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Elite Youth Cycling

1st Edition

Edited by Alfred Nimmerichter


250 pages | 50 B/W Illus.

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pub: 2018-09-06
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Elite Youth Cycling showcases the latest cutting-edge research in youth cycling performance. Covering both endurance and sprint cycling events, the book explores the effect of cycling on the maturation of the body from childhood to adolescence, suggests long-term training and nutritional strategies for young athletes, and discusses issues such as injury prevention, long-term athlete health, and body image in endurance cyclists.

Divided into sections on growth and maturation, training and testing, sports medicine and nutrition, and coaching and psychology, the book includes chapters on:

  • Muscle, bone and cardiopulmonary development of young cyclists
  • Performance assessment in the laboratory and on the track
  • Longitudinal training strategies and concurrent strength training
  • Overuse injuries and injury prevention
  • Nutrition and ergogenic aids
  • Personal and psychosocial development

Including directions for future research in each section, Elite Youth Cycling is an authoritative and comprehensive anthology of the latest research in youth cycling. It is vital reading for any physiologist, psychologist, strength and conditioning coach or sport therapist working with young cyclists, and any academic researching youth sport and the development of young athletes.

Table of Contents

1. Muscle and Bone Development

Klaus Wirth, Christoph Mickel, Hagen Hartmann, and Michael Keiner

2. Cardiopulmonary Development

Tim Takken and Brynmor C. Breese

3. Aerobic and Anaerobic Metabolism

Melitta A. McNarry and Alan R. Barker

4. Performance Assessment in Laboratory and Field Conditions

Chris Abbiss, Jeremiah Peiffer, and Paolo Menaspà

5. Longitudinal Training Strategies

Paolo Menaspà and Chris R. Abbiss

6. Concurrent Strength Training

Bent R. Rønnestad

7. Training with Power Meters

Alfred Nimmerichter

8. Overuse and injury prevention

Michael Cassel, Josefine Stoll, Monique Schugardt, and Frank Mayer

9. Nutritional Needs and Ergogenic Aids

Michael J. Saunders and Daniel A. Baur

10. Psychological and Behavioral Determinants of Sport Participation and Performance in the Young Athlete

John S. Raglin, Kelzie E. Beebe, and Dominic Micklewright

11. Motivation in Youth Sports

Michael Methlagl and Friederike Michlmayr

12. Goal Setting and Motivation

Friederike Michlmayr and Michael Methlagl

About the Editor

Alfred Nimmerichter is Head of the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Sciences at the University of Applied Sciences in Wiener Neustadt, Austria. He obtained his PhD from the University of Exeter, UK in 2011, having worked for more than 15 years at the University of Vienna, Austria and specialising in exercise physiology and sports science in high-performance athletes. As a former cyclist, he has worked with young athletes and world-class cyclists, successfully competing at World Championships and Olympic Games

About the Series

Routledge Research in Paediatric Sport and Exercise Science

The Routledge Research in Paediatric Sport and Exercise Science series provides a multi-disciplinary platform for established and emerging academics and practitioners to showcase cutting-edge research in all aspects of sport and exercise science in children and adolescents. Edited by Professor Craig Williams, director of the world-leading Children's Health and Exercise Research Centre at the University of Exeter, UK (http://sshs.exeter.ac.uk/research/centres/cherc/), the series includes contributions from applied sport performance monographs to clinical studies in exercise and chronic disease. The series makes a profound contribution to paediatric exercise science scholarship, and provides a vital well of resources for sport scientists and clinicians working with children of all ages.

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