A lot of people ask me about literature I would recommend to them so I just grabbed SOME of my most ‘go to’ books on my bookshelf piled them on my desk (nearly broke the glass) and decided I’d list them for you, the description that Amazon has given them and a link to the book on amazon (click the picture). This is by no means a comprehensive list and only a few of my collection. A nice mix of topical books though.
So…from the top:
SPORTS TRAINING PRINCIPLES
Dr Frank W. Dick
Written by world renowned coach and President of the European Athletics Coaches Association, Frank Dick, Sports Training Principles is the ultimate reference on training theory and practice for all coaches responsible for developing athletes to fulfil their performance potential. It covers: anatomy and basic biomechanics; energy production systems; psychology, learning procedures and technical training; performance components – strength, speed, endurance and mobility; training cycles, periodization, adaptation to external loading and coaching methods.
PHYSIOLOGICAL BASES OF SPORTS PERFORMANCE
Physiological Bases of Sports Performance takes an in-depth look at how the body responds to high physical activity in exercise and sport, and on how to enhance performance through a variety of physiological techniques, such as training, nutrition and cryogenic aids. The book covers the basic elements of physiology and explains the effects of sport on those areas. The second section on improving sport performance provides a practical angle that will be useful for sports coaches and athletes. Key Features: · Provides the basics of physiology in context of athletes and people performing high physical activity · Practical and academic information for students, sports people and sports medicine practitioners · Covers a cross section of different methods of enhancing performance · Draws on an international selection of contributors at the forefront of their respective fields.
TRANSFER OF TRAINING IN SPORT
DR Anatoly P.Bondarchuk
This book is 199 pages of some of the most comprehensive ideas on strength training. It has been translated by Dr. Michael Yessis. Highly recommended for all advanced strength coaches.
SECRETS OF RUSSIAN SPORTS TRAINING
The Secrets of Soviet Sports Fitness and Training, published in 1987, tells the story of Soviet sports success in the Olympic Games and World championships. It describes the key factors of the Soviet system of training athletes — a system that is still unsurpassed by any country in the world — not even after the country was dismantled.
Now, after 21 years, an updated version of this book is available. In addition to the original, an addendum has been added to each chapter to bring it up to date with the advances that have been made since the first printing. More information from practicing Russian coaches as well as from the literature has been included. Also added are results from application of Russian methods by coaches who have incorporated one or more aspects of their system.
RUSSIAN SPORTS RESTORATION AND MASSAGE
Michael Yessis and Mel Siff
One of the biggest problems facing athletes and coaches today is how to recover from a training session. The faster the recovery, the harder, longer and more frequent training can occur. In this book you will learn about the best methods of recovery and how to implement them. You will learn how they are to be administered and when they should be used in relation to the type of training session.
PHYSIOLOGY OF SPORT AND EXERCISE
Jack H Wilmore
Physiology of Sport and Exercise, Fourth Edition stands alone as the best, most comprehensive resource framing the latest research findings in a reader-friendly format. This winning combination makes it easier and more engaging than ever for students to develop their understanding of the body’s marvellous abilities to perform various types and intensities of exercise and sport, to adapt to stressful situations and to improve its physiological capacities.This new edition presents the complex relationship between human physiology and exercise in a format that is more comprehensive for students than other comparable texts. Ease of reading and understanding is the cornerstone for this popular text and students will experience a depth and breadth of content balanced with unique and effective learning features. The authors, all distinguished researchers, combine their expertise to deliver a level of technical content superior to that in previous editions with the inclusion of new and updated topics. This book includes new information regarding exercise training principles and the adaptations in muscle, hormonal control, neural control, metabolism and cardio-respiratory function with both resistance training and aerobic and anaerobic training. It presents a more in-depth presentation of the body’s adaptations in hot and cold environments and at altitude.It describes the latest research in exercise prescription for health and fitness, including the unique role of physical activity for rehabilitation and the prevention and control of cardiovascular disease, obesity and diabetes. It includes an instructor guide specifically developed for lecturers. The guide includes sample lecture outlines, key points, student assignments, sample laboratory exercises and direct links to detailed sources on the Internet for every chapter in the text. It also includes a test package, which helps instructors create print versions of their own tests by selecting from a question pool of over 1,800 questions; create, store and retrieve their own questions; select their own test forms and save them for later editing or printing; and, export the tests into a word-processing programme.It also includes a presentation package which includes a comprehensive series of 700 PowerPoint slides. Learning objective slides present the major topics covered in each chapter, text slides list key points and illustration and photo slides contain graphics found in the text. Instructors can easily add, modify, or rearrange the order of the slides.It also includes an online student study guide!This new edition includes an online study guide with dynamic and interactive learning activities, all of which can be conducted outside the lab. The site offers self-rating checklists that allow students to target concepts they need extra help with and unique “My Notes” study aids that students can edit and save. Activity feedback presents specific text page references to review for incorrect responses. Additional resources in the online study guide include glossary terms that are emphasised on their first appearance, pop-up definitions, quizzes that test students’ knowledge of the material and links to professional journals. Organisation and career information extends students’ knowledge beyond the learning environment.
