A series of strange incidents have been reported in Belfast:
* Oddball kids are going missing
* There are several unconfirmed signs of pirates.
* A wild bear known to be a very sore loser at musical statues has escaped from the museum and is on the rampage.
Fortunately, our newest recruits, Jack Pearse, a curious boy skilled at logical thinking and seeing what's actually there, and Trudy Emerson, the most dangerous girl in his school, are on the case. As per Ministry policy, they are currently being trained in the use of The Speed (patent pending) and will have full access to Ministry supplies (assuming they manage to navigate the paperwork without going insane), so we are confident that they will succeed in their mission to discover and foil this villainous plot.
Please provide all assistance possible, as a) they don't know who they are actually up against, b) the world is much stranger than they realized, and c) they are only 12 and have to be in bed by 10 p.m.
P.S.-Could all Ministry operatives who have borrowed dinosaurs in the past two weeks please return them? We're running low on inventory.
“The Little Book of Talent should be given to every graduate at commencement . . . a guidebook—beautiful in its simplicity and backed by hard science—for nurturing excellence.”—Charles Duhigg, bestselling author of The Power of Habit
The Little Book of Talent is an easy-to-use handbook of scientifically proven, field-tested methods to improve skills—your skills, your kids’ skills, your organization’s skills—in sports, music, art, math, and business. The product of five years of reporting from the world’s greatest talent hotbeds and interviews with successful master coaches, it distills the daunting complexity of skill development into 52 clear, concise directives. Whether you’re age 10 or 100, whether you’re on the sports field or the stage, in the classroom or the corner office, this is an essential guide for anyone who ever asked, “How do I get better?”
“It’s so juvenile to throw around hyperbolic terms such as ‘life-changing,’ but there’s no other way to describe The Little Book of Talent. I was avidly trying new things within the first half hour of reading it and haven’t stopped since. Brilliant. And yes: life-changing.”—Tom Peters, co-author of In Search of Excellence
So concluded the National Football League in a December 2005 scientific paper on concussions in America’s most popular sport. That judgment, implausible even to a casual fan, also contradicted the opinion of a growing cadre of neuroscientists who worked in vain to convince the NFL that it was facing a deadly new scourge: A chronic brain disease that was driving an alarming number of players -- including some of the all-time greats -- to madness.
League of Denial reveals how the NFL, over a period of nearly two decades, sought to cover up and deny mounting evidence of the connection between football and brain damage.
Comprehensively, and for the first time, award-winning ESPN investigative reporters Mark Fainaru-Wada and Steve Fainaru tell the story of a public health crisis that emerged from the playing fields of our 21st century pastime. Everyone knew that football is violent and dangerous. But what the players who built the NFL into a $10 billion industry didn’t know – and what the league sought to shield from them – is that no amount of padding could protect the human brain from the force generated by modern football; that the very essence of the game could be exposing these players to brain damage.
In a fast-paced narrative that moves between the NFL trenches, America’s research labs and the boardrooms where the NFL went to war against science, League of Denial examines how the league used its power and resources to attack independent scientists and elevate its own flawed research -- a campaign with echoes of Big Tobacco’s fight to deny the connection between smoking and lung cancer. It chronicles the tragic fates of players like Hall of Fame Pittsburgh Steelers center Mike Webster, who was so disturbed at the time of his death he fantasized about shooting NFL executives; and former Chargers great Junior Seau, whose diseased brain became the target of an unseemly scientific battle between researchers and the NFL. Based on exclusive interviews, previously undisclosed documents and private emails, this is the story of what the NFL knew and when it knew it – questions at the heart of crisis that threatens football, from the highest levels all the way down to Pop Warner.
A former Olympic medalist and now one of ESPN’s most respected analysts, Brad Gilbert shares his timeless tricks and tips, including “some real gems” (Tennis magazine) to help both recreational and professional players improve their game.
In the new introduction to this third edition, Gilbert uses his inside access to analyze current stars such as Serena Williams and Rafael Nadal, showing readers how to beat better players without playing better tennis.
Written with clarity and wit, this classic combat manual for the tennis court has become the bible of tennis instruction books for countless players worldwide.
Jeanne Marie Laskas first met the young forensic pathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu in 2009, while reporting a story for GQ that would go on to inspire the movie Concussion. Omalu told her about a day in September 2002, when, in a dingy morgue in downtown Pittsburgh, he picked up a scalpel and made a discovery that would rattle America in ways he’d never intended. Omalu was new to America, chasing the dream, a deeply spiritual man escaping the wounds of civil war in Nigeria. The body on the slab in front of him belonged to a fifty-year-old named Mike Webster, aka “Iron Mike,” a Hall of Fame center for the Pittsburgh Steelers, one of the greatest ever to play the game. After retiring in 1990, Webster had suffered a dizzyingly steep decline. Toward the end of his life, he was living out of his van, tasering himself to relieve his chronic pain, and fixing his rotting teeth with Super Glue. How did this happen?, Omalu asked himself. How did a young man like Mike Webster end up like this? The search for answers would change Omalu’s life forever and put him in the crosshairs of one of the most powerful corporations in America: the National Football League. What Omalu discovered in Webster’s brain—proof that Iron Mike’s mental deterioration was no accident but a disease caused by blows to the head that could affect everyone playing the game—was the one truth the NFL wanted to ignore.
