Author ORCID Identifier
Stergiou - https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9737-9939
Biomechanics is a discipline. A discipline deals with understanding, predicting, and explaining phenomena within a content domain, and biomechanics is the study of the human body in motion. By applying
principles from mechanics and engineering, biomechanists are able to study the forces that act on the body and the effects they produce (Bates, 1991). Hay (1973) describes biomechanics as the science that examines forces acting on and within a biological structure and the effects produced by such forces, whereas Alt (1967) describes biomechanics as the science that investigates the effect of internal and external forces on human and animal bodies in movement and at rest. Each of these definitions describes the essential relationship between humans and mechanics found in biomechanics.
Introduction to Exercise Science, 4th edition
Stergiou, N, Blanke, D, Myers, SA, Siu, KC. Biomechanics. In T. Housch, D. Housch, & G. Johnson (2012). Introduction to Exercise Science. Scottsdale, AZ: Holcomb Hathaway (4th edition).