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Golf is one of the world's major sports and consequently the focus of world-class scientific research. This landmark publication is the most comprehensive book ever published on the science of golf, covering every sub-discipline from physiology, biomechanics and psychology to strength and conditioning, youth development and equipment design. Showcasing original research from leading golf scientists across the globe, it examines the fundamental science underpinning the game and demonstrates how it can be applied in practice to improve and develop players. Each chapter provides a definitive account of the current state of knowledge in a particular area of golf science, addressing the limitations of existing research, presenting new areas for development and discussing the implications for coaches, players, scientists and the wider golfing public. Truly international in scope, the variety of topics explored include: biomechanics and equipment skill learning and technology performance development psychological techniques for success the golfing body. This is an essential reference for any student or researcher with an interest in the game, or any coach or professional looking to improve their knowledge.
Over the last three decades sports coaching has evolved from a set of customary practices based largely on tradition and routine into a sophisticated, reflective and multi-disciplinary profession. In parallel with this, coach education and coaching studies within higher education have developed into a coherent and substantial field of scholarly enquiry with a rich and sophisticated research literature. The Routledge Handbook of Sports Coaching is the first book to survey the full depth and breadth of contemporary coaching studies, mapping the existing disciplinary territory and opening up important new areas of research. Bringing together many of the world's leading coaching scholars and practitioners working across the full range of psychological, social and pedagogical perspectives, the book helps to develop an understanding of sports coaching that reflects its complex, dynamic and messy reality. With more importance than ever before being attached to the role of the coach in developing and shaping the sporting experience for participants at all levels of sport, this book makes an important contribution to the professionalization of coaching and the development of coaching theory. It is important reading for all students, researchers and policy makers with an interest in this young and flourishing area.
The fifth edition of Fit to Be Well: Essential Concepts provides students with the tools they need to reach the goal of good health and fitness by delving into exercise, proper nutrition, and stress management. Its content is organized in a succinct, easy-to-navigate manner that allows students to become more aware of each aspect of a physically fit lifestyle. Using a wealth of special features and online learning tools, the text encourages students to improve their eating habits by incorporating healthier foods into their diet, increasing their level of physical activity, keeping their body composition and weight at a healthy level, increasing their self-esteem, and reducing stress. An integrated lab manual, found at the end of the text, helps students build and implement a fitness program that will work with their individual needs and schedules. New and Key Features of the Fifth Edition: - Updated with Healthy People 2020's new physical activity objectives - Emphasis on positive and negative factors associated with adult physical activity - Provides the latest research showing additional health benefits of regular physical activity -- including treating dementia and lowering the risk of heart disease and some cancers - Includes several new "Medical News You Can Use" features describing the latest research on physical activity and nutrition - Updated nutrition information to meet the new Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2015-2020 -Includes information on the new food label redesign
Lifecourse research in physical activity tracks long-term trends in physical activity behaviours and gives an insight into the link between a physically active lifestyle and later-life health outcomes. However, the complexity of physical activity behaviours, and the analytical issues posed by lifecourse research, present researchers with real challenges in accurately assessing the relationship between lifelong physical activity and health. Physical Activity Assessment: A Lifecourse Approach is the first book to approach the assessment of physical activity for health from a lifecourse perspective and provide students and researchers with much-needed guidance on conducting lifecourse studies. The book provides readers with a thorough grounding in physical activity assessment from across the lifecourse perspective and evaluates current methods of measurement, including comparison studies, criterion methods, subjective assessment methods and physical activity monitors. It then goes on to offer guidance on the optimal measurement techniques of physical activity across the lifecourse, suggesting how data should be collected, analysed and quantified in light of modern technology and global connectivity, and what these methods mean for physical activity guidelines and interventions, and public health outcomes. Offering a unique and novel combination of theoretical grounding and quantitative research guidance, this is important reading for any students taking modules in physical activity measurement or physical activity and health, and any researchers conducting lifecourse physical activity studies.