HIGH PERFORMANCE SPORTS CONDITIONING
This work is a guide to building athletic performance. It follows the same progression as a sound conditioning programme, first testing and building up the nine essential fitness components, next tailoring the training exercises and drills to the development of sport-specific performance factors. Finally periodizing the training programme precisely for peak performance at critical points in the competitive season and, if necessary, using a safe and effective reconditioning regimen to bring an athlete back from injury.
ADVANCES IN FUNCTIONAL TRAINING
In the seven years since the publication of his first book, Functional Training for Sports, new understanding of functional anatomy created a shift in strength coaching. With this new material, Coach Boyle presents the continued evolution of functional training as seen by a leader in the strength and conditioning field.
LOW BACK DISORDERS
Access the latest research and applications to build effective prevention and rehabilitation programs for your patients or clients with “Low Back Disorders: Evidence-Based Prevention and Rehabilitation, Second Edition”. Internationally recognized low back specialist Stuart McGill presents original research to quantify the forces that specific movements and exercises impose on the low back, dispels myths regarding spine stabilization exercises, and suggests prevention approaches and strategies to offset injuries and restore function. “Low Back Disorders: Evidence-Based Prevention and Rehabilitation, Second Edition”, presents a clear exposition of back anatomy and biomechanics and demonstrates how to interpret the latest research on low back involvement for clinical applications. The text also contains detailed information on injuries associated with seated work and sport and ergonomic issues related to manual handling of materials. With “Low Back Disorders: Evidence-Based Prevention and Rehabilitation, Second Edition”, you will gain valuable information on measured loading of the back during specific activities and apply it to avoid common, but counterproductive practices in back rehabilitation; learn how to analyze each patient’s or client’s unique physical characteristics and lifestyle factors to tailor preventive measures and treatments to individual needs; learn how to help patients and clients progress through the stages of rehabilitation: corrective exercise, stability or mobility, endurance, and strength; and acquire the information necessary to design an effective injury-prevention program. This fully updated second edition expands knowledge of low back disorders and best practices in several areas. Enhanced algorithms guide progessive therapeutic exercise, and specially designed patient assessment provocation tests aid you in determining the cause of back troubles, guide your choices in the best ways to eliminate problems, and improve the development of appropriate activities for functional gain. Whereas the first edition focused on increasing spine stability, the second edition provides new information on dealing with both regional instability or mobility and regional stiffness present in individuals where most of the motion occurs at a single spinal segment. With an expanded repertoire of pain-free motion exercises and additional information on ways to find and adjust stabilization exercises, “Low Back Disorders: Evidence-Based Prevention and Rehabilitation, Second Edition”, offers you new tools to help your patients and clients achieve pain-free exertion. The text includes exercises and activities that provide a solid foundation of physical work in preparation for more advanced activities in sports and occupations. Also, the process of transitioning into performance exercise is outlined with an explanation of the critical stages of the performance pyramid, including the design of appropriate corrective exercise, building joint and whole-body stability, enhancing endurance, training true strength, and transitioning to ultimate performance. “Low Back Disorders: Evidence-Based Prevention and Rehabilitation, Second Edition”, presents foundational information and corresponding clinical applications in a clear, well-sequenced format. Part I builds your knowledge of lumbar function and injury. Part II demonstrates how to use this knowledge to build evidence-based injury-prevention programs by assessing risks, creating ergonomic interventions, and training personnel. Part III focuses on improving rehabilitation techniques, including specific diagnostic and provocative tests, with specific therapeutic exercises proven to enhance performance and reduce pain through a continuum from corrective exercise to stability and mobility, endurance, strength, and power. Additionally, the text offers practical features to guide your learning and inform your practice: through more than 475 photos, graphs, and charts support the research and the scientific basis for the text’s conclusions. More than 50 tests and exercises with step-by-step instructions help you develop successful programs for your patients and clients, special sections highlight how the anatomical, biomechanical, and research results can be applied to clinical situations. Cutting-edge research and evidence-based application strategies from the leading spine specialist in North America make “Low Back Disorders: Evidence-Based Prevention and Rehabilitation, Second Edition”, the authoritative text for study, care, and treatment of the low back. Its unique approach to back care will guide you in developing intervention, rehabilitation, and prevention programs to address the unique needs of each patient or client and develop a strong scientific foundation for your practice.
