The aim of the study was to establish relations between morphological factors and kinematic parameters of sprint running in elite athletes in the conditions of block acceleration and maximum speed. In this study, the new technology OptoJump was used for the first time, enabling a highly accurate registration of biomechanical parameters of the sprint stride in terms of support and flight phases and stride frequency and length. The results showed that the major generators of speed were the contact time and the stride frequency.
This scientific and research article deals with the investigation of potential competitive performance of elite athletes (in the concrete case, the study was based on a sample of cross-country skiers in three different competitive categories). For this purpose a MMPS universal reduced potential performance model was created, encompassing the motor, morphological, psychological and sociological sub-areas of the study subjects’ psychosomatic status.
The article deals with a completely new approach to assessment of skier’s quality, which is based on the energy principle. In skiing, the only generator of movement is the potential energy – the height in the Earth’s gravitational field transforming into kinetic energy i.e. speed.
The monograph deals with the construction of gender differences in sports. This research topic is of salient importance to acquire thorough understanding of the attitude of the society towards female athletes’ top achievements as well as towards sports activity of the women in general. The monograph focuses on the resolution of theoretic and practical issues, taking the knowledge regarding this subject on a higher level within the field of sport sociology. Further, it is the only monograph dealing with this matter in the Slovenian area.
The book entitled ‘Floor exercises: methods, ideas, curiosities, history’ is the result of the scientific and research co-operation of two institutions, the Faculty of Sport in Ljubljana and the Faculty of Physical Culture in Budapest. The introduction offers a historical overview of the floor gymnastics and mentions significant contributions by Viktor Murnik and Jože Primožič to this sport discipline.