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A Brief Theology Of Sport

A Brief Theology Of Sport


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Description: Sport is extremely popular. This ground-breaking book explains why. It shows that sport has everything to do with our deepest identity. It is where we resonate with the most-basic nature of reality. A Brief Theology of Sport sweeps across the fields of church history, philosophy and Christian doctrine, drawing the reader into a creative vision of sport. The book begins with an examination of how the Church has approached sport in the past, before turning to consider sport on the basis of the divine act of creation. In doing so, Harvey is able to distinguish sport from all other human activities, identifying it as a set-aside sphere in which the unnecessary-but-meaningful nature of life is celebrated. This constructive proposal is used to shed light on a wide range of issues in sport, including the role of competition, professionalization and celebrity culture today. As such, A Brief Theology of Sport constitutes a significant contribution to our understanding of the value of sport in human life. No one who reads this book will look at sport in the same way again.
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Author: Lincoln Harvey
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Sport For Development  Peace  And Social Justice

Sport For Development Peace And Social Justice


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Description: This book goes beyond the individual benefits of sport to look more closely at what sport can offer to groups of people and the communities in which they live. While the domain of sport development is mostly uncharted, editors Robert Schinke and Stephanie Hanrahan integrate sport development projects from different disciplines to challenge readers to broaden the scope of what they think can be achieved through sport. The 18 chapters, written by some of the world s top sport science scholars, are presented in four trajectories (peace and reconciliation, social justice, health and well-being, and corporate social responsibility) that reflect the sport development literature. Each chapter contains a different disciplinary approach to sport development that will captivate and stimulate readers to create new collaborations among practitioners and community stakeholders.
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Author: Dr. Robert Schinke
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Magnify Sport Tourism Development
Sport Tourism Development

Sport Tourism Development


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Description: This book critically explores sport-related tourism drawing on the fields of sport management, the sociology of sport, consumer behaviour, sports marketing, economic, urban and sports geography, and tourism studies. It presents multidisciplinary perspectives of sport tourism, as structured by the geographical concepts of space, place and environment. The volume offers a comprehensive update of the discussions presented in the two previous editions, recognising the significant growth in sub-elite participation sports and addresses spectator-based sport events, participation-based sport events, active sport, and sport heritage activities. It aims to advance theoretical thinking on the subject of sport tourism development and critical thinking on the interplay of local and global forces in sport and tourism development. It continues to be an important text for students and researchers in tourism studies, human geography, sports geography, sociology of sport, sports management, sports marketing and history of sport.
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Author: James Higham
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Magnify What Sport Tells Us About Life
What Sport Tells Us About Life

What Sport Tells Us About Life


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Description: Why will there never be another Bradman? How do you win 33 games in a row? Why did Zidane lose his rag on the world's stage? Foraying deep into sport's leftfield, Ed smith asks the questions we rarely ask of our teams and players. When is cheating really cheating? Is the free market good for sport? Can talent be a curse? Does luck matter? His answers, often controversial and always thought provoking, will delight anyone who has ever wondered why sport matters.
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Author: Ed Smith
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Magnify The Science Of Sport: Sprinting
The Science Of Sport: Sprinting

The Science Of Sport: Sprinting


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Description: The Science of Sport: Sprinting examines the scientific principles that underpin the preparation and performance of athletics at all levels, from grassroots to Olympic competition. Drawing on the expertise of some of the world's leading coaches and sport science professionals, the book presents a detailed analysis of the latest evidence and explores the ways in which science has influenced, and subsequently improved, the sport of sprinting. By providing an overview of the principles of sport science and how these are applied in practice, the book is essential reading for students and academics, coaches and performers, physiotherapists, club doctors and professional support staff working in the sport.
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Author: Geoffrey Platt
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The Science Of Sport: Squash

