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Sport science, physical education

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

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: 05/03/2020

'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. All athletes, from Olympians to weekend warriors, must find the balance 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 above all else. However, science shows that recovery is a crucial component of exercise training and it may even be the most important one. Good to Go is the first definitive account of this new frontier in sports and exercise science. Christie Ashwanden takes you on a first-person tour 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. Full of eye-opening revelations, Aschwanden takes us on an invigorating journey through the science and potions of sports recovery and debunks the junk to give a clear picture of what we should actually be doing to achieve peak performance.

Physical Education and Development

Physical Education and Development

Author: Emelyn Cereno Wagan Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/11/2019

Physical Education And Development informs the readers about the various ways in which the physical education helps the people to develop themselves and their personalities in good ways and relates the importance of physical education in their lives. This book also discusses about the meaning of physical education, the history of physical education, the relation of physical education to the development of people, the issues in physical education, the use of digital technology in physical education and future of physical education. It give the readers all the necessary reasons that they need to promote physical education and explain them the importance and significance of physical education for the development.

Ageing, Physical Activity and Health International Perspectives

Ageing, Physical Activity and Health International Perspectives

Author: Karin (West Chester University, USA) Volkwein-Caplan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/11/2019

One of the most pressing questions facing society today is how to care for its burgeoning elderly population. By the year 2050, experts predict that one-third of the world's population will be over 60 years old. Health promotion for the elderly is therefore becoming an increasingly important topic in public policy and planning. This book examines the challenges presented by an ageing global population, our varying expectations of healthy ageing, and the importance of exercise and physical activity for the elderly. Drawing on empirical research from around the world, it considers the factors that influence health and well-being in later life and compares practices and policies designed to promote healthy ageing. It presents case studies from 15 countries spanning Europe, North and South America, Africa and Asia, and sheds light on how attitudes to physical activity differ across nations, regions and cultures. Ageing, Physical Activity and Health: International Perspectives is important reading for all students, researchers and practitioners with an interest in physical activity, public health, exercise science or gerontology.

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: 18/11/2019

Skill Acquisition in Sport gives academics, students, coaches and practitioners the broadest and most scientifically rigorous grounding in the principles and practice of the field. 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 - the book covers a full range of key topics, including: the role of errors and rewards in motor learning instructions, demonstrations and feedback imagery in motor learning constraints-based and self-directed learning 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: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/11/2019

Skill Acquisition in Sport gives academics, students, coaches and practitioners the broadest and most scientifically rigorous grounding in the principles and practice of the field. 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 - the book covers a full range of key topics, including: the role of errors and rewards in motor learning instructions, demonstrations and feedback imagery in motor learning constraints-based and self-directed learning 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.

AQA A-level PE (Year 1 and Year 2)

AQA A-level PE (Year 1 and Year 2)

Author: Carl Atherton, Sue Young, Ross Howitt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/09/2019

Boost confidence with our all-in-one textbook for AQA A-level Physical Education. This updated and accessible textbook combines Year 1 and Year 2 content with brand new assessment preparation to provide detailed support for both the academic and practical elements of the course. This book: - Develops conceptual understanding with thorough coverage of topics on the AQA A-level specification together in one book - Includes updates to 'end of chapter practice' questions and assessment preparation - Contains summaries, diagrams and key questions to direct thinking and aid revision - Stretches, challenges and encourages independent thinking and a deeper understanding through extension questions, stimulus material and suggestions for further reading - Features definitions of key terms to aid and consolidate understanding of technical vocabulary and concepts - Builds sound knowledge and understanding, analysis, evaluation and application skills through activities This Student Book has been approved by AQA

OCR A Level PE (Year 1 and Year 2)

OCR A Level PE (Year 1 and Year 2)

Author: Sarah Powell, John Honeybourne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/09/2019

Boost confidence with our all-in-one textbook for OCR A Level Physical Education. This updated and accessible textbook combines Year 1 and Year 2 content with brand new assessment preparation to provide comprehensive support for both the academic and practical elements of the course. This book: - Develops conceptual understanding with full coverage of all topics on the OCR A Level specification together in one book - Includes updates to 'end of chapter practice' questions and assessment preparation - Contains summaries, diagrams and key questions to direct thinking and aid revision - Stretches, challenges and encourages independent thinking and a deeper understanding through extension questions, stimulus material and suggestions for further reading - Features definitions of key terms to aid and consolidate understanding of technical vocabulary and concepts - Builds sound knowledge and analysis, evaluation and application skills through activities This Student Book is endorsed by OCR - This title fully supports the specification - It has passed OCR's rigorous quality assurance programme - It is written by curriculum experts

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.

Integrated Periodization in Sports Training & Athletic Development Combining Training Methodology, Sports Psychology, and Nutrition to Optimize Performance

Integrated Periodization in Sports Training & Athletic Development Combining Training Methodology, Sports Psychology, and Nutrition to Optimize Performance

Author: Scott Howell, Tudor O. Bompa Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/07/2019

Integrated Periodization in Sports Training & Athletic Development considers the large problem of training specialists working in isolation and builds a case for integrated periodization as conceived by Tudor Bompa. The book begins by defining periodization as a specific theory and methodology, historically detailing how the term was formally derived, differentiating it from the current view of periodization as a Russian concept. Next, the authors clarify some common misconceptions of periodization by integrating evidence-based practice with an emphasis on sports nutrition, psychological preparation, and training methodology. The book explores sport-specific applications of integrated periodization, development of biomotor abilities, and long-term planning. A novel paradigm for viewing adaptation is introduced, moving past homeostasis to include allostasis, and one approach (Maximum Recoverable Volume) that may be used to more effectively manage fatigue is detailed. Finally, the book includes a chapter on tapering strategies to peak athletes for competition using an integrated approach

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

Sports Drinks Basic Science and Practical Aspects

Sports Drinks Basic Science and Practical Aspects

Author: Ronald J. Maughan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/06/2019

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.