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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.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Understanding Modern Athletes
David Joyce and Daniel Lewindon

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

About the Editors
About the Contributors

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