The author is the former strength & conditioning coach for the United States Olympic Training Centre. He describes how to use dumbbells as a primary mode of training and shows how dumbbells can be an excellent alternative to traditional barbell workouts for just about anyone. Whether you are an athlete wanting to improve your sport performance or a fitness enthusiast wanting to improve upon your current exercise regime, you can use dumbbells to achieve your goals related to fitness, weight loss, increased muscle mass, or improved athletic performance.
The top resource for strength band training is now expanded, updated, and better than ever! Strength Band Training shows you how to maximize strength, speed, and flexibility in the gym, at home, or on the road. With more than 160 exercises and predesigned workouts for fitness and sport-specific training, you will discover why strength bands are the ultimate tool for targeting, isolating, rehabilitating, and developing every major muscle group.
Since periodization training's emergence in the 1950s, sport scientists have known that timing is one of the most critical programming variables influencing peak athletic performance. Modern research has taken the application of timing to exercise programming in a new direction, discovering the existence of time clocks inside each of the more than 600 skeletal muscles...
Increase muscle mass and improve performance. The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) provides science-based techniques, programs, and recommendations from the leading authorities in the field. Strength Training combines the most valuable information with the best instruction for proven results.
The core workouts in this report feature exercises that emphasize moves you make during sports and everyday life. We’ll show you how to set achievable goals and work smart, rather than wasting time you’d rather spend elsewhere. Twenty to 40 minutes a few times a week or even just five minutes a day is all the time you need.
This comprehensive guide for soccer conditioning includes proven techniques to improve speed, strength, power, and agility; position-specific training guidelines; and injury prevention, management, and return-to-play protocols.
Coaching Better Every Season: A Year Round System for Athlete Development and Program Success provides a detailed blueprint for coaches, including proven methods and best practices in the preseason, in-season, postseason, and off season. Dr. Wade Gilbert's research supported and field tested prescriptions and protocols will produce more positive results and a more professional approach to coaching.
The Real Giants of Soccer Coaching is a collection of the curated thoughts of nearly 30 top soccer coaches around the globe. In this book, you will gain access to the depth and breadth of experience from some of the best coaches across all areas of the beautiful game. You will learn theoretical details about tactical periodization, positional play, and the science of motor learning. You will also learn from Youth National Team Coaches, NCAA National Championship winning coaches, and First Division Coaches from top European clubs. This book is a resource that can direct your education as a coach over and around the perilous pitfalls that often consume most coaches. After reading this book, you will have gained the experience, knowledge, and wisdom of some of the best coaches around the globe across all areas of the game: from grassroots to premier leagues and everything in between.
This book delves into the mental training behind the physical training. Readers learn about the importance of team building and motivation, the strategies that are used in different positions on the soccer team, and the history of soccer.
This book is authored and edited by leading international figures in coaching and coach development. It helps coaches to fulfill their chosen role while considering their personal values and philosophy, the athletes they coach, and the environment in which they work. Coaches will find information and insights on numerous topics of critical importance to a successful coaching career:
If you are serious about fitness, health, and performance, then Heart Rate Training, Second Edition, is for you. With a myriad of affordable smartphone apps and wearable devices enabling you to track your body's response to activity, it's never been easier to use heart rate monitoring to customize your training and this guide will show you how! In Heart Rate Training, Second Edition, authors Roy Benson and Declan Connolly combine decades of coaching experience, scientific research, and practical knowledge to help you understand the best way to make your heart rate monitor work for y
Athletic Movement Skills will show you how to develop multi directional speed and power for any sport and any position, improve jumping and agility with effective plyometric progressions, harness and apply power in critical game or match situations, evaluate and correct posture and body position, reduce injuries and expedite rehabilitation and create functional strength progressions.
Using step by step instructions for 27 of the most effective foam rolling techniques for muscle preparation and recovery you will reduce pain and restore function with therapeutic movements that help rehabilitate your body and reduce the risk of injury.
Exercises for Parkinson's Disease is the authoritative exercise guide for men and women who suffer from Parkinson's Disease. Studies have found exercise improves fitness and energy levels as well as relieves pain in people with Parkinson's Disease. Exercises for Parkinson's Disease features easy to follow exercises and workout plans that optimises mobility, increases strength, and minimises pain. Designed with safety as its number one priority, the exercises in the book are clearly photographed in easy to follow sequences and contain complete descriptions.
Featuring 40 exercises, 127 workouts, and a full 15-week program, The Modern Art of High Intensity Training offers a visually stunning presentation of all things high intensity. Along with covering the five principles of high intensity training, its eye-catching illustrations convey the strength, power, and beauty of the movements.
