Suitable for students and lecturers, this book allows students to approach the study of sport from a multi-disciplinary perspective. It understands the importance of social structure, power and inequality in analyzing the nature and significance of sport in society.
Integrating the presentation of the nature, scope, philosophy, and history of physical education and sport with the growing career opportunities available within this dynamic field, this title addresses the challenges and the future of the discipline. It emphasizes preparation for a diversity of careers.
Designed especially for students in sport and physical activity, this book provides a detailed guide to planning, undertaking, and writing up qualitative research. It's a coherent and accessible guide through the research process, using numerous examples to bring research alive.
Combining BTECÂ s team of experts with experienced sport and exercise sciences teachers, authors, specification writers and verifiers, to put everything candidates and tutors need for BTEC success at their fingertips.
Explores all aspects of diagnosis and management of sports-related injuries and physical activity such as the fundamental principles of sports medicine, diagnosis and treatment of sports injuries, enhancement of sports performance and dealing with special groups of participants.
Provides an introductory study of motor learning and control for students who aspire to become practitioners in exercise science, physical education, and other movement-oriented professions. This title offers an introduction to motor skills and control, attention, memory, and learning. It discusses instruction, feedback, and practice methods.
Aimed as a course text for a range of subjects including: kinesiology, exercise science, physical education, public health, health promotion, preventive medicine and human biology programmes. This textbook integrates research findings into the implications of physical activity levels on health.
In July 2015, the Bloodhound team will unveil the car with which they'll launch their assault on the World Land Speed Record. Powered by a jet engine from a Eurofighter Typhoon fighter and a rocket engine developed for the European Space Agency. This book is the culmination of a ten year beyond the state of the art engineering effort.
Before athletes can become strong and powerful, they need to master the movement skills required in sport. Athletic Movement Skills covers the underlying science and offers prescriptive advice on bridging the gap between scientist and practitioner so coaches and athletes can work together to achieve dominance.
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.
Tudor O. Bompa, the pioneer of periodization training, and Carlo A. Buzzichelli, one of the world's foremost experts on training methods, use scientific support and their expertise to teach you how to maximize training gains with periodization.
Authored by the National Strength and Conditioning Association, Developing Power is the definitive resource for developing athletic power. With exercises and drills, assessments, analysis, and programming, this book will elevate power and performance in all sports.
A comprehensive guide to the key issues relating to physiological testing. It covers sport-specific testing, as well as clinical and exercise specific testing. It is suitable for sport-specific and clinical exercise testing in both research and applied settings.
A comprehensive guide to various protocols related to sport-specific and health-related contexts and to the key issues relating to physiological testing. It covers clinical and exercise testing. It is suitable for sport-specific and clinical exercise testing in both research and applied settings.
The Sixth Edition of this international bestseller offers a simple way for students to develop an understanding of the body's abilities to perform various types and intensities of exercise and sport, to adapt to stressful situations and to improve its physiological capacities.
Describes how to systematically develop sporting excellence and increase active participation in local, regional and national sport organisations. This title describes the long-term athlete development model, an approach to athlete-centered sport that combines skill instruction with long-term planning and an understanding of human development.
Introduces readers to the theory and practice of group dynamics in sport teams. This book includes an analysis of the nature and development of groups; examination of group environment, structure, and cohesiveness; and, discussion of team processes such as goals and communication.
Research Methods in Physical Activity, Seventh Edition, offers step-by-step information for every aspect of the research process, providing guidelines for conducting and compiling research so that students feel capable and confident.
The first in-depth, historical study of the gymnasium from antiquity to modern times. which charts the gym's rich history, exploring its origins in Ancient Greece and its evolution through history to the slick, modern-day temples to the body that we know today.
Updated and revised, this volume provides a critical review of the evaluation of high blood pressure. Topics include home and ambulatory blood pressure monitoring, the relationship between whole-day blood pressure and the cardiovascular disease process, and more.
Now widely adopted on courses throughout the world, the prestigious Nutrition Society Textbook series provides students with the scientific basics in nutrition in the context of a systems and disease approach rather than on a nutrient by nutrient basis.
With over 550 full colour photos and illustrations, this title lets you go inside more than 130 exercises to see how muscles interact with surrounding joints and skeletal structures and learn how variations, progressions and sequencing can affect muscle recruitment, the underlying structures, and ultimately the results.
A premier resource that is dedicated to running mechanics and injury prevention. Referencing over 250 peer-reviewed scientific manuscripts, it is a comprehensive review of the most recent research and clinical concepts related to gait and injury analysis.
Features full-colour photographs and detailed anatomical illustrations of exercises for slimming, shaping and toning the core, bottom and legs. Whether looking to eliminate love handles, tighten glutes, or add definition to the legs, this book presents the exercises, programming and advice for the results you want.
Suitable for undergraduate exercise physiology courses, this title features photos, illustrations and medical artwork that offer a higher level of detail and clarity to better illustrate how the body performs and responds to physical activity.
A guide that offers the theory and practice of both general and sport-specific physiological testing procedures and how to use these tests to identify the strengths and weaknesses of athletes, monitor progress, provide feedback and enhance their performance.
First practiced by the Eastern Bloc athletes of the 1970s, today plyometrics has become a mainstream form of training used by serious athletes around the world. This book presents 100 illustrated plyometric exercises in seven categories - jumps-in-place, standing jumps, multiple jumps, box drills, depth jumps, bounding and medicine ball exercises.
Want to know how to best Feed Your Fitness routine? This book offers advise on what to eat during training, as well as before and after competitive events. Why fill your body with processed energy bars and gels when you can make your own fresh sources of carbs and protein fast?
Featuring over 75 bodyweight exercises and 36 routines, this book shows which muscles are being worked, so you can focus your workouts on specific muscle groups or create a rounded routine to work the whole body.