Strengthening for Sport 9781921016370

Strengthening for Sport

Author: Williams, Guy

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Weight training is now regarded as an essential element in training for any competitive sporting activity and is also used by many as a convenient and enjoyable way to improve and maintain their overall fitness.

This guide looks at weight training as a means of strengthening specific muscle groups to improve performance and as a means of general sporting conditioning. Each exercise is fully illustrated and described for easy use by beginners.

Strengthening for Sport is a step-by-step guide to improving your sporting performance through understanding and planning your exercise techniques and examines the following:

  • muscle physiology
  • principals of weight training
  • psychology of weight training
  • nutrition
  • exercises
  • advanced training techniques
  • sport specific training programs
  • sample programs
  • machines
  • free weights
  • spotting and safety techniques
  • visualisation techniques
  • injuries

A comprehensive and easy to follow guide for anyone training for school or competitive sports or just generally interested in their fitness.

  • Format: Paperback
  • Series: Sports Science
  • Publication Date: 08/02/2006
  • Publisher: Knowledge Books and Software
  • Subject: Physical Education
  • Audience: Secondary