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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!

Functional Training Build, Connect, Perform

Functional Training Build, Connect, Perform

Author: Ross Young Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/09/2019

Functional Training: Build, Connect, Perform aims to provide a framework that can be used by anyone who wants to develop an athletic physique and perform better in their chosen sporting activity. It provides a varied programme that aims to reduce injuries in competition whilst maximizing all-round athleticism and continued progression. Tried and tested with athletes around Europe, the ideas in this book offer a solid foundation which will keep your performance gains developing for years and help you develop programmes to suit your body type, experience and athletic development needs.

Persuasion and Communication in Sport, Exercise, and Physical Activity

Persuasion and Communication in Sport, Exercise, and Physical Activity

Author: Ben Jackson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/09/2019

How can we use persuasion methods to make people more physically active and improve their sport and exercise experiences? How can instructors, coaches, athletes, and practitioners most effectively communicate their messages to others? Persuasion and Communication in Sport, Exercise, and Physical Activity is the first book to consider the applications of persuasion frameworks within activity-related contexts, while also summarizing the major developments relating to communication topics in these settings. It provides a state of the art review of the key developments, challenges, and opportunities within the field. It brings together international experts from the fields of social, health, and sport and exercise psychology, to give theoretical overviews, insights into contemporary research themes and practical implications, as well as agendas for future research. Covering topics such as changing attitudes towards exercise, social influence, persuasive leadership and communicating with people with physical disabilities, this book provides a contemporary approach to persuasion and communication in a sport, exercise and physical activity setting. It is an important text for upper-level undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as academics in the fields of Sport and Exercise Science, Kinesiology, Health and Physical Activity Promotion, and related areas of Psychology.

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: 20/09/2019

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.

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.

Writing and Publishing Research in Kinesiology, Health, and Sport Science

Writing and Publishing Research in Kinesiology, Health, and Sport Science

Author: Timothy (Oklahoma State University, USA) Baghurst, Jason DeFreitas Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/09/2019

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.

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.

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: 03/09/2019

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 on leading research to offer a 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 and talent development Monitoring and assessment Coaching young athletes Motor skill development Strength development and plyometrics Speed and agility development Metabolic conditioning Mobility and flexibility Periodisation 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 optimise 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: Hardback Release Date: 27/08/2019

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 on leading research to offer a 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 and talent development Monitoring and assessment Coaching young athletes Motor skill development Strength development and plyometrics Speed and agility development Metabolic conditioning Mobility and flexibility Periodisation 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 optimise 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.

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: 27/08/2019

Every day an increasing number of athletes incorporate a plant-based diet when training or recovering from competition. Plant-Based Sports Nutrition offers you guidance on how to effectively fuel your training and competition through a plant-based diet. The authors draw on their years of experience working with plant-based athletes to offer you a reliable and complete guide on how, when and why you need to plan your nutrient intake to maximise nutrition. This you make smarter decisions about fueling your body to ensure you have the energy and stamina to boost your training and excel during competition. This comprehensive guide features inspirational stories from successful plant-based athletes. As well as plenty of recipes and meal plans to use for training, event and everyday nutrition needs. The authors also provide details of nutrient timing and relative energy deficiency syndrome (RED-S). There is also information on keto diets, tips of optimizing bone health and iron intake and instructions for making your own fluid-replacement beverages. Whether you are a dedicated vegetarian or vegan looking to add variety to your diet or an athlete searching for a plant-based competitive edge, Plant-Based Sports Nutrition helps you maximise your diet for optimal performance.

Calling Up Discovering Your Journey to Transformational Leadership

Calling Up Discovering Your Journey to Transformational Leadership

Author: J.P. Nerbun Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/08/2019

Calling Up is a guide for coaches of all sports at all levels that presents a step-by-step process to building a transformational culture, starting with changing coaching behaviors, attitudes, and language. Modern-day coaches face the same challenges every day: entitled youth, overinvolved parents, and the community and administration's expectation for wins. Coaching does not just take a great deal of time; it takes an emotional and physical toll, and coaches need to know they are not the only ones facing these struggles. After over 11 years of coaching, and his own coaching philosophy transformation, J.P. Nerbun felt called to share the hard lessons that could not be found in a book when he started coaching. Calling Up provides an easily accessible and inspiring story as J.P. details the transformative experience of a high school basketball coach named Daniel and his year-long struggle to keep his job while working to become the coach he always wanted to be. Apart from the entertaining and relatable story, which connects with coaches on a personal level, Calling Up provides coaches with principles based on scientific research and personal experience that explore how people learn, what motivates them, and the human condition. These principles are shared by some of the most highly qualified and successful coaches in sports and J.P. also provides specific tools and explains how those tools are applied within the context of a team. At the end of the day, Calling Up shows coaches not just how to build great athletes, but how to build great people.

Coach Education Essentials

Coach Education Essentials

Author: Kristen Dieffenbach Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/07/2019

Sport coaches play a major role in the lives of athletes. Too often, however, the delivery of quality coaching is left to chance. Athletes deserve coaches that create positive environments, foster skill development and build character. In Coach Education Essentials, leading coach educators and professionals from around the world cover the core elements of coach education and development. As well as this, leaders describe how best to understand, cultivate and evaluate quality coaching. Edited by Kristen Dieffenback and Melissa Thompson, this essential text is the most authoritative resource on the topic. The book's contributors include John Bales, Wade Gilbert, Penny Crisfield, Daniel Gould, Luke Jones and many more. Grounded in current research and emerging trends in the field, Coach Education Essentials adheres to guidelines established by the International Council for Coaching Framework (ICCE). It is also consistent with the ICCE's International Sport Coaching Framework. Chapters cover the roles and responsibilities of the coach across various levels of sport. These range from prepubescent participation to Olympic-level competition. There are also chapters covering current models of coaching education, training and certification used by leading sport organisations. Coach Education Essentials is a comprehensive, insightful and practical resource for those invested in the development and advancement of coaching education. It is an asset to all promoting coaching as a profession.