attaining optimum performance—and Dance Anatomy and Kinesiology may also help them just do that.

This textual content is helping dancers study anatomical and biomechanical rules as they practice to bop functionality. It specializes in optimum dance circulate and the similar ideas for figuring out the functionality of physique joints. And through utilizing these rules, dancers can assist decrease their probability of damage and improve their functionality longevity.

In addition, Dance Anatomy and Kinesiology contains distinct sensible applications:
-Concept Demonstrations supply hands-on workouts to try.
-Tests and Measurements are particular to chose areas of the body.
-Dance Cues support learn cue effectiveness and advertise optimum circulate execution.
-Study Questions and purposes support follow bankruptcy concepts.
-Attachments give you the pronunciations, attachments, and key activities of the first muscle tissues coated during this text.

The first chapters conceal the skeletal and muscular structures as they practice to bop and supply easy anatomical terminology and ideas. Chapters three via 7 delve into particular components of the body—the backbone, the pelvic girdle and hip joint, the knee and patellofemoral joints, the ankle and foot, and the higher extremity.

These chapters surround fundamental bones, muscle tissues, joints, alignment deviations, mechanics, and accidents for the given sector, with precise concerns for dance. They current energy and suppleness routines to assist dancers increase approach and forestall accidents. they usually include many useful workouts and examples which are particular to bop strategy to support dancers observe the fabric. the cloth is augmented by way of greater than 250 illustrations and approximately 350 pictures, on the way to entice the visible studying skills of many dancers and toughen the relationship among procedure and art.

The ultimate bankruptcy offers a schema to assist research full-body dance activities to figure out optimum execution.

Dance Anatomy and Kinesiology deals precious medical wisdom and knowing for dancers, supporting them to mix anatomical and kinesiological ideas with creative expression. this sort of combination of technology and artwork will empower dancers to achieve their strength and extend their creative vision.

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Skeletal muscle fibers grow in both length and diameter from birth to adulthood, with a five times increase in diameter possible during this period (Hall, 1999). Strength training using heavy resistance and low repetitions can also result in substantial increases in muscle cell diameter, termed hypertrophy (G. hyper, over + trophy, nourishment). To understand how muscle cells are capable of causing a contraction, it is necessary to look at a single muscle cell on a microscopic level. Each muscle fiber contains specialized protoplasm termed the sarcoplasm, within which is embedded very thin fibers called myofibrils (G.

Perform the movements of the hand that are allowed by the wrist joint. What type of synovial joint is it? In what two planes and about what two axes does movement of this joint occur? Now, perform movements of the thumb and note similarities and differences from the wrist joint. Can either of these joints be actively rotated? • Triaxial joints. Perform the movements of the upper arm that are allowed by the shoulder joint. What type of synovial joint is it? In what three planes and about what three axes does movement of this joint occur?

13. Extension can be described as bringing anterior surfaces away from adjacent anterior surfaces, or posterior surfaces away from adjacent posterior surfaces, back toward anatomical position. It can also be thought of as increasing the angle between adjacent bones or, colloquially, as “straightening” the joint from a bent position. Straightening the knee from a bent position during rising from a plié or executing a développé is an example of knee extension. 13 Joint movements in the sagittal plane about a mediolateral (ML) axis: flexion-extension and plantar flexion-dorsiflexion.

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