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A countless number of new, renamed, and variations of sport supplements flood the market each year. Many of these are accompanied by slick marketing campaigns promising too-good-to-be-true results. For athletes seeking a safe, effective edge to their training and performance, supplements can be a confusing and serious matter.
"The Athlete's Guide to Sports Supplements" separates fact from fiction, provides quick answers to the most common questions, and delivers information you can trust.
Sport nutrition and supplement experts Kimberly Mueller and Josh Hingst provide concise descriptions for 120 of today's most popular supplements. For each entry, you'll discover what it is, how it works, potential performance benefits, research studies and outcomes, dosage recommendations, and possible health concerns. You'll also find recommendations for master's athletes, those competing in extreme environments, and those with special dietary needs, such as food allergies, diabetes, and vegetarian.
Best of all, each supplement is listed alphabetically, providing quick and easy navigation throughout the book. Alternatively, use the supplement finder to locate supplements for a particular purpose, such as recovery, endurance, and strength. And for ease of searching, many of the supplements are thoroughly cross-referenced by scientific and popular names.
With more than 120 supplements, recommendations for all athletes at all levels, and expert advice that you can immediately apply, "The Athlete's Guide to Sports Supplements" is the one training and performance resource you'll turn to again and again.
This comprehensive practical book will show you how to fight the flab, strengthen and tone muscle, enjoy increased vitality and gain a more positive outlook on life, no matter what your age or current level of fitness. The guide explains how to assess how fit you are and how to get the most from your workouts. One of the main aims is how to improve the strength and efficiency of your cardiovascular system through all the most popular exercises. With personal training plans, you can tailor your exercise regime to your goals, whether you want to lose weight, run a marathon, be toned for your wedding day, de-stress or become fitter and healthier.
There is more to becoming a great pitcher than sound mechanics, a blazing fastball, and a live arm. A pitcher must know how to pitch--what to throw, when to throw it, and where to locate it. He must have a me-versus-you mind-set, that unique blend of confidence and determination that fuels a passion to set the tone of the game, own the mound, and shut down the opponent.
"The Complete Guide to Pitching" is the most comprehensive pitching resource available. Derek Johnson, one of the game's premier pitching coaches, takes you inside the art and science of pitching. You'll discover these strategies:
- Upper- and lower-body pitching mechanics
- Most effective arm and shoulder strengthening workouts
- Shutting down the opponent's running game
- Developing a potent pitching arsenal, including the splitter, curve, and changeup
- Creating a pregame pitching plan
- Situational strategies and recognizing hitters' weaknesses
- Fielding the position
- In- and off-season conditioning programs
- Windup, stretch, and follow-through
From pregame warm-ups to cultivating the pitcher-catcher relationship, it's all here in this one-of-a-kind book and DVD package. Featuring skill instruction, development drills, exercises, personal insights, and instruction on every aspect of pitching, "The Complete Guide to Pitching" is a must-have for every pitching coach, pitcher, and baseball fan.
For three decades, David Wright has coached international swimmers who began their swimming careers in his Learn to Swim program, and this book is based on his experience guiding these swimmers. Wright saw many pitfalls that resulted in the sport losing 80% of its participants in their early teenage years-pitfalls that resulted in swimmers ending their careers broken and disillusioned. Shaping Successful Junior Swimmers examines the nature of the sport's early dropout rate and proposes steps to correct the problem. It discusses qualities that should be present in good conditioning and speed training programs as well as why these qualities encourage continued participation and championship performance. Also included are danger signs of poor programs that cause early dropout. In addition to important training factors are the decisions and behavior outside the pool that coaches, parents, administrators, and national federations can make and do to extend and improve every swimmer's involvement in the sport. Swimming champions are the product of good care in and out of the pool, and using this book provides the means for that good care.
THE FIRST BOOK DEDICATED EXCLUSIVELY TO THE BALANCE BOARD FEATURING OVER 200 STEP-BY-STEP PHOTOS Unleashing the power of the balance board, this guide provides highly effective workouts that quickly produce noticeable results. Whether you're looking to sculpt a stunning physique, tone muscles, or improve general fitness, there's a specifically designed program to address your individual needs. Stability Workouts on the Balance Board offers over 100 safe, straightforward exercises that teach beginners good posture, balance and strength while helping more advanced athletes enhance their sporting lives. With your balance board and this book, you'll quickly learn how to build strength in both primary and secondary muscles throughout the body as well as: * Increase core strength * Improve balance * Tone muscles * Release tension * Rehabilitate Injuries
Blast through training plateaus, add lean muscle, and achieve your best body ever with "The M.A.X. Muscle Plan."
