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
Understanding Modern Athletes
David Joyce and Daniel Lewindon
Part I Building Robust Athletes
Evaluating Athletic Capacities
Mike McGuigan, PhD
Developing Younger Athletes
Rhodri S. Lloyd, PhD, ASCC, CSCS*D, and Jonathan L. Oliver, PhD
Enhancing Movement Efficiency
Craig Ranson, PhD, and David Joyce
Stabilising and Strengthening the Core
Andy Barr and Daniel Lewindon
Monitoring the Training Response
Aaron J. Coutts, PhD, and Stuart Cormack, PhD
Retraining the Injured Athlete
Daniel Lewindon and David Joyce
Part II Developing Athletic Capacity
Customizing the Warm-Up and Cool-Down
Fine-Tuning Motor Control
Using Strength Platforms for Explosive Performance
Daniel Baker, PhD
Successfully Translating Strength Into Speed
Derek M. Hanson, CSCS, BA, MASc
Optimising Training for Jumping and Landing
Jeremy Sheppard, PhD
Sophia Nimphius, PhD, ASCC, CSCS*D
Generating Anaerobic Power
David Martin, PhD
Establishing Endurance for Repeated Performance
Boosting Aerobic Capacity
Grégory Dupont, PhD
Optimising Effective Cross-Training Methods
Tony Rice, PhD, and Chris Spinks
Part III Delivering Performance
Planning a Performance Program
Ben Rosenblatt, PhD, ASCC, CSCS*D
Designing Energy-Specific Programs
Minimising the Interference Effect
Optimising Preseason Training in Team Sports
Darren Burgess, PhD
Peaking for Competition in Individual Sports
G. Gregory Haff, PhD, CSCS*D, FNSCA, AWF-3, ASCC, ASCA-2
Maintaining an In-Season Conditioning Edge
Recovering Effectively in High-Performance Sports
Christian J. Cook, Liam P. Kilduff and Marc R. Jones
About the Editors
About the Contributors