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Editors: Michael Duncan (University of Derby, Derby, UK) Mark Lyons (Newman University College, Birmingham, UK)
Book Description:
Human sport performance in recent years has surpassed what many thought was possible. In part these developments are due to development in sports science and strength and conditioning practices. The strength and conditioning arena has also grown dramatically over this period and draws on a range of academic disciplines including Exercise Physiology, Biomechanics, Sport Psychology and Physical Therapy. This book presents recent research in the field that provides a bridge between scientific knowledge and the strength and conditioning practitioner. A range of invigorating articles are included from a collection of international scientists and practitioners that examine areas pertinent to strength and conditioning from a range of perspectives. Research articles featured cover topics such as sport and exercise demands, the effect of training programs on performance, psychological impact of strength and conditioning training, the utility of conditioning exercises in pre and rehabilitation and biomechanical analysis of aspects of strength and conditioning practice.

Table of Contents:
Preface

Short Communications

Communication A: Positional Differences in the Kinanthropometric and Physiological Characteristics of Elite British Ice-Hockey Players;pp. 1-6
(Michael J. Duncan, University of Derby, UK and Mark Lyons, Newman University College, UK )

Communication B: The Stretch Shortening Cycle: A Brief Overview;pp. 7-13
(Philip Watkins, University of Derby UK)

Communication C: Knowledge, Use and Perceptions of Sport Psychology in British Powerlifters;pp. 15-22
(Rebecca L. Morris, Nottingham Trent University, UK)

Research Articles;pp. 23

Chapter I: Upper Body Anaerobic and Aerobic Capacity in Paddlers: Aspects of Age and Gender;pp. 25-35
(Jan Heller, Charles University, Czech Republic; Pavel Vodicka, Charles University, Czech Republic and Ivana Kinkorova, Charles University, Czech Republic)

Chapter 2. Agility Training, Agility and Dribbling Skills in Soccer Players: Effects of a 4-Week Intervention;pp. 37-49
Julian Smith, University of Wolverhampton, UK and Andrew M. Lane, University of Wolverhampton, UK)

Chapter 3. Predicting Performance in Women’s Ice-Hockey;pp. 51-63
(Christina A. Geithner, Gonzaga University, USA)

Chapter 4. Multi-Component Training for Gaelic Games: A Case Study on a County Level Gaelic Football Player;pp. 65-83
(Mark Lyons and Michael J. Duncan)

Review Articles
Chapter 5. Caffeine: Is it Ergogenic for Athletes?;pp. 85-101
(Todd A. Astorino, California State University- San Marcos, USA)

Chapter 6. Ergogenic Aids in Training: What can it help?;pp. 103-121
(Stéphane Perrey, University of Montpellier, France)

Chapter 7. Power in Resistance Exercise;pp. 123-145
(James L. Nuzzo, Slippery Rock University, USA; Prue Cormie, Edith Cowan University, Australia and Jeffrey M. McBride, Appalachian State University, USA)

Chapter 8. Using Ratings of Perceived Exertion to Regulate Intensity During Resistance Training in Apparently Healthy Adults;;p. 147-153
(Kristen M. Lagally, Illinois State University, USA)

Chapter 9. Plyometric Training Effects on Muscle Function and Rapid Movement Performance: A Review;pp. 155-179
(Goran Markovic, University of Zagreb, Croatia and Pavle Mikulic, University of Zagreb, Croatia)

Chapter 10. Strength and Conditioning Programme Design for Combat Sports;pp. 181-208
(Ian Lahart, University College Birmingham, UK and Paul Robertson, University College Birmingham, UK)

Chapter 11. The Development of Mental Toughness in Sport;pp. 209-234
(Tony D. Myers, Newman University College, UK and Jamie B. Barker, Staffordshire University, UK)

Chapter 12. Enhancing Performance in Ice Hockey;pp. 235-245
(Michael R. Bracko, Institute for Hockey Research, Canada)

Index

   Series:
      Sports and Athletics Preparation, Performance, and Psychology
   Binding: ebook
   Pub. Date: 2009, 2nd quarter
   Pages: 260 pp.
   ISBN: 978-1-60876-661-1
   Status: AV
  
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