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Strength and Conditioning for Sports Performance

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An effective strength and conditioning program is an essential component of the preparation of any athlete or sportsperson. Strength and Conditioning for Sports Performance is a comprehensive and authoritative introduction to the theory and practice of strength and conditioning, providing students, coaches and athletes with everything they need to design and implement effective training programs. The book includes a clear and rigorous explanation of the core science underpinning strength and conditioning techniques and gives a detailed, step-by-step guide to all of the key training methodologies, including training for strength, speed, endurance, agility, flexibility as well as plyometrics. Throughout the book the focus is on the coaching process, with every chapter highlighting the application of strength and conditioning techniques in everyday coaching situations. The book also includes a unique and extensive section of sport-specific chapters, each of which examines in detail the application of strength and conditioning to a particular sport, from soccer and basketball to golf and track and field athletics. The book includes contributions from world-leading strength and conditioning specialists in every chapter, including coaches who have worked with Olympic gold medallists and international sports teams at the very highest level. Strength and Conditioning for Sports Performance is an essential course text for any degree level student with an interest in strength and conditioning, for all students looking to achieve professional accreditation, and an invaluable reference for all practising strength and conditioning coaches.

Strength and Conditioning for Team Sports

Author : Paul Gamble
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Strength and Conditioning for Team Sports is designed to help devise more effective high-performance training programs for team sports. This textbook remains the only evidence-based study of sport-specific practice to focus on team sports and features all-new chapters, including Neuromuscular Training, and dedicated chapters exploring injury prevention and the specific injury risks for different team sports. Fully revised and updated throughout, the new edition also includes the addition of over two hundred new references from the research literature in the field. This book addresses the core science underpinning different facets of physical preparation, covering all aspects of training prescription and the key components of any degree course related to strength and conditioning, including: physiological and performance testing strength training metabolic conditioning power training agility and speed development training for core stability training periodisation training for injury prevention Bridging the traditional gap between sports science research and practice in the field, each chapter features guidelines for evidence-based best practice, as well as recommendations for approaches to physical preparation to meet the specific needs of team sports players. This new edition also includes an appendix that provides detailed examples of training programmes for a range of team sports. Fully illustrated throughout, it is essential reading for all serious students of strength and conditioning, and for any practitioner seeking to extend their professional practice.

Comprehensive Strength and Conditioning

Author : Paul Gamble
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Sport performance and sports injury do not respect boundaries. Strength and conditioning thus in reality encompasses a myriad of different disciplines that span across all areas of sports science and sports medicine. Comprehensive Strength and Conditioning provides the reader with a detailed insight into the theory and practice for each respective element of athletic performance and all components of physical preparation for competition. Each chapter begins with a list of learning outcomes, and concludes with a knowledge review that allows the reader to test their learning. Reflective activities appear throughout the text that help the reader to relate the information presented to their chosen sport. Each section provides a synthesis of the evidence available on the topic and all related training modes, citing the most up to date research literature from all areas of sports science and sports medicine. The first edition of Comprehensive Strength and Conditioning was originally published in 2015. This revised and updated edition features extensive additions, citing over 900 references from the sports science and sports medicine literature. Comprehensive Strength and Conditioning is essential reading for those seeking to acquire real breadth and depth of expertise in physical and athletic preparation. For coaches and practitioners working in all areas of sports performance and sports injury this book provides an ongoing resource to develop knowledge and practical understanding. Comprehensive Strength and Conditioning is an invaluable reference for students of sport science and related topics at undergraduate and postgraduate degree level.

Strength and Conditioning for Combat Sports

Author : Darren Yas Parr
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The role of the strength and conditioning coach for a combat athlete is to perform a needs analysis in which both the fighter as an individual and the sport itself are assessed in order to develop a high-performance programme. This might include plyometrics, speed and agility, endurance and core stability, strength training and nutrition as just some of the pieces of this complex jigsaw. The aim is to increase strength, speed, power, endurance, agility and flexibility. Strength and Conditioning for Combat Sports aims to help the coach and athlete bridge the gap between the theory of training and applied training, helping the athlete to become faster, stronger and more flexible and to build their muscular endurance so they perform better and remain injury-free. This will be essential reading for all martial arts coaches and practitioners and sports science students. Fully illustrated with 330 colour photographs and 90 diagrams.

The Psychology of Strength and Conditioning

Author : David Tod
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This is the first book to examine the importance of psychological factors in strength and conditioning and to offer a comprehensive overview of current research, theory and best practice. Written by a team of leading international researchers and practitioners, it looks at how psychology influences training and performance and how training can influence an individual’s psychological well-being. Throughout, evidence-based research is combined with discussion of the practical issues facing athletes, coaches and sport science professionals. This book therefore, represents invaluable reading for all advanced students, researchers, trainers and sport scientists with an interest in strength and conditioning or sport psychology.

