The Science of Figure Skating

by Jason D. Vescovi & Jaci L. VanHeest
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Publisher: Taylor and Francis

Series: Routledge Research in Sport and Exercise Science

Publication Date: April 30, 2018

ISBN: 9781315387727

Binding: Kobo eBook

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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.