M.A.X. is an acronym for Mitogen Activated Xtreme training, a scientifically proven program to help you maximize your muscle potential and transform your physique. No gimmicks, no expensive supplements, just results.
Developed by renowned strength and fitness expert and bestselling author Brad Schoenfeld, Mitogen Activated Xtreme training is a six-month periodized program that manipulates exercise variables to generate clear and steady muscle growth. Each phase of the plan--strength, metabolic, and muscle--is explained in detail and insights and advice for optimal performance and immediate results are provided.
With step-by-step instructions for 108 of the most effective exercises, guidance for incorporating cardiorespiratory workouts into the program, and nutrition recommendations for fueling muscle growth and recovery, "The M.A.X. Muscle Plan" is your complete guide to total-body transformation.
If you're ready to take your body to the next level, turn to Mitogen Activated Xtreme training - the scientifically based and most effective muscle building program available. Use "The M.A.X. Muscle Plan" and the results will speak for themselves.
PLEASE NOTE: This book is not affiliated with Joe Wells Enterprises or MAX Muscle Sports Nutrition. For details of official MAX Muscle Sports Nutrition products visit www.maxmuscle.com.
This book can be said to be the first all-in-one guide to competition for powerlifters. Created and developed by Great Britain's head powerlifting coach, the 1RM Method is more than just a program it shows athletes step-by-step, how to take the guesswork out of determining the maximum load possible for a championship. The1RM method has been successfully used to help peak both novice and elite level powerlifters. This book offers a look into the mind-set and preparation of some of the World's most elite lifters. Coach Farncombe interviews Ray Williams, Owen Hubbard, Kimberly Walford and Stephen "The Screamer" Manual.
Behavior Management in Physical Education provides evidence-based, practical guidance on behavior management in the physical education classroom. Readers will learn how to identify and define problem behavior, discover the reasons behind misbehavior, create thriving classrooms via the incorporation of positive and proactive classroom management strategies, implement procedures to address problem behavior, and collect appropriate data to ensure interventions are having a meaningful impact. The book includes discussion on the use of technology in the physical education classroom to aid the behavior management process, and features case studies in every chapter to highlight key concepts and practical tools to help teachers create a safe and enriching learning environment. This reader-friendly text will inspire aspiring and seasoned physical educators to try new techniques to strengthen their behavior management repertoire. It is an important read for preservice and in-service physical education teachers, as well as other physical activity practitioners, and a useful resource for students of physical education teaching methods and behavior management courses.
Sport conditioning has advanced tremendously since the era when a "no pain, no gain" philosophy guided the training regimens of athletes. Dr. Tudor Bompa pioneered most of these breakthroughs, proving long ago that it's not only how much and how hard an athlete works but also when and what work is done that determine an athlete's conditioning level. "Periodization Training for Sports" goes beyond the simple application of bodybuilding or powerlifting programs to build strength in athletes.
In this new edition of "Periodization Training for Sports," Bompa teams with strength and conditioning expert Carlo Buzzichelli to demonstrate how to use periodized workouts to peak at optimal times by manipulating strength training variables through six training phases (anatomical adaptation, hypertrophy, maximum strength, conversion to specific strength, maintenance, and tapering) and integrating them with energy system training and nutrition strategies. Coaches and athletes in 35 sports have at their fingertips a proven program that is sure to produce the best results. No more guessing about preseason conditioning, in-season workloads, or rest and recovery periods; now it's simply a matter of identifying and implementing the information in this book.
Presented with plenty of ready-made training schedules, " Periodization Training for Sports" is your best conditioning planner if you want to know what works, why it works, and when it works in the training room and on the practice field. Get in better shape next season and reap the benefits of smarter workouts in competition. Own what will be considered the bible of strength training for sport of the next decade.
A step-by-step approach to building a successful yoga business. The authors focus on the things that can turn teachers into better yoga practitioners and more desirable instructors and leaders. They give students entering yoga certification courses a roadmap of how to build their career once they start teaching.
