"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
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.
Sport, Recovery and Performance is a unique multi-disciplinary collection which examines both the psychological and physiological dimensions to recovery from sport. Including contributions from medicine, neuroscience, psychology and sport science, the book expertly explores the implications for applied and strategic interventions to both retain and stabilize performance, and promote health and well-being. Including chapters written by its leading experts, the book represents an important milestone in this evolving field of study. It covers issues around measuring recovery, the impact of overtraining on sleep and mental health, and addresses topics such as the impact of travel on performance. The book informs not only how managing recovery can improve performance, but also offers insights in how recovery can sustain athletes’ physical and mental health. Citing research from a range of individual and team sports, as well as extreme situations and the workplace, this is an important book that will be widely read across the sport sciences.
Team sports like football, basketball, soccer, and rugby are hugely popular the world over, on both college and professional levels, and such popularity means that they are big business. Very big. Broadcasting rights alone bring in billions: ESPN paid $5.6 billion to broadcast college football playoffs for twelve years; Turner Sports/CBS shelled out $10.4 billion to show the national college basketball tournament through 2024; and the most recent NBA TV deal came in at a cool $26.4 billion. As the rewards for winning have increased, it's no surprise that sports team budgets have followed suit. Sure, the athletic program at the University of Texas brought in $161 million last year, but the Longhorns also spent $154 million over the same period. Fifteen other college athletics program also racked up over $100 million in annual expenses. But that’s child's play compared to the outgoings at the world's most valuable soccer team, Manchester United, which spent more than $500 million in 2015. The trouble is that all this spending often fails to yield better results. Teams in all sports have tried just about every gimmick to "hack" their way to better performance. But as they've gotten stuck in stats, mired in backroom politics, and diverted by the facilities arms race, many have lost sight of what should've been their primary focus all along: the game itself. In Game Changer, Fergus Connolly shows how to improve performance with evidence-based analysis and athlete-focused training. Through his unprecedented experiences with teams in professional football, basketball, rugby, soccer, Aussie Rules, and Gaelic football, as well as with elite military units, Connolly has discovered how to break down the common elements in all sports to their basic components so that each moment of any game can be better analyzed, whether you're a player or a coach. The lessons of game day then can be used to create valuable learning experiences in training, evaluate the quality of your team’s performance, and home in on what’s working and what isn’t. Game Changer also shows you how to expand training focus from players' physical qualities to also advance athletes technically, tactically, and psychologically. His TTPP Model not only helps players continually progress but also stops treating them like a disposable commodity and instead prioritizes athlete health. Bringing together the latest evidence-based practices and lessons from business, psychology, biology, and many other fields, Game Changer is the first book of its kind that helps coaches, athletes, and casual fans: • Create a cohesive game plan that improves performance through defined objectives, strategies, and tactics • Put statistical analysis and technology into context so teams can bypass the hype and get meaningful results • Identify dominant qualities to maximize during training and limiting factors to improve • Create realistic, immersive learning experiences for individual players and the entire team that deliver defined outcomes • Structure player development with a new, holistic model that puts athlete health first and helps reduce the chance of injury and burnout • Balance training load so that all players are fresh and ready to play at their best in competition • Rethink coaching and organizational leadership and enhance communication, group dynamics, and player interaction • Create a winning team culture.
Nationally recognized Strength and Conditioning Coach Ron McKeefery teaches you exactly how to become your own CEO Strength Coach. Coach McKeefery has served at both the Professional and Collegiate level. He is published in numerous industry publications and is a highly sought after speaker. This book not only tells Ron's story; it teaches you how to avoid the mistakes he has made and leads you through the trials he faced prior to being honored as a Master Strength and Conditioning Coach and named Under Armour Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year. You will learn to become a TECHNICIAN in your field, why most coaches remain only technicians, how to become an effective MANAGER, and what it takes to be an ENTREPRENEUR in Strength and Conditioning. A detailed, step-by-step process is provided to ensure you don't miss anything as you learn how to pursue a successful career. You will draw from his experiences in order to learn what it takes to not only be the best Strength and Conditioning Coach that you can possibly be; but you will also learn how to manage your time better, find room for a family life inside of a career that takes up more time than most, and how to ultimately be happy in all of the successes you achieve as a coach, no matter how big or small they may seem.
