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The mental and physical demands of powerlifting are unlike any other sport. Athletes must be committed and focused on success. In Powerlifting, Second Edition, powerlifting hall of famer Dan Austin, winner of 10 world powerlifting championships and 18 national championships, teams with strength and conditioning expert Dr. Bryan Mann to offer the most comprehensive powerlifting resource available. This no-nonsense approach to training and competing in the sport offers over 100 exercises that promote the development of the three primary movements--the squat, bench press, and deadlift--and their related supplemental exercises. Dynamic warm-up routines and recovery techniques get you primed for training, making it a one-stop guide to powerlifting success. The second edition has been updated to address female powerlifters and includes a 14-week competition program, six gender- and exercise-specific training programs, as well as three 8-week off-season training programs. Precompetition checklists give you at-a-glance guides for tasks to complete and items to bring to the meet. Powerlifting also equips you to fuel for maximum production, providing examples of the best sources of protein and carbohydrates and information on preworkout drinks and common supplements. The psychological side of the sport is addressed with mental health advice and visualization tools and recommendations to use both during training and competition as well as during personal time. Based on the latest in exercise research and science, Powerlifting is an indispensable resource for competitive lifters or recreational gym enthusiasts looking to take their lifting to another level, making Powerlifting the ticket to a new max. CE exam available! For certified professionals, a companion continuing education exam can be completed after reading this book. The Powerlifting Online CE Exam may be purchased separately or as part of the Powerlifting With CE Exam package that includes both the book and the exam.
You've seen the claims: Give us six weeks and you'll take off the weight! Lose weight without dieting or exercising! You may have even tried a fad diet or two, only to gain the weight back and feel like there's no hope to achieve your goal. Simply stated, weight loss is complicated. There is no single solution that works for everyone. Diet Lies and Weight Loss Truths cuts through all the noise and provides real evidence and practical guidance on choosing a diet plan that will work for you to effectively and safely lose excess weight and keep it off. You'll find answers to the following questions: What are the basic concepts of a successful weight loss plan? What difficulties might you encounter? How can you sift through the hype of popular diets to get the facts? With over 200 references, you'll see the science that explains the biological, genetic, and psychological components that make weight loss difficult--without needing to be a scientist to understand it. Get the pros and cons of 12 popular diet styles like keto, low carb, raw food, and cleanses so you can decide if they are right for you. Implement realistic diet planning strategies as well as sample meal plans from a registered dietitian to create a solution for your lifestyle and goals. Hear from clients about the practical advice they received that helped them make lasting lifestyle changes to lose weight and keep it off. There is no magic diet scheme, meal plan, or one-size-fits-all workout that will help everyone achieve their weight loss goals, but Diet Lies and Weight Loss Truths is the trustworthy, evidence-based guidebook you need to find the approach that will work for you. CE exam available! For certified professionals, a companion continuing education exam can be completed after reading this book. The Diet Lies and Weight Loss Truths Online CE Exam may be purchased separately or as part of the Diet Lies and Weight Loss Truths With CE Exam package that includes both the book and the exam.
Drawing on real-world experience and presented in an informal and accessible manner, Writing and Publishing Research in Kinesiology, Health, and Sport Science provides upper-level students and early-career academics with an essential resource to aid in disseminating research and publishing their first papers. Logically structured to take researchers through each step of the publishing process, the book offers subject-specific advice on developing every aspect of theoretical, applied, or position papers, including: * the title, abstract and keywords * method, results, and discussion sections * referencing * finding the right journal and submitting a paper * revising content in light of peer review * presenting papers. This is important and accessible reading for any researchers seeking advice on publishing their work in fields including but not limited to kinesiology, health, exercise science, physical education, or recreation.
While the impact of coaches on their athletes has been appreciated for more than a century, only recently have researchers reached a consensus concerning the key coaching principles and methods that consistently ensure the most positive outcomes for athletes and coaches. Sport Coaches' Handbook presents this more holistic approach to coaching and provides possible applications to raise the quality of coaching around the globe. This groundbreaking reference is for aspiring coaches and current coaches across all sports and participation levels. Sport Coaches' Handbook is authored and edited by leading international figures in coaching and coach development who have been selected by the International Council for Coaching Excellence (ICCE). The book helps coaches to fulfill their chosen role while considering their personal values and philosophy, the athletes they coach, and the environment in which they work. Coaches will find information and insights on numerous topics of critical importance to a successful coaching career: Employing ethical decision making with a systematic method to ensure choices are consistent with moral and professional guidelines Developing a coaching philosophy and evaluating how to define or sharpen that approach Promoting athlete development by enhancing athletes' psychological and physical growth as well as technical and tactical performance Embracing the crucial characteristics that nurture effective leadership in coaching Each chapter features a practical exercise or self-evaluation that underscores specific points of emphasis and challenges coaches to reflect on their personal experiences and apply their newfound knowledge in their individual coaching contexts. In addition, motivational quotes and subject-related anecdotes about exemplary coaches are highlighted throughout the book to inspire coaches to be even more athlete-centered and successful leaders. The book's internationally recognized contributors collectively represent more than 300 years of coaching experience and bring to the book their extensive knowledge of coaching. Sport Coaches' Handbook is the clear choice for coaches and coach educators dedicated to developing and improving coaches and furthering the profession of coaching.