If you've set your sights on shaving minutes off your time, it's time to ramp up your training with Advanced Marathoning, Third Edition. Find the plan that works best for you from the detailed day-by-day training schedules by choosing between 18- and 12-week preparation and selecting weekly distances of 55, 55 to 70, 70 to 85, or 85-plus miles. If you run marathons close together, you'll find 6- to 12-week training plans to maximize your training time and recovery. For older marathoners, there is a full chapter dedicated to their unique training, nutrition, and recovery needs. Complement your running workouts with strength, core, and flexibility exercises to help keep injury at bay. Learn how current technologies such as GPS and online logs can help you analyze your training and performance and set goals for future races. Draw inspiration and insights from elite marathoners such as Galen Rupp, Eliud Kipchoge, and Molly Huddle. Implement cutting-edge nutrition and hydration strategies and recovery techniques to feel and run your best. Advanced Marathoning gives ambitious marathoners the information needed to train smarter, remain injury-free, and cross the next finish line stronger and faster than ever. CE exam available! For certified professionals, a companion continuing education exam can be completed after reading this book. Advanced Marathoning Online CE Exam, Third Edition, may be purchased separately or as part of the Advanced Marathoning With CE Exam, Third Edition, package that includes both the book and the exam.
Diabetes doesn't have to slow you down. Whether you're a recreational exerciser or a competitive athlete, The Athlete's Guide to Diabetes has the training and performance advice you need to remain active while effectively managing your condition. Renowned researcher and diabetes expert Dr. Sheri Colberg offers best practices and tips for managing blood glucose levels for athletes of all ages with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. She provides the most up-to-date information on insulin and other medications and their effects on exercise, nutritional practices and supplements, including low-carbohydrate eating, the latest technologies used to manage glucose, including continuous glucose monitoring (CGM), injury prevention and treatment as well as tactics for diabetes-related joint issues, and mental strategies for maximizing performance and optimizing health. You'll find 15 profiles of athletes with type 1 diabetes who share their accomplishments and how they manage medications, food intake, and other tools available to manage their activities with diabetes. Guidelines for 165 different sports and activities will reduce your trial and error when it comes to performing and feeling your best during fitness activities, endurance sports, endurance-power sports, power sports, and outdoor activities. The Athlete's Guide to Diabetes adheres to latest guidelines from such trusted sources as the American Diabetes Association and the American College of Sports Medicine. It is the one resource you can't be without if you want to stay healthy and active, train smarter, and reach new levels of athletic success without losing control of your blood glucose management. CE exam available! For certified professionals, a companion continuing education exam can be completed after reading this book. The Athlete's Guide to Diabetes Online CE Exam may be purchased separately or as part of The Athlete's Guide to Diabetes With CE Exam package that includes both the book and the exam.
Training players in circular playing fields develops and improves their game competence. Circle Soccer Training contains an integrated game concept and provides varied training exercises for fast implementation in training practice that will benefit all players at any level. The book first delves into the theory of circle training, explaining the main technical and tactical principles of the circle training concept. It contains further helpful information regarding the rules of the game, coaching points, how to organize each game or drill, and detailed illustrations. Following the introduction on circle training is the practical application. Beginning with an explanation on how to use this effective training for improving players' technical abilities, this section contains 100 circular games and drills that will allow players to progress and develop their skills. Also presented in this book are trendy, innovative, and cognitively demanding forms of play, which are an integrated and complex part of modern soccer. The concepts of circle soccer and their application in training are important for all players--at any level--to develop their technical playing abilities. With Circle Soccer Training, players can create a competitive advantage over their opponents.
The booklet first explains the differences between trail and fell running. In the training section the constituent parts, namely uphill running, downhill running, endurance running, speed training and running over different terrain are examined with sections on strength training and appropriate flexibility sessions for the trail and fell runner. The section then concludes with advice on training sessions and how to construct different types of sessions to maximise your training. The relevant clothing and equipment for the two types of running are explained and why some aspects are made compulsory for all competitors in fell races. The booklet finally concludes with a section on what to expect when you compete in your first trail or fell race, about the registration, the facilities, what to expect when you are out on the course and what happens when the run is over.
Looking at every area of the game and with exclusive contributions from elite players, leading coaches and sports scientists from the world's leading clubs - including Barcelona, Real Madrid, Manchester United, Chelsea, Paris St Germain and Bayern Munich - this expert guide reveals how sports science ensures the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Gareth Bale deliver super-star performances every time.
A brilliant combination of locker-room secrets and practical advice, this is a book that will interest both players and fans.
