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Sports Training The Complete Guide

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ISBN-10: 1554073294

ISBN-13: 9781554073290

Edition: 2007

Authors: John Shepherd

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List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Firefly Books, Limited
Publication date: 9/27/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 225
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

The Sports Machine -- the Human Body
The Body as 'Sports Machine'
The Cardiovascular System
Understanding the Energy-Creation Processes
Muscles Hormones, the Endocrine System and Sports Training
Adaptation and Rest
Young and Master Athletes and the Sports Life Cycle
Should Women Train Differently from Men?
Preconditioning for Injury-free Training
When Is the Right Time to Precondition?
Preconditioning Factors
Preconditioning Exercises
Sample Preconditioning Routines
Further Preconditioning Thoughts
X-training as a Form of Preconditioning
Warming Up for Sport
The Sport-specific Warm-up
Sport-specific Warm-up Exercises
The Relevance of Static Stretching to Sport
'Sharpening' Drills in Warm-up
Developing Strength
'Channeling' Weights Strength and the Specificity of Exercises
Weight-training Systems
Back Safety and Neutral Spine Position
Selected Sport-specific Weight-training Exercises
Weight Training for Endurance
Weight Training and Hormonal Response
Developing Power
Plyometric Exercises
Selected Plyometric Exercises
Making Plyometric Exercises Even More Sport-specific
Power Combination Training
Developing Endurance
How to Improve Endurance
Building Endurance for Speed
Base-building versus Sharpening/Interval Training Methods
Measures of Endurance Performance
Fat Max
Rate of Self-perceived Exertion
Altitude Training
Use of Resting Heart Rate to Determine Overtraining
Lactate and the Production of Lactic Acid
Interval Training
Endurance and the Brain
Avoiding Overtraining Syndrome
Training for Endurance and Weight Training -- the Interference Effect
Developing Speed and Agility
Speed Types
Running Technique
The Impact of Footwear on Speed Performance
Developing Rotational Speed/Agility Speed
Developing Agility and Rotational Speed for Rugby and Soccer
Further Useful Sources of Information for the Speed Athlete/Coach
Overspeed Training
Training Planning
Goal-setting and Training Planning
Being a Full-time Athlete
The Training Pyramid
Recovery Strategies
The Training Variables
Competition and Peaking
Training the Mind
How to Apply Mental Training
Mental Toughness
Skill Acquisition
Boosting Sports Performance: Nutrition
The Macronutrients
How to Calculate an Athlete's Calorific Requirements
Micronutrients: Vitamins, Minerals and Antioxidants
Nutritional Strategies to Combat Training-induced Soft Tissue and Cellular Damage
Effective Coaching
Coaching Styles
Coaching Philosophy - Art or Science?
Positive Approaches for Coaching Children
Recording Coaching Information
Selected Useful Websites for Coaches and Athletes