Taut, gripping, and gorgeously told, Concussion is the stirring story of one unlikely man’s decision to stand up to a multibillion-dollar colossus, and to tell the world the truth.
Advance praise for Concussion
“A gripping medical mystery and a dazzling portrait of the young scientist no one wanted to listen to . . . a fabulous, essential read.”—Rebecca Skloot, author of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
“The story of Dr. Bennet Omalu’s battle against the NFL is classic David and Goliath stuff, and Jeanne Marie Laskas—one of my favorite writers on earth—makes it as exciting as any great courtroom or gridiron drama. A riveting, powerful human tale—and a master class on how to tell a story.”—Charles Duhigg, author of The Power of Habit
“Bennet Omalu forced football to reckon with head trauma. The NFL doesn’t want you to hear his story, but Jeanne Marie Laskas makes it unforgettable. This book is gripping, eye-opening, and full of heart.”—Emily Bazelon, author of Sticks and Stones
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Mike Matheny was just forty-one, without professional managerial experience and looking for a next step after a successful career as a Major League catcher, when he succeeded the legendary Tony La Russa as manager of the St. Louis Cardinals in 2012. While Matheny has enjoyed immediate success, leading the Cards to the postseason four times in his first four years−a Major League record−people have noticed something else about his life, something not measured in day-to-day results. Instead, it’s based on a frankly worded letter he wrote to the parents of a Little League team he coached, a cry for change that became an Internet sensation and eventually a “manifesto.”
The tough-love philosophy Matheny expressed in the letter contained his throwback beliefs that authority should be respected, discipline and hard work rewarded, spiritual faith cultivated, family made a priority, and humility considered a virtue. In The Matheny Manifesto, he builds on his original letter by first diagnosing the problem at the heart of youth sports−it starts with parents and coaches−and then by offering a hopeful path forward. Along the way, he uses stories from his small-town childhood as well as his career as a player, coach, and manager to explore eight keys to success: leadership, confidence, teamwork, faith, class, character, toughness, and humility.
From “The Coach Is Always Right, Even When He’s Wrong” to “Let Your Catcher Call the Game,” Matheny’s old-school advice might not always be popular or politically correct, but it works. His entertaining and deeply inspirational book will not only resonate with parents, coaches, and athletes, it will also be a powerful reminder, from one of the most successful new managers in the game, of what sports can teach us all about winning on the field and in life.
More than any other sports figure, Vince Lombardi transformed football into a metaphor of the American experience. The son of an Italian immigrant butcher, Lombardi toiled for twenty frustrating years as a high school coach and then as an assistant at Fordham, West Point, and the New York Giants before his big break came at age forty-six with the chance to coach a struggling team in snowbound Wisconsin. His leadership of the Green Bay Packers to five world championships in nine seasons is the most storied period in NFL history. Lombardi became a living legend, a symbol to many of leadership, discipline, perseverance, and teamwork, and to others of an obsession with winning. In When Pride Still Mattered, Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Maraniss captures the myth and the man, football, God, and country in a thrilling biography destined to become an American classic.
Terry Laughlin, the world’s #1 authority on swimming success, has made his unique approach even easier for anyone to master. Whether you’re an accomplished swimmer or have always found swimming to be a struggle, Total Immersion will show you that it’s mindful fluid movement—not athletic ability—that will turn you into an efficient swimmer. This new edition of the bestselling Total Immersion features:
· A thoughtfully choreographed series of skill drills—practiced in the mindful spirit of yoga—that can help anyone swim more enjoyably
· A holistic approach to becoming one with the water and to developing a swimming style that’s always comfortable
· Simple but thorough guidance on how to improve fitness and form
· A complementary land-and-water program for achieving a strong and supple body at any age
Based on more than thirty years of teaching, coaching, and research, Total Immersion has dramatically improved the physical and mental experience of swimming for thousands of people of all ages and abilities.
Joe Ehrmann, a former NFL football star and volunteer coach for the Gilman high school football team, teaches his players the keys to successful defense: penetrate, pursue, punish, love. Love? A former captain of the Baltimore Colts and now an ordained minister, Ehrmann is serious about the game of football but even more serious about the purpose of life. Season of Life is his inspirational story as told by Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Jeffrey Marx, who was a ballboy for the Colts when he first met Ehrmann.
