By Paul Mason
It's not just gymnasts and ballet dancers who need to be flexible. Sports such as rock climbing, Judo, diving and cricket rely on flexibility to be performed well and reduce the risk of injury. This book explains the science behind flexibility, provides exercises and explains the effects diet has on muscle performance.· Test your flexibility and follow professional step-by-step exercises to improve it.· Discover how your muscles, joints, ligaments and tendons work together to enable the body to be flexible.· Understand how to stretch to avoid injury and what the difference is between static, dynamic and assisted stretching.· Read about sportspeople such as Tom Daly, Lynn Hill and Rafael Nadal, whose flexibility has helped them to excel.Combining sports science, nutrition, training programmes and exercises, the Training for Sport series of books is a complete guide to raising performance for children aged 9+.
Improving Strength and Power
By Paul Mason
Whether you are a weight lifter, gymnast, kayaker or javelin thrower, strength and power are crucial to you performance and technique. This book provides the science, training advice and exercises to help you improve at your sport.· Understand the difference between strength and power and how important they each are for your performance.· Test your core stability, the most important form of strength for all sportspeople, and improve it by following step-by-step excercises.· Learn how to apply biomechanics to your training in order to use your strength and power most effectively.· Read about powerful sportspeople, such as Chris Hoy, Matthias Steiner and Stepanka Hilgertova.Combining sports science, nutrition, training programmes and exercises, the Training for Sport series of books is a complete guide to raising performance for children aged 9+.
By Rob Bowden
In-line skating is one of the ultimate extreme sports. It really has no limits! Whether you are an experienced skater or just starting out this book will help you to find out more about the world of in-line skating. The book is full of spectacular photographs, hints to improve your in-line skating skills and invaluable advice -- from stretching to skate parks.'No limits' is an action-packed series on extreme sports. The stimulating text and photographs will inspire any action sports enthusiasts.