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High-Performance Training for Sports

by David Joyce and Dan Lewindon Human Kinetics
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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.


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 13 Increasing Agility

Sophia Nimphius, PhD, ASCC, CSCS*D

Chapter 14 Generating Anaerobic Power

David Martin, PhD

Chapter 15 Establishing Endurance for Repeated Performance

Darcy Norman

Chapter 16 Boosting Aerobic Capacity

Grégory Dupont, 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

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 12 years’ experience working full-time in elite sport, and is currently a physiotherapist for the Rugby Football Union, working as part of a world leading Performance Team to ensure the health and performance of England’s best rugby players.