A focused conditional program has become essential ton on-field rugby success. Pook presents a comprehensive training approach that builds players' physical abilities as well as the rugby-specific skills their positions require.
Modern rugby requires you to have speed, strength, agility, endurance, and power in order to excel. Few sports demand such diverse physical attributes, and no book so comprehensively addresses how to develop them specifically for the sport--until now! Complete Conditioning for Rugbyfeatures first-hand insights from Dan Luger, English rugby star. Luger teams up with leading strength and conditioning coach Paul Pook to provide the very best in conditioning know-how. They present more than 120 position-specific drills and exercises that will help you excel in any match situation you will face: -Increase speed and agility to succeed in today's expansive game. -Build strength to help drive in the tackle and dominate in the ruck or maul. -Improve endurance to compete to the final whistle. Survive the rigors of the sport and perform your best with Complete Conditioning for Rugby. You'll find everything you need to get ahead of the pack!
An eight meso cycle programmes that will develop your athletic potential and characteristics to thrive in the game of sevens. Each cycle is four to eight weeks long, and split into two cycles for off season, three for pre season and three for in season. If you want to up your game and stand out on the pitch then this is the programme for you.
Increase strength and improve quickness and agility with Complete Conditioning for Hockey. This book and DVD features a comprehensive training approach that will build players' physical abilities as well as the hockey-specific skills required for skating, puck handling, passing, shooting, and body checking to achieve your performance goals.
RUGBY FOOTBALL. Rugby, as with most other team sports, is a game of technical finesse, tactical boldness, and refined and complex physical development. "Periodization in Rugby" addresses one of the most crucial elements of the sport - physical conditioning.Utilizing the revolutionary training techniques developed by Tudor Bompa - the father of modern sports periodization - this superb volume presents readers with proven training principles, an overview of the fundamentals of rugby, and an explanation of the physiological demands of the sport and how they impact on training. It also features short term and annual training plans, with numerous drills and exercises to improve the skills of all players, as well as expert tips on recovery and nutrition.
Power Plyometricsoffers a complete program for improving jumping ability and athletic power. This book includes plyometrics drills for upper and lower body, as well as for the trunk and the full body, and sport-specific programs for 16 different sports.
Women athletes are strong, powerful and dedicated to their sports. And they have specific needs when it comes to training and conditioning. Female athletes don't need another conditioning book that is written for men with a chapter about women tacked on as an afterthought. With this book women can learn how to train their bodies for great performance in their sport. The needs of a volleyball player are different from that of a dancer; the needs of a martial artist are different from that of a swimmer. Each sport is different. It's a simple concept that can create big headaches when designing a training program. This book gives women the information they need about their bodies and their sports to design the best possible training programs. Whether she is looking for speed, size or power, she will learn what sport-specific exercises and training methods offer the right results -- and what ones won't work for her sport. This is a comprehensive resource that includes information on muscle types and fibres, plyometrics, aerobic training, over-training, flexibility, speed, injuries, nutrition, stress, harassment, mental conditioning, and scientific findings from the world's top researchers. Much more than a general conditioning book, women will rely on the sport-specific advice and information.
The Complete Guide to Lifting Weights for a Lean, Strong, Fit Body
Author: David Kirschen
Publisher: Hatherleigh Press
Category: Health & Fitness
The all-in-one guide to building strength and toning up! Guided instructional videos, community, and expert support for this book available at GetFitNow.com and on Facebook at GetFitNowdotcom! Experts agree the fastest and most effective way to build strength and enhance muscle tone is to lift weights. Written by top strength training professionals and created specifically for women, Strength Training Bible for Women is the comprehensive, easy-to-understand guide to mastering the basics of weight lifting and barbell training. Divided by fitness levels, Strength Training Bible for Women shows you how to craft powerful workouts that are tailored to your unique goals. Designed to minimize risk and maximize results, the Strength Training Bible for Women program combines the best elements of strength training and weight lifting in a program you can do at home or in the gym. With the Strength Training Bible for Women program you will: - Build muscle and definition while increasing endurance and energy - Achieve perfect form with detailed, step-by-step exercise instructions - Turn your home work space or garage into a fully functional weight room - Reach long-time fitness goals and maintain definition year-round - Stay motivated with helpful tips from professional powerlifter and physique competitor Julia Ladewski - Get the body you’ve always wanted—in record time! Stop looking for the “perfect program” and start working towards your goals with an exercise regimen created to help you reach the next level in physical fitness. It’s time to take the first step towards your physical peak with Strength Training Bible for Women! From the Trade Paperback edition.
