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
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
Chapter 9 Fine-Tuning Motor Control
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
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
Chapter 20 Minimising the Interference Effect
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
Chapter 24 Recovering Effectively in High-Performance Sports
Christian J. Cook, Liam P. Kilduff and Marc R. Jones
About the Editors
About the Contributors