Developing Endurance

Author : NSCA -National Strength & Conditioning Association
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Runners, cyclists, swimmers, rowers, triathletes, and ultradistance athletes must sustain performance at a high level to come out on top. Developing Endurance shows how to achieve optimal stamina to race your best through science-based aerobic, anaerobic, and resistance training. Written by 11 top experts in the National Strength and Conditioning Association, the top sport conditioning organization in the world, this guide provides both the background information and the exercises, drills, workouts, and programs for ultimate results. Athletes and coaches will appreciate the assessment tools, analyses, and instruction to define specific needs and establish effective training goals. Armed with these tools and information, you can create the ideal personalized training program for your sport and avoid lengthy plateaus while taking performance to the highest level.

Ds Performance Strength Conditioning Training Program for Basketball Anaerobic Advanced

Author : D. F. J. Smith
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A 12 week strength & conditioning training program for Basketball, focusing on anaerobic conditioning for an advanced level. DS Performance have created an exclusive series of sport specific, strength & conditioning training programmes that have underpinning, evidence based training methods, which have been put in place to improve your performance for all ages and abilities. All programmes have been designed to develop each specific performance variable through the progression of intensity and volume. Along with your training program this book contains a supporting guide to mobility training. This guide uses myofascial release, static stretching and activation work to mobilise the major body parts used in training. It has been put in place to increase your mobility, it can also be used to support your warm-ups and cool downs. To aid your training, we also included a series of tables to create your lifting percentages. These tables will help you work out your working percentages from 40%-95%. The tables are broken down into 5% loads, all in kilograms, ranging from 10kg-300kg All programmes by DS Performance are 12 weeks in duration, we recommend that you do two, six week training blocks, with a de-loading week between the two training blocks. This will allow the body to recover, prepare you for the second training phase and reduce any risk of injury. While in Basketball no two players are exactly alike in size, shape or skill level, players must always improve their on-court performance by developing key physical attributes. Because becoming a great basketball player is so much more than just refining the skills that are on display on the court, they need to develop speed, power, agility and strength for improved performance. This is why our programmes have been designed to develop the key physical attributes for Basketball. Covering the essential physical aspects to Basketball is just as important as putting the time in on the court. Choose your current training level, Amateur, Intermediate and Advanced for the variable you would like to train and progress your way up to "Advanced" to really improve your performance. The three levels, Amateur, Intermediate and Advanced represents more your current training age, experience and skill level. Because weight training and other training methods have a completely different set of skills required when lifting and training correctly, compared to your sport. DS Performance training programmes are written to run alongside a skill/sport specific based training plan. DS Performance programmes provide sessions for 3 days of training a week, to alternate between your skill/sport specific training sessions. DS Performance has selected five of the most important physical performance variables/attributes for each of the sports that are essential in developing your performance. DS Performance strength & conditioning training programmes have been written for 20 of the most popular sports globally, the sports selected have a wide range of physical attributes and together we have targeted the primary performance variables, to develop them for increases in your personal performance. DS Performance has been developed to bring elite training methods to everyone, from all levels of sporting ability. The mission of DS Performance is to make training programmes utilised by professional athletes available to all sporting enthusiasts and performers. DS Performance are providing you with training programmes designed by ex-Team GB athletes and coaching staff that have the practical and applied experience through a wide range of individual and team based sports. Combined with the vast experience an International athlete has on training and peak performance, who also are qualified to a minimum of Post Graduate level, in the form of Masters Degrees in Sport Science, Strength & Conditioning.

Developing Power

Author : NSCA -National Strength & Conditioning Association
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Authored by the National Strength and Conditioning Association, Developing Power is the definitive resource for developing athletic power. In Developing Power, you’ll find research-based recommendations from the world’s leading experts on power development. Coverage includes the following: • Assessment protocols for testing jumps, throws, and ballistic exercises • Step-by-step instructions for exercises and drills for upper body, lower body, and total body power • Guidance on how to add progressions safely and effectively for continued development • Multiple training methods, such as explosive weight training, Olympic lifts, and plyometrics • Ready-to-use programs for 12 of the world’s most popular sports Leaving no topic uncovered, Developing Power is the most comprehensive resource dedicated to increasing athletic power. These are the exercises, programs, and protocols being used at the highest levels of sport and performance. With Developing Power, the experts at NSCA are ready to elevate your power.

