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Sport science, physical education

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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: 09/10/2019

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: Hardback Release Date: 09/10/2019

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.

Cambridge Technicals Level 3 Sport and Physical Activity

Cambridge Technicals Level 3 Sport and Physical Activity

Author: Helen Bray, Scott Chapman, Alister Myatt, Annette Short Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/09/2019

Exam Board: Cambridge Level: KS4 Subject: Sport First Teaching: September 2016 First Exam: June 2017 Support your teaching of the new Cambridge Technicals 2016 suite with Cambridge Technical Level 3 Sport, developed in partnership between OCR and Hodder Education; this textbook covers each specialist pathway and ensures your ability to deliver a flexible course that is both vocationally focused and academically thorough. Cambridge Technical Level 3 Sport is matched exactly to the new specification and follows specialist pathways in n coaching, leadership and physical education, fitness instructing, personal training, and sports management, development and leisure. - Ensures effective teaching of each specialist pathway offered within the qualification. - Focuses learning on the skills, knowledge and understanding demanded from employers and universities. - Provides ideas and exercises for the application of practical skills and knowledge. - Developed in partnership between Hodder Education and OCR, guaranteeing quality resources which match the specification perfectly

Sports Drinks Basic Science and Practical Aspects

Sports Drinks Basic Science and Practical Aspects

Author: Ronald J. Maughan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/08/2019

Can sports drinks improve the way you play and exercise? Athletes-both competitive and recreational-turn to the consumption of sports drinks to optimize their performance. A volume in the Nutrition in Exercise and Sports Series, Sports Drinks: Basic Science and Practical Aspects provides a review of current knowledge on issues relating to the formulation and consumption of these popular drinks. The only single volume that addresses these subjects, this text also covers in depth the science that underpins the physiological, biochemical and nutritional roles of the sports beverage.

Physical Activity Assessment A Lifecourse Approach

Physical Activity Assessment A Lifecourse Approach

Author: Paul (University of Sunderland, UK) Innerd Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/07/2019

Lifecourse research in physical activity tracks long-term trends in physical activity behaviours and gives an insight into the link between a physically active lifestyle and later-life health outcomes. However, the complexity of physical activity behaviours, and the analytical issues posed by lifecourse research, present researchers with real challenges in accurately assessing the relationship between lifelong physical activity and health. Physical Activity Assessment: A Lifecourse Approach is the first book to approach the assessment of physical activity for health from a lifecourse perspective and provide students and researchers with much-needed guidance on conducting lifecourse studies. The book provides readers with a thorough grounding in physical activity assessment from across the lifecourse perspective and evaluates current methods of measurement, including comparison studies, criterion methods, subjective assessment methods and physical activity monitors. It then goes on to offer guidance on the optimal measurement techniques of physical activity across the lifecourse, suggesting how data should be collected, analysed and quantified in light of modern technology and global connectivity, and what these methods mean for physical activity guidelines and interventions, and public health outcomes. Offering a unique and novel combination of theoretical grounding and quantitative research guidance, this is important reading for any students taking modules in physical activity measurement or physical activity and health, and any researchers conducting lifecourse physical activity studies.

Physical Activity Assessment A Lifecourse Approach

Physical Activity Assessment A Lifecourse Approach

Author: Paul (University of Sunderland, UK) Innerd Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/07/2019

Lifecourse research in physical activity tracks long-term trends in physical activity behaviours and gives an insight into the link between a physically active lifestyle and later-life health outcomes. However, the complexity of physical activity behaviours, and the analytical issues posed by lifecourse research, present researchers with real challenges in accurately assessing the relationship between lifelong physical activity and health. Physical Activity Assessment: A Lifecourse Approach is the first book to approach the assessment of physical activity for health from a lifecourse perspective and provide students and researchers with much-needed guidance on conducting lifecourse studies. The book provides readers with a thorough grounding in physical activity assessment from across the lifecourse perspective and evaluates current methods of measurement, including comparison studies, criterion methods, subjective assessment methods and physical activity monitors. It then goes on to offer guidance on the optimal measurement techniques of physical activity across the lifecourse, suggesting how data should be collected, analysed and quantified in light of modern technology and global connectivity, and what these methods mean for physical activity guidelines and interventions, and public health outcomes. Offering a unique and novel combination of theoretical grounding and quantitative research guidance, this is important reading for any students taking modules in physical activity measurement or physical activity and health, and any researchers conducting lifecourse physical activity studies.

