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Bill Beswick“Developing the Mindset of Winning Teams”
Presented by Bill Beswick

The recording of this webinar is now available and is a must for anyone involved in the coaching or management of sports teams.

Bill drew upon his work as performance psychologist with national and elite teams in a variety of sports, Premier League and European football clubs and USA college soccer teams.

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The essential text for strength and conditioning professionals and students

Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning 4th EditionEssentials of Strength Training and Conditioning is the essential text for strength and conditioning professionals and students.

This comprehensive resource explains the key theories, concepts and scientific principles of strength training and conditioning as well as their direct application to athletic competition and performance.

The scope and content have been updated to convey the knowledge, skills and abilities required of a strength and conditioning professional.

It now offers an expanded ancillary package for instructors with access to a 61-video collection, demonstrating resistance training exercises, plyometric exercises and exercises using alternative modes and nontraditional implements, bringing practical content to the classroom.

Price: £74.49 I €104.30

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New: Social Issues in Sport, 3rd Edition

9781450495202Social Issues in Sport explores the historical perspectives and complex relationships that have emerged between sport and modern society.

It remains grounded in practical application and follows the framework of the previous editions to provide social theories through which students may examine real-world issues.

Updated statistical information allows students to analyse trends in participation, popularity, gender, race and class as they relate to sport.

Ancillary materials are available to aid lecturers including an updated instructor guide, test package, chapter quizzes and a presentation package.

Normal Price: £75.99 I €115.50
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Free BASES webinar on Isokinetic Dynamometry

Isokinetic dynamometry for assessment of muscle strength and joint function

Presenter Bill Baltzopoulos
Feb 23, 2016 at 3:00 PM GMT

A recording of this webinar will be made available to those who register.

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The assessment of muscle strength by measuring the joint moment using isokinetic dynamometry is affected by a number of mechanical and neuromuscular factors.

Understanding the effects of these factors on reliability and validity of dynamometry parameters is essential for the correct interpretation of muscle strength and joint function measurements and their relationship to performance.

By the end of this webinar, attendees should be able to be able to apply the most appropriate techniques for the measurement of muscle strength and joint function (as suggested by the BASES Biomechanics guidelines).

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Burnout in athletic trainers

There have been many focused clinical questions related to the recognition, rehabilitation, or prevention of sport-related injuries.

However one area that tends to be overlooked is the well-being of the clinicians treating patients.

One such area is burnout in athletic trainers.

Described as a negative response to chronic stress resulting in a mixture of emotional exhaustion, depersonalisation and reduced personal accomplishment, burnout contributes to health and psychological impairments that may cause patient care to suffer.

Athletic trainers are especially vulnerable to burnout due to the demands of the job and the multitude of stressors associated with providing health care.

An article in the January issue of The International Journal of Athletic Therapy and Training (IJATT) investigates what personal and environmental characteristics are associated with burnout in athletic trainers.

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The assessment and treatment of low back pain

97814504729131_zoom The third edition of Low Back Disorders contains all of the essential tools for treating those with low back maladies.

It provides detailed insights into injury assessment by an expanded set of tests with accompanying instructions.

A web resource features 23 handouts that can be edited and printed to suit practitioner and patients’ needs.

In addition to offering strategies for relieving and potentially eliminating pain, the text provides insight into the conditions and environments that may initially cause back pain and makes recommendations on reducing these influences so that clients can be pain free.

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Oxford named the UK’s fittest city

New research into fitness levels across the country has revealed Oxford to be the UK’s fittest city.

The survey of 2000 adults found that residents in Oxford do more exercise than those who live in any other city, with 74 per cent claiming to workout at least once a week.

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Evidence-Based Practice in Athletic Training

This new title9781450498159 provides essential information on the fundamentals of evidence-based practice (EBP) for students who are working toward certification in athletic training and for athletic trainers who wish to stay up to date on best practice in the field.

Grounded in solid science, Evidence-Based Practice in Athletic Training explains the basics of EBP and the research design methods that are so vital to its implementation.

In addition to in-depth information on the principles and application it presents clinically based scenarios that allow students to apply their recently acquired knowledge to real-life situations, thus encouraging a deeper understanding of the topics presented throughout the text.

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