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Welcome to your Mechanics of Strength and Conditioning reading List. Here you will find the resources to support you on this module.
There are no essential texts for this module. Instead, students may choose one or more texts from the “Recommended Reading” selection, based on their personal preferences for textbook style and presentation. Students are strongly encouraged to use relevant peer reviewed journals to supplement the resources listed below. Academic staff will assist with selection and interpretation of peer reviewed research journal papers.
Conditioning for Strength and Human Performance by Conditioning for Strength and Human Performance is a clearly written text on strength and conditioning filled with special features that engage you in multiple decision-making and hands-on training activities. Everything you need to train athletes for maximum performance and prepare yourself for certification is included. You'll start with a strong foundation in the basic science underlying strength and conditioning training. Next, you'll see how science is put into practice with detailed instructions on testing, assessment, exercise technique, and program develpment. You'll also learn injury prevention and rehabilitation. Additional resources accompany the text for instructors and students, including video lab assignments, case studies, and more.
Call Number: 613.71 CHA
Publication Date: 2012
Training for Sports Speed and Agility by Speed and agility are central to success in a wide range of sports. Training for Sports Speed and Agility is the first evidence-based study of all those aspects of athletic preparation that contribute to the expression of speed and agility during competition. Drawing on the very latest scientific research in the fields of strength and conditioning, applied physiology, biomechanics, sports psychology, and sports medicine, the book critically examines approaches to training for speed and agility. This book further explores the scientific rationale for all aspects of effective training to develop sports speed and agility, comprising a diverse range of topics that include: assessment strength training for speed and agility development speed-strength development and plyometric training metabolic conditioning mobility and flexibility acceleration straight-line speed development developing change of direction capabilities developing expression of agility during competition periodization. Every chapter includes a review of current research as well as offering clear, practical guidelines for improving training and performance, including photographs illustrating different training modes and techniques. No other book offers a comparable blend of theory and practice. Training for Sports Speed and Agility is therefore crucial reading for all students, coaches and athletes looking to improve their understanding of this key component of sports performance.
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2012-03-22
High-Performance Training for Sports by High-Performance Training for Sports changes the landscape of athletic conditioning and sports performance. This groundbreaking work presents the latest and most effective philosophies, protocols and programmes for developing today's athletes. High-Performance Training for Sports features contributions from global leaders in athletic performance training, coaching and rehabilitation. Experts share the cutting-edge knowledge and techniques they've used with Olympians as well as top athletes and teams from the NBA, NFL, MLB, English Premier League, Tour de France and International Rugby. Combining the latest science and research with proven training protocols, High-Performance Training for Sports will guide you in these areas: * Optimise the effectiveness of cross-training. * Translate strength into speed. * Increase aerobic capacity and generate anaerobic power. * Maintain peak conditioning throughout the season. * Minimise the interference effect. * Design energy-specific performance programmes. Whether you are working with high-performance athletes of all ages or with those recovering from injury, High-Performance Training for Sports is the definitive guide for developing all aspects of athletic performance. It is a must-own guide for any serious strength and conditioning coach, trainer, rehabilitator or athlete.
Call Number: 613.711 JOY + eBook
Publication Date: 2014-06-09
Developing Speed by Athletes in all sports rely on speed. Whether it involves sprinting down the court on a fast break or chasing a loose ball, speed often contributes to overall athletic ability. Developing Speed teaches you how to elevate your speed in a scientifically based manner that will have you blowing by the competition. Written by eight of the top National Strength and Conditioning Association experts, Developing Speed is your guide to elite-level speed development, regardless of your sport. In addition to the scientific coverage of speed development, this guide helps you assess your current ability and identify your areas of greatest need. Using this information, along with the most effective drills and exercises, you'll have the tools and information for creating your own speed development program. If increasing your athletic speed is what you're seeking, then look no further. With the cutting-edge information packed into this one resource, you'll achieve new personal bests and reach your most aggressive goals. Developing Speed is the only tool you need to develop your personal program and take your speed to the highest level!
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2013-06-12