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See below for a selection of the latest books from Sports training & coaching category. Presented with a red border are the Sports training & coaching 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 training & coaching books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Fighting Fit The ultimate SAS fitness plan

Fighting Fit The ultimate SAS fitness plan

Author: Adrian Weale Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/09/2019

The ultimate SAS fitness plan Every year thousands of men and women discover new levels of fitness and inner strength as they are put through their paces to meet demanding standards required for new recruits in the British Army - this book will take you to the same level. Beyond that are the elite: the SAS, Paras and Commandos. Each unit has rigorous and searching requirements designed to select only the strongest, fittest and meanest for the world's toughest regiments. Recommended by an SAS squadron commander as 'an excellent guide', FIGHTING FIT's unique and proven training programmes have already helped many soldiers pass these most demanding tests. Now you can join them. Illustrated throughout and including inside information on kit, food and how to cope with injury, FIGHTING FIT is the comprehensive insider's guide to the fitness methods of the world's most professional army.

Precarity, Critical Pedagogy and Physical Education

Precarity, Critical Pedagogy and Physical Education

Author: David (University of Strathclyde UK) Kirk Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/09/2019

This unflinching analysis explains the nature of precarity and its detrimental effects on the health and wellbeing of young people. It exposes physical educators' unpreparedness to provide inclusive, fair and equitable forms of physical education that might empower young people to overcome the mal effects of precarity. Following a thorough analysis and critique of critical pedagogy, David Kirk advocates for critical pedagogies of affect as physical education's response to precarity, providing detailed outlines of these pedagogies and their grounding in research. He argues that now more than ever physical educators need to be alive to the serious social and economic challenges that shape young people's health, happiness and life chances. This bold and provocative book is essential reading for all researchers in the field of physical education and health education pedagogy, as well as teacher educators, curriculum policy makers, and other professionals who work with young people living in precarity.

The Complete Guide to Indoor Rowing

The Complete Guide to Indoor Rowing

Author: Jim Flood, Charles Simpson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/09/2019

Indoor rowing machines (or ergometers) were once used only by outdoor rowers during their winter training. Over the last twenty years however the benefits of indoor rowing have attracted more and more users, and now every gym comes with one as standard. It's also a sport in its own right, with competitions ranging from school leagues to the European and World Championships. The Complete Guide to Indoor Rowing is the first comprehensive book to focus on this unique form of strength-endurance training. Clearly illustrated in full colour and packed with information, training plans, tips and techniques, it is suitable for serious athletes, outdoor rowers and regular gym users alike, and is a must for health professionals and coaches. Whether you are attracted by the weight-loss benefits of the rowing machine or using it to coach cross-training athletes, this book will help you get the best from each session while, crucially, remaining injury-free.

Tales from the Trails Runners' Stories that Inspire and Transform

Tales from the Trails Runners' Stories that Inspire and Transform

Author: Michael Clinton, Michael Capiraso, Dr. Jordan Metzl Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/08/2019

Running: it's as simple as striding forward just one foot after another, but as author Michael Clinton has learned over more than 40 years as a runner, it s so much more than just exercise. It s a test of physical and mental endurance and a way to connect with the environment, the global community of runners, and, ultimately, yourself. From the streets of Paris, Buenos Aires, all the way to Sydney, Clinton has gone the distance, never forgetting his running shoes in all of his globetrotting adventures to over 120 countries. In Tales from the Trails, Clinton along with numerous contributors, including George A. Hirsch, chairman of the New York Road Runners and founder of the New York City five-borough marathon, detail inspirational stories of trial, tribulation, and triumph, revealing how running has helped one find love, strengthened a relationship with God, and assisted in overcoming fear and disappointment. Tales from the Trails is a reminder to lace up and hit the trails to run for your life, love, and happiness.

Eventscapes Transforming Place, Space and Experiences

Eventscapes Transforming Place, Space and Experiences

Author: Graham Brown Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/08/2019

Eventscapes: Transforming Place, Space and Experiences directly examines the interrelation between events' simultaneous dependence on and transformation of the places in which they are held. This event-environment nexus is analyzed through a variety of international case studies including different kinds of well-known sporting and cultural events such as Vivid Sydney, the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics and the Tour Down Under international cycle race, among others. Chapters focusing on visual design, explore the opportunities, at different spatial scales, to develop an event `look' and the ways in which an event experience can be enhanced through connecting and engaging with the local culture and community. As well as the planning and management of events, the book draws on event experience, dramaturgically examining the roles played by authors, actors and the audience and emphasizes the participation of multiple groups in the co-creation of event experiences. This will be invaluable reading for those studying events and the environment. Adopting a multidisciplinary approach, it also draws on geography, urban and cultural studies, image studies, architecture and design, environmental psychology, and event management, and will be of use to a broad academic audience.

