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Author: John Shepherd
Publisher: Richmond Hill, Ont. : Firefly Books, 2007.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Shepherd, John, 1961-
Sports training.
Richmond Hill, Ont. : Firefly Books, 2007
(OCoLC)762039359
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Shepherd
ISBN: 9781554073290 1554073294
OCLC Number: 123127328
Notes: "The complete guide to" on t.p. runs perpendicular to main title.
Description: ix, 225 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: pt. 1. 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? --
pt. 2. 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 --
pt. 3. 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 --
pt. 4. 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 --
Kettlebells --
Weight training and hormonal response --
pt. 5. Developing power --
Plyometric exercises --
Selected plyometric exercises --
Making plyometric exercises even more sport-specific --
Power combination training --
pt. 6. 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 --
pt. 7. 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 --
pt. 8. Training planning --
Goal-setting and training planning --
Being a full-time athlete --
Testing --
The training pyramid --
Recovery strategies --
The training variables --
Competition and peaking --
pt. 9. Training the mind --
How to apply mental training --
Mental toughness --
Confidence/self-efficacy --
Skill acquisition --
pt. 10. 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 --
Supplements --
Hydration --
pt. 11. Effective coaching --
Coaching styles --
Self-reflection --
Coaching philosophy, art or science? --
Positive approaches for coaching children --
Recording coaching information --
Selected useful Websites for coaches and athletes.
Other Titles: Complete guide to sports training
Responsibility: John Shepherd.
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