Routledge Handbook of Strength and Conditioning

Author : Anthony Turner
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Drawing on the latest scientific research, this handbook introduces the essentials of sport-specific strength and conditioning programme design for over 30 different sports. Enhanced by extensive illustrations and contributions from more than 70 world-leading experts, its chapters present evidence-based best practice for sports including football, rugby, tennis, hockey, basketball, rowing, boxing, golf, swimming, cycling and weightlifting, as well as a variety of wheelchair sports. Every chapter introduces the fundamental requirements of a particular sport – such as the physiological and biomechanical demands on the athlete – and describes a sport-specific fitness testing battery and exercise programme. Additional chapters cover the adaptation of programme design for special populations, including female athletes, young athletes and athletes with a disability. Drawing on the experiences of Olympic and Paralympic coaches and trainers, it offers original insights and practical advice from practitioners working at the highest level. Innovative, comprehensive and truly international in scope, the Routledge Handbook of Strength and Conditioning is vital reading for all strength and conditioning students and an invaluable reference for strength and conditioning coaches and trainers.

Developing the Core

Author : NSCA -National Strength & Conditioning Association
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Elite-level athletes take great pride in their fitness and physical strength. You can’t help but notice the muscular legs or well-defined arms. However, whether they are known for a powerful golf swing or a hard hockey slap shot , the best athletes all have one thing in common—a strong and well-conditioned core. The world’s leading organization in the field of sport conditioning, the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), brings you the authoritative resource on strengthening the core to maximize sport performance. With contributions by 17 of the top names in sport training, conditioning, and science, Developing the Core features over 50 of the most effective exercises, science-based assessment tools, sport-specific programs, and expert advice for developing a personalized core program. Basketball, football, soccer, golf, baseball, tennis—no matter what your sort, Developing the Core will place you on the path to success and your strongest midsection ever.

High performance Sports Conditioning

Author : Bill Foran
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This guide starts with a conditioning programme before tailoring the training exercises and drills to the development of sport-specific performances. The training programme is designed for peak performance during the competitive season.

NSCA s Guide to Sport and Exercise Nutrition

Author : NSCA -National Strength & Conditioning Association
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NSCA’s Guide to Sport and Exercise Nutrition provides valuable information and guidelines that address the nutrition needs for the broad range of clientele serviced by strength and conditioning professionals, personal trainers, and sport dietitians. Whether you work with fitness enthusiasts or competitive athletes, this resource will lead you through the key concepts of sport and exercise nutrition so that you can assess an individual’s nutrition status and—if it falls within your scope of practice—develop customized nutrition plans. Developed by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and subjected to an intensive peer-review process, this authoritative resource offers the latest research and literature review from respected scientists and practitioners with expertise in nutrition, exercise, and sport performance. NSCA’s Guide to Sport and Exercise Nutrition covers all aspects of food selection, digestion, metabolism, and hydration relevant to sport and exercise performance. This comprehensive resource will help you understand safe and effective ways to improve training and performance through natural nutrition-based ergogenic aids like supplementation and macronutrient intake manipulation. You will also learn guidelines about proper fluid intake to enhance performance and the most important criteria for effectively evaluating the quality of sport drinks and replacement beverages. Finally, cutting-edge findings on nutrient timing based on the type, intensity, and duration of activity will help you understand how to recommend the correct nutrients at the ideal time to achieve optimal performance results. In addition to presenting research relating to sport and exercise nutrition, each chapter includes a professional application section that will help you make the connection between the literature and its practical implementation. Sidebars emphasize important topics, and reproducible forms consisting of a food log, brief athlete nutrition assessment, and goal-setting questionnaire can be copied and shared with your clients. A running glossary keeps key terms at your fingertips, and extensive references within the text offer starting points for your continued study and professional enrichment. Each client and athlete requires a customized diet tailored to the frequency, intensity, duration, and specificity of the training and demands of the sport or activity. With NSCA’s Guide to Sport and Exercise Nutrition, you will learn how food, sport supplements, and their interactions with a client’s biological systems can enhance exercise and sport performance for optimal training, recovery, and competition. NSCA’s Guide to Sport and Exercise Nutrition is part of the Science of Strength and Conditioning series. Developed with the expertise of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), this series of texts provides the guidelines for converting scientific research into practical application. The series covers topics such as tests and assessments, program design, nutrition, and special populations.

