Comprehensive Strength and Conditioning: Physical Preparation for Sports Performance

9781514813973: Comprehensive Strength and Conditioning: Physical Preparation for Sports Performance
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Strength and conditioning encompasses a myriad of different disciplines that span across all areas of sports science and sports medicine. 'Comprehensive Strength and Conditioning' provides the reader with a detailed insight into the theory and practice for each respective element of athletic performance and all components of physical preparation for competition. Each chapter begins with a list of learning outcomes relating to the topics covered and all relevant training modes, and concludes with a knowledge review that allows the reader to test their learning. Reflective activities appear throughout the text that help the reader to relate the information presented to their chosen sport. Each section provides a synthesis of the evidence available on the topic and all related training modes, citing the most up to date research literature from all areas of sports science and sports medicine.

Über den Autor:

Paul Gamble has worked in elite and professional sport over a period spanning two decades. Paul completed his PhD in exercise physiology in 2005 during which time he worked in professional rugby union with English Premiership side London Irish. Paul has since applied his skills in a broad variety of sports and with athletes of all ages and stages of development, notably serving as National Strength and Conditioning Lead for Scottish Squash. Paul published his first textbook entitled "Strength and Conditioning for Team Sports" in 2009, and “Comprehensive Strength and Conditioning” is the fourth textbook he has written as sole author. Paul has also written chapters in edited textbooks and continues to regularly contribute articles to peer-reviewed publications on an array of topics. Alongside his ongoing work with elite athletes, Paul has retained an involvement in academia and research. In addition to his work in the field of physical preparation Paul is also a track and field coach, holding the highest athletics coaching credential available in New Zealand where he currently resides with his wife Sian.

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