Athletes do not all train the same way, but it is rare to see any athlete-at any level-exercise or compete without warming up. Although the warm-up can take many forms, smart coaches and athletes know that the warm-up should be a part of any training session. The Warm-Up is the first book to describe the science of the warm-up and provide guidelines to maximize its effectiveness through the process of constructing effective RAMP-based warm-ups. The RAMP system-Raise, Activate, Mobilize, and Potentiate-looks at the warm-up not only as preparation for the upcoming session, but also as tool for athletic development that can cultivate the skills and movement capacities needed to excel in sport. RAMP has become a standard warm-up system recommended by the United Kingdom Strength and Conditioning Association (UKSCA) and is included in professional resources developed by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). The Warm-Up provides a library of activities that can be used to maximize the effectiveness of warm-ups within the structure of the RAMP system. Coaches and athletes can incorporate activities to develop warm-ups that directly contribute to performance, or they can use one of five sample RAMP warm-up programs, which are appropriate for a variety of sports and athlete training levels. More than 160 diagrams and photos enhance the text and provide direction for the drills and exercises, and 17 video clips demonstrate movement patterns of the Raise phase. Plus, exercise and drill finders make it easy to find the exercises best suited for specific needs. It's time to make the warm-up part of the long-term athlete development plan. The Warm-Up will help coaches and athletes use the RAMP system to make warm-ups a more effective part of training that contributes to better performance. CE exam available! For certified professionals, a companion continuing education exam can be completed after reading this book. The Warm-Up Online CE Exam may be purchased separately or as part of The Warm-Up With CE Exam package that includes both the book and the exam.
Throwing the flag on long-lost football "wisdom" from legends like Rockne, Heisman, and Camp *Quick-hitting spreads and single-page entries offer points of entry everywhere in the book *Humorous alternative to the advanced statistics and fantasy football analytics *With nearly 200 vintage and whacky football photographs Your old Uncle Frank likes to say that football ain't what it used to be; how today's players, coaches, and analysts know NOTHING compared to legends of the past. Oh, yeah? Well, here's a book of ancient nuggets of football wisdom hilariously taken apart to show that all the golden advice and knowledge from years past is, well, from a lot of years past. And it hasn't aged too well. Ask the Old Football Coach takes the old football coach at his word . . . and then offers a few words in response! Illustrated with vintage football photography.
Four-time Olympian, Jay Silvester, teaches and coaches in-depth technique analysis and training information to help improve throwing performance. The Complete Book of Throws presents readers with in-depth analysis and teaching of the skills and techniques for each of the four throws. An introductory chapter on biomechanics provides a solid foundation for each of the throwing events.
Designed especially for students in sport and physical activity, this book provides a detailed guide to planning, undertaking, and writing up qualitative research. Opening with a discussion of the main traits of qualitative inquiry and its use in sport and physical activity, the authors provide a coherent and accessible overview of qualitative research using numerous examples to bring the text alive. The book is divided into five parts informed by stages in the research process, with chapters on: * early steps in the research process * ethics * choosing your an approach * methods of data collection * analysing the data * writing up and disseminating your findings. This is essential reading for undergraduate and Masters students carrying out a qualitative research project in sport and physical activity and for PhD students looking to refresh their knowledge.
Millions have experienced the benefits of the kettlebell, the ultimate training tool for fat loss, strength, stamina, and coordination. Effective and inexpensive, kettlebells are a training staple for top athletes and trainers around the world. Now, it's your turn to see the impact and feel the results.
"Kettlebell Training" is an easy-to-use, no-nonsense guide that will get you started setting goals, assessing fitness, and selecting exercises. You'll learn how to exercise safely and efficiently to maximize results. Each of the 95 exercises is accompanied by step-by-step instruction, detailed photo sequences, and training tips--instantly accessible and perfect for at home or in the gym.
Author Steve Cotter, a renowned kettlebell expert, martial artist, and certified strength and conditioning specialist, has trained elite athletes, professional football teams, Navy SEALs, and members of the U.S. Marine Corps. He has provided instruction to other kettlebell trainers in more than 40 countries, and now he is making this expertise available to you.
More than exercises, "Kettlebell Training" contains proven programs that will produce results. You'll learn how to create a routine based on your individual needs, goals, and schedule. Or simply follow the sample fitness, strength, and conditioning programs or one of the sport-specific routines, such as football, soccer, mixed martial arts, or tennis. Whether you are training for performance, appearance, or general fitness, "Kettlebell Training" has the exercises, programs, and advice you need for the results you want. It's a complete guide that you'll turn to again and again.
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.
With information on strengthening and toning the legs, buttocks, abs, and back, "Women's Strength Training Anatomy" provides full-color, detailed anatomical illustrations of exercises for these hard-to-shape areas. What makes this book unique is that readers can see the muscles at work during each exercise, like an X ray of the body in motion.