A Complete Soccer Coaching Program from the Italian Serie ‘A’
Author: Mirko Mazzantini
Category: Sports & Recreation
Soccer Italian Style coaches Mirko Mazzantini (AFC Fiorentina) and Simone Bombardieri (Empoli FC) are both professional football coaches and in this book provide a full soccer training program from their top Italian Serie 'A' academies. This book contains 12 complete soccer training sessions detailing over 80 practices and progressions as used in the academies of the Serie 'A'. Each session focuses on technical or tactical elements of training and are structured "from simple practices to more complex game situations". This outlines a complete program of training across the 12 sessions. The 12 sessions (over 80 practices) cover the following attributes: Technical training; passing and receiving, quick combination play, possession, ball control and dribbling, 1 v 1's, feints and moves to beat, crossing, finishing, shooting and heading, football specific conditioning with and without the ball, coordination, acceleration, speed, and agility training. Tactical training; game situations, tactical small sided games, phase of plays, creating space and improving game intelligence, possession play, attacking combinations, Psycho-Kinetics (Think and Act Quickly), quick transitional play, defensive positioning, set plays, build-up play from the back and more. Most of the practices cleverly structured for "global training" which means working on more than one attribute at the same time. This is valid for all players, with drills and exercises for specific roles (Attackers, midfielders and defenders). There are also numerous variations for many of the practices, meaning that the 12 sessions can be repeated again and again providing great practices for any coach to produce academy level training sessions.
An Integrated Approach to Performance and Recovery
Author: Amy Lademann
Publisher: Human Kinetics
Category: Health & Fitness
Gain the competitive edge with the innovative training methods in Pilates and Conditioning for Athletes. This science-based, multidimensional approach to athletic conditioning helps you build a strong and flexible foundation by infusing Pilates into training, resulting in complete training programs that tap into the seven pillars of training needed for success: Agility Flexibility Mobility Power Speed Stability Strength Begin with proven assessment protocols that have helped elite and professional athletes reach the pinnacle of their careers and remain there. Evaluate your movement patterns, range of motion, strength base, flexibility, and core strength to determine your baseline and guide your selection of exercises and sequences to turn weaknesses into strengths. Then follow detailed instructions for 124 Pilates mat and traditional conditioning exercises to strengthen your core, improve your posture, increase flexibility, and correct muscle imbalances. You will learn the following: Breathing exercises to increase lung capacity and reduce stress Stretching routines to open your hips, hamstrings, and back Joint articulation to improve range of motion and balance Resistance training for strength and power Medicine ball training for working in diagonal and transverse planes A dynamic warm-up series to begin each training session You can take the confusion out of your training plan by adding one or more of the 19 foundational, intermediate, and sport-specific workouts to help you achieve your performance goals. Successful athletes never leave their training to chance: Every workout is planned, every exercise is done for a specific reason, and each movement and program builds upon the previous one. Whether you are a weekend warrior, a college or professional athlete, or a 70-year-old triathlete, Pilates and Conditioning for Athletes will help you incorporate Pilates training to become a stronger, faster, healthier, and better-equipped athlete. CE exam available! For certified professionals, a companion continuing education exam can be completed after reading this book. The Pilates and Conditioning for Athletes Online CE Exam may be purchased separately or as part of the Pilates and Conditioning for Athletes With CE Exam package that includes both the book and the exam.