Sports & Recreation

Advanced Strength and Conditioning

An Evidence-based Approach

Author: Anthony Turner,Paul Comfort

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134880626

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 360

View: 899

Becoming an effective strength and conditioning practitioner requires the development of a professional skills set and a thorough understanding of the scientific basis of best practice. Aimed at advanced students and beginning practitioners, this book explores the latest scientific evidence and applies it to exercise selection and programming choices across the full range of functional areas in strength and conditioning, from strength and power to speed and agility. With coverage of data analysis and performance feedback, both vital skills for the contemporary strength and conditioning coach, this concise but sophisticated textbook is the perfect bridge from introductory study to effective professional practice. Written by experts with experience in a wide variety of sports, its chapters are enhanced by extensive illustrations and address key topics such as: fitness testing and data analysis developing strength and power motor skill acquisition and development strategies for competition priming monitoring training load, fatigue and recovery. Advanced Strength and Conditioning: An Evidence-based Approach is a valuable resource for all advanced students and practitioners of strength and conditioning and fitness training.
Muscle strength

Advanced Strength and Conditioning

An Evidence-Based Approach

Author: Anthony Turner,Paul Comfort

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781138687363

Category: Muscle strength

Page: 400

View: 9243

Becoming an effective strength and conditioning practitioner requires the development of a professional skills set and a thorough understanding of the scientific basis of best practice. Aimed at advanced students and beginning practitioners, this book explores the latest scientific evidence and applies it to exercise selection and programming choices across the full range of functional areas in strength and conditioning, from strength and power to speed and agility. With coverage of data analysis and performance feedback, both vital skills for the contemporary strength and conditioning coach, this concise but sophisticated textbook is the perfect bridge from introductory study to effective professional practice. Written by experts with experience in a wide variety of sports, its chapters are enhanced by extensive illustrations and address key topics such as: fitness testing and data analysis developing strength and power motor skill acquisition and development strategies for competition priming monitoring training load, fatigue and recovery. Advanced Strength and Conditioning: An Evidence-based Approach is a valuable resource for all advanced students and practitioners of strength and conditioning and fitness training.
Muscle strength

Advanced Strength and Conditioning

An Evidence-Based Approach

Author: Anthony Turner,Paul Comfort

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781138687356

Category: Muscle strength

Page: 382

View: 2113

Becoming an effective strength and conditioning practitioner requires the development of a professional skills set and a thorough understanding of the scientific basis of best practice. Aimed at advanced students and beginning practitioners, this book explores the latest scientific evidence and applies it to exercise selection and programming choices across the full range of functional areas in strength and conditioning, from strength and power to speed and agility. With coverage of data analysis and performance feedback, both vital skills for the contemporary strength and conditioning coach, this concise but sophisticated textbook is the perfect bridge from introductory study to effective professional practice. Written by experts with experience in a wide variety of sports, its chapters are enhanced by extensive illustrations and address key topics such as: fitness testing and data analysis developing strength and power motor skill acquisition and development strategies for competition priming monitoring training load, fatigue and recovery. Advanced Strength and Conditioning: An Evidence-based Approach is a valuable resource for all advanced students and practitioners of strength and conditioning and fitness training.
Medical

Strength and Conditioning for Team Sports

Sport-Specific Physical Preparation for High Performance, second edition

Author: Paul Gamble

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136190430

Category: Medical

Page: 296

View: 4910

Strength and Conditioning for Team Sports is designed to help trainers and coaches to devise more effective high-performance training programs for team sports. This remains the only evidence-based study of sport-specific practice to focus on team sports and features all-new chapters covering neuromuscular training, injury prevention and specific injury risks for different team sports. Fully revised and updated throughout, the new edition also includes over two hundred new references from the current research literature. The book introduces the core science underpinning different facets of physical preparation, covering all aspects of training prescription and the key components of any degree-level strength and conditioning course, including: physiological and performance testing strength training metabolic conditioning power training agility and speed development training for core stability training periodisation training for injury prevention Bridging the traditional gap between sports science research and practice, each chapter features guidelines for evidence-based best practice as well as recommendations for approaches to physical preparation to meet the specific needs of team sports players. This new edition also includes an appendix that provides detailed examples of training programmes for a range of team sports. Fully illustrated throughout, it is essential reading for all serious students of strength and conditioning, and for any practitioner seeking to extend their professional practice.
Sports & Recreation