Your journey through a comfortable, safe, and confident pregnancy begins with Pregnancy Fitness. This practical guide answers your questions and delivers the information, exercises, and workouts you need to maintain your personal fitness and enjoy the best possible experience in welcoming your baby to the world.
What are the biggest obstacles to sticking to a workout plan? You don't have enough time? It costs too much? You don't have enough equipment? You don't know how to get the results you want? Now you can set those excuses aside. Smarter Workouts: The Science of Exercise Made Simple gives you the solution you need with efficient and effective workout programs that use only one piece of equipment. You can work out in a short period of time without spending a lot of money on expensive equipment or gym memberships all while targeting your personal goals.
Bring the strength and breathing power of yoga to the sports you love--and seriously up your game! Yoga routines designed specifically for swimming, running, cycling, golf, tennis, baseball, football, volleyball, basketball, skiing, snowboarding, weight lifting, kickboxing, boxing, CrossFit, and more.
Designed to assist students undertaking the SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness qualification, The Essential Guide to Fitness provides students with the knowledge, skills and hands on practice required to work as fitness professionals.
Designed to assist students undertaking the SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness qualification, Fitness Trainer Essentials 3e teaches the basics of fitness and nutrition principles, functional testing, nutritional assessment, and guidelines.
The first comprehensive fitness instruction and training programme design resource to explore the evidence-base of effective programme design. Uses cutting-edge scientific research to identify optimum training methods and dispel some common myths around fitness 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.
Muscle hypertrophy defined as an increase in muscular size is one of the primary outcomes of resistance training. Science and Development of Muscle Hypertrophy is a comprehensive compilation of science based principles to help professionals develop muscle hypertrophy in athletes and clients.
The Mobility Workout Handbook is your complete guide to incorporating this critical aspect of fitness into your workout routines. Exercise, paired with proper mobility training, is what enables professional athletes to work to their fullest potential without fear of injury or burnout, and now you can too.
The ultimate guide to running injuries, covering prevention, detection, and rehabilitation. Learn how to avoid and manage the most common running injuries that occur to the foot, ankle, lower leg, knee, hip, and pelvis.
In Sport Therapy for the Shoulder: Evaluation, Rehabilitation, and Return to Sport, readers will learn about best practices and evidence-based guidelines for assessing and treating patients' shoulder injuries for re-entry into sport.
Are you looking for the key to optimal performance? Increased speed, power, and agility? What you need is a complete flexibility training system--one designed for today's athlete and made up of dynamic stretches that mirror sport-specific movement. And you should also have the skills to assess exactly what your body needs at any time. That complete program is found in Stretch to Win.
The book covers selecting equipment--including discussions of the advantages and disadvantages of products such as the internal frame pack, lighter-weight boots, and freestanding tents -The latest "leave no trace" camping techniques -Traveling safely and sensibly--including vital information on maps, compasses, and tips on crossing difficult terrain -Backcountry cooking, with tips on building fires and tricks for making gourmet meals -Search-and-rescue techniques, including how to organize a self-sufficient search group and when to call in professional rescue teams
Sport Management: Principles and Applications tells you everything you need to know about the contemporary sport industry. Covering both the professional and nonprofit sectors, and with more international material than any other introductory sport management textbook, it focuses on core management principles and their application in a sporting context, highlighting the unique challenges of a career in sport management. The book contains useful features throughout, including conceptual overviews, guides to further reading, links to important websites, study questions, and up-to-date case studies showing how theory works in the real world.
Create great schedules in minutes! Organizing Successful Tournaments contains the tools for structuring, scheduling, and administering leagues and tournaments. All types of competitions are covered: single and double elimination, multilevel, ladder, pyramid, level rotation, and round-robin. Includes web access to over 2,700 customizable templates.
Download this free ebook. It is a direct transcription of the Safeguarding the Integrity of Sport Forum held in Sydney, May 2015. It considers the issues of doping, match-fixing and the use of supplements and image enhancing substances at grassroots of sport. These are frameworked within an ethical decision-making model.
Download this free ebook. It is a transcription of the match-fixing presentation delivered by the National Integrity of Sport Unit at the Safeguarding the Integrity of Sport Forum held in Sydney in May 2015.
Download this free ebook. It is a transcript of the anti-doping presentation delivered by the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority at the Safeguarding the Integrity of Sport Forum held in Sydney in May 2015.
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Strong Girls is a sport and outdoor adventure program that aims to empower and promote physical and emotional well-being in teenage girls. It breaks the norms and stereotypes which have dominated school and club sports for so long. Strong Girls supports girls in growing from their experience of sport, doing so in diverse ways with