1st Edition

Routledge Handbook of Strength and Conditioning Sport-specific Programming for High Performance

Edited By Anthony Turner Copyright 2018
    680 Pages 470 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    680 Pages 470 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Drawing on the latest scientific research, this handbook introduces the essentials of sport-specific strength and conditioning programme design for over 30 different sports. Enhanced by extensive illustrations and contributions from more than 70 world-leading experts, its chapters present evidence-based best practice for sports including football, rugby, tennis, hockey, basketball, rowing, boxing, golf, swimming, cycling and weightlifting, as well as a variety of wheelchair sports.

    Every chapter introduces the fundamental requirements of a particular sport – such as the physiological and biomechanical demands on the athlete – and describes a sport-specific fitness testing battery and exercise programme. Additional chapters cover the adaptation of programme design for special populations, including female athletes, young athletes and athletes with a disability. Drawing on the experiences of Olympic and Paralympic coaches and trainers, it offers original insights and practical advice from practitioners working at the highest level.

    Innovative, comprehensive and truly international in scope, the Routledge Handbook of Strength and Conditioning is vital reading for all strength and conditioning students and an invaluable reference for strength and conditioning coaches and trainers.

    Section 1: How to Use This Book 

    1. Introduction

    [Anthony Turner] 

     Section 2: Working with Special Populations 

    2. Applying Strength and Conditioning Practices to Female Athletes

    [Paul J. Read, Alicia Montalvo, Rich Blagrove, Rich Burden, Greg Myer and Rhodri S. Lloyd] 

    3. Applying Strength and Conditioning Practices to Young Athletes

    [Rhodri S. Llyod, John M. Radnor, Sylvia Moeskops, Robert W. Meyers, Paul J. Read and Jon L. Oliver] 

    4. Applying Strength and Conditioning Practices to Athletes with a Disability

     [Tom Paulson and Vicky Goosey-Tolfrey] 

    Section 3: Team Sports 

    5. Soccer

     [Perry Stewart and Matthew Springham] 

    6. Rugby Union

    [Craig Twist] 

    7. Rugby 7’s

    [Dan Howells] 

    8. American Football

     [Nick Winkelman] 

    9. Aussie Rules Football

    [Ian McKeown] 

    10. Field Hockey

    [Ben Rosenblatt and Andy Hudson] 

    11. Ice Hockey

    [Steve Nightingdale and Adam Douglas] 

    12. Basketball

    [Rob Harley, Stuart Mills and Alex Bliss] 

    13. Cricket

     [Phil Scott and Ross Herridge] 

    14. Rowing

    [Alex Wolf] 

    15. Netball

    [Chris McLeod and Katie James] 

    16. Volleyball

     [Jeremy Sheppard, Paula Charlton, David Watts and Tim Pelot] 

    17. Handball

     [Marco Cardinale] 

    18. Wheelchair Rugby

     [Ed Baker] 

    Section 4: Individual Sports 

    19. MMA

     [Lachlan James, Brett Bartholomew, Greg Haff and Vincent Kelly] 

    20. Karate

    [James Coy, Jon Cree and Anthony Turner] 

    21. Taekwondo

    [Rhys Ingram, Ailish McLaughlin and Yana Radcliffe] 

    22. Boxing

    [Alan Ruddock, Daniel Wilson and David Hembrough] 

    23. Fencing

    [Anthony Turner, Dai Fulcher, Sophie Weaver and Geoff Marshall] 

    24. Wheelchair Fencing

     [Alex Villiare, Michael Edwards, Baldip Sahota and Anthony Turner] 

    25. Tennis

    [Emily Fanning and Floris Pietszch] 

    26. Golf

     [Paul J. Read, Justin Buckthorp, Zachariah I. Gould and Rhodri S. Lloyd] 

    27. Sprint Running

    [Jon Goodwin, Jonas Tawiah-Dodoo, Ruth Waghorn and James Wild] 

    28. Sprint Cycling

    [Lynne Munroe and G. Greg Haff] 

    29. Triathlon

     [Ian Pyper, Emma Deakin and Andrew Shaw] 

    30. Swimming

     [Chris Bishop] 

    31. Rock Climbing

    [Noel Carroll] 

    32. Alpine Skiing

    [Pete McKnight] 

    33. Free Style Snowsport

    [John Noonan] 

    34. Bodybuilding

     [Paul Comfort] 

    35. Powerlifting

    [Sean Maloney] 

     36. Weightlifting

     [Shyam Chavda and Greg Everett]


    Anthony Turner is the Director of Postgraduate Programmes at the London Sport Institute, Middlesex University, UK, where he is also the Programme Leader for the MSc in Strength and Conditioning. Anthony consults with the British Military and several sports teams and athletes. He was also the head of physical preparation for British Fencing between the London and Rio Olympics. Anthony is accredited (with distinction) with the National Strength and Conditioning Association and the UK Strength and Conditioning Association (UKSCA), and was awarded the 2015 UKSCA coach of the year for education and research. Anthony has published over 80 peer reviewed journal articles, is an associate editor for the Strength and Conditioning Journal, and completed his PhD examining physical preparation in Olympic Fencing.