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Charlie Bronson has spent three decades in solitary confinement, and yet has stayed as fit as a fiddle, gaining several world strength and fitness records in the process. Now, in this no-nonsense guide to getting fit and staying fit, he reveals just how he's done it. Forget fancy gyms, expensive running shoes and designer outfits, what you need are the facts on what really works and the motivation to get on with the job. From his cell at Wakefield Prison, Charlie has complied this perfect guide to show you the best way to burn those calories, tone your abs and build your stamina giving you the know-how you need to be at the peak of mental and physical form.
Succeed in your course and learn more about potential careers with ACSM's Introduction to Exercise Science, 3rd Edition. This proven book provides an engaging, up-to-date overview of exercise science and related areas, such as athletic training and sports medicine. In every chapter, the author illustrates the importance and clinical relevance of each topic in the curriculum and gives you an insider's view of the profession through fascinating interviews and online video profiles and fieldtrips. As an American College of Sports Medicine publication, this full-color resource offers the unsurpassed quality and excellence that has become synonymous with titles by the leading exercise science and sports medicine organization in the world. NEW! A brand-new chapter shows how research is conducted, provides an overview of research as a career pursuit, and explores the concept of evidence-base practice. Video fieldtrips take you into different real-world settings to learn about exercise science careers. UPDATED! Interviews and video profiles of rising stars in the exercise science profession and working healthcare professionals (a dietician, cardiologist, exercise physiologist, etc.) demonstrate the challenges and rewards of careers that begin with an exercise science degree. UPDATED! The "Future of Exercise Science" chapter now reflects the latest trends in the field. Features important updates related to the 10th edition of ACSM's Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription . REVISED! The motor behavior chapter is now more meaningful, relevant, up-to-date, and understandable. Chapter objectives, key terms and definitions, chapter summaries, and Thinking Critically boxes help you master key concepts.
Client-Centered Exercise Prescription, Third Edition With Web Resource, emphasizes a personalized approach to exercise in which unique programs meet the interests and needs of individual clients. This resource will help you to prescribe exercise and guide clients in adopting, enjoying, and maintaining active lifestyles. Client-Centered Exercise Prescription, Third Edition, expands the role of the fitness professional from simple exercise prescription to include activity counseling, design modification, exercise demonstration, functionally integrated exercise, injury prevention, and follow-up monitoring for a variety of clients. Central to the book are seven client-centered models for each major fitness component that serve as a template of options for each decision in the prescription process: activity counseling, musculoskeletal exercise design, exercise demonstration, cardiovascular exercise prescription, resistance training prescription, muscle balance and flexibility prescription, and weight management prescription. The text explains the vital role that functionally integrated exercise plays in improving performance and maintaining musculoskeletal health and teaches how to recognize muscle imbalance and prevent complications. Fitness professionals will learn to make informed, client-centered decisions and address the following issues: * Establishing rapport and increasing adherence by prescribing exercise programs that match clients' desires, needs, and lifestyles * Understanding clients' unique psychological needs and using that information to keep them motivated * Monitoring clients' needs both as they are originally presented and as they evolve over time * Applying strategies for treating and preventing overuse injuries so that clients avoid injury and frustration, thereby avoiding withdrawal from the program * Addressing the unique considerations of aging clients, including musculoskeletal conditions and functional mobility The third edition of Client-Centered Exercise Prescription retains the client-centered approach of previous editions, offering simulated initial interviews with clients, teaching cues for demonstration, sample sessions, and sample counseling dialogue. The text also features numerous updates: * More than 40 reproducible forms included in the text and duplicated in printable format in the web resource that can be shared with clients * Applied exercise prescription worksheets that facilitate the flow from the prescription models to the prescription card * Three new chapters on exercise prescription for aging adults that offer specific exercise recommendations for this growing demographic * Expanded sections on applied nutrition, reliable field tests, safety and referrals, and a unique biomechanical approach to exercise modifications and functional progressions * Five new case studies and other updated case studies that allow you to grasp how the material may be used in practice * Theory to Application sidebars, numerous photos, and chapter summaries that will engage you and help you find the most relevant information Using reliable field tests, practical nutrition guidelines, and applied exercise physiology concepts, this text will help both professionals and students better serve their current and future clients. Candidates preparing for certification exams, including the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology Certified Personal Trainer (CSEP-CPT) exam, will find comprehensive treatment of the theory and applications covering the competencies required before entering the field. Practical examples, applied models, and scientific knowledge also make the text accessible to undergraduate students in fitness, exercise science, and health promotion programs.
