Description : What are the best fuel foods for soccer players? What training regimen will best prepare young soccer players and improve their resistance to injuries? This comprehensive guide to health and fitness for soccer players offers expert advice for soccer teams at all levels. With decades of combined experience treating and training elite soccer players, exercise physiologist Donald Kirkendall and orthopedic specialist William E. Garrett Jr. present complex issues in an easy-to-understand format. The book addresses the physical and mental demands of the game, including the differences between boys' and girls' games and the differences in the levels of play in youth, college, and professional leagues; nutrition fundamentals, including food, drink, and vitamin supplements; physiology and training methods, with an emphasis on the basic elements of flexibility, speed, strength, and conditioning; and injury treatment and prevention. For players looking to step up their game, for parents who want to keep their kids healthy, and for coaches seeking the advice of the pros, this guide is an indispensable reference to keep handy on the sidelines.
Description : Playing team sports has many benefits, and yet high-contact sports such as football and rugby have also been linked to serious injuries, including concussions, and a higher risk of dementia, depression, and Parkinsons disease. How can we weigh the potential benefits of contact sports with their potentially serious risks? This text provides primary source evidence from doctors, scientists, and experts in the field of sports medicine, as well as ordinary peoples viewpoints, in order to help students reach their own conclusions about the risks related to high-contact sports.
Description : A complete guide to developing every aspect of conditioning for soccer players. Europe's top soccer conditioning experts contributed the following chapters: Soccer Strength Training, Soccer Specific Endurance Training, Speed Training for Soccer, Pre-Season Conditioning, Goalkeeper Training, Fitness Testing and Injury Prevention.
Description : Written by the medical coordinator for Major League Soccer, a nationally recognized physical therapist who treats athletes of all ages and abilities, Soccer Injury Prevention and Treatment is a comprehensive, illustrated guide to the best training, strengthening, stretching, nutrition, and hydration regimens to keep athletes ñ both professional and recreational - safe and on the field. Youíll learn: Ways to prevent the most common soccer injuries, including ACL tears, fractures, ankle sprains, calf strains, shin splints, and overuse injuries To identify the signs and symptoms of injury and when to seek treatment Common setbacks for children and youth How to reduce pain and stop nagging injuries from becoming chronic problems Return-to-play protocols for concussion and warning signs for serious brain injury Exercises to build endurance, flexibility, and power while protecting your body from harm The LESS program, a targeted lower-body strengthening plan to prevent injury
Description : This text provides a comprehensive, practical, evidence-based guide to the field. It covers each stage of the rehabilitation process from initial assessment, diagnosis and treatment, to return to pre-injury fitness and injury prevention. Presenting a holistic approach, this text also addresses the nutritional and psychological aspects of the rehabilitation process for the amateur sports enthusiast as well as elite athletes. Divided into five parts, Parts I, II and III cover screening and assessment, the pathophysiology of sports injuries and healing and the various stages of training during the rehabilitation process. Part IV covers effective clinical decision making, and Part V covers joint specific injuries and pathologies in the shoulder, elbow wrist and hand, groin and knee. Key features: Comprehensive. Covers the complete process from diagnosis and treatment to rehabilitation and prevention of injuries. Practical and relevant. Explores numerous real world case studies and sample rehabilitation programmes to show how to apply the theory in practice. Cutting Edge. Presents the latest research findings in each area to provide an authoritative guide to the field.
Description : The last word on preventing and treating running injuries-from the magazine known the world over as the most reliable and authoritative source of running know-how The world of running-and running injury prevention-has evolved greatly in the last decade. New thinking on injury and recovery suggests that runners can continue to train while injured. And alternative practices-such as acupuncture, chiropractic, and massage-are now virtually mainstream and an essential part of any runner's injury arsenal. Not only is the sport dramatically more popular, but women runners and beginning runners-who are a large part of the growth-have very different needs in the areas of injury and health that have not been covered adequately in previous books. Research in sports medicine also has advanced. All this-and much more--is covered in Runner's World Guide to Injury Prevention, making it the best, most authoritative guide in the field. Here you'll find: - The most important stretches for runners-and why you should not stretch an injured muscle - How (and why) to change your biomechanics and stride length - How to incorporate cross-training to prevent and heal injury - The most important strength-training exercises for runners - How to cope with the mental side of injury - Special concerns for young runners, women, and older Runners - The newest thinking in hydration Beginners and veterans alike will benefit from this expert guidance from the cutting edge of sports medicine and science.
Description : The definitive guide to how strength and conditioning (S&C) can be effectively applied in football. S&C is well established as a cornerstone of sports science in elite sport, and is now a key part in the preparation and training of professional footballers, helping to make players more robust, more efficient and more explosive. This comprehensive manual covers all aspects that contribute to successful practice so that training and playing time lost to injury is reduced. This guide deals with much more than a list of exercises. Based on experience at Premier League level, critical topics include: · Effective coaching · Injury prevention · Performance monitoring · Performance enhancement This book is a unique resource for existing and aspiring football S&C coaches as well as sports science graduates. In a developing field, this pioneering text will help to shape and define the role of the S&C coach within football to help players at all levels of the game.
Description : Here is a definitive guide to flexibility that revises the conceptual framework of the field. From the conceptual foundations of research to the practical applications of stretching techniques in a number of domains, this book provides a fresh perspective on flexibility, one that challenges current thinking and professional practice. It covers all major types of flexibility technique and training, with an emphasis on when and how to use each method safely and effectively. Specific applications to rehabilitation, sport, fitness, and dance make this book an invaluable resource for all practitioners and professionals in the field of human movement.
Description : Blending contemporary sports science theory with youth specific coaching practice, this book offers soccer development strategies that are tailored to the needs of young players.