Ehrmann now devotes his life to teaching young men a whole new meaning of masculinity. He teaches the boys at Gilman the precepts of his Building Men for Others program: Being a man means emphasizing relationships and having a cause bigger than yourself. It means accepting responsibility and leading courageously. It means that empathy, integrity, and living a life of service to others are more important than points on a scoreboard.
Decades after he first met Ehrmann, Jeffrey Marx renewed their friendship and watched his childhood hero putting his principles into action. While chronicling a season with the Gilman Greyhounds, Marx witnessed the most extraordinary sports program he’d ever seen, where players say “I love you” to each other and coaches profess their love for their players. Off the field Marx sat with Ehrmann and absorbed life lessons that led him to reexamine his own unresolved relationship with his father.
Season of Life is a book about what it means to be a man of substance and impact. It is a moving story that will resonate with athletes, coaches, parents—anyone struggling to make the right choices in life.
It is often said that 95% of what happens in football takes place behind closed doors. Many of these stories I shouldn't be telling you. But I will.
Who is The Secret Footballer? Only a few people know the true identity of the man inside the game. Whoever he is-and whatever team he plays for-TSF is always honest, fearless and opinionated. Here he takes readers past the locker-room door and reveals the inner-workings of a professional club, the exhilarating highs and crushing lows and what it's really like to do the job most of us can only dream of doing.
TSF chronicles the exploits of his Premiership colleagues with a gimlet eye and frank humour. Managers, agents and players are not spared from his observations-their mindsets, their relationships with those outside the sport, their behaviour good and bad. In his inimitable style, TSF recounts entertaining and eyebrow-raising vignettes, naming names and dropping colourful details along the way.
Dr. Bob Rotella is one of the hottest performance consultants in America today. Among his many professional clients are Nick Price (last year's Player of the Year), Tom Kite, Davis Love III, Pat Bradley, Brad Faxon, John Daly, and many others. Rotella, or “Doc,” as most players refer to him, goes beyond just the usual mental aspects of the game and the reliance on specific techniques. What Rotella does here in this extraordinary book, and with his clients, is to create an attitude and a mindset about all aspects of a golfer's game, from mental preparation to competition. The most wonderful aspect of it all is that it is done in a conversational fashion, in a dynamic blend of anecdote and lesson. And, as some of the world's greatest golfers will attest, the results are spectacular. Golfers will improve their golf game and have more fun playing. Some of Rotella's maxims include:
-On the first tee, a golfer must expect only two things of himself: to have fun, and to focus his mind properly on every shot.
-Golfers must learn to love 'the challenge when they hit a ball into the rough, trees, or sand. The alternatives—anger, fear, whining, and cheating—do no good.
-Confidence is crucial to good golf. Confidence is simply the aggregate of the thoughts you have about yourself.
-It is more important to be decisive than to be correct when preparing to play any golf shot or putt.
Filled with delightful and insightful stories about golf and the golfers Rotella works with, Golf Is Not a Game of Perfect will improve the game of even the most casual weekend player.
- Warming up
- Ball handling
- Team building
- Situational play
- Transition play
Complete with detailed diagrams, illustrations, coaching tips, variations, and practice advice, The Volleyball Drill Book provides you with everything you need to master essential skills, sharpen execution, and improve on-court performance.
Whether you wish to develop new skills or fine-tune your game, rely on the drills that have produced the sport's top players and most dominating teams. The Volleyball Drill Book is the one and only drill book you'll ever need.
Coaches have a tremendous platform, says Joe Ehrmann, a former Syracuse University All-American and NFL star. Perhaps second only to parents, coaches can impact young people as no one else can. But most coaches fail to do the teaching, mentoring, even life-saving intervention that their platform provides. Too many are transactional coaches; they focus solely on winning and meeting their personal needs. Some coaches, however, use their platform. They teach the Xs and Os, but also teach the Ys of life. They help young people grow into responsible adults; they leave a lasting legacy. These are the transformational coaches. These coaches change lives, and they also change society by helping to develop healthy men and women.
InSideOut Coaching explains how to become a transformational coach. Coaches first have to “go inside” and articulate their reasons for coaching. Only those who have taken the InSideOut journey can become transformational. Joe Ehrmann provides examples of coaches in his life who took this journey and taught him how to find something bigger than himself in sports.He describes his own InSideOut experience, starting with the death of his beloved brother, which helped him understand how sports could transcend the playing field. He gives coaches the information and the tools they need to become transformational.
Joe Ehrmann has taken his message about the extraordinary power of sports all over the country. It has been warmly endorsed by NFL head coaches, athletic directors at major universities, high school head coaches, even business groups and community organizations. Now any parent-coach or school or community coach can read Ehrmann’s message and learn how to make sports a life-changing experience.