Routledge Handbook of Strength and Conditioning

Sport-specific Programming for High Performance

Author: Anthony Turner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134879571

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 668

View: 9836

Drawing on the latest scientific research, this handbook introduces the essentials of sport-specific strength and conditioning programme design for over 30 different sports. Enhanced by extensive illustrations and contributions from more than 70 world-leading experts, its chapters present evidence-based best practice for sports including football, rugby, tennis, hockey, basketball, rowing, boxing, golf, swimming, cycling and weightlifting, as well as a variety of wheelchair sports. Every chapter introduces the fundamental requirements of a particular sport – such as the physiological and biomechanical demands on the athlete – and describes a sport-specific fitness testing battery and exercise programme. Additional chapters cover the adaptation of programme design for special populations, including female athletes, young athletes and athletes with a disability. Drawing on the experiences of Olympic and Paralympic coaches and trainers, it offers original insights and practical advice from practitioners working at the highest level. Innovative, comprehensive and truly international in scope, the Routledge Handbook of Strength and Conditioning is vital reading for all strength and conditioning students and an invaluable reference for strength and conditioning coaches and trainers.
Medical

Biomechanics of Training and Testing

Innovative Concepts and Simple Field Methods

Author: Jean-Benoit Morin,Pierre Samozino

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319056336

Category: Medical

Page: 314

View: 9241

This book presents an account of innovative methods and, for most of them, gives direct and practical insights into how practitioners can benefit from their use in their everyday practice. It also explains how to interpret the data measured, and the underlying neuromechanical and biomechanical factors related to sports performance. Written and edited by the same researchers who proposed and validated these methods, this book not only presents innovative methods for an efficient training and testing process (most of which are based on very simple technology and data processing methods), but also discusses the associated background information. Although it is a young scientific discipline, sport biomechanics has taken on an important role in routine sports training, medicine and rehabilitation. It allows both a better understanding of human locomotion and performance and better design of training and injury prevention. In those processes, the testing of athletes is crucial, and the quality and quantity of the variables analysed directly influences the efficiency of physicians’, coaches’, physiotherapists’ and other practitioners’ interventions.
Science

Strength and Conditioning

Biological Principles and Practical Applications

Author: Marco Cardinale,Robert Newton,Kazunori Nosaka

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119957168

Category: Science

Page: 482

View: 4742

"I recommend that you read and use the information in this book to provide your athletes with the best chances of performing at their best" from the foreword by Sir Clive Woodward, Olympic Performance Director, British Olympic Association This book provides the latest scientific and practical information in the field of strength and conditioning. The text is presented in four sections, the first of which covers the biological aspects of the subject, laying the foundation for a better understanding of the second on the biological responses to strength and conditioning programs. Section three deals with the most effective monitoring strategies for evaluating a training program and establishing guidelines for writing a successful strength and conditioning program. The final section examines the role of strength and conditioning as a rehabilitation tool and as applied to those with disabilities. This book is an invaluable textbook and reference both for academic programs and for the continuing education of sports professionals. Integrates the latest research on physiological, anatomical and biomechanical aspects of strength and conditioning Offers numerous practical examples of applications Provides guidelines for writing and monitoring effective strength training programs
Sports & Recreation

Performance Assessment in Strength and Conditioning

Author: Paul Comfort,Paul A. Jones,John J. McMahon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351839047