Eventscapes Transforming Place, Space and Experiences

Eventscapes Transforming Place, Space and Experiences

Author: Graham Brown Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/08/2019

Eventscapes: Transforming Place, Space and Experiences directly examines the interrelation between events' simultaneous dependence on and transformation of the places in which they are held. This event-environment nexus is analyzed through a variety of international case studies including different kinds of well-known sporting and cultural events such as Vivid Sydney, the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics and the Tour Down Under international cycle race, among others. Chapters focusing on visual design, explore the opportunities, at different spatial scales, to develop an event `look' and the ways in which an event experience can be enhanced through connecting and engaging with the local culture and community. As well as the planning and management of events, the book draws on event experience, dramaturgically examining the roles played by authors, actors and the audience and emphasizes the participation of multiple groups in the co-creation of event experiences. This will be invaluable reading for those studying events and the environment. Adopting a multidisciplinary approach, it also draws on geography, urban and cultural studies, image studies, architecture and design, environmental psychology, and event management, and will be of use to a broad academic audience.

Schola Ludens Europaeus Papers Offered to Roland Naul

Schola Ludens Europaeus Papers Offered to Roland Naul

Author: Claude Scheuer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/06/2019

This collection of essays was prepared to celebrate the 70th birthday of Professor Roland Naul. Book chapters have been written by a range of colleagues and friends from Europe and the rest of the world. Some contributors have been working with Roland Naul in recent years while others accompanied his research projects in previous decades. Taken together, these chapters illustrate the development of sport and physical activity research over four decades, in Germany, Europe, and worldwide. One objective was to give an overview and update of relevant fields that determined the academic work and the research profile of Roland Naul for more than forty years. Another objective was to give new impulses to these fields that will help to face the challenges our changing society is confronted with nowadays. Individual chapters have been grouped under the following aspects: secondary education and vocational training in Germany and Europe, with a focus on sport qualifications and professions--old and new challenges for the Olympic Games movement, as described from the perspective of different countries--health-enhancing physical activity (HEPA), a key policy area which Roland Naul has contributed to shaping in the European Union--the relationship between sport pedagogy and social pedagogy--the well-being of athletes is in the focus, with contributions tackling the prevention of harassment, corruption, match-fixing or doping--and finally, sport policy on a local level, including examples of local multi-actor networks, community-based interventions or the perspective of big cities: another area of policy development to which Roland Naul has made substantial contributions. With all these contributions from former and / or current colleagues of Roland Naul, his outstanding academic work and research in these fields is emphasized. Finally, this commemorative publication aims to acknowledge the merits of Roland Naul for European studies in physical education and youth sports, as well as for the sport policy context in Europe.

Plant-Based Sports Nutrition Expert fueling strategies for training, recovery, and performance

Plant-Based Sports Nutrition Expert fueling strategies for training, recovery, and performance

Author: D. Enette Larson-Meyer, Matt Ruscigno Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/06/2019

Gain the plant-based advantage! Join the thousands of athletes--runners, bodybuilders, and athletes from virtually every sport--who rely on foods and beverages made without animal products. Every day an increasing number of athletes, even those who are not fully vegetarian or vegan, incorporate a plant-based diet when training or recovering from competition. In Plant-Based Sports Nutrition, registered dietitians Enette Larson-Meyer and Matt Ruscigno combine decades of evidence-based research with personal experience working with--and as--vegan and vegetarian athletes to offer you a reliable and complete explanation of how, when, and why you need to plan your nutrient intake to maximize nutrition and get the best results. They will help you make smart decisions about properly fueling your body so you have the energy and stamina to boost your training and excel during competition. Learn how to get proper amounts of all essential macronutrients, vitamins, and minerals, taking into account your personal caloric needs. Draw inspiration from athletes who share how they succeed in their sports while following a plant-based way of eating. Enjoy plenty of recipes to use for training, event, and everyday nutrition needs and utilize the tailored meal plans and training strategies to properly fuel your body. Understand nutrient timing and relative energy deficiency syndrome (RED-S) as well as how to meet protein and amino acid requirements while doing light, moderate, or intense training for your sport. Get information on keto diets, tips for optimizing bone health and iron intake, and instructions for making your own fluid-replacement beverage. Whether you are a dedicated vegetarian or vegan looking to add variety to your diet or you are an athlete searching for a plant-based competitive edge, Plant-Based Sports Nutrition will help you maximize your diet for optimal performance! CE exam available! For certified professionals, a companion continuing education exam can be completed after reading this book. The Plant-Based Sports Nutrition Online CE Exam may be purchased separately or as part of the Plant-Based Sports Nutrition With CE Exam package, which includes both the book and the exam.