'a fascinating book' - Adharanand Finn, the bestselling author of Running With the Kenyans, The Rise of the Ultra Runners and The Way of the Runner. The Lost Art of Running is an opportunity to join running technique analyst coach and movement guru Shane Benzie on his journey across five continents as he trains with and analyses the running style of some of the most gifted athletes on the planet. 'Running technique has to be one of the most subjective issues out there: 10 minutes' investigation on the internet will generally confuse rather than confirm what you should or should not be doing. Mother Nature gave us some amazing gifts as runners - if we rediscover them and use them, we can transform our dynamic and everyday movement.' Shane Benzie Part narrative, part practical, this adventure takes you to the foothills of Ethiopia and the 'town of runners'; to the training grounds of world record holding marathon runners in Kenya; racing across the Arctic Circle and the mountains of Europe, through the sweltering sands of the Sahara and the hostility of a winter traverse of the Pennine Way, to witness the incredible natural movement of runners in these environments. Along the way, you will learn how to incorporate natural movement techniques into your own running and hear from some of the top athletes that Shane has coached over the years. Whether experienced or just tackling your first few miles, this ground-breaking book will help you discover the lost art of running.
Whether you're a coach looking to build or supplement your program or a swimmer seeking to improve your technique and time, you'll benefit from swim coaching legend Bill Sweetenham's proven methods for improving performance in the backstroke, butterfly, breaststroke, freestyle, and individual medley.
Sweetenham has spent his career developing world-class swimmers--first for Australia, then for Hong Kong, and now for Great Britain. He engineered Australia's success at four Olympic Games and five Commonwealth Games and has coached 63 top swimmers in international competitions to 27 Olympic and World Championship medals. Now, through "Championship Swim Training," he and coauthor John Atkinson, a former national team coach in Australia and current national youth coach with British Swimming, provide the detailed plans and strategies to help all swimmers maximize their swimming potential.
Beginning with Sweetenham's five golden rules for swimming that apply to all swimmers--regardless of their background--"Championship Swim Training" is divided into two parts.
Part I, Technique Drills and Sets, deals with training zones and benchmark sets so critical to effective training and goal setting. Also included is a series of drill progressions and checklists that can be applied to each stroke and the individual medley. These progressions will help pinpoint stroke deficiencies and improve stroke technique as well as sculling, starts, turns, finishes, and kick and pull training. The checklists give swimmers and coaches tips for training and competition.
Part II, Workouts and Programs, is full of information for coaches to plan the long-term development of juniors through masters swimmers. Sample training sets are provided and can be customized to suit the level of that swimmer or squad. Part II also covers the critical tapering phase to get swimmers ready for competition and provides detailed racing strategies. Dryland conditioning suggestions help swimmers train all year round, whether in or out of the water. And no world-class coaching book would be complete without a chapter on how to completely and objectively evaluate your training program.
"Championship Swim Training" provides a complete roadmap for coaches and swimmers who want to follow a systematic and proven way to record-breaking times
Research Methods for Sports Studies is a comprehensive, engaging and practical textbook that provides a complete grounding in both qualitative and quantitative research methods for the sports studies student. Leading the reader step-by-step through the entire research process, from identifying a research question and collecting and analyzing data to writing the research report, it is richly illustrated throughout with sport-related case-studies and examples from around the world.
Now in a fully revised, updated and expanded third edition, the book includes completely new chapters on using social media and conducting on-line research and researching special populations, as well as expanded coverage of key topics such as action research, conducting a literature review, making the most of statistics, research ethics, and health-related research into exercise and physical activity.
Research Methods in Sports Studies is designed to be a complete and self-contained companion to any research methods course and contains a wealth of useful features, such as highlighted definitions of key terms, revision questions and practical research exercises. An expanded companion website offers additional material for students and instructors, including web links, multiple choice revision questions, an interactive glossary, PowerPoint slides and additional learning activities for use in and out of class. This is an essential read for any student undertaking a dissertation or research project as part of their studies in sport, exercise and related fields.
In this book, Bret 'The Glute Guy' Contreras - PhD, personal trainer, and bestselling author - lays out a glute training system that will help you reach your strength, performance, and physique goals, distilling the science and art of glute training into one comprehensive manual. Whether you're a bodybuilder, physique competitor, athlete, powerlifter, CrossFitter, personal trainer, physical therapist, or simply someone who wants to improve your physique, this book contains everything you need to know about building bigger, stronger, leaner, higher-performing glutes.