Over 35,000 copies have been sold of this essential guide for the burgeoning over 50 population. The exercises in Anatomy of Exercise for 50+ will support good health at any age, but for those over fifty they can help in the prevention of specific age-related problems like joint mobility, balance and fatigue, as well as medical conditions like heart disease, colon cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis, arthritis and Alzheimer's disease. This book follows the successful format of the Anatomy of books, which have sold more than 500,000 copies. The series' revolutionary approach is the combination of photographs and lifelike anatomical drawings that reveal in colourful detail exactly which muscles are engaged and how, and which muscles benefit from each exercise. For those who want to take control of their health, at whatever age, and for fitness trainers, physiotherapists and activity managers in community care facilities, retirement homes and nursing homes Anatomy of Exercise for 50+ is an instructive and practical resource.
This innovative and user-friendly book uses a design thinking approach to examine transformative learning and liminality in physical education. Covering theory and practice, it introduces the important idea of 'threshold concepts' for physical education, helping physical educators to introduce those concepts into curriculum, pedagogy and assessment. The book invites us to reflect on what is learned in, through and about physical education - to identify its core threshold concepts. Once identified, the book explains how the learning of threshold concepts can be planned using principles of pedagogical translation for all four learning domains (cognitive, psychomotor, affective and social). The book is arranged into three key sections which walk the reader through the underpinning concepts, use movement case studies to explore and generate threshold concepts in physical education using design thinking approach and, finally, provide a guiding Praxis Matrix for PE Threshold Concepts that can be used for physical educators across a range of school and physical activity learning contexts. Outlining fundamental theory and useful, practical teaching and coaching advice, this book is invaluable reading for all PE teacher educators, coach educators, and any advanced student, coach or teacher looking to enrich their knowledge and professional practice.
Identifying and developing talented athletes to their fullest potential is a central concern of sport scientists, sports coaches, and sports policy makers. The second edition of this popular text offers a state of the science synthesis of current knowledge in talent identification and development in sport, from the biological basis of talent to the systems and processes within sport through which that talent is nurtured. Written by a team of leading international experts, the book explores key factors and issues in contemporary sport, including: nature and nurture in the development of sporting talent designing optimal developmental environments long-term modelling of athlete development understanding the complexity of talent selection in-depth case studies of successful talent development systems. With an emphasis on practical implications for all those working in sport, the book offers an authoritative evaluation of the strengths and weaknesses of contemporary systems for identifying and developing talent in sport. This is important reading for any student, researcher, or practitioner with an interest in skill acquisition, youth sport, elite sport, sports coaching, or sports development.
This is the first-hand account of how Tudor Bompa, the creator of the periodization training method, became a sports science legend. From his early years and experience with rowing, defection from communism and struggling to learn English, earning a PhD in biomechanics, and becoming a professor at the University of Toronto, to the conceptualization of periodization, Dr. Bompa details his journey and how his training methodology-periodization-evolved into the greatest method in sports science training of the 20th century. Dr. Bompa recounts how he used periodization to effectively train several Olympic athlete legends on their paths to victory and underscores how periodization, even today, is often misunderstood, inaccurately portrayed, and ineffectively used. Fred Koch, a close confidante of Dr. Bompa, contributes a section to the book, describing his journey to make periodization available to the masses and how its methodology is used to train athletes and bodybuilders, ultimately modernizing the periodization training method. This autobiography fills in the gaps between what has been written and what has occurred. It is a riveting account of the man behind periodization and how this training method evolved and became the most widely used methodology of sports training in history-still relevant today.
Sports coaches apply their skills in a wider variety of contexts, and with a more diverse range of athletes and participants, than ever before. This book introduces the professional competencies and knowledge needed to build successful working relationships across the different communities and groups with which coaches operate. The book offers important insight for coaches who work with specific populations including different age groups; black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) people; those of different gender or sexual orientation; individuals with disabilities or illness; the socio-economically disadvantaged; and refugees. Drawing on real-world case studies, such as coaching girls in combat sports and coaching cardiac rehab patients, and adopting a critical approach to values, philosophy and pedagogic process, this book argues that understanding the recipient of coaching and their particular needs is as important as content knowledge. With contributions from leading coaching researchers and practitioners, this is important reading for developing coaches, students on sports courses and other individuals involved in the sport pedagogy domain who seek to gain a better understanding of the demands of meeting the specific needs of people in the coaching process.
The Game Centred Approach (GCA) is the ideal framework for coaches and teachers to develop comprehensive tactical or technical lessons for any game, both in physical education and in extracurricular sport contexts. Learning about the pedagogical models included in this approach has never been easier thanks to this short introductory guide. The book helps the reader acquire the skills needed to design effective session plans, regardless of the sport that is being taught or coached. It introduces the core concepts underpinning the GCA model, complemented by practical examples of tasks and strategies for each game category and assessment instrument. This is essential reading for all educators, coaches or sports professionals who wish to improve their teaching or coaching to enhance their students and players' physical literacy and sport competence. It is also invaluable reading for any student or researcher working in physical education, sport coaching or sport pedagogy.