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Sports & outdoor recreation

See below for a selection of the latest books from Sports & outdoor recreation category. Presented with a red border are the Sports & outdoor recreation books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Sports & outdoor recreation books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Chen Style Taijiquan Collected Masterworks

Chen Style Taijiquan Collected Masterworks

Author: Mark Chen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/09/2019

America's Great Mountain Trails 100 Highcountry Hikes of a Lifetime

America's Great Mountain Trails 100 Highcountry Hikes of a Lifetime

Author: T. Palmer Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/09/2019

America s mountain trails lure us to exquisite heights, from the Atlantic Coast in Maine to the Pacific edge in California and the Northwest. These rugged yet seductive pathways call to all who seek both solace and adventure, whether out for a day hike or an extended backpacking expedition. America s Great Mountain Trails introduces readers to one hundred hikes of a lifetime. The book covers some of our nation s most legendary trails and some that are scarcely known, but all can take us on journeys to remarkable places. Between the ancient Appalachians and the Pacific Coast s uplift lie the Rockies, Desert Range, Sierra Nevadas, Cascade Mountains, Olympics, and more. Beyond are the resoundingly wild terrain of Alaska and the islands of Hawaii and Puerto Rico, which ascend like dreamy visions from the sea. Readers get practical details about the length and difficulty of each hike, along with concise directions to each trailhead, tips about the best seasons to go, advice on permit requirements, and a selection of alternate routes. An appendix offers information about what must be done to protect these special places so they ll remain alluring and rewarding to all the generations ahead. With fascinating text and beautiful photography by Tim Palmer, America s Great Mountain Trails is sure to become the definitive reference book to the most outstanding mountain trails in America.

Skill Acquisition in Sport Research, Theory and Practice

Skill Acquisition in Sport Research, Theory and Practice

Author: Nicola J. (University of British Columbia, Canada) Hodges Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/09/2019

Skill Acquisition in Sport gives academics, students, coaches and practitioners the broadest and most scientifically rigorous grounding in the principles and practice of the discipline. Fully revised, updated and restructured, the third edition integrates theory and practice, and provides more material on practical application than ever before. Divided into four sections-providing instruction and feedback, organizing effective practice, training high-level skills, and the theories and mechanisms underpinning skill acquisition practice-the book covers a full range of key topics, including: the role of errors and rewards in motor learning instructions and demonstrations, feedback and biofeedback imagery in motor learning constraints-based learning, self-directed learning, and learning from teaching technique change, creativity training, and visual gaze training practicing under pressure the neurophysiology of learning Based on the latest research, including chapters on emerging topics, and written by a global cast of world-leading experts, Skill Acquisition in Sport is an essential textbook for any kinesiology or sport science student taking skill acquisition, expertise development or motor learning classes.

Skill Acquisition in Sport Research, Theory and Practice

Skill Acquisition in Sport Research, Theory and Practice

Author: Nicola J. (University of British Columbia, Canada) Hodges Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/09/2019

Skill Acquisition in Sport gives academics, students, coaches and practitioners the broadest and most scientifically rigorous grounding in the principles and practice of the discipline. Fully revised, updated and restructured, the third edition integrates theory and practice, and provides more material on practical application than ever before. Divided into four sections-providing instruction and feedback, organizing effective practice, training high-level skills, and the theories and mechanisms underpinning skill acquisition practice-the book covers a full range of key topics, including: the role of errors and rewards in motor learning instructions and demonstrations, feedback and biofeedback imagery in motor learning constraints-based learning, self-directed learning, and learning from teaching technique change, creativity training, and visual gaze training practicing under pressure the neurophysiology of learning Based on the latest research, including chapters on emerging topics, and written by a global cast of world-leading experts, Skill Acquisition in Sport is an essential textbook for any kinesiology or sport science student taking skill acquisition, expertise development or motor learning classes.

Climbing Rock Vertical Explorations Across North Americs

Climbing Rock Vertical Explorations Across North Americs

Author: Jesse Lynch, Peter Croft Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/09/2019

Following the seasonal migratory journey of rock climbers across the stunning and diverse landscapes of North America, this gorgeous photographic monograph will transport readers into a different world. The reader is invited to follow one cycle of climbing life, dictated by optimal climate conditions, beginning in the Spring and ending in the Winter. Climbing Rock celebrates 30 of North America s legendary rock climbing areas covering a full spectrum of climbing styles including: hard big wall free climbing in Yosemite Valley, desert trad climbing at Red Rocks, Nevada and Indian Creek, Utah; classic sport climbing in Rumney, NH and Red River Gorge, Kentucky; oceanside cragging in California, and even city park bouldering in New York City. Francois Lebeau s artful photographs uniquely capture the stark beauty of the walls, amazing moments of athletes on the stone, and the humanity of the adventurous people who journey upwards. Climbing Rock is the perfect book for anyone interested in climbing, from athletes of all abilities to readers who appreciate breathtaking photography of improbable physical feats across stunning North American landscapes.

