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Performance assessment in strength and conditioning

Author: Paul Comfort; Paul Jones; John J McMahon
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"It is an essential skill for any strength and conditioning coach to be able to reliably assess the physical performance of their athletes and communicate the results and their implications to performers and coaches, alike. Performance Assessment in Strength and Conditioning is the first textbook to clearly and coherently suggest the most appropriate and reliable methods for assessing and monitoring athletes'  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Comfort; Paul Jones; John J McMahon
ISBN: 9780415789363 0415789362 9780415789387 0415789389
OCLC Number: 1077375261
Description: xx, 361 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: the role of assessing and monitoring performance / Mike McGuigan --
Ethical and health and safety issues / Steve Atkins --
Psychological issues during assessment of performance / Jon Radcliffe --
Reliability, validity and measurement error / Peter Mundy and Neil Clarke --
Standardisation of testing / John J. McMahon, Paul A. Jones, and Paul Comfort --
Structured testing vs. continual monitoring / Paul Comfort, Paul A. Jones, and Guy W. Hornsby --
Assessment of factors associated with injury risk / Lee C. Herrington, Allan G. Munro, and Paul A. Jones --
Vertical jump testing / John J. McMahon, Jason P. Lake, and Tim J. Suchomel --
Sprint testing / Robert Lockie --
Change of direction and agility / Paul A. Jones and Sophia Nimphius --
Strength: isometric and dynamic testing / G. Greg Haff --
Assessment of power / Jason Lake and Peter Mundy --
Aerobic performance assessment / Fred J. DiMenna and Andrew M. Jones --
Body composition assessment / Carl Langan-Evans, James P. Morton and Graeme L. Close --
Combined assessment methods / Tim J. Suchomel, John J. McMahon, and Jason P. Lake --
Interpretation of results / Jeremy A. Gentles, Guy W. Hornsby, and Michael H. Stone --
Presentation and communication of results / John McMahon and Peter Mundy --
Application to training / Guy W. Hornsby, Jeremy A. Gentles, and Michael H. Stone.
Responsibility: edited by Paul Comfort, Paul A. Jones and John J. McMahon.

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"It is an essential skill for any strength and conditioning coach to be able to reliably assess the physical performance of their athletes and communicate the results and their implications to performers and coaches, alike. Performance Assessment in Strength and Conditioning is the first textbook to clearly and coherently suggest the most appropriate and reliable methods for assessing and monitoring athletes' performance, as well as including detailed sections on testing considerations and the interpretation and application of results"--

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