Strength and Conditioning for Team Sports: Sport-specific Physical Preparation for High Performance

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Routledge, 2013 - Medical - 291 pages

Strength and Conditioning for Team Sports is designed to help devise more effective high-performance training programs for team sports. This textbook remains the only evidence-based study of sport-specific practice to focus on team sports and features all-new chapters, including Neuromuscular Training, and dedicated chapters exploring injury prevention and the specific injury risks for different team sports. Fully revised and updated throughout, the new edition also includes the addition of over two hundred new references from the research literature in the field.

This book addresses the core science underpinning different facets of physical preparation, covering all aspects of training prescription and the key components of any degree course related to strength and conditioning, including:

  • physiological and performance testing
  • strength training
  • metabolic conditioning
  • power training
  • agility and speed development
  • training for core stability
  • training periodisation
  • training for injury prevention

Bridging the traditional gap between sports science research and practice in the field, each chapter features guidelines for evidence-based best practice, as well as recommendations for approaches to physical preparation to meet the specific needs of team sports players. This new edition also includes an appendix that provides detailed examples of training programmes for a range of team sports. Fully illustrated throughout, it is essential reading for all serious students of strength and conditioning, and for any practitioner seeking to extend their professional practice.

 

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Contents

1 PRINCIPLES OF SPECIFICITY AND TRANSFER OF TRAINING EFFECTS ...
1
2 ASSESSING PHYSIOLOGICAL AND PERFORMANCE PARAMETERS ...
10
3 NEUROMUSCULAR TRAINING
42
4 METABOLIC CONDITIONING
53
5 STRENGTH TRAINING
73
6 TRAINING FOR POWER
94
7 SPORTS SPEED AND AGILITY DEVELOPMENT
119
8 LUMBOPELVIC CORE STABILITY
136
Identifying risk factors
153
Specific training interventions
181
Periodisation of training
204
12 PHYSICAL PREPARATION FOR YOUTH SPORTS
221
PRACTICAL EXAMPLES OF TRAINING DESIGN
244
REFERENCES
251
INDEX
285
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Paul Gamble has worked in high performance sport for over a decade, during which time he has coached elite athletes in an array of sports and at all ages and stages of development. Paul began his career working in professional rugby with English Premiership side London Irish, and has since worked in a range of sports, most recently serving as National Strength & Conditioning Lead for Scottish Squash. He has published a number of articles in peer-reviewed journals, chapters in edited textbooks and has previously written two textbooks as sole author.

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