Written by America’s foremost instructional authority, the new edition of Sailing Fundamentals combines the training programs of the American Sailing Association and the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary. The official learn-to-sail manual of the American Sailing Association, it is also used in the programs of many yacht clubs, colleges, and sailing groups. Unlike most introductory sailing books, which reflect the biases and idiosyncrasies of their authors, Sailing Fundamentals has been extensively pretested by ASA professional instructors to ensure that it offers the fastest, easiest, most systematic way to learn basic sailing and basic coastal cruising. This book covers every aspect of beginning sailing—from hoisting sail to docking and anchoring—and specifically prepares the learner to qualify for sailing certification according to international standards. Widely acclaimed author Gary Jobson has won several major races, including the 1977 America’s Cup victory as tactician aboard Courageous. He was head sailing coach at the US Naval Academy, and has conducted sailing clinics across the country.
Exercises are also accompanied by helpful features such as common pitfalls to watch out for; variations to do at home or in the gym, and on fixed machines or using free weights; and adaptations you can try to tailor an exercise more closely to your particular needs. Specially commissioned programs provide easy-to-follow instruction for a variety of objectives, and each program has three different levels - beginner, intermediate, and advanced - to help you maximize its usefulness. Tailor-made programs for men and women, younger and older, ensure that the book works on many levels. One key sector to embrace strength training in recent years has been the 50+ age group, for whom the risk of injury is also relatively high. This book, with it's emphasis on clear demonstration of optimum technique, detailed outlines of the muscles used, and advice on avoiding common pitfalls, provides the maximum safeguard against the danger of injury, and helps you stay at peak fitness.
Identify, treat, and—most important—prevent common debilitating sports injuries and medical conditions.
Whether you’re a hardcore competitor or a weekend warrior, this book belongs on your shelf. The Athletes Book of Home Remedies is your go-to resource for safe, effective, do-it-yourself treatments whether you have a strain, sprain, or pain that you’ve never felt before.
When you get hurt, you have fears. You have questions. Ice or heat? Should I see a doctor? Will I need surgery? This book answers those questions and allays those fears. Dr. Jordan Metzl, one of the nation’s leading sports medicine physicians, breaks down all the information into easy-to-follow strategies for effective self-treatment—while letting you know in no uncertain terms when you should go see your own doctor, pronto.
The book also answers other common training questions like, "What should I eat to fuel my workouts?" and "What exercises can I do to prevent injury and perform at the next level?" Understand: Metzl isn’t just a doctor. He’s an elite athlete, having completed 9 Ironman triathlons and 29 marathons. He understands the mind of the athlete, how psychologically devastating any injury can be, and what it takes to get you back in your game as quickly and safely as possible.
In The Athletes Book of Home Remedies, you’ll find:
• Eye-popping anatomical illustrations of each injury, detailed symptoms, how the injury happens, and how to fix it
• The secret system of the body that you can tap to boost performance and prevent injury
• Concussions: What you need to know
• The most annoying sports maladies ever—from athlete’s foot to side stitches—cured!
• The Iron Strength Workouts: Intense, total-body exercise routines for all fitness levels designed to build injury-proof athletes
• Two comprehensive eating plans, each with a week’s worth of meals engineered to fit the specific nutrition needs for endurance training or strength training
• Dozens of sneaky tips for gaining an edge in any sport
The power-packed book that helped hundreds of shooters improve their groups and scores, some by as much as forty or fifty points. Written by Master Sergeant Jim Owens, his 20+ years of Marine Corps Shooting Team experience will give you the skills and insights to excel in any type of rifle competition.
Jim’s book covers the core basics, in-depth as only he can. With his tips you will master breathing, natural point of aim, sight alignment, sight picture, focus and trigger control. Includes additional sections on mental conditioning, marking your sights, zeroing, normal come ups, light effects, damage to the crown, care in cleaning, throat erosion and way more. Jim's advanced theory section has been praised by High Masters and numerous National level competitive marksmen.
Keywords: marksman,rifle,competition,training,high power,score,sight picture,technique,trigger squeeze,trigger control,stance,position,ammunition
Current trending research shows that only 15% of coaches are intentional about coaching beyond the skills and strategies of the game (1st Dimension). A 3-Dimensional Coach understands and harnesses the power of the coaching platform to coach the mind (2nd Dimension) and transform the heart (3rd Dimension). They can be the catalysts for internal transformation that guides both the coach and the athlete on a spiritual journey to finding purpose in our performance-based culture.
Now that's a legacy!
In 3D Coach, National Coaches Training Director Jeff Duke shares his own journey through the three dimensions of coaching and how it has impacted his life and those around him. He also shares the personal stories of coaches from all levels who have implemented the 3D concept into their own programs and who have pointed to Jesus Christ, the Master Coach, as the ultimate example of how to lead athletes to true significance.
