Improving Strength and Power

Improving Strength and Power

Hardback Training for Sport

By (author) Paul Mason, By (author) Adam Sutherland

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  • Publisher: Wayland (Publishers) Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 32 pages
  • Dimensions: 224mm x 273mm x 10mm | 374g
  • Publication date: 12 August 2010
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0750261420
  • ISBN 13: 9780750261425
  • Illustrations note: 30-35 colour photographs

Product description

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 sport

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Author information

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.

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 Index