Taping can be effective and simple - all with a 5-centimetre wide piece of self-adhesive cotton tape. 70 proven tape applications for 160 conditions. Athletes are wearing brightly coloured tapes at sporting events like the London Olympics, Wimbledon, gymnastics meetings or even out jogging. The reason they're taping is because it's an effective way to treat a myriad of conditions like muscle pain, bruising, sore muscles, bad posture, swelling, strains, sprains, support during training, arthritic conditions, menstrual complaints, headaches and even sinusitis. Tapes, both elastic and non-elastic, are applied directly to the skin. The most important effect of the tape is pain relief and the second is increased mobility. That relationship between pain and movement is critical. A perceived decrease in pain enables more movement, which is essential to recovery and rehabilitation. How to tape oneself, friends or loved ones safely and effectively is explained in easy-to-understand directions and step-by-step photos showing how taping works, where and when it can be applied, and what to do during a practice session. There are 70 proven tape applications for more than 160 ailments, conditions and related body parts that are explained in easy-to-follow detail through directions and step-by-step colour photos. Selftreatment, regeneration and prevention for almost any complaint is just a roll of tape away. Handy charts, graphs and listings make it simple to find the taping technique best suited to a personal concern. Taping allows the body to rest and heal naturally, reduces inflammation, increases circulation and allows appropriate movements. These effective techniques have been used by millions of people worldwide to take advantage of taping's many benefits.
More women than ever are discovering the unique benefits of running -- forstress relief, weight management, endurance, and self-esteem. Women'sbodies are not the same as men's, and though we can train just as hard andwith the same passion for excellence, we have certain special concerns.Finally, there is a comprehensive guide exclusively for women whoexperience the pure joy of running, or want to.
It's the simplest, fastest, most accessible way to fitness and good health known to woman. You don't need a partner, equipment, or even much time. Now, Claire Kowalchik, former managing editor of Runner's World magazine, answers every question about the overwhelmingly popular activity that builds endurance, melts fat, and even prevents illness. In this total running book for women, you'll learn:
Authoritative and friendly, The Complete Book of Running for Women is a sourcebook for both beginners and long-time runners. Along with wisdom drawn from the author's personal experience, you'll find advice from the experts: coaches, exercise physiologists, nutritionists, doctors, and other women runners. Including question-and-answer sections and a complete list of resources, The Complete Book of Running for Women tells you everything you need to know to be off and running toward better health and richer living.
This book takes a radically different approach to the challenge of coaching in strength and conditioning. In doing so, it addresses many of the paradoxes of strength and conditioning, providing new perspectives that shed light on to the many questions that challenge coaches. Rather than focusing on methods, it delves into the questions of what makes a coach effective. It examines the conditions that are necessary for training applications to become optimal, and the skills necessary to create these conditions. It provides coaches with a flexible pathway towards understanding the challenges of strength and conditioning and by which they can develop the craft of coaching to maximise their effectiveness and potential. The book is essential reading for anyone wishing to pursue a career as a strength and conditioning coach, acting essentially as a prequel to the many scientific and applied texts in the field. It will also appeal to more experienced coaches providing a wider perspective on the challenges they face and providing potential solutions not traditionally considered.
"Coach Hatchell's book is a must-read for every girls' basketball coach. She is fantastic in every phase of the game, and I love watching her teams play."Roy Williams, head men's basketball coach, University of North Carolina, and Associated Press Coach of the Year, 2006.
What does it take to turn a good coach into a great one? You need to be a teacher, a motivator, a guru of X's and O's. Coach Sylvia Hatchell shows you how she manages all these roles and gives you her winning advice to creating a team of champions..
Head coach of the University of North Carolina's women's team, Coach Hathcell combines the Tar Heels' longstanding tradition of basketball greatness with her personal dedication to guiding young women as she teaches you how to: . . Communicate effectively to get peak performances from 11- to 18-year-old girls. Teach all the fundamentals of the game and run a productive, high-energy practice. Develop a formidable offense and tenacious defense. Master 75 of her favorite drills, ranging in difficulty from beginner to advanced. .
Sylvia Hatchell, a college coach for 30 years, has accumulated a record of 445187 in 20 seasons at the University of North Carolina. In 2006, her Tar Heels made the Final Four and Hatchell was named the Associated Press Women's Coach of the Year. She was inducted into the Womens Basketball Hall of Fame in 2004. She lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina..
Jeff Thomas has coached girls' basketball for 16 years at the youth, high school, and Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) levels. He lives in Richmond, Virginia..
