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Regardless of the grace of their movement, dancers experience injuries more often than the lugs bucking heads on the rugby field or in the boxing ring. On average, dancers are only marginally fitter than the average person on the street, smoke far too much, and do not eat properly, yet still stretch their bodies to extreme levels in the name of performance, and not surprisingly suffer a litany of injuries. This book examines the impact of a variety of dance forms, and puts forth a program for improving training, building stamina, and reducing the risk of injury.
This book explores the true meaning of achievement in sports: having fun, developing athletic and social skills, and nurturing a healthy, positive sense of self-esteem. Drs. Fine and Sachs offer practical, research-based advice that is bound to enrich the sports experience-as well as life outside of sports-for both children and adults.
Build your center of power! Stronger Abs and Back shows how to develop the body's most important source of energy and support - its core muscle groups. The abdominal and back muscles form the foundation for enhanced fitness and athletic performance. Featuring 165 exercises and packed with training advice, this illustrated guide is your training manual to rock-hard abs and strong supportive back muscles that prevent low back injury and pain. Stronger Abs and Back is for athletes and fitness enthusiasts who want firm, high-performance bodies.
If your New Year's resolution is to take up running, this book is the perfect place to start. ________ Fitness expert Bob Glover has trained thousands of runners, and in The Runners Handbook he shares his knowledge and shows you how to devise a training program and keep at the top of your form. This comprehensive guide includes information on: * How to get started * Running style * Warm ups and stretching * Weight training * Choosing equipment e.g. running shoes * Diet and nutrition * Training plans for beginners, advanced beginners and intermediate This really is the ultimate handbook for runners at any level. _________ 'Anyone starting to run will find this an invaluable reference book. My brother in law has been running over 20 years but still uses it' - 5* Reader Review 'It is well organised and covers all the points I wanted advice on, plus those things I didn't realise I need to know. I've found it uasy to look up topics and it's all written in an easy and good-humoured style.' - 5* Reader Review
In the heart of the Bluegrass, basketball is king of collegiate athletics. But it wasn't always so. Before Big Blue chronicles the early history of organized sports at the University of Kentucky, from the tenuous beginnings under student leadership, through the early scandals, financial instability, and clashes with administration, to the Purge of 1938 that paved the way for basketball's ascendancy. Once upon a time in Lexington, football ruled the athletic department. In the 1890s and 1900s the most intense competition was with crosstown rival Transylvania University. The annual Thanksgiving Day game was the biggest event of the season, and its gate receipts essentially funded the entire department. Among other highlights, Gregory Kent Stanley reveals the story behind the Wildcats' nickname, reports on the greased pants game against Mississippi State in 1914, and divulges the origins of the post-victory nightshirt parades through downtown. When basketball finally arrived on campus, it was the women's team that was organized first. Its transfer out of the women's physical education department in 1903 led to a twenty-year turf war that was one of the period's most intense. Whether played by men or by women, however, basketball during the early years of the century was of minor consequence. The men's team played in a gym without facilities for spectators, most players were from the football team, and all the early coaches - including Adolph Rupp - assisted with the football program. Nevertheless, the early years showed signs of the success to come: the 9-0 team of 1912, which never trailed an opponent; the 1921 squad, losers of only one game and winners of the school's first tournament; and Rupp's winning percentage of.820 during the 1930s that saved his job during President McVey's massive reorganization of the athletic department. Before Big Blue tells a story both unique and universal. As the first comprehensive history of the rise of intercollegiate athletics at UK, it makes a valuable contribution to the growing literature of sports history.
Low-tech circuits, or repetitive exercises on specific muscle groups are an increasing popular way of exercising. This guide gives a structured fitness programme, designed to keep exercising time down to a minimum, with hints and tips on diet, and avoiding and coping with sports injury. The book starts with an eight-week beginner course leading to a basic level of fitness which can then be maintained indefinitely using the maintenance and specialization circuits. This section also shows how to concentrate on individual requirements and diversify into games and sports. There are self-assessment tests throughout and the final section gives a four-week course designed to bring you to a peak of physical and mental fitness for a tough challenge based on SBS/SAS selection procedures which very few will find possible.