Endurance Sports Nutrition will guide you in selecting the optimal foods, drinks, and supplements so you can train longer, recover more quickly, avoid injuries, and achieve your performance goals in any endurance endeavor. Sports dietitian and former elite runner Suzanne Girard Eberle presents a fueling program that addresses the unique concerns of endurance athletes: • Road and trail running,... read more
Advanced Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription, Seventh Edition With Online Video, provides a comprehensive approach to physical fitness appraisal and exercise prescription. The text bridges the gap between research and practice and synthesizes concepts and theories from exercise physiology, kinesiology, measurement, psychology, and nutrition to provide a clearly defined approach to phy... read more
Contemporary Sport Management, Fifth Edition With Web Study Guide, provides students with an overview of sport management by presenting extensive discussions of the foundational aspects of the profession and current topics from the field. The fifth edition continues to engage students with a full-color format and an integrated web study guide. The text also discusses the role of social media i... read more
Doing Exercise Psychology addresses psychological components of physical activity by providing readers with real client–practitioner relationships and interventions and subsequent analysis of their effectiveness. It is a vital resource for any professional whose clients may benefit from exercise.
In Dog Park Design, Development, and Operation you’ll learn how to make your dog park a reality from concept to opening celebration and beyond. Find step-by-step guidance plus information on location considerations, community benefits, maintenance concerns, design options, amenities, suggested rules, and even program opportunities. More than 90 photos from dog parks across the United States il... read more
For the savvy educator, assessment can be a powerful tool for informing teaching decisions, improving student learning, and helping students achieve learning standards. Learn how to make the most of assessment with Assessment-Driven Instruction in Physical Education. With this text and web resource, you’ll learn how to develop assessments and gather information that helps you monitor student p... read more
In today’s competitive sport environment, discovering effective methods of facilitating optimal athletic performance is paramount to success. The recovery period is essential in maintaining athletes’ physical and psychological well-being and crucial in the pursuit of intense physical training and satisfying performances. Recovery for Performance in Sport presents techniques and modalities curr... read more
Are you serious about your workouts but disappointed in the results? Training harder and longer but getting no closer to your goal? If so, then read on—the solutions to your problems are here. In Better Body Workouts for Women, fitness experts and elite athletes Dean Hodgkin and Caroline Pearce provide you with your own personal training toolkit. You’ll discover the best methods for assessing ... read more
NSCA's Guide to Program Design offers the most current information, guidance, and protocols from respected scientists and practitioners with expertise in strength and conditioning program design. Developed by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), this text offers strength and conditioning professionals a scientific basis for developing training programs for specific athlet... read more
The completely revised seventh edition of Fitness & Health offers a comprehensive understanding of the exercise–health relationship and provides a framework for attaining health and fitness goals. This one-stop handbook for students and fitness professionals explores the physiology and benefits of fitness while also providing information and tools for improving health and wellness. Authors Bri... read more
Students trained in traditional exercise physiology have learned the basic concepts of energy but often don’t fully understand human energy consumption at the molecular level. Biochemistry Primer for Exercise Science, Fourth Edition, provides an introduction to biochemistry that will give readers greater insight into the molecular aspects of human physical activity. Reflecting the rapid develo... read more
Massage Therapy: Integrating Research and Practice presents the latest research examining the evidence for the use of various massage therapy techniques in treating pathological conditions and special populations. In this resource readers will find a synthesis of information from the diverse fields of kinesiology, medicine, nursing, physical therapy, and psychology. Authored by experts careful... read more
The ball handler who fakes and then drives past a defender for an easy score. A pass rusher who leaves a would-be blocker in his wake on the way to sacking the quarterback. A setter who manages to maneuver both body and ball in the blink of an eye to make the perfect pass for the kill and match-winning point. These are all reasons agility and quickness are such prized physical attributes in mo... read more
In today’s difficult economic environment, worksite health promotion programs are becoming increasingly important as employers look for ways to contain health care costs and improve productivity. The newly updated Worksite Health Promotion, Third Edition, presents students and professionals with all of the information they need to create programs that address these issues, improving both the p... read more
The great Sir Donald Bradman’s test-match batting average of 99.94 is an achievement matching that of any other sporting great. Now, you can achieve greatness as well with Cricket: 99.94 Tips to Improve Your Game. In this one-of-a-kind collection, the world’s top players and coaches share their secrets, guidance and advice on every aspect of the game. From batting to bowling and fielding to co... read more
What type of skier are you? What are your strengths? What are your weaknesses? How can you improve your skills and your downhill experience? Total Skiing was developed specifically to help you answer those questions. Author and renowned ski instructor Chris Fellows shares his proven pyramid program for assessing skills and creating your skiing profile. Step by step, you’ll identify exercises t... read more
Elite athletes have long relied on personalized stretching programs to improve flexibility and prevent injury. What you might not know is that many of those targeted stretches have a much broader application, one that you can easily incorporate into your daily routine: pain relief. Prescriptive Stretching features full-color anatomical illustrations and step-by-step instructions for 40 of the ... read more
Learn from a legend! Trim seconds off your time, train more efficiently, or simply maximize your fitness workouts with Mastering Cycling. John Howard, three-time Olympian and 18-time national masters cycling champion, has created the ultimate cycling guide for serious riders, triathletes, and masters athletes. Cyclists from 18 to 88 will benefit from the targeted approach that covers these ess... read more
With More Teaching Games for Understanding: Moving Globally, you can learn and apply an innovative approach to teaching games that has been used around the world for 30 years in school and sport settings. Editors Joy Butler and Linda Griffin bring the teaching games for understanding (TGfU) approach to life for you in this practical book. More Teaching Games for Understanding follows Griffin a... read more
Take the next step toward a stronger, leaner, healthier physique with Nordic Walking for Total Fitness. From selecting equipment to creating your own personalized workout, it is your complete guide to the power of Nordic walking. In Nordic Walking for Total Fitness, Nordic walking experts Suzanne Nottingham and Alexandra Jurasin show you how to make the most of every walk. You'll learn how to ... read more
Qualitative research is increasingly more common in the health professions, but most general research texts are limited in their discussion of the guiding principles of qualitative research. As a result, it is difficult for students and practitioners in the fields of athletic training, physical education, fitness, and health to sort out and apply the concepts involved in this method of researc... read more
Most people have no clue how to defend themselves against a physical attack; they just hope it never happens to them. With Teaching Self-Defense in Secondary Physical Education, you can equip your students with the knowledge and skills to minimize their chances of being the victims of violence and handle an attacker with minimal confrontation. Even if you have no knowledge of self-defense stra... read more
Trim seconds off your time, train more efficiently, or simply maximize your fitness workouts with Mastering Swimming. Renowned coaches Jim Montgomery and Mo Chambers have teamed up to create the ultimate swimming guide for masters athletes. Swimmers aged 18 to 120 will benefit from a targeted approach that covers these essentials:-Stroke instruction and refinement for freestyle, breaststroke, ... read more
You can find many books that build the motor skills that kids need to succeed in a variety of physical activities and sports. But not many books open kids' eyes to the cultures and traditions of other countries, giving them a greater appreciation for and understanding of the world around them at the same time.International Games: Building Skills Through Multicultural Play features 65 games fro... read more
The Athlete’s Clock: How Biology and Time Affect Sport Performance offers an engaging, interdisciplinary consideration of some of the most compelling questions in sport and exercise science. This unique text takes a broad look at the physiological clock, offering students, researchers, coaches, and athletes a unique approach to understanding how various aspects of time affect sport performance... read more
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