Swim Speed Workouts is a deck of waterproof swim workout cards, drills, and dryland exercises that are carefully designed to develop the world's fastest freestyle swimming technique. In this updated edition, 4-time Olympian, gold medalist, and triathlon world Sheila Taormina provides the essential instruction, workouts, drills, and training plan to take your freestyle swimming speed to a whole new level. Swim Speed Workouts applies the principles of Taormina's best-selling Swim Speed Secrets, so swimmers and triathletes can get in the pool and get fast. With new drills, more technique instruction, and additional coaching tips, the updated Swim Speed Workouts draws from Taormina's own 30-year racing and coaching career to offer a meticulously designed program that will build your freestyle speed one crucial step at a time. Over 16 weeks, you'll enjoy challenging, fun, dynamic workouts that perfect the essential elements of world-class swim technique. Each waterproof workout card reveals the Olympic-level swimming drills, kick sets, and drylands that develop speed in the world's fastest swimmers. You will improve your stroke and speed by mastering key elements such as hand entry, hand speed, high-elbow catch, underwater pull, stroke finish, core drive, and propulsive kick. Swim Speed Workouts unlocks the secrets to swimming performance, building up swimmers and triathletes to breakthrough swim speed. Also available from VeloPress: Try out a free download of the first week of workouts and see video demos of the program's swimming drills.
This is the ultimate toolkit for youth football coaches. With its great emphasis on position on offense, defense, and special teams, football is the most complicated and challenging youth sport to coach. "Youth Football Skills and Drills" gives you the hands-on, step-by-step guidance to instruct young players and prepare them for the season. It presents and explains all of the essential techniques to play each position, provides proven drills you can use to teach each of these techniques, and suggests an optimum time-line structure for teaching and practicing each drill. Unique among youth football coaching guides, this key to coaching success recognizes that most youth-team players play on both sides of the ball, and it recommends special drills that pair up key offensive and defensive positions. It also supplies important advice on organizing your coaching staff depending on the number of coaches you have and their areas of interest and strength.Important features of this unparalleled resource include: 64 drills covering vital skills needed at every position; 23 group drills that constitute a defensive and offensive play book for every game situation; drills that teach the tackling and catching skills all players need; match-up drills for key offensive and defensive positions - wide receiver and defensive back, defensive/offensive line, linebacker and running back, and more; passing - and running-game drills for both offense and defense; and, special-teams drills and plays.
The process of talent development (TD) is essential to success in any sport. Drawing on the latest evidence and a considerable experience base, this book dispels myths about talent development and offers practical advice on the TD pathway from pre-school to elite level. Aimed at practitioners and other stakeholders involved in the TD process - including coaches, scientists, administrators, educators, students, parents, policy makers and senior development athletes - this is the only up-to-date practical guide to TD in sport. Written by experts with more than 20 years' experience in TD training, coaching and research, it covers key topics from deliberate practice and fundamental movement skills to designing and managing a TD pathway. It also includes contributions from professionals working in a wide range of sports, providing real-world insights into important topics including: the recruitment process academy and apprenticeship preparation the coach-athlete relationship what to do to stay ahead considerations for parents and coaches. Talent Development: A Practitioner Guide is an indispensable resource for all those interested in talent identification, talent development and coaching practice in elite sport.
From the unquestioned expert in the field, the authoritative guide to yoga for golfers
Working with Katherine for the last couple of years has allowed me to compete at a very high level.
--Gary McCord, CBS golf commentator and Senior PGA Tour player
Katherine Roberts, founder and host of the Yoga for Golfers program on the Golf Channel, offers her unique educational methods in this groundbreaking book, providing instruction to the millions of golfers--including many top tour professionals--who have turned to the art of yoga to improve their game. Based on 20 years of expertise, Yoga for Golfers connects the mind and body to create a powerful fitness regimen, including:
Dietary Supplementation in Sport and Exercise removes the myths associated with many dietary supplements. It provides an evidence-based approach to the physiological mechanisms related to popular supplements and examines the ergogenic benefits in both competitive and recreational athletes. This text covers a variety of supplements, including vitamins and minerals, carbohydrates, protein and amino acids, beta-alanine, creatine and guanidinoacetic acid, caffeine and probiotics, as well as emerging ergogenic aids. Information on dosage, ceiling effects and washout periods is discussed, along with safety and legality for different sporting organizations. The book also offers an insight into the efficacy of certain dietary supplements in unique populations, like children and the elderly. Dietary Supplementation in Sport and Exercise is an important resource for advanced undergraduate and graduate students on exercise science, health and nutrition courses, as well as strength coaches, athletic trainers, nutritionists and personal trainers, and medical professionals who consult with patients on dietary supplementation.
The professional relationship between Hank Haney and Tiger Woods began in March 2004, when the multiple major winner asked Haney to be his coach. 'The Big Miss' is Haney's candid and unsurprisingly insightful account of his tumultuous six-year journey with one of the world's greatest sportsmen.