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 362

View: 1488

It is an essential skill for any strength and conditioning coach to be able to reliably assess the physical performance of their athletes and communicate the results and their implications to performers and coaches, alike. Performance Assessment in Strength and Conditioning is the first textbook to clearly and coherently suggest the most appropriate and reliable methods for assessing and monitoring athletes’ performance, as well as including detailed sections on testing considerations and the interpretation and application of results. The book explores the full range of considerations required to reliably assess performance, including questions of ethics and safety, reliability and validity, and standardised testing, before going on to recommend (through a comparison of field- and laboratory-based techniques) the optimal methods for testing all aspects of physical performance, including: injury risk jump performance sprint performance change of direction and agility strength power aerobic performance body composition Closing with a section on interpreting, presenting and applying results to practice, and illustrated with real-life case study data throughout, Performance Assessment in Strength and Conditioning offers the most useful guide to monitoring athlete performance available. It is an essential text for upper-level strength and conditioning students and practitioners alike.
Medical

Overload, Performance Incompetence, and Regeneration in Sport

Author: Manfred Lehmann,Carl Foster,Uwe Gastmann,Hans Keizer,Jürgen M. Steinacker

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 058534048X

Category: Medical

Page: 214

View: 2605

This volume summarizes the proceedings of the Reisensburg workshop which took place at Reisensburg Castle in November 1997". The castle is built on the site of an - cient Roman compound and situated in the south of Germany at the Danube river. Sci- tists from Australia, Austria, Belgium, Estonia, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, South Africa, Switzerland, and the United States participated in the workshop. Like the 1996 workshop, the proceedings of which will be published in Medicine and Science in Sports and Ex- cise in 1998, the 1997 workshop also focused on the topic of overtraining in its widest sense to deepen our knowledge in this particularly sensitive field of sports science and sports practice. The authors see the present volume in a context with the proceedings p- sented by Guten (ed. ) "Running Injuries"; Saunders, Philadelphia (1997) and Kxeider, Fry, and O'Toole (eds. ) "Overtraining in Sport"; Human Kinetics, Champaign IL (1997). Overtraining, that is, too much stress combined with too little time for regeneration, can be seen as a crucial and threatening problem within the modern athletic community, of which significance can already be recognized reading daily newspapers: ". . . During the 1996 European championships, a gymnast shook his head almost imperceptibly, closed his eyes briefly and left the arena without looking up. He was fatigue personified. 'Suddenly, I just couldn't do any more. I just wanted to rest'". A look at his schedule showed why.
Science

Sports Rehabilitation and Injury Prevention

Author: Paul Comfort,Earle Abrahamson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 047097589X

Category: Science

Page: 548

View: 2177

This text provides a comprehensive, practical, evidence-based guide to the field. It covers each stage of the rehabilitation process from initial assessment, diagnosis and treatment, to return to pre-injury fitness and injury prevention. Presenting a holistic approach, this text also addresses the nutritional and psychological aspects of the rehabilitation process for the amateur sports enthusiast as well as elite athletes. Divided into five parts, Parts I, II and III cover screening and assessment, the pathophysiology of sports injuries and healing and the various stages of training during the rehabilitation process. Part IV covers effective clinical decision making, and Part V covers joint specific injuries and pathologies in the shoulder, elbow wrist and hand, groin and knee. Key features: Comprehensive. Covers the complete process from diagnosis and treatment to rehabilitation and prevention of injuries. Practical and relevant. Explores numerous real world case studies and sample rehabilitation programmes to show how to apply the theory in practice. Cutting Edge. Presents the latest research findings in each area to provide an authoritative guide to the field.
Sports & Recreation

Strength and Conditioning for Young Athletes

Science and application

Author: Rhodri S. Lloyd,Jon L. Oliver

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136510591

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 4127

Strength and Conditioning for Young Athletes offers an evidence-based introduction to the theory and practice of strength and conditioning for children and young athletes. Drawing upon leading up-to-date research in all aspects of fitness and movement skill development, the book adopts a holistic approach to training centred on the concept of long-term athletic development and the welfare of the young athlete. While other textbooks focus on a single aspect of youth trainability, this book explores every key topic in strength and conditioning as applied to young people, including: talent identification motor skill development strength, power and plyometrics speed and agility metabolic conditioning mobility and flexibility periodization weightlifting myths overtraining and injury prevention nutrition. Written by a team of leading international strength and conditioning experts and paediatric sport scientists, every chapter includes programming guidelines for youths throughout childhood and adolescence to show how the latest scientific research can be applied by coaches to optimize young athletic potential. This is an essential resource for all students of strength and conditioning or paediatric exercise science, as well as any coach or athletic trainer working with children and young people.
Medical