Over the last 20 years, no sport has changed more than soccer. The modern player is technically more capable, physically faster and stronger, and has access to more coaching and sports science resources than ever before. With the high rewards associated with success, there has never been more pressure on coaches to win, develop players, and play soccer the 'right way'.
Aimed at Soccer coaches of all levels and with players of all ages and abilities The Modern Soccer Coach 2014 identifies the areas that must be targeted by coaches who want to maximize a team's potential - the Technical, Tactical, Physical, and Mental sides to the game.
Written by UEFA 'A' and NSCAA Premier licensed coach Gary Curneen - The Modern Soccer Coach 2014 offers contemporary, focused, and distilled insight into what soccer coaches need to do, and how Filled with practical no-nonsense explanations, focused players drills and more than 30 illustrated soccer templates, The Modern Soccer Coach 2014 will help you - the modern coach - to create team performances that win match after match
- Understand how the game has changed and what areas determine success in the game today.
- Create modern exercises that focus on tactical, technical, mental, and physical elements of the game.
- Learn what sets coaches like Mourinho, Klopp, Rodgers, and Guardiola apart from the rest.
- Develop a competitive and enjoyable atmosphere for yourself and your players.
And much more
Sports Law has quickly developed into an accepted area of academic study and practice in the legal profession globally. In Europe and North America, Sports Law has been very much a part of the legal landscape for about four decades, while in more recent times, it has blossomed in other geographic regions, including the Commonwealth Caribbean. This book recognizes the rapid evolution of Sports Law and seeks to embrace its relevance to the region. This book offers guidance, instruction and legal perspectives to students, athletes, those responsible for the administration of sport, the adjudication of sports-related disputes and the representation of athletes in the Caribbean. It addresses numerous important themes from a doctrinal, socio-legal and comparative perspective, including sports governance, sports contracts, intellectual property rights and doping in sport, among other thought-provoking issues which touch and concern sport in the Commonwealth Caribbean. As part of the well-established Routledge Commonwealth Caribbean Law Series, this book adds to the Caribbean-centric jurisprudence that has been a welcome development across the region. With this new book, the authors assimilate the applicable case law and legislation into one location in order to facilitate an easier consumption of the legal scholarship in this increasingly important area of law.
The Complete Guide series is designed for the fitness professional,
coach and student, packed with ready-made training programs, tips
and strategies. This is a new edition of the definitive 'core
stability' training handbook for fitness leaders and enthusiasts in
an 'all you need to know format. Core stability concentrates on
core abdominal muscle strength to improve posture, strength and
performance. This book looks at what core stability is, the muscles
that are involved, and the benefits to improving your core
stability. Including new exercises, with specific exercises for
different sports, this new edition covers the use of a variety of
equipment - from medicine balls to core boards to the new big thing
in core stability - TRX training.
Elite players, coaches, and trainers rely on plyometrics to develop power, agility, speed, strength, body control, balance, and overall athletic performance. With this authoritative guide on plyometrics, you can too! In Plyometric Anatomy, authors Derek Hansen, coach and consultant to elite athletes and professional and collegiate sports teams, and Steve Kennelly, assistant head athletic trainer for the New York Football Giants, share the training they've used to propel athletes at all levels to success. They present 94 plyometric exercises, with 78 variations that increase in difficulty for continued development over time. Each exercise is fully illustrated with detailed anatomical art to showcase the muscles that are activated during the drill, so you can clearly see how the exercise contributes to improved performance. You'll also find unique plyometric exercises and variations that combine upper- and lower-body muscles in a single drill to better simulate complex sport-specific movements. Plus, considerations such as the impact of performing the drills on various surfaces, commonly used equipment, and use of external loads are included to make sure you get the most from your training. With comprehensive coverage and expert insights, Plyometric Anatomy takes the guesswork out of training and provides the best tool to help you achieve dynamic strength and explosive power. It is the ultimate illustrative resource for maximizing athletic power production.
