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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 13 new and published books in the subject of Fitness and Training — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. The Science of Rugby

    Edited by Craig Twist, Paul Worsfold

    The Science of Rugby is the only book to examine the scientific principles underpinning the preparation of rugby players for high performance. Drawing on the very latest scientific evidence, and covering both codes (union and league), the book explores every aspect of preparation and performance...

    Published November 21st 2014 by Routledge

  2. 'Cultural Life', Disability, Inclusion and Citizenship

    Moving Beyond Leisure in Isolation

    Edited by Simon Darcy, Jerome F. Singleton

    Disability is a complex multidimensional social construct where the type of disability and the level of support of individuals needs to be considered within leisure provision. In a leisure context, people with a disability often face a multitude of constraints to participation. However, when...

    Published September 26th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Eccentric Exercise

    Physiology and application in sport and rehabilitation

    By Hans Hoppeler

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport and Exercise Science

    Eccentric muscle contraction, during which a muscle lengthens while under tension, is a fundamental process of human movement but a surprisingly under-researched area of exercise science. Evidence suggests that training programmes which incorporate both eccentric and concentric contractions can...

    Published August 27th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Strength and Conditioning for Young Athletes

    Science and application

    Edited by Rhodri S. Lloyd, Jon L. Oliver

    Strength and Conditioning for Young Athletes offers an evidence-based introduction to the theory and practice of strength and conditioning for children and young athletes. Drawing upon leading up-to-date research in all aspects of fitness and movement skill development, the book adopts a holistic...

    Published July 10th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Science and Football VII

    The Proceedings of the Seventh World Congress on Science and Football

    Edited by Hiroyuki Nunome, Barry Drust, Brian Dawson

    Science and Football VII showcases the very latest scientific research into the variety of sports known as ‘football’. These include soccer, the national codes (American football, Australian rules football and Gaelic football), and the rugby codes (union and league). Bridging the gap between theory...

    Published April 16th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Strength and Conditioning for Team Sports

    Sport-Specific Physical Preparation for High Performance, second edition

    By Paul Gamble

    Strength and Conditioning for Team Sports is designed to help trainers and coaches to devise more effective high-performance training programs for team sports. This remains the only evidence-based study of sport-specific practice to focus on team sports and features all-new chapters covering...

    Published October 19th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Personal Training

    Theory and Practice, 2nd Edition

    By James Crossley

    Personal Training: Theory and Practice, Second Edition, draws together in one unique volume the personal, practical and business skills central to becoming a successful personal trainer. This accessible book introduces you to the fundamentals of applied exercise prescription and programme design,...

    Published June 29th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Sports Biomechanics

    Reducing Injury Risk and Improving Sports Performance, 2nd Edition

    By Roger Bartlett, Melanie Bussey

    When working with sports men and women, the biomechanist is faced with two apparently incompatible goals: reducing injury risk and improving sports performance. Now in a fully updated and revised edition, Sports Biomechanics introduces the fundamental principles that underpin our understanding of...

    Published November 3rd 2011 by Routledge

  9. The Psychology of Strength and Conditioning

    Edited by David Tod, David Lavallee

    An effective strength and conditioning program underpins the training regime of every successful athlete or sportsperson and it is now widely recognized that psychology plays a significant role in the application of strength and conditioning principles. This is the first book to examine the...

    Published October 31st 2011 by Routledge

  10. Strength and Conditioning

    A concise introduction

    By John Cissik

    Strength and Conditioning offers a concise but comprehensive overview of training for athletic performance. Introducing essential theory and practical techniques in all of the core areas of athletic training, the book clearly demonstrates how to apply fundamental principles in putting together...

    Published September 28th 2011 by Routledge