The soccer striker accelerating through a gap to score the winning goal; a running back spotting a gap, making a great cut, and then bursting through the secondary to the end zone; the basketball forward driving to the basket for the go-ahead points; the baseball player stealing first base. These types of plays provide the highlights of sport, and are the elements that athletes and coaches value so highly. All of these examples demonstrate the application of running speed, not as an end in itself, but instead as a critical element of superior sports performance—the essence of “gamespeed.” The gamespeed system provides coaches and athletes with a method that directly enhances speed and agility, but more importantly develops these skills in a manner that can be applied directly to superior sports performance. Using unique target classifications, the first sports movement is broken down into distinct patterns, which are then sequentially developed using scientific principles enabling the athlete to move with speed, agility, and control in game-specific situations. Athletes following the system will give themselves a clear advantage in developing electrifying gamespeed and taking their performance to another level.
In Plyometric Anatomy, authors Derek Hansen and Steve Kennelly share the training they have used to propel athletes at all levels to success. Together they detail 94 plyometric exercises, along with 78 variations that increase in difficulty for continued development over time. With content on bilateral exercises, unilateral exercises, core exercises, and plyometric combinations, it’s all here.
THE MANUAL VOL. 2, is the second publication from Central Virginia Sport Performance. In THE MANUAL VOL. 2, you will find ten chapters from ten individuals who have had an immense impact on everything we have done and will continue to do here at Central Virginia Sport Performance. As with all of our content, we are hopeful that this book will provide useful and applicable informant to not only assist the readers in helping their athletes perform better, but also drive better conversations between practitioners . Whether that is through vision training (Chpt.10), agility training (Chpt. 4), or even looking at the aerobic system (Chpt. 7) we hope that at least one of these chapters can assist the great coaches who have been involved with CVASP in helping their athletes reach their goals.. FEATURES OF THIS BOOK INCLUDE: Quick and concise chapters that are easy to read. 191 pages of practical considerations for strength and conditioning coaches to use immediately with their athletes. In-depth examples and personal experiences from each author that the reader can easily apply to their own situations no matter what level the coach or athlete. Brief bios for each author at the end of their respective chapter that describes the impact they have had on the strength and conditioning field. THE CHAPTER LIST, INCLUDING AUTHORS AND TITLES IS AS FOLLOWS: Chpt. 1- Dr. Michael Yessis: How to Improve Performance on the Field Chpt. 2 - Bob Aljeo: We Talk About It But Do We Teach It!?!? Chpt. 3 -Cal Dietz and Matthew Van Dyke: Glute Layering Model Chpt. 4 - Kier Wenham-Flatt: Training Agility in Team Sports Chpt. 5 - Hakan Andersson: A Brief Introduction into Sprinting in General and Acceleration in Particular Chpt. 6 - Jeff Moyer: The Shock Method: How and where to start Chpt. 7 - Carl Valle: Designing the Aerobic Component of Team Sport Chpt. 8 - Mike Robertson: A Look into the Long Term Development of Soccer Players Chpt. 9 - Derek Hansen, CSCS: Applying the Concept of Microdosing in Performance Training Scenarios Chpt. 10- Jeff Moyer: Vision Training In Athletic Performance: the eyes don't lie
Two leadership consultants identify three keys to being a more effective leader: knowing your strengths and investing in others' strengths, getting people with the right strengths on your team, and understanding and meeting the four basic needs of those who look to you for leadership.
Vols. 9-10 include proceedings of the 8th-11th annual meeting of the American Football Coaches Association and of the 3d-6th annual meeting of the National Association of the Basketball Coaches of the United States.
This entirely new edition of a very successful book focuses on developing professional academic skills for supporting and supervising student learning and effective teaching. It is built on the premise that the roles of those who teach in higher education are complex and multi-faceted. A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education is sensitive to the competing demands of teaching, research, scholarship, and academic management. The new edition reflects and responds to the rapidly changing context of higher education and to current understanding of how to best support student learning. Drawing together a large number of expert authors, it continues to feature extensive use of case studies that show how successful teachers have implemented these ideas. It includes key topics such as student engagement and motivation, internationalisation, employability, inclusive strategies for teaching, effective use of technology and issues relating to postgraduate students and student retention. Part 1 explores a number of aspects of the context of UK higher education that affect the education of students, looking at the drivers of institutional behaviours and how to achieve success as a university teacher. Part 2 examines learning, teaching and supervising in higher education and includes chapters on working with diversity, encouraging independent learning and learning gain. Part 3 considers approaches to teaching and learning in different disciplines, covering a full range including arts and humanities, social sciences, experimental sciences through to medicine and dentistry. Written to support the excellence in teaching and learning design required to bring about student learning of the highest quality, this will be essential reading for all new lecturers, particularly anyone taking an accredited course in teaching and learning in higher education, as well as those experienced lecturers who wish to improve their teaching practice. Those working in adult learning and educational development will also find the book to be a particularly useful resource. In addition it will appeal to staff who support learning and teaching in various other roles.