AQA A Level Physical Education Student Guide 1: Factors affecting participation in physical activity and sport

AQA A Level Physical Education Student Guide 1: Factors affecting participation in physical activity and sport

Author: Symond Burrows, Michaela Byrne, Sue Young Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/06/2019

Reinforce your students' understanding throughout their course with this guide packed full of reliable content and sample questions and answers with commentary. Written by best-selling authors of our My Revision Notes and teachers with extensive examining experience, this guide can help your students to improve their exam technique and achieve their best. - Helps students identify what they need to know with a concise summary of the topics examined at A-level - Consolidates understanding through assessment tips and knowledge-check questions - Offers opportunities for students to improve their exam technique by consulting sample graded answers to exam-style questions - Develops independent learning and research skills - Provides the content students need to produce their own revision notes This guide covers the content and exam support you need for Paper 1: 1. Applied anatomy and physiology 2. Skill acquisition 3. Sport and society

Physical Culture, Ethnography and the Body Theory, Method and Praxis

Physical Culture, Ethnography and the Body Theory, Method and Praxis

Author: Michael D. (Florida State University, USA) Giardina Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/06/2019

The corporeal turn toward critical, empirically grounded studies of the body is transforming the way we research physical culture, most evidently in the study of sport. This book brings together original insights on contemporary physical culture from key figures working in a variety of disciplines, offering a wealth of different theoretical and philosophical ways of engaging with the body while never losing site of the material form of the research act itself. Contributors spanning the disciplines of sociology, anthropology, communications, and sport studies highlight conceptual, methodological, and empirical approaches to the body that include observant-participation, feminist ethnography, autoethnography, physical cultural studies, and phenomenology. They provide vivid case studies of embodied research on topics including basketball, boxing, cycling, dance, fashion modelling and virtual gaming. This international collection not only reflects on the most important recent developments in embodied research practices, but also looks forward to the continuing importance of the body as a focus for research and the possibilities this presents for studies of the active, moving body in physical culture and beyond. Physical Culture, Ethnography and the Body: Theory, method and praxis is fascinating reading for all those interested in physical cultural studies, the sociology of sport and leisure, physical education or the body.

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology is a double volume, in-depth, up-to-date scholarly reference work written by leading scholars from across the globe. The study of human psychomotor performance spans numerous activities including sport, performing arts, surgery, firefighting, law enforcement, military operations, and physical activity participation. In addition, research questions address factors that influence optimal performance as well as the adoption and maintenance of physical activity for mental and physical health. The breadth of focused scientific peer-reviewed articles provides a reliable source of specialized information to academicians, practitioners, advanced undergraduates and graduate students, and researchers in related fields. Each expert author was individually commissioned and articles were reviewed by recognized authorities. Finally, the accompanying digital platform facilitates regular updates and allows cross-linking between articles.