Dietary Supplementation in Sport and Exercise Evidence, Safety and Ergogenic Benefits

Dietary Supplementation in Sport and Exercise Evidence, Safety and Ergogenic Benefits

Dietary Supplementation in Sport and Exercise removes the myths associated with many dietary supplements. It provides an evidence-based approach to the physiological mechanisms related to popular supplements and examines the ergogenic benefits in both competitive and recreational athletes. This text covers a variety of supplements, including vitamins and minerals, carbohydrates, protein and amino acids, beta-alanine, creatine and guanidinoacetic acid, caffeine and probiotics, as well as emerging ergogenic aids. Information on dosage, ceiling effects and washout periods is discussed, along with safety and legality for different sporting organizations. The book also offers an insight into the efficacy of certain dietary supplements in unique populations, like children and the elderly. Dietary Supplementation in Sport and Exercise is an important resource for advanced undergraduate and graduate students on exercise science, health and nutrition courses, as well as strength coaches, athletic trainers, nutritionists and personal trainers, and medical professionals who consult with patients on dietary supplementation.

Dietary Supplementation in Sport and Exercise Evidence, Safety and Ergogenic Benefits

Dietary Supplementation in Sport and Exercise Evidence, Safety and Ergogenic Benefits

Dietary Supplementation in Sport and Exercise removes the myths associated with many dietary supplements. It provides an evidence-based approach to the physiological mechanisms related to popular supplements and examines the ergogenic benefits in both competitive and recreational athletes. This text covers a variety of supplements, including vitamins and minerals, carbohydrates, protein and amino acids, beta-alanine, creatine and guanidinoacetic acid, caffeine and probiotics, as well as emerging ergogenic aids. Information on dosage, ceiling effects and washout periods is discussed, along with safety and legality for different sporting organizations. The book also offers an insight into the efficacy of certain dietary supplements in unique populations, like children and the elderly. Dietary Supplementation in Sport and Exercise is an important resource for advanced undergraduate and graduate students on exercise science, health and nutrition courses, as well as strength coaches, athletic trainers, nutritionists and personal trainers, and medical professionals who consult with patients on dietary supplementation.

Physical Literacy across the World

Physical Literacy across the World

Author: Margaret (University of Bedfordshire, UK) Whitehead Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/06/2019

Physical Literacy across the World records the progress of the concept of physical literacy over the last decade. It examines developments, issues and controversies in physical literacy studies, and looks at how the concept has been implemented around the world. Contributions from practitioners and researchers across the world tell unique stories of the way physical literacy is changing perceptions of physical activity through research and the generation of scholarly writing, the creation of new national and local policies, and the development of partnerships with a range of professions. The book argues that physical literacy has value beyond formal education, such as in occupational and recreational settings, as well as for early years children and older people, and shows how life story methods can explain our physical literacy journeys. At root, it sets out a case for the significance and value of physical literacy as making a notable contribution to human flourishing. This is important reading for anyone with an interest in physical activity, health and well-being, sport studies, physical education, or the philosophy related to physical activity.

Power Speed Endurance A Skill-Based Approach to Endurance Training

Power Speed Endurance A Skill-Based Approach to Endurance Training

Author: Glen Cordoza Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/06/2019

Power, Speed, Endurance is a highly effective training system that has catapulted thousands of endurance athletes to the next level. Developed by CrossFit Endurance founder Brian MacKenzie and featuring instruction from some of the world's top endurance and CrossFit coaches,oPower, Speed, ENDURANCEounveils techniques, drills, and training strategies that will optimize your performance and overall work capacity while decreasing your susceptibility to injury.