Strength and Conditioning for Sports Performance

Author: Ian Jeffreys,Jeremy Moody

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113697542X

Category: Medical

Page: 724

View: 2779

An effective strength and conditioning program is an essential component of the preparation of any athlete or sportsperson. Strength and Conditioning for Sports Performance is a comprehensive and authoritative introduction to the theory and practice of strength and conditioning, providing students, coaches and athletes with everything they need to design and implement effective training programs. The book includes a clear and rigorous explanation of the core science underpinning strength and conditioning techniques and gives a detailed, step-by-step guide to all of the key training methodologies, including training for strength, speed, endurance, agility, flexibility as well as plyometrics. Throughout the book the focus is on the coaching process, with every chapter highlighting the application of strength and conditioning techniques in everyday coaching situations. The book also includes a unique and extensive section of sport-specific chapters, each of which examines in detail the application of strength and conditioning to a particular sport, from soccer and basketball to golf and track and field athletics. The book includes contributions from world-leading strength and conditioning specialists in every chapter, including coaches who have worked with Olympic gold medallists and international sports teams at the very highest level. Strength and Conditioning for Sports Performance is an essential course text for any degree level student with an interest in strength and conditioning, for all students looking to achieve professional accreditation, and an invaluable reference for all practising strength and conditioning coaches.
Sports & Recreation

Strength and Conditioning for Combat Sports

Author: Darren Yas Parr

Publisher: The Crowood Press

ISBN: 1785004069

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

View: 2516

The role of the strength and conditioning coach for a combat athlete is to perform a needs analysis in which both the fighter as an individual and the sport itself are assessed in order to develop a high-performance programme. This might include plyometrics, speed and agility, endurance and core stability, strength training and nutrition as just some of the pieces of this complex jigsaw. The aim is to increase strength, speed, power, endurance, agility and flexibility. Strength and Conditioning for Combat Sports aims to help the coach and athlete bridge the gap between the theory of training and applied training, helping the athlete to become faster, stronger and more flexible and to build their muscular endurance so they perform better and remain injury-free. This will be essential reading for all martial arts coaches and practitioners and sports science students. Fully illustrated with 330 colour photographs and 90 diagrams.
Medical

Sports Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation

Integrating Medicine and Science for Performance Solutions

Author: David Joyce,Daniel Lewindon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135075093

Category: Medical

Page: 464

View: 8846

World-class rehabilitation of the injured athlete integrates best practice in sports medicine and physical therapy with training and conditioning techniques based on cutting-edge sports science. In this ground-breaking new book, leading sports injury and rehabilitation professionals, strength and conditioning coaches, biomechanists and sport scientists show how this integrated model works across the spectrum of athlete care. In every chapter, there is a sharp focus on the return to performance, rather than just a return to play. The book introduces evidence-based best practice in all the core areas of sports injury risk management and rehabilitation, including: performance frameworks for medical and injury screening; the science of pain and the psychology of injury and rehabilitation; developing core stability and flexibility; performance retraining of muscle, tendon and bone injuries; recovery from training and rehabilitation; end-stage rehabilitation, testing and training for a return to performance. Every chapter offers a masterclass from a range of elite sport professionals, containing best practice protocols, procedures and specimen programmes designed for high performance. No other book examines rehabilitation in such detail from a high performance standpoint. Sports Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation is essential reading for any course in sports medicine and rehabilitation, strength and conditioning, sports science, and for any clinician, coach or high performance professional working to prevent or rehabilitate sports injuries.
Sports & Recreation