The Science Of Sport: Squash


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Description: The Science of Sport series is essential reading for students, coaches and performers, physiotherapists, club doctors and professional support staff working in sport. The Science of Sport: Squash offers both scientific research and athlete testimonials to show that squash is one of the most physically demanding, mentally draining, and tactically challenging sports in the world. Success in this sport requires extreme levels of fitness, optimal and specific strength, relentless psychological toughness, intelligent tactical prowess, and sublime technical proficiency.
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Epic

Epic


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Description: ` For 30 years I was the voice of sport at The Times - but that's enough about me. What matters is sport.' This is an autobiography from which the author, award-winning writer Simon Barnes, has been surgically removed. He has reported on six World Cups, seven Olympic Games, cricket on five continents and more than 20 Wimbledons, watching Diego Maradona, Usain Bolt, Sachin Tendulkar and Roger Federer at their peak. Along the way he had soul-revealing conversations with Ayrton Senna and sat on Desert Orchid. His journalist's experience gives him perspective, until the addictive madness of sport takes over. Epic is a stunning mosaic of some of the greatest sporting moments in recent years, which build up to provide the reader with a better idea of what sport is for, what differentiates winners from losers, and reveals how sport teaches us how better to enjoy life. This is sport unplugged. Speaking for itself. Allowing the reader to understand sport with more clarity and depth than ever before.
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Author: Simon Barnes
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Magnify Expert Approaches To Sport Psychology
Expert Approaches To Sport Psychology

Expert Approaches To Sport Psychology


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Description: Fifteen of the most distinguished practitioners in the field of sport psychology are featured in Expert Approaches to Sport Psychology: Applied Theories of Performance Excellence. The book includes biographical and autobiographical perspectives on the ways in which these pre-eminent experts developed their authentic and distinctive approaches to the practice of sport psychology. Edited by Mark W. Aoyagi and Artur Poczwardowski, this collection provides some of the giants of the field an opportunity to reflect on their distinguished careers. The contributors reveal how their life experiences have shaped their philosophies and provide an in-depth look into their theory of performance excellence, theory of performance breakdowns, and consulting process. Expert Approaches to Sport Psychology serves as a master class by those who have helped advance the field, preserving the legacies of some of the most influential minds in sport psychology. The wisdom passed on within this book will be immensely beneficial to both those practising and studying sport psychology.
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Author: Mark Aoyagi, PhD
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Magnify Childrens Book Of Sport
Childrens Book Of Sport

Childrens Book Of Sport


Category: Non fiction Books
Description: Know the score with this ultimate guide to the world of sport. Children's Book of Sport is your ultimate guide to the diverse world of sport. From the best known to the most obscure, this guide showcases team sports, target sports, as well as track and field. Dynamic photographs bring sports to life, while fact boxes highlight key information from rules and regulations, to tactics and techniques. There are even star profiles and facts and stats on sports you never knew existed. A special section on the Olympic and Paralympic Games, from the early Greek games right up to the present day, makes Children's Book of Sport your must-have guide in the run up to the 2012 London Olympics.
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Author: Penguin Books Ltd
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Magnify Sports Geek
Sports Geek

Sports Geek


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Description: Sport revolves around two things: narrative and numbers. You need the narrative, otherwise why would anyone care about sport? Rivalries, emotions, and sporting legends all require it. But sport also needs numbers. Without them, we have no idea who has won. We need numbers to tell which team is top of the table, or who is the world champion. Sport Geek is a visual and numerical tour through sporting debates and ideas. Teams in all sports use data to create extraordinary analysis of how their players perform, to assess tactics and to get an edge over arch rivals; but fans are rarely presented with challenging and informative data that would help them to further understand sport. Find out why Usain Bolt's 200m world record is really a big disappointment, whether big sports stars earn more from prize money or sponsorship, learn what the best sport to make a film about is, and what the Flo- Jo problem is. In Sport Geek Rob Minto brings together an encyclopaedic knowledge and love of sport, a rigorous and painstaking understanding and research of statistics with passionate and serious analysis. There's nothing academic about the way in which Sport Geek is presented, nor the way Rob has unfolded its many stories, but it has been written with the knowledge of an expert with access to cutting edge quantitative analysis and difficult to uncover data. With international breadth and appeal and covering almost every imaginable sport, Sport Geek embraces our global enthusiasm for competitive sport and will arm any sports fan with invaluable information that will give the edge in any sporting debate. Sport Geek is packed with success stories and failures, with anomalies and surprises. What makes this stand out from competing titles is the analysis and contextualisation of the data - in other words, until now it's not yet been clear why the data is interesting to fans.
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Author: Rob Minto
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Rounders