This exciting and essential new edition of Coaching Rugby Sevens offers clear direction on how to coach and play the game of rugby sevens. Emphasising the three key principles of space, alignment and movement, all game situations are covered in detail, focusing on both attack and defence. Each chapter looks at a different facet of the game, and is clearly illustrated with drills, plays and set pieces, linking theory with practice.
Rugby sevens continues to grow globally through the World Sevens Series and will appear at the Rio 2016 Olympics. This timely new edition covers developments in the laws of the game and changes in play due to tactical advancements. It also covers how the principles and ideas of sevens can transfer to 15-a-side rugby, providing valuable new thinking on how the two games interact.
As a competition shooter you can control many things, but you cannot control the wind conditions. To excel in any outdoor shooting sport you will need to learn how to compensate for the effects of the wind. Written by Master Sergeant Jim Owens, his 20+ years of Marine Corps Shooting Team experience will give you the knowledge of how to read, judge and adjust for the wind - in any type of rifle competition.
Jim’s book presents a simple system for judging the speed, direction and value of the wind. You'll learn to read the mirage, how to accurately read the range flag, estimate wind speed, wind strategies, effects on the bullet and much more. The coaching techniques section will help your own performance and that of others when shooting in the wind.
Also included are 22 sets of wind charts for a variety of calibers (.223, .308, 6.5-08, 6.5-284, .300 Win. Mag.), bullet weights, and for both Across the course and Long Range. There are 80 wind charts in total !
"My scores have improved drastically. I thank you for your books. High Power shooting is enjoyable when you do better."
“Your series of books and tapes have helped me make the first daunting steps and I entered my first competitive event ever, the 2004 NRA High Power Week Competition at Camp Perry. Your Data Book is the best that I have seen and all the information that you had put together and your personal commitment to Juniors in the sport is indeed commendable.”
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Originally used only by physiotherapists and exercise therapists this 'new' piece of kit has become a mainstay of workouts. Foam rollers work by releasing muscle tension to relieve pain, aid injury recovery and improve flexibility - all through massaging and manipulating muscles.
Practical and easily accessible, The Total Foam Rolling Workout is perfect for the fitness enthusiast or fitness professional who wants to lightly improve their knowledge and heavily improve the range of exercises they can use in their training. Tried and tested exercises are accompanied by clear photos and illustrations.
This book is brimming with ideas for using foam rollers not just in the gym, but at home too. Packed with clear and easy to use exercises, this how-to reference book also provides adaptations of basic and advanced workouts, making it ideal for anyone who wants to get the most out of their fitness gear.
- Each exercise idea is organised by fitness level and includes follow-up and extension ideas.
- Written in a jargon-free and concise style, this book is light on the science and background, heavy on practicality.
Features of Sports Medicine: Study Guide and Review for Boards Include Written in outline format for ease of use Comprehensive review of all topics covered on the Sports Medicine board examination Mirrors organization of the offi cial exam content outline material is weighted according to space allotted on the actual test Editors and authors are noted experts and teachers in the field of sports medicine and come from multiple specialties Includes numerous figures and tables to illustrate key points and enhance learning Recommended reading for further study Can be used for board preparation or as a concise clinical text"
The book is divided into two parts. The first provides a clear and detailed introduction to the structure and function of the human musculoskeletal system and its structural adaptations, essential for a thorough understanding of human movement. The second part focuses on the biomechanics of movement, describing the forces that act on the human body and the effects of those forces on the movement of the body.
Every chapter includes numerous applied examples from sport and exercise, helping the student to understand how mechanical concepts describe both simple and complex movements, from running and jumping to pole-vaulting or kicking a football. In addition, innovative worksheets for field and laboratory work are included that contain clear objectives, a description of method, data recording sheets, plus a set of exemplary data and worked analysis. Alongside these useful features are definitions of key terms plus review questions to aid student learning, with detailed solutions provided for all numerical questions.
No other textbook offers such a clear, easy-to-understand introduction to the fundamentals of biomechanics. This is an essential textbook for any biomechanics course taken as part of degree programme in sport and exercise science, kinesiology, physical therapy, sports coaching or athletic training.
Could Calhoun save UConn basketball? He has done it before. In twenty-five years at UConn, coach Jim Calhoun changed a team, a university, a state, and college basketball. Shock the World is a riveting season-by-season, game-by-game, and player-by-player biography of Jim Calhoun's winning program. It paints a vivid portrait of college basketball in the last twenty-five years, and highlights the challenges Calhoun overcame to become the best program builder of all time and the greatest coach of his generation. Until March 2011 only four coaches had ever won the NCAA men's basketball championship three times or more. That month, with the culmination of the famous "March Madness," the University of Connecticut's Jim Calhoun became the fifth. Calhoun's Huskies show that spirit, fortitude, and perseverance are keys to winning in modern collegiate sports, just as they are the keys to overcoming challenges off the court.