Yuri V. Verkhoshansky, Mel Siff
The shock method * The development of adaptation process during the long term sport activity * The “compensatory adaptation” * Current Adaptive Reserve of the human organism * The strategy to manage the adaptation in the training process * The specificity of protein synthesis in the adaptation process * The structural reconstructions during the adaptation process and the phenomenon of Supercompensation * Heterochronism of adaptive reconstructions * The function efficiency in a high – adapted organism * The optimal regime of adaptation * The phenomenon of immune defence decrease * The general schema of adaptation process during the sport activity * The practical aspects of the Adaptation Theory * The future developments of the use of Adaptation Theory in sport This book is a must have for any athlete or coach. Every topic is covered in almost 600 pages. * Strength and the muscular system * Philosophy of physical training * The muscle complex * Adaptation and the training effect * Sport specific strength training * Factors influencing strength production * The means of special strength training * The methods of special strength training * Organization of training * Strength training methods * Designing sports specific strength programs * Restoration and stress management * Combination of resistance methods * The use of testing * Overtraining * PNF as a training system * Models for structuring the annual training * Preparedness and the training load * Periodisation as a form of organization * Plyometric
PERIODISATION TRAINING FOR SPORTS
Sports conditioning has advanced tremendously since the era when a “no pain, no gain” philosophy guided the training regimens of athletes. Dr. Tudor Bompa pioneered most of these breakthroughs, proving long ago that it’s not only how much and how hard an athlete works but also when and what work is done that determines the athlete’s conditioning level.
In “Periodization Training for Sports,” Bompa demonstrates how to use periodized workouts in order to peak at optimal times by manipulating six different training phases: anatomical adaptation, hypertrophy, maximum strength, conversion to power, maintenance, and transition. Coaches and athletes in 32 sports have at their fingertips a proven program that is sure to produce the best results. No more guessing about preseason conditioning, in-season workloads, or appropriate rest and recovery periods; now it’s simply a matter of identifying and implementing the information in this book.
Presented in a useful format with plenty of ready-made training schedules, “Periodization Training for Sports” is your best conditioning planner if you want to know what works, why it works, and when it works in the training room and on the practice field. Get in better shape next season, and see the benefits of smarter workouts in competition.
ESSENTIALS OF SPORTS NUTRITION AND SUPPLEMENTS
This volume is a comprehensive textbook for the undergraduate course in sports nutrition. Focusing on exercise physiology, this text is to be used in a certification course sponsored by the International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN).
Dr. Anthony J. Blazevich
For coaches, athletes and students of biomechanics, the new edition of Sports Biomechanics: The basics answers real-world questions in sports using easily comprehensible language and clear and concise diagrams. Each chapter is devoted to answering questions in a single area of sports biomechanics with the scientific underpinnings of sports performance clearly explained. Biomechanics is simply the science of ‘mechanics’, a particular section of physics, as it relates to the human body. In the sport sciences, biomechanists do just about everything, including improving aerodynamics of vehicles, improving swim stroke technique to maximise swimming propulsion, and optimising running technique to increase running speed or efficiency. Biomechanics is a core subject on all sports science courses, and undergraduates must complete this module in their first (and often second) year. Because of the use of maths and physics to explain biomechanical concepts, students often find it difficult to grasp the basic elements of biomechanics. Anthony Blazevich’s book is designed to explain to students the key concepts of biomechanics, using clear examples, tying all theory to practical examples to help students relate the biomechanics principles to improving in their coaching and performing.
Movement is a vivid discovery, a fundamental and explicit teaching in which the return to basics takes on a whole new meaning. In it, author Gray Cook crosses the lines between rehabilitation, conditioning and fitness, providing a clear model and a common language under which fitness and rehabilitation professionals can work together. By using systematic logic and revisiting the natural developmental principals all infants employ as they learn to walk, run and climb, Gray forces a new look at motor learning, corrective exercise and modern conditioning practices. The discoveries, lessons and approaches you’ll learn * How to view and measure movement quality alongside quantity * How to ascertain dysfunctional patterns with the Functional Movement Screen * What clinicians need to know about the Selective Functional Movement Assessments * When to apply corrective strategies and how to determine which strategies to use * How to map movement patterns and understand movement as a behavior and not just as a mechanical idea This book is not simply about the anatomy of moving structures. Rather, it serves a broader purpose to help the reader understand authentic human movement, and how the brain and body create and learn movement patterns. Our modern dysfunctions are a product of our isolated and incomplete approaches to exercise imposed on our sedentary lifestyles. A return to movement principles can create a more comprehensive exercise and rehabilitation model, a model that starts with movement.