Classic Krakauer Mark Foo's Last Ride, After the Fall, and Other Essays

Classic Krakauer Mark Foo's Last Ride, After the Fall, and Other Essays

Author: Jon Krakauer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2019

Routledge Handbook of Global Sport

Routledge Handbook of Global Sport

Author: John Nauright Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2019

The story of global sport is the story of expansion from local development to globalized industry, from recreational to marketised activity. Alongside that, each sport has its own distinctive history, sub-cultures, practices and structures. This ambitious new volume offers state-of-the-art overviews of the development of every major sport or classification of sport, introducing their history, socio-cultural significance, political economy, and suggesting directions for future research. By putting sport itself in the foreground, this book represents the perfect companion to any social scientific course in sport studies, and the perfect jumping-off point for further study or research.

Infractions Rule Violations, Unethical Conduct, and Enforcement in the NCAA

Infractions Rule Violations, Unethical Conduct, and Enforcement in the NCAA

Author: Jerry Parkinson Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2019

Jerry Parkinson spent nearly ten years, from 2000 to 2010, as a member of the NCAA's Division I Committee on Infractions, participating in over one hundred major infractions cases. He came away from that experience-and the experience of reading extensive commentary on infractions cases-with the conviction that most observers do not understand the NCAA's rules-enforcement process, despite the amount of public attention many major cases receive. Parkinson uses his insider's perspective, along with illustrative stories, to help readers understand how the NCAA's rules-enforcement process really works. These stories include: a university board of trustees chair committing suicide over an infractions case; a pay-for-play scandal leading directly to the state's governor; a head coach falsely portraying a deceased player as a drug dealer to cover up the coach's own misconduct; a gambler laundering his money by making the largest booster payments in NCAA history; and a coach's sexual abuse of children leading to some of the harshest sanctions ever imposed by the NCAA. Based on years of experience and infused with insight, Parkinson provides a broad view of the world of NCAA rule breakers and the NCAA rules-enforcement process.

Strength and Conditioning for Young Athletes Science and Application

Strength and Conditioning for Young Athletes Science and Application

Author: Rhodri S. Lloyd Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/08/2019

Strength and Conditioning for Young Athletes: Science and Application offers an evidence-based introduction to the theory and practice of strength and conditioning for young athletes. Fully revised and updated, this second edition draws upon leading research to offer an holistic approach to training centred on the concept of long-term athletic development and the welfare of the young athlete. With 20 new authors and 8 new chapters, the book explores every key topic in strength and conditioning applied to young athletes, including: Growth and maturation Talent identification, talent development and Monitoring and assessment Coaching young athletes Motor skill development Strength development and plyometrics Speed and agility development Metabolic conditioning Mobility and flexibility Periodization and nutritional strategies Injury prevention and wellbeing Developing a holistic programme for young athletes Written by a team of leading international strength and conditioning experts and paediatric sport scientists, the book includes expanded practical guidelines in every chapter to show how the latest scientific research can be applied by coaches to optimize young athletic potential. Including sample training programmes and exercises throughout, this is an essential resource for all students of strength and conditioning or paediatric exercise science, as well as any coach and athletic trainer working with children and young people.

Strength and Conditioning for Young Athletes Science and Application

Strength and Conditioning for Young Athletes Science and Application

Author: Rhodri S. Lloyd Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/08/2019

Strength and Conditioning for Young Athletes: Science and Application offers an evidence-based introduction to the theory and practice of strength and conditioning for young athletes. Fully revised and updated, this second edition draws upon leading research to offer an holistic approach to training centred on the concept of long-term athletic development and the welfare of the young athlete. With 20 new authors and 8 new chapters, the book explores every key topic in strength and conditioning applied to young athletes, including: Growth and maturation Talent identification, talent development and Monitoring and assessment Coaching young athletes Motor skill development Strength development and plyometrics Speed and agility development Metabolic conditioning Mobility and flexibility Periodization and nutritional strategies Injury prevention and wellbeing Developing a holistic programme for young athletes Written by a team of leading international strength and conditioning experts and paediatric sport scientists, the book includes expanded practical guidelines in every chapter to show how the latest scientific research can be applied by coaches to optimize young athletic potential. Including sample training programmes and exercises throughout, this is an essential resource for all students of strength and conditioning or paediatric exercise science, as well as any coach and athletic trainer working with children and young people.