Conditioning for Strength and Human Performance

Author : T. Jeff Chandler
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Fully revised and updated, the third edition of Conditioning for Strength and Human Performance provides strength and conditioning students with the clearest and most accessible introduction to the scientific principles underpinning the discipline. Covering bioenergetics and nutrition, a systematic approach to physiological and endocrinological adaptations to training and the biomechanics of resistance training, no other book provides such a thorough grounding in the science of strength and conditioning or better prepares students for evidence-based practice.

NASM s Essentials of Sports Performance Training

Author : Micheal Clark
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This First Edition, based on the National Academy of Sports Medicine™ (NASM) proprietary Optimum Performance Training (OPT™) model, teaches future sports performance coaches and other trainers how to strategically design strength and conditioning programs to train athletes safely and effectively. Readers will learn NASM's systematic approach to program design with sports performance program guidelines and variables; protocols for building stabilization, strength, and power programs; innovative approaches to speed, agility and quickness drills, and more! This is the main study tool for NASM's Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES).

Athletic Movement Skills

Author : Brewer, Clive
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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.

Advanced Sports Conditioning for Enhanced Performance

Author : IDEA Health & Fitness
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Strength Training for Basketball

Author : Javair Gillett
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Strength Training for Basketball will help you create a basketball-specific resistance training program to help athletes at each position--guard, forward, or center--develop strength and successfully transfer that strength to the basketball court.

Strength Training

Author : Lee E. Brown
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"Suitable for newcomers to strength training, as well as those looking to fine-tune an existing programme, this text provides a range of flexible programme options and exercises using machines, free weights and other apparatus to customise training to suit personal preferences."--Publisher.

Ds Performance Strength Conditioning Training Program for Rugby Agility Amateur

Author : D. F. J. Smith
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A 12 week strength & conditioning training program for Rugby, focusing on agility conditioning for an amateur level. DS Performance have created an exclusive series of sport specific, strength & conditioning training programmes that have underpinning, evidence based training methods, which have been put in place to improve your performance for all ages and abilities. All programmes have been designed to develop each specific performance variable through the progression of intensity and volume. Along with your training program this book contains a supporting guide to mobility training. This guide uses myofascial release, static stretching and activation work to mobilise the major body parts used in training. It has been put in place to increase your mobility, it can also be used to support your warm-ups and cool downs. To aid your training, we also included a series of tables to create your lifting percentages. These tables will help you work out your working percentages from 40%-95%. The tables are broken down into 5% loads, all in kilograms, ranging from 10kg-300kg All programmes by DS Performance are 12 weeks in duration, we recommend that you do two, six week training blocks, with a de-loading week between the two training blocks. This will allow the body to recover, prepare you for the second training phase and reduce any risk of injury. The physical requirements for Rugby are more specific to each position, but in the modern game all players now need to be more dynamic and mobile, so they can cover more of the pitch. Since Rugby became a professional game, aspects such as size, speed, strength and power have become very important. The conditioning element for an elite player is so important now due to it can reduce injuries sustained through heavy collisions. This is why our programmes have been designed to develop the key physical attributes for Rugby. Covering the essential physical aspects to Rugby is just as important as putting the time in on the pitch. Choose your current training level, Amateur, Intermediate and Advanced for the variable you would like to train and progress your way up to "Advanced" to really improve your performance. The three levels, Amateur, Intermediate and Advanced represents more your current training age, experience and skill level. Because weight training and other training methods have a completely different set of skills required when lifting and training correctly, compared to your sport. DS Performance training programmes are written to run alongside a skill/sport specific based training plan. DS Performance programmes provide sessions for 3 days of training a week, to alternate between your skill/sport specific training sessions. DS Performance has selected five of the most important physical performance variables/attributes for each of the sports that are essential in developing your performance. DS Performance strength & conditioning training programmes have been written for 20 of the most popular sports globally, the sports selected have a wide range of physical attributes and together we have targeted the primary performance variables, to develop them for increases in your personal performance. DS Performance has been developed to bring elite training methods to everyone, from all levels of sporting ability. The mission of DS Performance is to make training programmes utilised by professional athletes available to all sporting enthusiasts and performers. DS Performance are providing you with training programmes designed by ex-Team GB athletes and coaching staff that have the practical and applied experience through a wide range of individual and team based sports. Combined with the vast experience an International athlete has on training and peak performance, who also are qualified to a minimum of Post Graduate level, in the form of Masters Degrees in Sport Science, Strength & Conditioning.

High Performance Training for Sports

Author : Joyce, David
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High-Performance Training for Sports presents today’s best athlete conditioning protocols and programs in the world. An elite group of international strength and conditioning specialists and sport physiotherapists explain and demonstrate the most effective applications of the most current sport science and sports medicine to enhance athletic performance.