Among the most difficult athletic events a person can attempt, the iron-distance triathlon - a 140.6 mile competition - requires an intense prerace training program. This preparation can be as much as twenty hours per week for a full year leading up to a race. In Iron Dads, Diana Tracy Cohen focuses on the pressures this extensive preparation can place on families, exploring the ways in which men with full-time jobs, one or more children, and other responsibilities fit this level of training into their lives. An accomplished triathlete as well as a trained social scientist, Cohen offers much insight into the effects of endurance-sport training on family, parenting, and the sense of self. She conducted in-depth interviews with forty-seven iron-distance competitors and three prominent men in the race industry, and analyzed triathlon blog postings made by Iron Dads. What sacrifices, Cohen asks, are required - both at home and at work - to cross the iron-distance finish line? What happens when work, family, and sport collide? Is it possible for fathers to meet their own parenting expectations while pursuing such a time-consuming regimen? With the tensions of family economics, how do you justify spending $5,000 on a racing bike? At what point does sport become work? Cohen discovered that, by fostering family involvement in this all-consuming effort, Iron Dads are able to maintain a sense of themselves not only as strong, masculine competitors, but also as engaged fathers. Engagingly written and well researched, Iron Dads provides a penetrating, firsthand look at extreme endurance sports, including practical advice for aspiring racers and suggestions for making triathlons more family-friendly.
Get an inside view of the muscles in action during every stretch you perform
"Delavier's Stretching Anatomy" is your guide for increasing flexibility, improving range of motion, toning muscles, and relieving pain and discomfort. The very best stretches for shoulders, chest, arms, torso, back, hips, and legs are all here, and all in the stunning detail that only Frederic Delavier can provide.
With over 550 full-color photos and illustrations, you'll go inside more than 130 exercises to see how muscles interact with surrounding joints and skeletal structures and learn how variations, progressions, and sequencing can affect muscle recruitment, the underlying structures, and ultimately the results.
"Delavier's Stretching Anatomy" includes 13 proven programs for increasing muscle tone, releasing tension and stress, and optimizing training and performance in 13 sports, including running, cycling, basketball, soccer, golf, and track and field.The former editor in chief of "PowerMag" in France, author and illustrator Frederic Delavier is a journalist for "Le Monde du" "Muscle" and a contributor to "Men's Health Germany "and several other strength publications. His previous publications, "Strength Training Anatomy "and "Women's Strength Training Anatomy, " have sold more than 2 million copies.
What does it take to lead a team to world-class success over a sustained period of time? Sir Alex Ferguson is one of the few leaders who truly knows. In his 38 years in management, Sir Alex won an astonishing 49 trophies and helped grow Manchester United into one of the biggest commercial brands in the world. In this inspirational and straight-talking book, Sir Alex reveals the secrets behind his record-breaking career. LEADING is structured around the key skills that Sir Alex values most highly. It includes subjects we immediately associate with his managerial style: Discipline, Control, Teamwork and Motivation. But it also addresses subjects that are less obvious but no less important when seeking success: Delegation, Data Analysis and Dealing with Failure. Written with the investor Sir Michael Moritz, a longstanding friend of Sir Alex, LEADING is packed with insight, wisdom, humour and honesty. The individual stories inevitably concern themselves with football, and the phenomenal success that came along the way, but the lessons can be applied by anyone. Whether you run a business, teach in a classroom, or work in a small team, LEADING will help you become a better leader.
Absolute strength. Sharp acceleration. Explosive power. The modern era of football demands that athletes in all positions are exposed to quality strength training programs that translate strength gains into better performance on the field and limit athlete vulnerability to injury. Developed with the expertise of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), Strength Training for Football shows you how to design resistance training programs that will help athletes excel on the field. The book will help you understand the specific physical demands of the six groups of positions-offensive and defensive linemen; tight ends, fullbacks, and linebackers; wide receivers and running backs; defensive backs; quarterbacks; and kickers and punters. You will also find the following: 11 testing protocols for measuring and assessing athletes' strength, power, speed, agility, endurance, and anaerobic capacity 11 total body exercises with 14 variations 20 lower body exercises with 13 variations 23 upper body exercises with 29 variations 15 core exercises with 35 variations 115 sample programs-90 of which are position-specific-for off-season, preseason, in-season, and postseason resistance training Each resistance training exercise consists of a series of photos and a detailed list of primary muscles trained, beginning position and movement phases, breathing guidelines, modifications and variations, and coaching tips to guide you in selecting the right exercises for a program. You'll also learn how to structure those programs based on the goals and length of each season and for each position. Backed by the NSCA and the knowledge and experience of successful high school, college, and professional football strength and conditioning professionals, Strength Training for Football is the authoritative guide for creating football-specific resistance training programs to help your athletes optimize their strength and successfully transfer that strength to the field.
