Publisher: Human Kinetics
The Horizontal Jumps
Author: Nick Newman
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
A comprehensive insight into how to develop the Horizontal Jumper. Detailing every aspect of long term preparation, training periodization, technical guidelines, and much more. Chapter breakdowns include: 1) Introduction to the horizontal jumps, a look at past, present, and future jumpers and details of all the major jumps in history. 2) Detailed breakdown of all technical components related to the long and triple jump. Step by step picture guides, common errors and corrections, and strongly contested topics all included. 3) A look at every physical component needed for success in the horizontal jumps. You will learn exactly what is required and where the training focus should lie. The chapter concludes with descriptions of specific testing protocols and detailed evaluation tables for both the men's and women's event standards. 4) Discusses many training methods and principles related to the development of event specific physical abilities. Concludes with information on recovery methods, the prevention of overtraining and more. 5) How the individual training components are periodized throughout the training year. Detailed information on exercise progressions, periodization styles, load manipulation and exercise choice included. 6) The recipe for success. How everything fits together into a comprehensive structured training program. Breakdown of the training phases and how to structure your short and long term planning. Including the USA and European training set up and philosophies, various methods of periodization, tapering and peaking guidelines, detailed graphs, tables, charts and more. 7) Fully periodized coach/athlete ready training programs in 3 different training styles. Includes each phase of preparation, competition guidelines and peak competition set ups. 8) Event specific exercise pictures and detailed description. Includes plyometric, special weight training, and ballistic training exercises along with a secondary exercise training inventory and description guide. Final Thoughts: Includes 101 tips for horizontal jumpers and closing words. Overall the book is packed full of information, thoughts and opinions, pictures, graphs, tables and charts, tips and tidbits on every facet of jumps training, and is a guaranteed interesting read. From the serious professional to the high school coach, if you are interested in the jumps or in track and field training in general this is a must have addition to your library.
Publisher: Human Kinetics
Who says the best can’t get better? The enhanced edition of Strength Ball Training, Third Edition, delivers plenty of exercises, programs, assessments, and 51 video clips and 2 full-length programs for achieving the best results. Preferred by elite athletes, fitness experts, and strength and conditioning specialists, stability and medicine ball exercises are essential to developing core power, strength, balance, coordination, and stability. Strength Ball Training presents those exercises along with instruction and advice on achieving results. Inside you will find assessments to help you determine your current ability and suggested exercises to address deficiencies. The exercises can be sequenced to create individual programs that target specific regions or enhance total-body performance. You’ll learn to incorporate equipment such as cables, bands, and dumbbells for added versatility and increased resistance. The enhanced edition’s 51 video clips show exercises for core stabilization; core rotation; legs and hips; chest, shoulders, and upper back; abs, lower back, and glutes; biceps, triceps, and forearms, and whole body. Also included are two full-length 30-minute programs, Muscle Up and Power Conditioning, making this the one resource full of strength, flexibility, and balance challenges that will test you to your very core.
Boasting 100 exercises and 104 variations, the new edition of Bodybuilding Anatomy is the ultimate guide to gaining mass and sculpting your physique. It features step-by-step instruction and 141 full-color anatomical illustrations, including the most popular competitive poses, and recommendations to modify and individualize programming for specific needs.
Periodization authority Tudor Bompa and strength and conditioning expert Carlo Buzzichelli eliminate the guesswork and establish a clear path to reaching peak physical condition and gaining a competitive edge. Periodization Training for Sports includes programs and training models for 35 sports.
Science and Football IV
Author: Aron Murphy, Thomas Reilly, Warwick Spinks
This edited collection brings together the latest research into the range of sports known as football. With contributions by a large number of the leading international researchers in the field, the book aims to bridge the gap between theory and practice in football, and to raise the awareness of the value of a scientific approach to the various football codes. The book contains nearly seventy papers, examining aspects ranging from match analysis and medical aspects of football to metabolism and nutrition, psychology and behaviour, and management and organization. Containing a wealth of research data, and a huge range of examples of how science can be applied; this book represents an invaluable reference for coaches, trainers, managers, medical staff, and all those involved in supporting performers in the many football codes.
How can one striker be better than three? Why do the best defenders never need to make a tackle? What's the secret of Tiki-taka? Welcome to Ruud Gullit's masterclass on how to 'read' a match. From his unrivalled perspective as player, manager and pundit, the Dutch football legend shows us everything to look for in a 90 minute match. From formations and tactical decisions to player qualities and pivotal moments, Ruud Gullit unveils the hidden patterns on the pitch. Packed with his acute insights, original observations and talking points, How to Watch Football will quite simply change the way you see the beautiful game.
Valen the Outcast
Author: Michael Alan Nelson
Publisher: Boom! Studios
King Valen Brand was a just ruler and a great warrior until he was killed by the necromancer Korrus Null in battle and resurrected as one of the walking dead. Now he's considered an abomination in his own realm, an outcast with only one purpose: to restore his lost soul! Valen the Outcast is a blend of 'epic fantasy' and 'sword-and-sorcery' that is perfect for fans of A Game of Thrones and Conan the Barbarian. Collecting issues 1-4 of the visceral new series, join Valen and his ragtag band of renegades and smugglers as they cut a path through his war-torn kingdom, fighting a dozen armies as they vie for his old throne.
Author: Jess Jarver
Author: P. H. Matthews
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This textbook introduces the basic concepts of syntax. The approach is thematic, dealing with the nature of syntactic relations and the main types of construction (predication, attribution, coordination etc.). Professor Matthews draws attention to the weakness of much current syntactic theory and considers the problem of indeterminacy, which theorists have been unable to treat in any systematic way.