Rounders


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Description: The Know the Game series is firmly established as the leading introduction to a huge range of sports. For years they have been the first step into a new sport for many people, children and adults alike. The series has now been relaunched in a new format and a modern design - making the best even better. The aim has been to make the books more accessible, and they are now packed with colour photos and illustrations, top tips and interesting facts. Each book contains everything you need to know about the sport, including equipment, rules, techniques and training tips. There's even information on how to find a club and meet new people to play the sport with. And having been written and endorsed by the sport's professional body, you can be sure that you are getting the best information available.
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Author: National Rounders Association
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Hockey

Hockey


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Description: The Know the Game series is firmly established as the leading introduction to a huge range of sports. For 50 years they have been the first step into a new sport for many people, children and adults alike. The series has now been relaunched in a new format with a modern design - making the best even better. The aim has been to make the books more accessible, and they are now packed with colour photos and illustrations, top tips and interesting facts. Each book contains everything you need to know about the sport, including equipment, rules, techniques and training tips. There's even information on how to find a club and meet new people to play the sport with. And having been written and endorsed by the sport's professional body, you can be sure that you are getting the best information available.
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Author: England Hockey
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The Power Of Mindfulness

The Power Of Mindfulness


Category: Mind Body and Spirit
Description: This book offers both sport psychology practitioners and sport athletes a clear understanding of mindfulness to help athletes optimize sport performance. It provides a clear insight how sport athletes can learn to increase their ability to concentrate, be fully present during high pressure competition and how to effectively respond to distracting thoughts and emotions (e.g. performance anxiety; dread). The strategies offered in the chapters are based on Mindfulness Meditation Training for Sport ( MMTS), an empirically supported mindfulness intervention for sport, which was created by the authors. MMTS has been adopted internationally by practicing sport psychologists - used with collegiate, club, and Olympic teams. Through offering a clear explanation of mindfulness and self-compassion (an essential element of MMTS), brief mindfulness based practices, and consistently offering how such practices link to performance - the reader learns to implement all of MMTS or elements of MMTS to help the increase their ability to focus, cope with difficult emotions, and perform their best when it matters.
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Author: Amy Baltzell
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Magnify Experiential Learning In Sport Management
Experiential Learning In Sport Management

Experiential Learning In Sport Management


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Description: The authors offer a wealth of information and experience for those desiring to enter the captivating business world of sport. Designed for those interested in all types of hands-on learning opportunities, this is one of the first books of its kind to focus on the real-life application of the working world in sport business. Foster and Dollar comprehensively explore the varying industries of Olympic and amateur sport, professional sport, and entrepreneurial careers. The book also provides a walkthrough of the entire process of preparing for and securing an internship that's right for you, and how to transition into a career immediately after. Another unique feature of the book is the inclusion of Time Out Interviews, which detail the career paths and advice of over 30 industry professionals. Whether you are a student or someone looking for a second career, this handbook is the new standard to assist you in finding the right track to success.
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Author: Susan Brown Foster
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Magnify The Moto Guzzi Sport and Le Mans Bible
The Moto Guzzi Sport and Le Mans Bible