SCIENCE AND PRACTICE OF STRENGTH TRAINING
Vladimir M. Zatsiorsky
This book is for those readers interested in muscular strength and ways to enhance its development. It is developed from the vast experience of both authors, who bring to the text documented experiences of more than 1,000 elite athletes, including from Olympic, world, continental and US national record holders. Written for the practitioner, it provides a straightforward examination of the fundamental concepts and principles readers need to understand in order to make decisions on what might be appropriate in the programme design for their athletes. The integration of coaching theory and scientific underpinnings in this new edition continues to promote a more sophisticated approach to strength training.
Thomas W Myers
Understanding the role of fascia in healthy movement and postural distortion is of vital importance to bodyworkers and movement therapists. “Anatomy Trains: Myofascial Meridians for Manual and Movement Therapists” presents a unique whole systems view of myofascial/locomotor anatomy in which the bodywide connections among the muscles within the fascial net are described in detail for the first time. Using the metaphor of railway or train lines, Myers explains how patterns of strain communicate through the myofascial webbing, contributing to postural compensation and movement stability. Written in a style that makes it easy to understand and apply, “Anatomy Trains” provides an accessible and comprehensive explanation of the anatomy and function of the myofascial system in the body. The DVD ROM in the back of the book contains video of techniques, Anatomy Trains-based dissections and computer animations of the myofascial meridian lines.
WILLIAMS TEXTBOOK OF ENDOCRINOLOGY
The latest edition of “Williams Textbook of Endocrinology” edited by Drs. Shlomo Melmed, Kenneth S. Polonsky, P. Reed Larsen, and Henry M. Kronenberg, helps you diagnose and treat your patients effectively with up-to-the minute, practical know-how on all endocrine system disorders. Comprehensive yet accessible, this extensively revised 12th Edition updates you on diabetes, metabolic syndrome, obesity, thyroid disease, testicular disorders, and much more so you can provide your patients with the most successful treatments. You can find scientific insight and clinical data interwoven in every chapter, reflecting advances in both areas of this constantly changing discipline, and presented in a truly accessible format. You’ll also access valuable contributions from a dynamic list of expert authors and nearly 2.000 full-color images to help you with every diagnosis. Along with convenient online access, this title has everything you need to manage any and all the clinical endocrinopathies you may encounter.
ESSENTIALS OF STRENGTH TRAINING AND CONDITIONING
Thomas Baechle and Roger Earle
Now in its third edition, Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning is the most comprehensive reference available for strength and conditioning professionals. In this text, 30 expert contributors explore the scientific principles, concepts, and theories of strength training and conditioning as well as their applications to athletic performance. Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning is the most-preferred preparation text for the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) exam. The research-based approach, extensive exercise technique section, and unbeatable accuracy of Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning make it the text readers have come to rely on for CSCS exam preparation. The third edition presents the most current strength training and conditioning research and applications in a logical format designed for increased retention of key concepts. The text is organized into five sections. The first three sections provide a theoretical framework for application in section 4, the program design portion of the book. The final section offers practical strategies for administration and management of strength and conditioning facilities. Section 1 (chapters 1 through 10) presents key topics and current research in exercise physiology, biochemistry, anatomy, biomechanics, endocrinology, sport nutrition, and sport psychology and discusses applications for the design of safe and effective strength and conditioning programs. Section 2 (chapters 11 and 12) discusses testing and evaluation, including the principles of test selection and administration as well as the scoring and interpretation of results. Section 3 (chapters 13 and 14) provides techniques for warm-up, stretching, and resistance training exercises. For each exercise, accompanying photos and instructions guide readers in the correct execution and teaching of stretching and resistance training exercises. This section also includes a set of eight new dynamic stretching exercises. Section 4 examines the design of strength training and conditioning programs. The information is divided into three parts: anaerobic exercise prescription (chapters 15 through 17), aerobic endurance exercise prescription (chapter 18), and periodization and rehabilitation (chapters 19 and 20). Step-by-step guidelines for designing resistance, plyometric, speed, agility, and aerobic endurance training programs are shared. Section 4 also includes detailed descriptions of how principles of program design and periodization can be applied to athletes of various sports and experience levels. Within the text, special sidebars illustrate how program design variables can be applied to help athletes attain specific training goals. Section 5 (chapters 21 and 22) addresses organization and administration concerns of the strength training and conditioning facility manager, including facility design, scheduling, policies and procedures, maintenance, and risk management. Chapter objectives, key points, key terms, and self-study questions provide a structure to help readers organize and conceptualize the information. Unique application sidebars demonstrate how scientific facts can be translated into principles that assist athletes in their strength training and conditioning goals. Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning also offers new lecture preparation materials. A product specific Web site includes new student lab activities that instructors can assign to students. Students can visit this Web site to print the forms and charts for completing lab activities, or they can complete the activities electronically and email their results to the instructor. The instructor guide provides a course description and schedule, chapter objectives and outlines, chapter-specific Web sites and additional resources, definitions of primary k