At the end of the 2010 season an NCAA investigation, penalties, and the small number of returning players threatened to end the Calhoun era. Despite these obstacles, Calhoun, point guard Kemba Walker, and a group of freshmen led UConn to a win at the Maui Invitational in November, and UConn became the first team to capture its conference tournament by winning five games in five days. They went on to a thrilling win in the championship, making this period in the Calhoun era one of great resilience, and an enduring monument to Husky pride.
Area by area, guidance is given for each lesion on appropriate patient selection and delivery of the drug. Every technique has its own two-page spread containing a written description along with an anatomical illustration of the region and a photograph showing the anatomical landmarks for the injection.
This new edition is now accompanied by a Trainer available via www.injectiontechniquesonline.com. Please see log on for further details on how to access the virtual training guide - introduced by Stephanie Saunders herself - which covers the top most common injection techniques for each of the body regions. Through key text, videos, animations and interactive self-assessment, users are tested on their knowledge of anatomical landmarks, differential diagnoses, assessment criteria, drug selection and technical skill. Further access is given to a library of over 50 video clips showing supplementary injection techniques which clearly demonstrate the correct anatomical position for each needle insertion.Illustrations, references, lesions, drugs, controversies! Chapters on Other Injectable Substances; Landmark and Image Guided Injections Latest evidence in injection therapy literature Adapted and simplified practical sections Access to Musculoskeletal Injection Techniques Trainer – a virtual aid to test your anatomical and technical skills on the top most common injections for the upper and lower limbs and spine – perfect for self-testing and honing your skills! Log on to www.injectiontechniquesonline.com to begin The Trainer also gives unlimited access to a bank of over 50 video clips demonstrating actual needle insertion for each lesion
Whether you were a star player or a kid who never learned to throw, this book will tell you everything you need to know about sports parenting from the pre-school years to middle school. It covers all the bases, including:Teaching the basics of sportsmanshipHow an overemphasis on technique or winning can harm your child’s gameHow to develop a good relationship with your child’s coachThe pros and cons of travel teams and club teamsThe importance of returning the games to the kids and how best to behave as a parentThe latest on performance and nutritionFun games and exercises to do with your kids to encourage themWhy most kids burn out on team sports by middle school and how to avoid it
Few athletes embody sportsmanship and fair play as perfectly as Cal Ripken. His advice will inspire confidence in kids and parents alike.
those training for a one-off charity event, through those who run to
keep fit to experienced club runners who regularly race.
A recent Runner's World magazine survey revealed that over
80 per cent of runners have experienced an injury and that avoiding
injury or recovering from injury is the main worry for nearly every
runner. This will be the first book to specifically address these
concerns. Written by an experienced physiotherapist and recreational
marathon runner, Running Repairs is written in two parts:
Part one - covers a
series of strengthening and flexibility exercises designed to be
incorporated within any running schedule, designed to help prevent
injury in the first place.
Part two - covers the
most common running injuries and how to manage them. A series of
flowcharts helps the reader to diagnose the most likely cause of any
ache and pain and recommends a plan of action to aid recovery - from
rest and ice to referral to a physiotherapist. The book also
covers basic biomechanics so that runners can understand their running
style and identify the specific injuries that are associated with that
style, plus nutritional advice for recovering from injury. The book
will be an essential reference for all runners - allowing them to treat
any injuries immediately and in many cases saving considerable amounts
of money on unnecessary physiotherapy appointments (the author
estimates that about 50% of injuries that runners visit her practice
with could be treated effectively by the patient and that the vast
majority of injuries could be avoided with appropriate exercises being
incorporated as part of training).
Sport Psychology for Youth Coaches is a practical “how-to” guide that helps coaches use their leadership role to achieve optimal benefits for young athletes, both on and off the field/court.It is designed to help coaches create rewarding experiences for young athletes and provides specific behavioral guidelines that have proven to have positive, and lasting, effects. The authors address a wide range of everyday concerns including motivation, stress reduction, psychological skills, relations with parents, legal responsibilities, and other areas of importance to both coaches and athletes. Using clear examples and real stories, they help coaches hone their own skills so they can bring out the best in their young competitors – in sports and in life.
No coach should be without this essential guide, whose principles have been successfully applied and tested on thousands of coaches around the world.
No one but Graeme Obree has the clarity of vision to get to the heart of the 'problem' of how to improve as a racing cyclist. His innovative approach took him to the top of world cycling, twice breaking the world hour record – a story picked up in his Hollywood biopic The Flying Scotsman. It can draw the same outstanding athletic performance from you.
The Obree Way side-steps conventional wisdom and strips cycling back to its elements, always asking the question: 'What actually improves my race time?' This is no routine training programme. Written in a conversational style, the book explains Graeme Obree's radical insights into technique, training, psychology and diet, and the clear logic behind them.