The Moto Guzzi Sport and Le Mans Bible


Category: Bicycles
Description: The Moto Guzzi Sport & Le Mans Bible celebrates the iconic Moto Guzzi V7 Sport and Le Mans sporting motorcycles of the 1970s and 1980s. It tells the story of these classic bikes, which were among the first Superbikes to combine Italian style, handling, and performance. After struggling to survive during the 1960s, Lino Tonti was given the opportunity to create the V7 Sport Telaio Rosso, in 1971. It was so successful that Moto Guzzi shifted to specialize in building sporting motorcycles. Covering all models produced from 1971 to 1993 ( V7 Sport, 750 S, 750 S3, 850 Le Mans, 850 Le Mans II, 850 Le Mans III, 1000 Le Mans IV, 1000 Le Mans V), descriptions of model development year by year, full production data, and 160 photos, this is the essential Bible for all enthusiasts.
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Author: Ian Falloon
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Product ID: 9781787110953
 
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The Yoga Ogre

The Yoga Ogre


Category: First Books and Pre school
Description: Ogden the Ogre was worried one night. My jim-jams have grown far too short and too tight! How has my tum got so terribly wide? I only eat twelve meals a day, Ogden sighed. The people said, Jim-jams too tight and too short? Overweight ogres should take up a sport! So Ogden does take up a sport - and he does it with gusto! But finding the perfect sport for a big, bumbling ogre isn't quite as simple as it may seem.
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Author: Peter Bently
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Magnify Sporting Skills: Swimming
Sporting Skills: Swimming

Sporting Skills: Swimming


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Description: A step by step guide to your favourite sport, ideal for all budding aquatics experts. #summer-of-sport #sum-18-ie
ISBN: 9780750263702
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Sporting Skills: Football

Sporting Skills: Football


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Description: A step by step guide to your favourite sport, ideal for all budding premier league players. #summer-of-sport #sum-18-ie
ISBN: 9780750263696
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Spot Loves Sport

Spot Loves Sport


Category: First Books and Pre school
Description: Eric Hill's famous puppy Spot just loves sport! Spot Loves Sport is a delightful storybook to share with busy toddlers, and is full of games they will recognise. Follow Spot on his adventure as he enjoys playing football, tennis, baseball and basketball, as well as having a race and riding his bike with his best friends Helen, Steve and Tom. This is the perfect book to share with young children during playtime.
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Author: Eric Hill
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A55 Sport Climbs

A55 Sport Climbs


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Description: In recent years there has been an enormous amount of activity in developing the sport climbing crags and new climbing areas along the A55 expressway corridor in North Wales between Llanddulas and Penmaenmawr. Sport climbing is becoming increasingly popular in the UK, partly because British climbers are becoming seduced by the delights of bolt clipping in the sun in Europe and have come to enjoy the convenience of sport climbing, the easy route finding and technically challenging routes that are relatively safe when compared with traditional ones. The crags in this guide are all easily accessible and it's a fun area. There is much good climbing here, much that is new and it will repay full day visits as well as dipping in and bagging a few routes on the way back from Anglesey or Snowdonia. This new edition has 117 new routes, eighteen new boulder problems, and six new crags. With 280 routes ranging from F3 to F8b, its popularity is assured.
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Author: Michael Doyle
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Sport: A Very Short Introduction

Sport: A Very Short Introduction


Category: History
Description: Sport is big business; international in nature and the focus of much media and cultural attention. In this Very Short Introduction, Mike Cronin charts the history of sport, from its traditional origins in folk football and cock fighting to its position as a global phenomenon today. Looking at a variety of sports from team games such as rugby, cricket, and football to games for individuals such as golf, tennis, and skiing, he considers how these first emerged and captivated the interest of ordinary people, and how sport has been transformed within our daily lives. Exploring the relationship between sport and class, gender, commerce, identity, and ethics, Cronin considers some of the central issues in sport today, including the high pay of professional footballers and the glamour of sports women, as well as fair play standards. Charting sport through the ages and around the world, this is a short guide to the history, development, and place of sport in contemporary global society. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
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Author: Mike Cronin
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Sports Entrepreneurship