Powerlifting. The name says it all--strength, power, intensity, concentration, determination. The sport's physical and mental demands are unlike any other, as are its athletes who must always be committed and focused on success.
Now, hall of famer and nine-time world powerlifting champion Dan Austin has teamed with strength and conditioning expert Dr. Bryan Mann to create the sport's most comprehensive resource. "Powerlifting" breaks down every aspect of the sport, including fueling, preparation, and execution of the three primary lifts: bench press, squat, and deadlift.
This hard-core guide includes more than 100 of the most effective exercises to enhance the three power movements, proven mental strategies, sample programs, and periodization plans for increasing absolute strength, power, and flexibility. The authors also share their secrets for preparing for competition, optimizing training, avoiding injuries, and advancing through the ranks.
Whether you're serious about powerlifting or simply seeking a proven approach for developing strength and power from one of the most accomplished athletes in the sport, "Powerlifting" is a must-have.
EuropeActive's Essentials for Fitness Instructors contains the most comprehensive information and materials to guide fitness instructors towards best practices in helping clients achieve their fitness and health goals. Endorsed by EuropeActive, the fitness and health industry's standard-setting authority in Europe, this manual is essential for all aspiring and qualified fitness instructors. This resource includes fundamentals and best practices of concepts, procedures, duties and responsibilities that individual and group fitness instructors perform on the job, covering the knowledge, skills and abilities needed for level 3 classification in the European Qualifications Framework (EQF), the baseline standards for registered fitness instructors in Europe. It provides mechanical and physiological information with hands-on techniques and practical examples to ensure that all fitness instructors deliver enjoyable and effective exercise sessions. Authored by renowned experts from all over Europe, EuropeActive's Essentials for Fitness Instructors supports fitness instructors in promoting healthy lifestyle management and exercise adherence. Current and future fitness instructors will learn ideal ways to do the following: * Build rapport and motivate participants. * Identify participants' motives and goals. * Prepare appropriate choreography and use music. * Provide effective and safe instruction; display and provide feedback on technique; and give advice on intensity, progressions and adaptations. * Deliver excellent customer service and be a positive role model for participants in a clean and safe environment. The book begins by addressing customer service and communication. By first detailing the principles of customer service, the importance of communication in teaching and how to provide and receive feedback, fitness instructors can receive the information that follows with the proper mind-set. The book then delves into the core of physiology of individual fitness training, giving instructors a solid base from which to work with clients. Chapters on cardiorespiratory exercise and resistance exercise explain the science and training methods specific to each type of workout, including optimal warm-ups and cool-downs, adaptations and matters of safety. A chapter on principles of training, including progression, dose-response relationship, specificity, overload and reversibility, ties all of these concepts together. The second half of the book deals with effective group instruction, specifying how to incorporate the science of training with the art of class leadership. Preparing for, delivering and even ending a class come with particular strategies that will boost retention and results, and three chapters on music and choreography take the guesswork out of structuring a routine. Finally, a chapter on stress management offers an overview of the effects of stress on health, symptoms to watch for and relaxation techniques. The book concludes with an appendix of the EuropeActive EQF level 3 standards for reference. Aspiring and qualified fitness instructors have a duty of care to keep up with the latest health and fitness standards. EuropeActive's Essentials for Fitness Instructors ensures instructors are properly servving their industry and their clients. For those who promote physical activity and healthier lifestyles, there is no other title with more authority in Europe.
A book on high intensity training should deliver an impact equal to the training itself. Lucky for you, this one does. The Modern Art of High Intensity Training is sport and strength, movement and passion. It is a guide like no other. From the stunning artwork to the 127 workouts, it's designed to be a difference maker. Whether you use this resource as a supplement to an existing training program, or replace a program that has become tired and stale, you'll view and use this book time and time again. See high intensity training in an entirely new light. You'll find 40 exercises, each detailed and depicted with art, photos, and modifications; 127 workouts and circuits to mix things up; warm-up, safety, and injury prevention recommendations; and-if you're up to the challenge-an original 15-week program. The Modern Art of High Intensity Training has everything you need and want in a workout program. Change, variety, inspiration, motivation, challenge, and results-it's rendered and written and delivered to you on every page. So now is the time. Make an impact.
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