High Performance Training for Sports special offer

22 July 2014, 10:09

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.

Editors David Joyce and Dan Lewindon have gathered contributions from global leaders in athletic performance training, coaching and rehabilitation.

The list of contributors reads like a Who’s Who of world experts who 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.

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The Grandest ever Grand Départ

16 July 2014, 09:47

sw07_TDF_Stage_OneAlthough the Tour de France has now départed these shores, for those of us who witnessed first hand the incredible scenes over the three UK stages the memories will linger on for years to come.

Any fears that the people of Yorkshire would not come out to support the event were soon dispelled when it became clear that this event was going to be something very special.

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UK Cyclists think roads are too dangerous

1 July 2014, 14:48

CyclistThe Grand Depart begins in Leeds on Saturday, but half of British adults believe their local roads are too dangerous to cycle on according to a BBC poll.

The poll showed older Britons were more likely than their younger counterparts to believe the roads were too dangerous: 61% of those aged 65 and over, compared to 45% of 18 to 24 year olds.

Chris Boardman, Olympic medallist and British Cycling policy adviser, said: “It’s clear…people don’t feel safe when riding their bikes on our roads. “In order to rectify this we need a clear commitment from government and local authorities to prioritise the safety and needs of cyclists in all future transport schemes.”

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Bollettieri’s on the Beeb

23 June 2014, 16:29

Nick_BollettieriLegendary coach and bestselling HK author Nick Bollettieri is part of the BBC’s Five Live team of pundits at this year’s Wimbledon Championships.

Bollettieri shows no sign of slowing down and his contribution to world tennis is about to be finally recognised at a special ceremony on the 12th of July when will be inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.

Bollettieri is credited with developing many world-class players, including Andre Agassi, Monica Seles and Mary Pierce.

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Inside track on cycling

23 June 2014, 15:11

Cycling AnatomyCycling Anatomy will show you how to maximise cycling power, speed and endurance by increasing muscular strength and optimising the efficiency of every movement.

It features 74 of the most effective cycling exercises, each with clear, step-by-step descriptions and full-colour anatomical illustrations highlighting the primary muscles in action.

Cycling Anatomy goes beyond simply suggesting exercises by placing you on the bike and into the throes of competition.

Normal Price: £14.99 I €19.50
HK Rewards Members’ Price: £11.99 I €15.60

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The Grand Départ is almost here

23 June 2014, 11:19

After almost two years of planning, Yorkshire is about to welcome the world’s third largest sporting event to the “broad acres”.

In less than two week’s time the Grand Départ of the Tour de France starts from Leeds on Saturday 5th July and enthusiasts and spectators from around the world are set to descend on Yorkshire to see the world’s greatest cycle race set off on the first of two stages that will take in some of the county’s finest scenery and some of its most demanding terrain.

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UKSCA’S 10th Annual Conference

20 June 2014, 16:05

UKSCA’S 10th Annual Conference logoUKSCA’S 10th Annual Conference
19th – 20th July 2014
Chesford Grange
Warwickshire

The UK Strength and Conditioning Association’s Annual Conference is being held this year at Chesford Grange in Warwickshire.

It offers a packed programme of Keynote Addresses and Breakout Sessions presented by leading figures in the industry, including Greg Haff, co-author of Human Kinetics’ bestseller Periodization.

Human Kinetics will be selling copies of High Performance Training in Sports at a specially discounted rate, so be one of the first to get your hands on one of the most eagerly anticipated books we’ve ever published.

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Schoolchildren could help save 100,000 lives a year

9 June 2014, 16:21

Saftey Skills 2.3.7.0 Tab 1 of 2At a session at this year’s Euroanaesthesia in Stockholm, it was argued that improving the skills of members of the public, including schoolchildren, in resuscitation following cardiac arrest could save up to 100,000 lives per year.

The best estimates currently available suggest that 350,000 deaths in each year in Europe are due to so called ‘out-of-hospital cardiac arrest’ (OOH-CA).

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Teach, play and enjoy baseball

5 June 2014, 15:45

Successful coaches know the importance of drills. They form the cornerstone of most practices and are essential in developing player skills and team execution.

For younger players however, the best drills go one step further. They engage the player, promote teamwork and establish a lifelong love of the game.

Youth Baseball Drills is a comprehensive collection of more than 100 of the very best team drills for young players and their coaches. Developed specifically for players aged 6 to 18, the drills teach and reinforce fundamental skills.

Normal Price: £12.99 I €16.90
HK Rewards Members’ Price: £10.39 I €13.52

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Special Football edition of leading journal

5 June 2014, 15:16

IJSPP CoverTwelve stadiums, 32 teams, 64 matches, 736 extraordinary athletes, millions of spectators.

The biggest event in the sport of Association Football brings the excitement of the “beautiful game” to the forefront. Are football-related sport science research and support up to the task?

In honour of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, this special issue of the International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance (IJSPP) turns our attention to football-related sport science research.

The articles in this issue deal with various aspects of football physiology and performance, including the effect of air travel on performance, the influence of hot dry and hot humid conditions, fatigue, match analysis and training load monitoring.

£20.00 I €26.00

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