After 40 years in football management, there's not a lot I haven't seen. Being a manager has never been easy, but between the fans and the media it often feels impossible to get it right. For one, managers used to drive up and down motorways all day to scout for players - now there's so much analysis and global scouting.
Endurance runners and coaches have tended to neglect weight training and conditioning techniques, often in the belief that they don't benefit performance, add unwanted muscle bulk, or cause excessive soreness. This book shows how a strength and conditioning programme can directly improve running performance and reduce the risk of injury.
A collection that includes a range of topics dealing with sport, diversity and difference. It considers race, ethnicity and aboriginality in tandem. It features examples from different eras, places and spaces - wherein co-themes like post-colonialism, gender and media representation are embedded.
This comprehensive resource explains the key theories, concepts and scientific principles of strength training and conditioning as well as their direct application to athletic competition and performance. The scope and content have been updated to convey the knowledge, skills and abilities required of a strength and conditioning professional.
Psychological Dynamics of Sport and Exercise, Fourth Edition, reflects the latest developments in the field of sport and exercise psychology and presents various applications in a range of physical activity settings.
This text provides a comprehensive view of sport and exercise psychology with the latest research on grit, mindfulness, emotional intelligence, cultural diversity, substance abuse, exercise adherence, ethics, professional issues, and transitions in sport.
'Edexcel PE for A Level Year 1 3e' is one of the student text series published by Jan Roscoe Publications Ltd. This book provides an indispensable text for students for Physical Education AS and the first year of an A Level course that commenced in September 2016.
'Edexcel PE for A Level Year 2 2e' is one of the student text series published by Jan Roscoe Publications Ltd. This book provides an indispensable text for students for the second year Physical Education A Level course which commenced in September 2016.
Written by a team of leading international experts, this book explores the latest scientific and practical developments in the field, providing an invaluable textbook for sports professionals and students. The first section introduces the biological principles essential for an understanding of the field.
Presents the information, guidance and protocols from respected scientists and practitioners in strength and conditioning programme design. Developed by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), this text offers a scientific basis for developing training programmes for specific athletes at specific times of the year.
Michael Boyle presents the concepts, methods and programmes that maximise athletes' movements in competition. New Functional Training for Sports goes beyond traditional exercise descriptions and explanations, incorporating composites of movements as well as online access to video demonstrations, commentary and analysis of key exercises.
Written by Brad Schoenfeld, PhD, a leading authority on muscle hypertrophy, Science and Development of Muscle Hypertrophy, Second Edition, is the definitive resource for strength and conditioning professionals, researchers, and instructors seeking information on muscle hypertrophy.
Reflecting on the nature and aims of scientific enquiry in the fields of exercise, health and sport, this book addresses the underlying assumptions of what shape scientific enquiries ought to take in these disciplines. It raises questions such as: Do natural and social scientists need to understand philosophy of science? Are statistics misused?
The All Blacks are the world's most successful sporting outfit, undefeated in over 75% of their international matches over the last 100 years. What is the secret of their success? And what can we - as individuals, companies and teams - learn from them?
Intended for undergraduates on various education and sport related degree courses, this book covers the issues in the field of sociology of sport and physical education. It covers the importance of sport in culture, its theoretical background, and methodological issues in research. It discusses gender, race and ethnicity, class, and equality.
Addressing a number of prominent sports and sport stars, this book demonstrates the economic and cultural factors that have contributed to the popularity of sport stars. It also examines issues such as race and gender, the impact of professionalization, growing media coverage, and the role of agents.
Brings together evidence-based knowledge from different fields. This book offers the health professional practical and evidenced-based strategies to facilitate adherence to prescribed physical activity or therapeutic exercise needed to achieve durable results in the preventative and therapeutic health care of ageing populations.
Offers an exploration of athletic success. This book shows why some skills that we imagine are innate are not - like the bullet-fast reactions of a baseball player - and why other characteristics that we assume are entirely voluntary, like the motivation to practice, might in fact have important genetic components.
This book is designed to advance both theory and practice in the psychological preparation of high-level sports performers. The authors integrate the relevant qualitative and quantitative research literatures with practical knowledge gained via their own personal experience of working with elite athletes.
One night in 1974, Philippe Petit secretly - and illegally - rigged a tightrope between the twin towers of the World Trade Center. At daybreak, he gave the high-wire performance of all time, making eight crossings over the course of an hour. This memoir tells the story of how he conspired, connived, improvised, and insisted his way to this coup.
This collection uses spatial concepts and examples to examine the nature and development of sporting practices. It shows how the study of built environments such as gymnasiums and football stadiums can provide unique information about the body's capabilities, needs and desires.
". raises serious and urgent questions about the relationship between sport and the configurations of power in contemporary British society, and represents an overdue and welcome intervention in the field. " Stuart Hall ". richly detailed with masses of examples of what sport is and has been in our past. " City Limits.
Offers a comprehensive socio-cultural and historical analysis of the fitness culture. This title conceptualizes fitness as a field within which individuals and institutions may negotiate - if not altogether reconcile - the competing and often conflicting social demands made on the individual body that characterize our era.
Mixed martial arts (MMA) is an emergent sport where competitors in a ring or cage utilize strikes as well as submission techniques to defeat opponents. This book explores the carnal experience of fighting through a sensory ethnography of MMA, and how it transgresses the cultural scripts of masculinity in popular culture.
Three major findings of cognitive science cast doubt on the past 2,500 years of Western philosophy. Lakoff and Johnson propose to rebuild philosophy from the ground up, starting from clearly known facts about the mind.
Acquiring the winning edge in sports-the mental edge
Mental conditioning is now seen by many to be as critical to sports success as physical conditioning. And for parents eager to ensure their children have a winning edge-as well as a future college scholarship-nothing could be more critical to success.