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Improve the essential elements of rugby--strength, power, quickness, and agility

Improve the essential elements of rugby--strength, power, quickness, and agility

View a promo video about Complete Conditioning for Rugby read more
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Groundbreaking anatomy series book helps triathletes improve performance through conditioning

Groundbreaking anatomy series book helps triathletes improve performance through conditioning

The newest addition to Human Kinetics’ bestselling anatomy series helps triathletes maximize performance with effective multisport programming. Step-by-step instructions for 82 exercises, depicted with more than 177 full-color anatomical illustrations, provide an inside look at developing muscles essential for swimming, biking, and running. read more
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Being Coachable

Being Coachable

Coachability is a key to performance breakthrough for individual players and whole teams. The one essential requirement is the willingness to listen and utilise external input and influences. read more
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Teaching Athletes About Winning It All

Teaching Athletes About Winning It All

The amazing gold medal winning performances in the recent Olympic Games at Rio brought to mind a topic that coaches and athletes think and dream a lot about but rarely really understand: Winning it all. And fewer still know how to prepare to do it. read more
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Special Health Concerns for Vegetarians

Special Health Concerns for Vegetarians

A meatless diet does not guarantee good health and better performances. read more
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Strings

Strings

Let’s start with the facts. The energy created in a tennis ball that meets a racket breaks down into the following components: 60 percent of the energy comes from the string bed (the strings in the racket). 30 percent of the energy comes from the ball (a rubber object in motion with its own energy). 10 percent of the energy comes from you and your racket frame (frame only, not the strings). read more
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What I Learned from the All Blacks Coaches

What I Learned from the All Blacks Coaches

In early December I was blessed with the good fortune of learning firsthand from the head coaches of the last two world cup championship teams, Sir Graham Henry (2011) and Steve Hansen (2015). read more
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After the Run

After the Run

Because of the repetitive motion of the legs, running creates tightness in the hip flexors, hamstrings, and quads, often leading to low-back pain. read more
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Age Considerations in Therapeutic Exercise

Age Considerations in Therapeutic Exercise

The prepubescent, midpubescent, and postpubescent age groups vary greatly in physical and psychological maturity. Rehabilitation clinicians must be aware of these variations in order to provide the best possible rehabilitation programs for people in all age groups. read more
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Integrating Functional Training Into Your Training Plan

Integrating Functional Training Into Your Training Plan

Each sport-specific program in chapter 9 includes three types of workouts: a conditioning day, a strength day, and a power or power-endurance day. A beginning athlete should perform the conditioning day two or three times per week for two to four weeks and then move on to the strength program. read more
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