Are there definite anatomical differences in the way men and women should build their bodies? According to the best-selling author and illustrator of "Strength Training Anatomy," the answer is an overwhelming yes Exercise variations based on a woman's unique anatomical features are also covered, helping to isolate muscles and make each exercise more effective.
Make your workouts work harder for you If you work out to strengthen and shape your body or if you help women get stronger and more defined, this is one book you need for understanding the female form and getting the most from your exercises.
Some understanding of the biochemistry of exercise is fundamental
to any study of the factors that contribute to sports performance.
It is the physical, chemical and biochemical properties of cells
and tissues that determine the physiological responses to exercise,
and yet the teaching of exercise biochemistry is poorly developed
compared with exercise physiology. Where the subject is taught, the
student often finds the approach somewhat daunting, with its focus
on thermodynamics, chemical structures and metabolic pathways.
More than 50 years ago, New Zealand's Arthur Lydiard started using terms like base training, periodization, and peaking. His U.S. counterpart, Bill Bowerman, brought Lydiard's term for what until then had been called roadwork, or jogging, to the States. Soon after, the 1970s running boom started, spurred by exercise-advocating research from the growing fields of exercise science and sports medicine and from enthusiasts such as Jim Fixx, author of "The Complete Book of Running." One of Bowerman's former runners at the University of Oregon, Phil Knight, saw to it that those millions of new runners had swoosh-adorning footwear designed specifically for their sport.
The pace of knowledge enhancement and innovation has, in fact, been so brisk through the years that even highly informed runners could be excused for not keeping up, but no longer." Running Science" is a one-of-a-kind resource:
- An easily comprehended repository of running research
- A wealth of insights distilled from great sport and exercise scientists, coaches, and runners
- A do-it-right reference for a host of techniques and tactics
- An array of the most credible and widely used training principles and programs
- Perhaps most of all, a celebration of the latest science-based know-how of running, now truly the world's most popular sport
Elite running coach Owen Anderson presents this comprehensive work in a compelling way for runners. A PhD and coach himself, Anderson has both a great enthusiasm for sharing what scientific studies offer the running community and a keen sense of what's really important for today's informed runners to know.
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.
"Advanced Sports Nutrition" helped thousands of athletes apply the most effective and cutting-edge strategies for optimal fueling and performance. Now this best-seller returns, updated with the latest research, topics, and innovations in sports nutrition.
Far beyond the typical food pyramid formula, "Advanced Sports Nutrition" offers serious strategies for serious athletes. This comprehensive guide includes the latest nutrition concepts for athletes in any sport. World-renowned sports nutritionist Dr. Dan Benardot breaks down the chemistry of improved performance into winning principles that ensure athletes' key energy systems are properly stocked at all times:
-Meal, energy, and nutrient timing guidelines to maintain that crucial energy balance throughout the day
-Optimal ratios and quantities of nutrients, vitamins, and minerals for any sport
-Guidelines on identifying and maintaining optimal body composition for maximal power, strength, and athletic performance
-The latest research on ergogenic aids, such as quercitin and caffeine
-Strategies for avoiding gastrointestinal distress during activity and reducing exercise-induced inflammation
-The effects of travel, high altitude, and age on nutrition needs and performance
-Strategies for balancing fluid and electrolytes to avoid dehydration and hyperhydration
-Sport-specific guidelines for increased power, strength, and endurance
The best conditioning programs and technical instruction are beneficial only if your body is properly fueled and ready to operate at peak efficiency. With "Advanced Sports Nutrition, Second Edition," you can be assured that when you are ready to push the limits of training and competition, your body is, too.
If you're like most endurance ath letes, you're concerned about your weight. You know that every extra pound slows you down. Matt Fitzgerald's Racing Weight Quick Start Guide applies all the principles of his best-selling book Racing Weight in a detailed set of weight-loss training plans. You will devote 4 to 8 weeks to starting a weight loss of 5, 10, or 20+ pounds. Lose weight quickly by following a schedule of high-intensity workouts and strength training as well as a menu of calorie-restricted, high-protein meals and snacks. Low-volume and high-volume plans make it possible for cyclists, runners, and triathletes with a wide range of experience to maintain their training levels. Replace fat with muscle while keeping your appetite in check. Once you've hit your quick start weight-loss goals, you will continue drop ping unwanted pounds using the proven strategies of the Racing Weight program. Zero in on your racing weight through improved diet quality, bal anced macronutrient levels, proper timing of meals and snacks, appetite management, and training for lean body composition. The Racing Weight Quick Start Guide will accelerate your season goals so you'll be racing leaner and faster than ever before.
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