Advancing the Profession of Exercise Physiology

Advancing the Profession of Exercise Physiology

Author: Tommy Boone Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/04/2019

In recent times, the ASEP (American Society of Exercise Physiologists) leaders have developed and implemented academic standards to promote professionalism in academic programs throughout the U.S. The effort represents a significant change in the scope and the monitoring of the exercise physiologists' accountability. Through these new standards, all academic exercise physiologists are challenged by ASEP to accept responsibility for promoting the professionalization and self-regulation that will lead to lead to improved client and patient care when prescribing exercise medicine. Accreditation helps to reduce unnecessary variation within and between academic programs. Moreover, given the collaborative improvement in academic programs and faculty responsibility to the undergraduate students, the quality of their educational care will be significantly improved. Academic exercise physiologists must take responsibility for where exercise physiology is today and take responsibility to the evolving state of exercise physiology and student market-driven career opportunities in exercise medicine. Advancing the Profession of Exercise Physiology provides understanding and guidance on the importance and the significance of academic leadership in promoting the profession of exercise physiology as a healthcare profession that is founded on professionalism, accreditation, ethical practice, and entrepreneurial skills. This new volume examines the ethical need for professionalism in exercise physiology, which is, in turn, imperative for future growth and sustainability.

Advancing the Profession of Exercise Physiology

Advancing the Profession of Exercise Physiology

Author: Tommy Boone Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/04/2019

In recent times, the ASEP (American Society of Exercise Physiologists) leaders have developed and implemented academic standards to promote professionalism in academic programs throughout the U.S. The effort represents a significant change in the scope and the monitoring of the exercise physiologists' accountability. Through these new standards, all academic exercise physiologists are challenged by ASEP to accept responsibility for promoting the professionalization and self-regulation that will lead to lead to improved client and patient care when prescribing exercise medicine. Accreditation helps to reduce unnecessary variation within and between academic programs. Moreover, given the collaborative improvement in academic programs and faculty responsibility to the undergraduate students, the quality of their educational care will be significantly improved. Academic exercise physiologists must take responsibility for where exercise physiology is today and take responsibility to the evolving state of exercise physiology and student market-driven career opportunities in exercise medicine. Advancing the Profession of Exercise Physiology provides understanding and guidance on the importance and the significance of academic leadership in promoting the profession of exercise physiology as a healthcare profession that is founded on professionalism, accreditation, ethical practice, and entrepreneurial skills. This new volume examines the ethical need for professionalism in exercise physiology, which is, in turn, imperative for future growth and sustainability.

Good to Go How to Eat, Sleep and Rest Like a Champion

Good to Go How to Eat, Sleep and Rest Like a Champion

Author: Christie Aschwanden Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/03/2019

'A must-read for all athletes, from the professional to the weekend warrior.' Wall Street Journal The NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING account of the new frontier of sports recovery science, which shows what we should and shouldn't be doing between exercising to achieve maximum performance. 'Christie Aschwanden is simply one of the best science writers in the world. Whether you're striving for a personal best or simply wondering about that post-workout beer, Good to Go is the definitive tour through a bewildering jungle of scientific (and pseudo-scientific) claims that comprise a multi-billion dollar recovery industry.' - David Epstein, bestselling author of The Sports Gene. All athletes from Olympians to weekend warriors must toe the line between training and recovery to maximize the benefits of workouts and reach optimal performance. For the longest time, coaches and training manuals have emphasized training. But now sports science is homing in on an even more fundamental part: recovery. The aim of training is to force the body to adapt to stress, and this adaptation is what makes you fitter and better able to perform. But to adapt, you need to optimize recovery too. You only benefit from training that you can recover from, and the ability to recover determines how much training your body can handle. Recovery, the science shows, is a crucial component of exercise training and it's starting to look like it may be the most important one. Good to Go is the first definitive account of this new frontier in sports and exercise science. This developing science informs not only professional athletes and sports teams, but also people who are exercising for health or fitness and those who are aiming to take a little off their personal record. Good to Go will take readers on an intimate, light-hearted journey through the science of exercise recovery, from ice-baths and cryogenic freezing chambers to the science behind Usain Bolt's love of chicken nuggets and Tom Brady's recovery pyjamas. In the same vein as David Epstein's The Sports Gene and Bill Gifford's Spring Chicken, Good to Go assesses the science and claims of a wide variety of recovery methods and potions, and debunks the junk to give a clear picture of what we should actually be doing to look after our bodies better between exercising.