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Excerpt — Biophysical Foundations of Human Movement-3rd Edition

Lifespan changes in skeletal system can lead to injury

For the musculoskeletal system, the major periods of growth are the fetal and pubertal stages.

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Training can increase both muscle strength and fiber contraction speed

Adaptations are common following injury and surgical treatment.

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The three components of motivation affect exercise adherence

The purpose of this chapter is to examine the reciprocal links between psychology and exercise—namely, the effects of psychological functions, such as motivation, on exercise—and the effects of exercise on psychological factors such as feelings of well-being, mood states, and mental performance.

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