Sports Entrepreneurship


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Description: Sport is inherently entrepreneurial, though few formal connections exist in academic literature. Sports Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice fills that void, featuring chapters by notable scholars whose contributions cover both the conceptual and case examples highlighting sports entrepreneurship from a global perspective. The editors have assembled a collection that provides insight into the integration of entrepreneurship and sport, building on often-distinct research from both fields, and exploring the innovation, risk-taking, and proactiveness that connect them. The 13 chapters examine the entrepreneurial nature of sport from numerous perspectives, including marketing, broadcasting, sponsorship, and social entrepreneurship and feature examples of organisations, associations, and sport-related products from the US, Australia, Europe, and India.
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Author: Dorene Ciletti
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Foundations Of Sport Management

Foundations Of Sport Management


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Description: With an updated and expanded look at the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in the sport industry, this 3rd Edition maintains its previous editions' stance as one of the most widely adopted sport management foundational texts on the market. Editors Andy Gillentine and R Brian Crow, along with a team of leading authors, aim to provide readers with a dynamic and comprehensive overview of the core concepts and current trends of the industry. Their years of experience as elite academicians and practitioners make this volume a cutting-edge resource for undergraduates considering or pursuing careers in sport management. Topics covered in this edition include economics and finance, marketing, sponsorship and sales, facility and event management, media relations, governance, and ethics.
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Author: Andy Gillentine
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Magnify Sports Science: A Complete Introduction
Sports Science: A Complete Introduction

Sports Science: A Complete Introduction


Category: Books
Description: Written by a Lecturer in Sport and Fitness with over ten years' experience in teaching and devising degree modules, Sports Science: A Complete Introduction is designed to give you everything you need to succeed, all in one place. It covers the key areas that students are expected to be confident in, outlining the basics in clear, jargon-free English and providing added-value features like summaries of key experiments and even lists of questions you might be asked in your seminar or exam. Each chapter covers a key introductory area, so by the end of the book you'll have a clear understanding of the essential principles of sport science. Starting with key points in anatomy and physiology, it covers sports psychology, biomechanics and also introduces sports nutrition, as well as how to plan research in sport. It is structured to mirror the way sport science is taught on many first year undergraduate and foundation degree courses. By the end you'll have a clear understanding of the essential principles of sport science.
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Author: Simon Rea
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Magnify The Sports Timeline Wallbook: Unfold The Story Of Sport - From Ancient Olympics To The Present Day!
The Sports Timeline Wallbook: Unfold The Story Of Sport - From Ancient Olympics To The Present Day!

The Sports Timeline Wallbook: Unfold The Story Of Sport - From Ancient Olympics To The Present Day!


Category: Non fiction Books
Description: TAKE A TRIP back in time more than 2,500 years to the first ever Olympic Games - then journey through hundreds of the most extraordinary stories of sport through to the present day. This unique history of sport includes a 2 metre-long fold-out timeline containing more than 1,000 pictures and captions that tells the story of more than 100 different sports on a spectrum including fighting, racing and ball games. Trace the origins and histories of all the major sports, including Olympic champions and world record holders. The Wallbook of Sport also includes more than 30 newspaper articles, a 50-question quiz and a pocket magnifier. Perfect for 6-14 year olds but equally fascinating for adults.
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Author: Andy Forshaw
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Massage For Sport Performance

