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Wheelchair Sport A Complete Guide for Athletes, Coaches, and Teachers

ISBN-10: 0736086765
ISBN-13: 9780736086769
Edition: 2010
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Description: Wheelchair Sport also covers drills and tactics for the five most popular wheelchair sports: Basketball, Rugby, Tennis, Racing and Hand Cycling.

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List price: $34.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date: 4/22/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.770
Language: English

Wheelchair Sport also covers drills and tactics for the five most popular wheelchair sports: Basketball, Rugby, Tennis, Racing and Hand Cycling.

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgements
Understanding Wheelchair Sport
Introduction to Wheelchair Sport
Spinal Cord Anatomy, Functions, and Injury
Health-Related Effects of Wheelchair Sport
Sport Classification
Sports for Wheelchair Athletes
Using Sport Knowledge for Athlete Profiling
Conclusion
References
Sport Chair Set-Up and Selection
Wheelchair Components and Accessories
Basic Wheelchair Set-Up
Sport-Specific Wheelchair Set-Up
Injury Prevention
Conclusion
References
Physiology of Wheelchair Sport
Physiological Responses
Training Considerations
Types of Training
Measuring Exercise Intensity and Fitness
Conclusion
References
Strength and Conditioning for Wheelchair Sport
Unique Strength Training Needs of Wheelchair Athletes
Needs Analysis
Guidelines for Safe and Effective Training
Guidelines for Exercise Prescription
Free Weights Versus Fixed Resistance Machines
Sample Training Programmes
Conclusion
References
Nutrition and Body Composition
Eating to Train
Eating to Win
Body Composition
Body Compartments
Assessment Methods
Conclusion
References
Suggested Reading
Suggested Websites
The Travelling Athlete
Medical Issues Related to Travel
Practical Concerns Related to Flying
Accommodations and Adaptations
Nutrition and Hydration When Travelling
Exercising in the Heat
Conclusion
References
Psychological Aspects of Wheelchair Sport
Getting Involved in Wheelchair Sport
Developing Athletes' Sport Commitment
Understanding Psychological Aspects of Wheelchair Sport
Conclusion
References
Training for Wheelchair Sports
Wheelchair Basketball
Wheelchair Propulsion
Wheelchair Skills
Power Start and Stop
Half-Court Tow
Forward Partner Pulls
Backward Partner Pulls
Clovers
U-Turns
Hops
Tilting
Christmas Trees
Jump and Recover
Shooting
Passing
Dribbling
Conclusion
Wheelchair Racing
Chair Set-Up
Gloves
Pushing Technique
Training Programme
Skill and Fitness Training
Racing Tactics for Sprints
Racing Tactics for Endurance
Conclusion
Wheelchair Rugby
Game Play and Rules
Classification
Equipment Selection and Maintenance
Fundamental Skills
Rugby Offence
Rugby Defence
Rugby Season Training Programme
Drills for Rugby Skill Development
Bail Pickups
Whistle Drill
Figure-Eight Pushing
Caterpillar Passing
Hot Seat Passing
Three-Player Weave
Long Passing
Diamond in the Rough
Four Corners
Skills Testing
Conclusion
Wheelchair Tennis
Ten Steps to the Top
Taping
Attack and Defence Drills
Returning Second Serve
High Forehand
Deep, Short, Deep, Short
Deep, Mid, Short
Bounce-Smash
Hit down the Line off a Crosscourt Ball
Hit Crosscourt Off a Down-the-Line Ball
Twenty Shots
Rabbit Ears
Hustle
Mobility Drills
Down the Mountain
Park the Car
Through the Gate
Sprint, Slalom, Reverse
Two-Push Slalom
Half-Court Map
Fan Drill
Agility Drill
Box-Command Drill
Speed Play
Tennis Serve Comparison
Conclusion
Handcycling
Training Programmes
Assessment
Training Activities
High-Volume Training
Recover
Position
Strength for Long and Intensive Routes
Velocity
Mechanical Efficiency
Cadence Versus Power
Nonspecific Training
Steering, Braking, and Accelerating
Riding in Groups
Racing Tactics
Conclusion
Index
About the Editor
About the Contributors

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