At last, the best kept secret in cycling, the Obree three-phase breathing technique, is revealed in detail, getting more oxygen to your blood with less effort. Graeme Obree's training methods really work – the man is living proof. He believes that resting is key to training, that you can pedal, stretch and breathe more effectively and that, if you really want it, you can find the will and intensity to improve. Get on your bike!
Customizing his advice in each section for three skill levels—high handicaps, intermediate golfers, and scratch players—McLean tailors a set of lessons for golfers looking to elevate their game. Revealing the tips he’s given to top PGA, Champions Tour, and LPGA players—including Tom Kite, Gary Player, Len Mattiace, and Christie Kerr—and to amateur golfers, THE 3-SCORING CLUBS shows you how to add more power and accuracy to drives; hit pitches and chips stiff to the hole; how a foolproof pendulum putting motion can shave crucial strokes from your round; and much more!
U.S. News and World Report has rated the Jim McLean Golf Schools as the best in the nation, and McLean has been named the PGA Teacher of the Year. Now, with The 3 Scoring Clubs, everyone can enjoy his first-rate advice on golf’s primary clubs, distilled in an effective, easy-to-use format.
The Complete Guide to Personal Training also covers all of the Level 3 requirements detailed within the Health and Fitness National Occupational Standards and the Qualifications Framework pertaining to personal training, and provides the theoretical underpinning of how to programme appropriate exercise for your clients.
Includes information on:
The foundations of personal training
Planning and delivering exercise programmes
Training methods and exercise techniques – this enhanced epub also contains nine videos of key exercises
Health and safety
Ideal for personal trainers in the health and fitness industry as well as those wishing to undertake qualifications in this area.
The book begins with example warms-ups and stretches, moving on to cover posture and all basic gymnastics shapes, which are instrumental in performing more complex skills. These skills are then covered in the next sections; Jumps, Skills, Rolls and Leaps. Bringing all of these skills together, the book then demonstrates how combined, these skills can be used to create routines.
This book covers topics such as exercise and the menstrual cycle, bone health, disordered eating, weight loss and iron deficiency anaemia. Around 45% of women take place in sport or physical activity, and over 4.4 million women are members of sports clubs (21% of women).
A recipe section gives women ideas for healthy and easy to cook meals and snacks.
-an integral part of physical, occupational, or recreational therapy;
-integrated into traditional aquatic programs; and
-used at home under the guidance of parents.
With this book, any adult can be a water learning facilitator. Using a movement exploration format and a problem-solving approach, the activities have success integrated into them. These activities are easy to stage, practical, and engaging; they also enhance the growth and development of all elementary-age children, particularly those with special needs.
In part I, you learn how water can both stimulate and enhance a child's growth and development. The author presents guidelines for establishing a safe, problem-solving learning environment and outlines how water learning can help children with special needs. You also learn how to set up and initiate a safe, fun, and effective water learning program.
Part IIpresents water activities for the pool as well as for places where pools are not available. An activity finder provides an index to help you locate activities specific to the learning needs of the child. Also included is an equipment index so you can quickly locate activities that use the equipment that you have available. Part II also explores planning and assessment issues that you will find useful in individualizing activities for different children.
Water Learningis a great tool to use whether you're a parent, a classroom teacher, a therapist, or swimming instructor. With its easy-to-use format, its adaptability and multiple uses, and its engaging and fun activities, Water Learningis an ideal resource to help children develop the cognition, motor skills, and abilities they need.
Neuromusculoskeletal Examination and Assessment focuses on the development of technical and clinical reasoning skills involved in differential diagnosis of joint, nerve and muscle tissues. It is designed for physiotherapy/manual therapy students and their teachers but is also ideal for those in the first years of their practice as an educational support for patient care.Provides a logical approach to patient examination to enhance clinical reasoningPresents key concepts of leading therapists and researchers in the field of manual therapyEmphasizes a patient-centred approachTemplated step-by-step sequence of illustrations and text creates an accessible tool for use in teaching and practiceNew 2-colour drawings and photographs visually demonstrate techniques
Run to Daylight! is Lombardi’s own diary of a week at the helm of that magnificent club. Together with legendary sports-journalist, W.C. Heinz, Lombardi takes us from the first review of game films on Monday right through the final gun on Sunday afternoon. We see the planning, the plotting, the practice and the pain as forty-plus men come together to form that precision unit that makes for winning football. Lombardi gives us his views on life, the game, coaching, success, family, and the famed “Lombardi Sweep.”
Now, in this anniversary edition, with a special foreword by David Maraniss, we are once again reminded of the passion and power behind America's greatest game. Written in W.C. Heinz’s inimitable style, Run to Daylight! is part diary, part philosophy text, part coaches manual. Here, is professional football at its best.
Quickly glean information on each sport's origin and history, basic procedures, terminology, equipment, competitive playing areas, scoring systems, player positions and primary features, common rule violations and their consequences, and, where applicable, officials' signals.