Massage For Sport Performance


Category: Books
Description: Train harder, recover quickly, and improve performance! Today's top athletes rely on sport massage to stay healthy, at the top of their game, and a step ahead of the competition. With Massage for Sport Performance, you can too. In this special book and DVD package, renowned sport massage therapist Michael Mc Gillicuddy demonstrates the same techniques he has used to train and prepare the world's elite track and field athletes for Olympic competition. Massage for Sport Performance will show you how to - perform both self-massage and partner-assisted massage; - administer the most effective routines for pre- and postcompetition; - stretch, warm up, and activate primary muscles; - treat critical muscle groups for elevated performance; - speed recovery; and - minimize injury, pain, and fatigue. Throughout you'll also find advice, tips, and variations for specific sports as well as massage recommendations for basketball, running, track and field, soccer, and swimming. With step-by-step instruction, photo sequences, and video demonstrations of the primary techniques, Massage for Sport Performance is the definitive guide for players, coaches, and athletes alike.
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Author: Michael McGillicuddy
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The Science Of Sport: Swimming

The Science Of Sport: Swimming


Category: Books
Description: The Science of Sport - Swimming is a complete guide for swimming training through the application of physiological, biomechanical, psychological, strength and conditioning, nutritional and injury management methods that can be used to optimize performance. Practical examples are included on the components of swimming conditioning, technical and mental training, and how they relate to the various swimming speciality events. The text provides details on mental and strength conditioning training exercises and racing day preparation methods for various abilities, including speciality swimmers who seek performance improvement constantly. The book includes contributions from leading coaches and sport scientists, sport psychologists, sports medical practitioners and Olympic, world and national champion swimmers.
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Author: Alexander Marinof
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The Impact Of Technology In Sport

The Impact Of Technology In Sport


Category: Books
Description: How have science and technology helped today's athletes and sportspeople perform better for longer? And how could this change in the future? From the development of carbon fibre composites for para-athletes to improvements in sports nutrition, our performance in competitive events has been vastly improved by contemporary science and technology. This book looks at historical, current and emerging examples of sport technology. We look at technology in training, athletic performance, sports nutrition, sports equipment, sports medicine and how sport is shown on TV.
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Author: Matthew Anniss
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London 2012: Olympic and World Records

London 2012: Olympic and World Records


Category: Books
Description: The Olympic Games is the biggest sporting event on the planet. It has developed beyond all recognition since Baron Pierre du Coubertin first raised the idea of reviving the Ancient Olympic ideal in 1889. The first modern Olympic Games, appropriately held in Athens in 1896, featured only 241 athletes from 14 countries; at the London 2012 Games, around 4,200 athletes from 147 countries competed in front of a global television audience of 6.7 billion. Some of the greatest stories in world sport have been written and names have been etched into sporting folklore during Olympic competition. Olympic and World Records is a collection of the finest achievements on sport's greatest platform. Fully updated with special features on the London 2012 Olympic Games and the records set during this festival of sport, Olympic and World Records is essential reading for any fan of the Games - the greatest and most revered spectacle in world sport - and an outstanding record of the greatest summer of sport ever witnessed on (and off in the case of sailing) these shores.
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The Love Of The Game

The Love Of The Game


Category: Letters Diaries Biographies and Autobiographies
Description: BBC sports presenter Mark Chapman is no longer in his physical prime. There is an argument to suggest he has never been in his physical prime. Now in his forties, he is facing a world of knee replacements and ever-expanding waistlines, whilst his children are thriving. There is huge pride that they are doing so well, mixed with a fair amount of jealousy that actually they are better at a wide range of sport than he ever was. He is passionate about sport and it has played a huge part in his life. His parents encouraged him from a very early age and he wants to pass the baton on to his son and daughters. Although there is every chance he might drop it and have a massive strop instead. He is also very aware of the huge changes in sport today compared to when he was growing up; and he is determined that his own attitude to his son and daughters' sport - be it football, netball, cricket or gymnastics - will be exactly the same. And he wants to shine a light on grass roots sports - the incredible and largely unsung contribution that volunteers make in the sporting commnity, without whom - for example - no professional footballer would be in the game today. Funny, touching, passionate about sport and parenthood, Mark Chapman paints sport as a touchstone for everything important: growing up, becoming a parent, enjoying family time, getting old, learning how to win (and how to lose gracefully), the legacy we all hope to leave our children; in short, life and all that goes into it.
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