Strength and Conditioning

A concise introduction

Author: John Cissik

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136660372

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

View: 8590

Strength and Conditioning offers a concise but comprehensive overview of training for athletic performance. Introducing essential theory and practical techniques in all of the core areas of athletic training, the book clearly demonstrates how to apply fundamental principles in putting together effective real-world training programs. While some established textbooks rely on established but untested conventional wisdom, this book encourages students and professionals to think critically about their work and to adopt an evidence-based approach. It is the only introductory strength and conditioning textbook to properly explain the inter-dependence of aspects of training such as needs analysis, assessment, injury, competition level, athlete age and program design, and the only book to fully explain how those aspects should be integrated. No other textbook offers such an accessible, engaging and reflective introduction to the theory and application of strength and conditioning programs. Including clear step-by-step guidance, suggestions for further reading, and detailed sport-specific examples, this is the perfect primer for any strength and conditioning course or for any professional trainer or coach looking to refresh their professional practice.
Medical

Advanced Personal Training

Science to practice

Author: Paul Hough,Simon Penn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131740873X

Category: Medical

Page: 256

View: 6607

Effective fitness instruction and training programme design require an exercise specialist trainer to combine professional experience with strategies underpinned by scientific evidence. This is the first comprehensive fitness instruction and training programme design resource to explore the evidence-base of effective programme design, drawing on cutting-edge scientific research to identify optimum training methods and dispel some common myths around fitness training. Putting clients’ training goals at the centre of the process by focusing on their most common objectives – such as improving general health, enhancing cardiorespiratory fitness, decreasing body fat and increasing muscle mass – this book helps the reader develop a better understanding of the physiological principles at the core of successful programme design. Simple to navigate and full of helpful features – including applied case studies, example training programmes and guides to further reading – it covers a variety of key topics such as: pre-exercise health screening lifestyle and fitness assessment nutrition cardiorespiratory (endurance), resistance and core training recovery from exercise. An essential text for fitness instructors, personal trainers and sport and exercise students, this book provides an invaluable resource for fitness courses, exercise science degree programmes and continued professional development for exercise professionals.
Medical

Adaptation in Sports Training

Author: Atko Viru

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351469002

Category: Medical

Page: 320

View: 3009

Founded on an analysis of scientific literature and backed by an abundance of references, this timely new book examines problems related to sports training, as well as the concept that training-induced changes are founded on adaptive protein synthesis. Discussions include: Alterations in the organism's adaptivity during exercise training Intracellular control of protein synthesis points on molecular mechanisms in exercise training Endocrine mechanisms with regard to acute adaptation during exercise, as well as amplification and post-translation control of the adaptive protein synthesis Practical benefits of the adaptation process in training
Sports & Recreation

High-Performance Training for Sports

Author: Joyce, David,Lewindon, Dan

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 1450444822

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 392

View: 5327

High-Performance Training for Sports presents today’s best athlete conditioning protocols and programs in the world. An elite group of international strength and conditioning specialists and sport physiotherapists explain and demonstrate the most effective applications of the most current sport science and sports medicine to enhance athletic performance.
Business & Economics

Strength-Based Leadership Coaching in Organizations

An Evidence-Based Guide to Positive Leadership Development

Author: Doug MacKie

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 0749474440

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 216

View: 3530

Positive organizational psychology, with its focus on the identification and development of strengths, is a natural ally to executive development and leadership coaching. However, this approach is only just beginning to come to the attention of organizations and consequently, the research base for strength-based coaching is in its early stages of development. Strength-based Leadership Coaching in Organizations reviews strength-based approaches to positive leadership development and evaluates the evidence for their effectiveness, critically assesses their apparent distinctiveness and considers how strengths can be reliably assessed and developed in their organizational context. Strength-based Leadership Coaching in Organizations reviews key areas of leader and team development and describes a model of strengths development in organizations. It discusses the application of strength-based leadership coaching from the managerial and external perspective within the context of career stage, seniority, role challenges and organizational need in order to facilitate meaningful change. Finally, it covers the limitations of the strength-based approach to leadership development together with the challenges of integrating positive leadership development. It shows exactly what a strengths focus is and that there is increasing evidence that this approach does get results. Where other books focus on one model of identifying strengths, this book offers a balanced and critical examination, showing how to apply a positive strength-based approach.