The Sports Rules Book is your guide to understanding all the athletic activities we compete in and enjoy.
The book covers the key areas of scientific knowledge in sport and is divided into: physiology and biochemistry; nutrition; anthropometry; immunology; cell biology; biomechanics, engineering and ergonomics; psychology; pharmacology; limitations to performance; special populations; and exercise and health.
Presented in a clear style and format, The Olympic Textbook of Science in Sport, draws on the expertise of an international collection of contributors who are recognized as leaders in their respective fields. It will be indispensable for all sport scientists and medical doctors who serve athletes and sports teams and is an invaluable reference for students of sport and exercise science.
of the definitive guide to planning and teaching a circuit class. It
is the established reference title on the subject for all group
exercise instructors, from trainees to the vastly experienced.
Circuit training is one of the original forms of group exercise and
is still the most popular. From fitness club classes, through
sport-specific routines to the use in medical rehabilitation it has a
very wide appeal.
This new edition has been completely updated to take full account of
developments in the area and is now supported with detailed
photography. The book comprises four parts:
circuit training and its role in fitness
planning and teaching
working with specific groups.
Written by two of the leading authorities on the subject, it
is sure to continue as a must-have for all fitness professionals.
Formerly published as Fitness Professionals: Circuit Training, 2nd edition and now rebranded and in full colour in the Complete Guide series.
an integrated text and video combination,
Strap Taping for
Sports and Rehabilitation presents taping
techniques for use on all body areas in both physical therapy and modified
athletic training. This easy-to-use reference contains 50 strap taping
techniques with Leukotape that help support or control joint mobility and
provide greater stability than other methods of taping. Though the text focuses
on strap taping for physical therapy, it also includes a variety of
sport-related taping and other techniques used in orthopedic rehabilitation.
Many of these techniques can also be used or modified for use with neurological
and pediatric patients or clients.
Videos embedded directly within the enhanced e-book provide detailed
demonstrations of all tape applications. By referring to more than 200 photos
and illustrations with these video sequences, readers will experience a dynamic
and detailed presentation for learning strap taping techniques.
Strap Taping for Sports and Rehabilitation follows a regional approach
in presenting appropriate techniques for injuries and other conditions for the
ankle and foot; the knee; the cervical, thoracic, and lumbopelvic area; the
shoulder; and the elbow, wrist, and hand. The text includes a discussion of the
types of tape currently used in treatment and rehabilitation of injuries and
presents theories on effectiveness of taping. It also details taping
precautions, supplies, and guidelines for application so that readers can be
confident they are applying the appropriate taping methods to suit the needs of
their patients, clients, and athletes. In addition to an explanation of taping
techniques, the text includes
photos and illustrations of anatomical references and landmarks. Readers will
find reviews of functional range of motion, current evidence on the efficacy of
taping, screening tools used in determining the appropriate technique,
alternative bracing techniques, and case studies illustrating the benefits of
Strap Taping for Sports and Rehabilitation is an excellent resource for
both students and professionals in physical therapy, occupational therapy, and
athletic training seeking guidance in the proper selection and effective
application of strap taping techniques. With embedded video and full-color
photos, Strap Taping for Sports and Rehabilitation offers readers a
dynamic way to learn and review a range of taping techniques used in treating
sport and orthopedic
become an instant classic and essential introduction for physiotherapy
students or any fitness professional dealing with sports injuries.
by leading physiotherapist and successful author Chris
Norris, this book covers the background into the structure and function
of an area, the key signs for recognising symptoms and how to
treat injuries with massage, taping and hot/cold techniques. Fully
illustrated and packed with photography ranging from exercises to
massages to suit specific injuries, it outlines the correct position
and technique. The physiology is clearly illustrated and
taping methods are clearly explained step-by-step.
Perfect for the non-specialist providing essential management for
sports injuries, this book also includes sections on simple self
massage, healing timeframes,
a treatment toolbox and strategies on structuring rehabilitation
The Complete Guide to Indoor Rowing is the first comprehensive book to focus on this unique form of strength-endurance training. Clearly illustrated in full colour and packed with information, training plans, tips and techniques, it is suitable for serious athletes, outdoor rowers and regular gym users alike, and is a must for health professionals and coaches.
Whether you are attracted by the weight-loss benefits of the rowing machine or using it to coach cross-training athletes, this book will help you get the best from each session while, crucially, remaining injury-free.
Features of Sports Medicine: Study Guide and Review for Boards Include Written in outline format for ease of use Comprehensive review of all topics covered on the Sports Medicine board examination Mirrors organization of the offi cial exam content outline; material is weighted according to space allotted on the actual test Editors and authors are noted experts and teachers in the field of sports medicine and come from multiple specialties Includes numerous figures and tables to illustrate key points and enhance learning Recommended reading for further study Can be used for board preparation or as a concise clinical text