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2nd Edition

Strength and Conditioning for Sports Performance

ISBN 9780367404635
Published March 30, 2021 by Routledge
740 Pages 133 Color Illustrations

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Book Description

An effective strength and conditioning program is an essential component of the preparation of any athlete or sportsperson. Strength and Conditioning for Sports Performance is a comprehensive and authoritative introduction to the theory and practice of strength and conditioning, providing students, coaches and athletes with everything they need to design and implement effective training programs.

Revised and updated for a second edition, the book continues to include clear and rigorous explanations of the core science underpinning strength and conditioning techniques and give detailed, step-by-step guides to all key training methodologies, including training for strength, speed, endurance, flexibility and plyometrics. The second edition expands on the opening coaching section as well as introducing an entirely new section on current training methods which includes examining skill acquisition and motor learning. Throughout the book the focus is on the coaching process, with every chapter highlighting the application of strength and conditioning techniques in everyday coaching situations.

Strength and Conditioning for Sports Performance includes a unique and extensive section of sport-specific chapters, each of which examines in detail the application of strength and conditioning to a particular sport, from soccer and basketball to golf and track and field athletics. The second edition sees this section expanded to include other sports such as rugby union, rugby league and American football.

The book includes contributions from world-leading strength and conditioning specialists, including coaches who have worked with Olympic gold medallists and international sports teams at the highest level. Strength and Conditioning for Sports Performance is an essential course text for any degree-level student with an interest in strength and conditioning, for all students looking to achieve professional accreditation, and an invaluable reference for all practising strength and conditioning coaches.

Table of Contents

Section I: Coaching

1. Considerations for Effective Coaching in Strength and Conditioning: Foundations of the Modern Profession

Dave Collins, Jeremy Moody and Paul Downes

2. Ecosystem thinking for the strength and conditioning coach

Ian Jeffreys

3. Skill acquisition and Motor Learning

Michael Massis and Ian Jeffreys

4. The Craft of Coaching

Nick Winkelman

Section II: Scientific Basis of Training

5 - The Structure and Function of the Neuromuscular System

Ian Jeffreys

6. The Biomechanical Basis of Training

Jon Goodwin and Daniel J. Cleather

7. The Bioenergetics of Human Performance

James P. Morton and Graeme L. Close

8. Cardio Respiratory Control of Exercise and Adaptation to Training

Fred J. Dimenna and Andrew M. Jones

9. The Endocrine Responses to Training

Duncan N. French

10. Nutrition for Human Performance

Graeme L. Close, Andreas M. Kasper, and James P. Morton

Section III: Strength and Conditioning – Applied Practice

11. Effective Needs Analysis and Functional Training Principles

Steven S. Plisk and Ian Jeffreys

12. Performance Diagnostics

Jeremy M. Sheppard, Dana Agar-Newman, and Tim J. Gabbett

13. Screening Methods for the S&C Practitioner

Claire Brady and Liam Hennessy

14. Developing Strength and Power

Michael H. Stone, Hugh Lamont, Kevin Carroll, and Meg Stone

15. Weightlifting for Sports Performance

Mike Favre and Mike Favre

16. Plyometric Training – Theory and Practice

Jon Goodwin and Ian Jeffreys

17. Developing Speed and Agility for Sports Performance

Ian Jeffreys and Jon E. Goodwin

18. Developing endurance for Sports Performance

Fred J. Dimenna and Andrew M. Jones

19. Flexibility – Developing Effective Movement

Jeni R. McNeal and William A. Sands

20.The Essentials of Periodisation

G. Gregory Haff

Section IV: Special Considerations in Strength and Conditioning

21. Thinking Sensibly About Recovery

William A. Sands and Steven R. Murray

22. Paediatric Strength and Conditioning

Avery D. Faigenbaum and Fernando Naclerio

23. Working with Special Populations

Mark Jarvis and Jeremy Moody

24. Performing in Extreme Environments

Charles Peglar and Greg Whyte

25. Facility Design, Maintenance, Safety and Record Keeping

John H. Taylor

Section V: Current Training Methods

26. Velocity based training

Bryan Mann

27. Post Activation Potentiation

Joseph I. Esformes and Jeremy A. Moody

28. Blood Flow Restriction Training

B.A. Rosenblatt, L. Hughes, and s. Patterson

29. Strength and Conditioning for Rugby Union

Stuart Yule

30. Strength and Conditioning for Football

Gary J. Walker

31. Strength and Conditioning for Cricket

Huw Bevan

32. Strength and Conditioning for Golf

Liam Hennessy

33. Strength and Conditioning for Rowing

Alex Wolf

34.Strength and conditioning for Field Hockey

Andy Hudson

35. Strength and Conditioning for Basketball

John H. Taylor

36. Strength and Conditioning for Tennis

Narelle Sibte

37. Strength and Conditioning for Cycling

Martin Evans

38. Strength and Conditioning for Track and Field – Throws

Meg Stone

39. Strength and Conditioning for Swimming

John Watson and Jeremy Moody

40. Strength and Conditioning for MMA

Amit Batr and Bartosz Bibrowicz

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Ian Jeffreys is Academic Director of Setanta College, Ireland’s largest online sports college, and is the Proprietor of All-Pro Performance based in Brecon, Wales. He is an internationally renowned coach and educator, and is regarded as a world authority in the development of speed and agility and conditioning for team sports, where his unique Gamespeed system and RAMP warm-up protocols have been adopted by a range of coaches and organisations. Jeffreys is a founder member of the United Kingdom Strength and Conditioning Association and was a member of the Board of Directors from the organisation’s inception in 2004 through to 2013. Jeffreys has authored nine books and is the editor of the UKSCA journal Professional Strength and Conditioning.

Jeremy Moody is a Senior Lecturer in Strength and Conditioning and Programme Director for the MSc in Strength and Conditioning at Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK. His experience extends across able-bodied and disabled sports, gaining an international coaching reputation having coached successful athletes at the Commonwealth, European, World, Olympic and Paralympic levels of competition as well as youth and developing athletes. Moody’s industry-based roles have included Regional Lead at the English Institute of Sport, Performance Manager at UK Athletics, Performance Director for the Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby Association, and Performance Director and Chief Operations Officer at Welsh Judo.