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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Examining the sport and image of female body building as a metaphor for how women fare in the current political and cultural climate, this text draws on contemporary feminist and cultural theory. It reveals how female bodybuilders find themselves both trapped and empowered by their sport.
Social Psychology in Sport and Exercise applies theory to real-life sport and exercise contexts. Examining key research from social psychology, this unique book helps you to understand the behaviour of athletes and exercisers. With a wealth of examples and case studies, the authors show you how to devise practical solutions to real problems.
By participating in the everyday life of fitness professionals, gym-goers and bodybuilders, The Global Gym explores fitness centres as sites of learning. The authors consider how physical, psychological and cultural knowledge about health and the body is incorporated into people's identity in a local and global gym and fitness context.
This book, now in paperback, provides a sociological perspective on fitness culture as developed in commercial gyms, investigating the cultural relevance of gyms in terms of the history of the commercialization of body discipline, the negotiation of gender identities and distinction dynamics within contemporary cultures of consumption.
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.
A guide for health and exercise professionals which explains the relationship between the aetiology and pathology of common conditions and the physiological effects of physical exercise and activity for those groups of patients/clients. In this book, guidelines for exercise prescription are given for each patient group.
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.
Uses original case studies to demonstrate the application of sport psychology across a variety of sports. Shows' real world' integration of different areas of theory and practice for performance enhancement. Each case study will demonstrate scientific and intellectual rigour, an evidence-based approach and reflective practice.