When is an Athlete Ready to Return to Action After an Injury?
One of the more difficult problems that the performance team faces is determining when an athlete is ready to return to action after injury. The athlete can be placed under enormous pressure from the owner, coach, fans and media to get out on the track, field or floor in record time.
High-Performance Training for Sports presents today’s best athlete conditioning protocols and programs in the world. An elite group of international strength and conditioning specialists and sport physiotherapists explain and demonstrate the most effective applications of the most current sport science and sports medicine to enhance athletic performance.
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High-Performance Training for Sports changes the landscape of athletic conditioning and sports performance. This groundbreaking work presents the latest and most effective philosophies, protocols and programmes for developing today’s athletes.
High-Performance Training for Sports features contributions from global leaders in athletic performance training, coaching and rehabilitation. Experts share the cutting-edge knowledge and techniques they’ve used with Olympians as well as top athletes and teams from the NBA, NFL, MLB, English Premier League, Tour de France and International Rugby.
Combining the latest science and research with proven training protocols, High-Performance Training for Sports will guide you in these areas:
Optimise the effectiveness of cross-training.
Translate strength into speed.
Increase aerobic capacity and generate anaerobic power.
Maintain peak conditioning throughout the season.
Minimise the interference effect.
Design energy-specific performance programmes.
Whether you are working with high-performance athletes of all ages or with those recovering from injury, High-Performance Training for Sports is the definitive guide for developing all aspects of athletic performance. It is a must-own guide for any serious strength and conditioning coach, trainer, rehabilitator or athlete.
Introduction: Understanding Modern Athletes David Joyce and Daniel Lewindon
Part I Building Robust Athletes
Chapter 1 Evaluating Athletic Capacities Mike McGuigan, PhD
Chapter 2 Developing Younger Athletes Rhodri S. Lloyd, PhD, ASCC, CSCS*D, and Jonathan L. Oliver, PhD
Chapter 3 Enhancing Movement Efficiency Craig Ranson, PhD, and David Joyce
Chapter 4 Stabilising and Strengthening the Core Andy Barr and Daniel Lewindon
Chapter 5 Optimising Flexibility Sue Falsone
Chapter 6 Monitoring the Training Response Aaron J. Coutts, PhD, and Stuart Cormack, PhD
Chapter 7 Retraining the Injured Athlete Daniel Lewindon and David Joyce
Part II Developing Athletic Capacity
Chapter 8 Customizing the Warm-Up and Cool-Down Rett Larson
Chapter 9 Fine-Tuning Motor Control Frans Bosch
Chapter 10 Using Strength Platforms for Explosive Performance Daniel Baker, PhD
Chapter 11 Successfully Translating Strength Into Speed Derek M. Hanson, CSCS, BA, MASc
Chapter 12 Optimising Training for Jumping and Landing Jeremy Sheppard, PhD
Chapter 17 Optimising Effective Cross-Training Methods Tony Rice, PhD, and Chris Spinks
Part III Delivering Performance
Chapter 18 Planning a Performance Program Ben Rosenblatt, PhD, ASCC, CSCS*D
Chapter 19 Designing Energy-Specific Programs Joel Jamieson
Chapter 20 Minimising the Interference Effect Glenn Stewart
Chapter 21 Optimising Preseason Training in Team Sports Darren Burgess, PhD
Chapter 22 Peaking for Competition in Individual Sports G. Gregory Haff, PhD, CSCS*D, FNSCA, AWF-3, ASCC, ASCA-2
Chapter 23 Maintaining an In-Season Conditioning Edge Stuart Yule
Chapter 24 Recovering Effectively in High-Performance Sports Christian J. Cook, Liam P. Kilduff and Marc R. Jones
About the Editors
About the Contributors
David Joyce is one of the first people in the world to lecture on and hold postgraduate master’s degrees encompassing both sports science and sports medicine. He has trained, rehabilitated, and maintained multiple World and Olympic Champions, along with more than 100 national champions and 300 national representatives. The first athletic performance coach in history to work with Team China after having worked with another national Olympic team, Joyce is currently head of athletic performance at Western Force, the most traveled team in world sport, in the toughest club rugby competition in the world spanning Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. He lives in Western Australia.
Daniel Lewindon is uniquely qualified with postgraduate master’s degrees in both sports science and sports medicine. He has more than 10 years’ experience working full-time in elite sport, and is currently a physiotherapist for the England Rugby Team, a post he has held for more than four years. Working as part of a world leading Performance Team to ensure the health and performance of England’s best rugby players, Lewindon is also a consultant physiotherapist for Red Bull extreme sports athletes. He lives in Market Harborough, UK.