First published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Written by Brad Schoenfeld, PhD, a leading authority on muscle hypertrophy, Science and Development of Muscle Hypertrophy provides strength and conditioning professionals, researchers, and instructors with a definitive resource for information regarding muscle hypertrophy.
UNDERSTANDABLE STATISTICS: CONCEPTS AND METHODS, Twelfth Edition, is a thorough yet accessible program designed to help you overcome any apprehensions you may have about statistics and to master the subject. The authors provide clear guidance and informal advice while showing you the links between statistics and the world. To reinforce this approach—and make the material interesting as well as easier to understand—the book integrates real-life data from a variety of sources, including journals, periodicals, newspapers, and the Internet. You'll also have opportunities to develop your critical-thinking and statistical literacy skills through special features and exercises throughout the text. The use of graphing calculators, Excel, Minitab, Minitab ExpressTM, and SPSS is covered, although not required. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
"The Bible of business and personal productivity" —Lifehack "A completely revised and updated edition of the blockbuster bestseller from 'the personal productivity guru'"—Fast Company Since it was first published almost fifteen years ago, David Allen’s Getting Things Done has become one of the most influential business books of its era, and the ultimate book on personal organization. “GTD” is now shorthand for an entire way of approaching professional and personal tasks, and has spawned an entire culture of websites, organizational tools, seminars, and offshoots. Allen has rewritten the book from start to finish, tweaking his classic text with important perspectives on the new workplace, and adding material that will make the book fresh and relevant for years to come. This new edition of Getting Things Done will be welcomed not only by its hundreds of thousands of existing fans but also by a whole new generation eager to adopt its proven principles. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Science and Football VI showcases the very latest scientific research into the variety of sports known as football. These include the games of association football, the rugby codes (union and league), and the national codes (American, Australian and Gaelic). The book aims to bridge the gap between theory and practice in football studies, and presents important new work in key areas such as: Biomechanics Sports medicine Paediatric exercise science Match analysis Environmental physiology Physiology of training Fitness assessment Psychology Social sciences Sports scientists, trainers, coaches, physiotherapists, medical doctors, psychologists, educational officers and professionals working in the range of football codes will find this in-depth, comprehensive text an essential and up-to-date resource of scientific information for their respective fields. The papers contained within this volume were first presented at The Sixth World Congress on Science and Football, held in January 2007 in Antalya, Turkey. The meeting was held under the auspices of the International Steering Group on Science and Football, a representative member of the World Commission of Science and Sports. Thomas Reilly is Director of the Research Institute for Sport and Exercise Sciences at Liverpool John Moores University. He is President of the World Commission of Science and Sports and Chair of the International Steering Group on Science and Football. Feza Korkusuz is Director of the Medical Centre and Chair of the Department of Physical Education and Sports at Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey. He is corresponding editor for Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research and is on the International Education Board of Technology and Health Care Journal.
One of the nation's elite strength and conditioning coaches presents a unique training program designed to help men achieve functional strength and muscular balance throughout their bodies For decades, the conventional measure of an individual's strength was the amount of weight he could bench press. Now, that measure is being challenged by expert trainers like Robert dos Remedios who argue that the variety of movement patterns used in functional training is the real key to getting bigger, stronger, and more powerful. In Men's Health Power Training, this acclaimed collegiate strength and conditioning coach describes in detail the methods he has used to develop hundreds of Division I scholarship athletes, including several current NFL players. The key features that make this book a standout in the fitness field include: • exercises geared toward functional strength that can be utilized in real-world situations, from playing sports to lifting furniture • training sessions that are short, intense, and highly effective • compound, multijoint exercises that replace the less-effective isolation exercises found in many fitness books • no-nonsense dietary information utilizing a new and innovative food pyramid developed by the UCLA Center for Human Nutrition that will optimize strength gains, recovery, and physical progress