Improving Strength and Power

Improving Strength and Power

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While all sports use a combination of flexibility, endurance, strength and speed, one of these is usually dominates over the others, depending on the sport. This series introduces each of these physical qualities by way of the sports they are most important for. The series includes: Profiles of sportspeople whose sport fits into the category - how they train and how this is reflected in their physique Training programmes Cross-training activities Nutrition and recipes Cross-curricular elements covering science, food technology and sportshow more

Product details

  • Hardback | 32 pages
  • 224 x 273 x 10mm | 374g
  • Hachette Children's Group
  • Wayland (Publishers) Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 30-35 colour photographs
  • 0750261420
  • 9780750261425

Table of contents

What is strength? Strength in sport Body shapes Somatotyping Strength and weight Core stability Increasing strength Training for maximum strength Training for power Training for strength endurance Overtraining Biomechanics and levers Nutrition and hydration Glossary Further information Indexshow more

About Paul Mason

Paul Mason's interest in writing stems from his childhood when he won the Scripture Prize in his last year at Primary School. He now is an experienced freelance writer and editor of a variety of children's information books, with subjects including extreme sports, geography and travel. He has a degree in anthropology, has worked in Turkey and taught English as a foreign language. Paul is a keen sportsman and particularly enjoys surfing, mountain biking and snowboarding.show more