Run Stronger and Race Faster by Training Slower
Compact Disc ISBN: 1541400895
This revolutionary training method has been embraced by elite runners-with extraordinary results-and now you can do it, too. Respected running and fitness expert Matt Fitzgerald explains how the 80/20 running program-in which you do 80 percent of runs at a lower intensity and just 20 percent at a higher intensity-is the best change runners of all abilities can make to improve their performance. With a thorough examination of the science and research behind this training method, 80/20 Running is a hands-on guide for runners of all levels with training programs for 5K, 10K, half-marathon, and marathon distances. In 80/20 Running, you'll discover how to transform your workouts to avoid burnout. ● Runs will become more pleasant and less draining ● You'll carry less fatigue from one run to the next ● Your performance will improve in the few high-intensity runs ● Your fitness levels will reach new heights
Above the Line
Lessons in Leadership and Life from a Championship Program
Paperback ISBN: 1101980729
The head football coach of the multiple national championship-winning Ohio State Buckeyes draws on examples in the 2014 season to outline lessons in leadership and team-building that can be applied in sports, business and family scenarios. 250,000 first printing.
Above the Line
Lessons in Leadership and Life from a Championship Season
Compact Disc ISBN: 0147523958
The head football coach of the Ohio State Buckeyes draws on examples in the 2014 season to outline lessons in leadership and team building that can be applied in sports, business, and family scenarios.
An Accidental Sportswriter
Paperback ISBN: 0061769142
Celebrated sports journalist Robert Lipsytethe New York Times longtime lead sports columnistmines pure gold from his long and very eventful career to bring readers a memoir like no other. An enthralling book, as much about personal relationships and the culture of sports as the athletes and teams themselves, An Accidental Sportswriter interweaves stories from Lipsytes life and the events he covered to explore the connections between the games we play and the lives we lead. Robert Lipsyte has been therefrom the Mets first Spring Training to the fight that made Muhammad Ali an international icon to the current steroids scandals that rewired our view of sportsand in An Accidental Sportswriter he offers a fresh and refreshing view of the world of professional athletes as seen through the eyes of a journalist who always managed to remain independent of our jock-obsessed culture.
International Perspectives on High Performance Rowing
Paperback ISBN: 1472912330
Advanced Rowing brings together a selection of leading experts in the sport of rowing, including international head coaches from Canada, New Zealand, and Denmark, who have all coached crews to Olympic gold medals. Distinguished club and university coaches contribute from across the United States, Great Britain, and Australia. Between them, these coaches work with the top national level athletes in their countries and specialize in preparing them to an international competitive standard. In this book coaches reveal key features that they believe explain why they have achieved a consistent level of success, including: - Training programs to promote skill and fitness - Motivating and inspiring athletes - Creating successful training environments - Selecting athletes and talent identification - Making use of other experts (e.g. sport scientists, physiotherapists, dedicated strength and conditioning coaches) Advanced Rowing is an essential resource for any rowing coach, providing an overview of the general environments that support high performance domestic and international rowing programs, and describing the range of strategies that elite rowing coaches use to help develop a successful rowing team from school to club to international level.
Advanced Sports Nutrition
2nd Edition Paperback ISBN: 1450401619
Sports nutritionist Benardot (Georgia State U.) offers a guide that helps athletes, coaches, and sports medicine professionals understand the nutritional needs for becoming conditioned for a sport and how to do so in a way that lowers common activity-associated health and injury risks. He describes nutrition sources (energy nutrients, vitamins and minerals, fluids and electrolytes, and ergogenic acids); the nutritional aspects of optimal performance, including gastrointestinal function and energy delivery (a new chapter), nutrient and fluid timing, oxygen transportation and utilization, and strategies for anti-inflammation and muscular health (a new chapter); factors affecting nutrition needs, such as travel, high altitude, gender and age, and body composition and weight; nutrition strategies for high-intensity bursts and power and endurance; and nutrition plans for speed and power sports, endurance sports, and combined power and endurance sports. In addition to the new chapters, this edition has updated diet plans and more sport-specific examples. Annotation ©2013 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Advances in Rugby Coaching
An Holistic Approach
Paperback ISBN: 1138805734
"Contemporary sports coaching studies have moved beyond simple biophysical approaches to more complex understandings of coaching as a set of social relationships and processes. This is the first book to examine what that means in the context of one majorinternational sport, rugby union. Drawing on cutting-edge empirical research in the five most powerful rugby-playing nations, as well as developments in pedagogical and social theory, the book argues for an holistic approach to coaching, coach development and player and team performance, helping to close the gap between coaching theory and applied practice. With player-centered approaches to coaching, such as Game Sense and Teaching Games for Understanding, at the heart of the book, it covers key contemporary topics in coach education such as: Long term coach development Experience and culture in coaching practice Positive coaching for youth rugby Improving decision-making ability Collaborative action research in rugby coaching Informed by work with elite-level rugby coaches, and examining coaching practice in both the full and sevens versions of the game, this book encourages the reader to think critically about their own coaching practice and to consider innovative new approaches to player and coach development. It is essential reading for all students of sports coaching with an interest in rugby, and for any coach, manager or administrator looking to develop better programmes in coach education"--
Adventure Sports Coaching
Paperback ISBN: 0415746027
Coaching adventure sports is part of the core work of many adventure educators but has been largely neglected in the adventure studies literature. This is the first book to link contemporary sports coaching science with adventure sports practice. It examines the unique set of challenges faced by adventure sports coaches, such as the dynamic natural environment and the requirement to train athletes to levels of high performance outside of traditional structures of competition, and explores both key theory and best practice. The book covers key topics such as: - Skill acquisition and skill development - Models of learning and teaching - Performance analysis - Tactics and decision-making - Training principles - Mental skills techniques - Goal setting and progression - Risk management Each chapter contains applied examples from a range of adventure sports, including mountaineering, rock climbing, canoeing, kayaking, surfing, and winter sport, as well as practical coaching techniques and a guide to further reading. Written by a team of authors with wide experience of coaching, teaching, researching and high performance participation in adventure sports, this book is invaluable reading for any student or practitioner with an interest in adventure, outdoor education, sports coaching or lifestyle sport.
One Fan's Reluctant Manifesto
Hardcover ISBN: 161219415x
In a searing manifesto sure to enrage at least half the nation, New York Times bestselling author Steve Almond takes on America’s biggest sacred cow: football On any given Sunday, football functions more like a national religion than a sport. But simply put: the game isn’t good for us. Medical research confirms what the grim headlines keep reporting: football causes brain damage. Beloved Hall of Famers are now suffering from dementia, and taking their own lives. Children and teenagers are susceptible to the same sorts of injuries with the same long-term results. But football’s psychological and economic hazards—though more subtle—are just as profound. In Against Football, Steve Almond details why, after forty years as a fan, he can no longer watch the game he still loves. Using a synthesis of memoir, reportage, and cultural critique, Almond asks a series of provocative questions: • What does it mean that our society has transmuted the intuitive physical joys of childhood—run, leap, throw, tackle—into a billion-dollar industry? • How did a sport that causes brain damage become the leading signifier of our institutions of higher learning? • Does our addiction to football foster a tolerance for violence, greed, racism, and homophobia? There has never been a book that exposes the dark underside of America’s favorite game with such searing candor.