The Judo Advantage explores the dynamics of how and why the human body works most efficiently for throwing, submission, and pinning techniques. Although judo provides the basis for the author's analysis, his insights also relate to other grappling sports such as Russian sambo, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and Olympic and collegiate wrestling. Gain a competitive edge using the principles of human biomechanics. Master the ability to control your opponent's movements. Improve fluency for seamless transition between techniques. Generate incredible power and speed. This book features: In-depth analysis of stances, balance breaking, throws, takedowns, transitions, ground fighting, trapping, footwork, combinations, gripping, posting, linear and angular movement, torque, generating power, evading, generating force, changing directions, and stability Over 200 action photos Drills and winning insight for coaches and athletes of grappling arts Steve Scott merges traditional martial wisdom with modern kinesiology, the study of human anatomy and movement. This new biomechanical perspective helps competitors develop every facet of their grappling skill, giving them a clear advantage in controlling opponents.
In September 1996 a Frenchman, so little known in English football that fans asked "Arsene Who?", walked into Arsenal. In the subsequent 22 years as manager he transformed the club. A total renovation of the training, stadium, style, economics of the team and the attraction of a global audience has taken place under Wenger's instruction. This fascinating era is chronicled from the very beginning with distinctive photographs taken from inside the inner sanctum of the club by official Arsenal photographer Stuart MacFarlane, who has had privileged access for many years. Award winning journalist Amy Lawrence introduces each section to set the scene. This captivating collection of images is captioned with personal anecdotes from Arsene Wenger himself as he reminisces about the significant moments and people that have defined his time at the club.
This valuable resource provides support for teachers who may not be Physical Education teachers by illustrating simple exercises that can be easily done by an inexperienced teacher while ensuring that they are also scientifically based, safe, purposeful and cover all three domains of Physical Education (affective, cognitive and psychomotor). Teaching Physical Education and Sports Coaching also provides a basic introduction to sports coaching. The book covers basic content on anatomy and physiology, training theory and the teaching of skills, psychological aspects of coaching, drugs and nutrition in sport, sport injuries and first aid; as well as inclusive physical education and ethical behaviour in Physical Education and sports coaching. The book focuses on the South African context by being cognizant of cultural, geographical and sport diversity, giving due prominence to community or indigenous games and providing guidance on working in schools that are highly resourced as well as low-resourced schools. Guidance is also provided for engaging with CAPS subtopics, such as fitness, adventure sports, traditional games, traditional sport, and age-related activities as part of early specialisation.
Karate: The Art of Empty-Hand Fighting is the definitive guide to Shotokan Karate the most widely practiced style of Karate and has inspired millions of Karate practitioners worldwide. Authored by one of the great masters of the art, Hidetaka Nishiyama, this book is a classic, groundbreaking work on the sport of Karate, and one of the first published in English. An Olympic sport, Karate is today practiced by over 100 million people worldwide. Nishiyama began his training under the instruction of Gichin Funakoshi, the legendary founder of Shotokan Karate. He helped establish the Japan Karate Association and, as head of the JKA's instructors training program, was instrumental in bringing Karate to the U.S. and other Western countries. When he arrived, he proceeded to train the first great generation of Karate instructors spawning a whole new generation of martial artists. Highly accessible and richly illustrated with over 1,000 photographs, this book is a comprehensive manual with step-by-step instructions to all the basic movements and techniques of Karate. Topics covered include: A brief history of Karate Theories and principles of the martial art Effective training and exercise methods Karate techniques including stances, blocks and attacks Defenses against weapons. With a new foreword by Ray Dalke, who trained under Nishiyama and, at 8th Dan, is the highest ranking American in Shotokan Karate, Karate: The Art of Empty-Hand Fighting provides analyses from the standpoint of physics, physiology, philosophy, and body dynamics. The book's techniques apply to all styles of the martial art and is a valuable reference for any Karateka stressing Nishiyama's lesson that mastery of the basics is not the end but merely the beginning of a lifelong journey.
Every triathlete wants to be leaner, faster, and more successful. But for most athletes, training is not enough. You need to focus on diet as well as training volume to achieve your optimal weight. Weight Management for Triathletes provides detailed and practical information and the tools that can help frustrated triathletes to improve their body composition for performance and aesthetics. This book is aimed to help triathletes competing on every level and distance from sprint to Olympic and longer distances. Well researched and insightful, this book offers easy-to-follow strategies for various diets, describes the importance of low body fat, and shows how to use body fat data in order to implement a weight control program for the long haul. You will find the motivation and encouragement to lose weight, and with a leaner and fitter body, and an understanding of proper nutrition you will quickly perform better in races.
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