Books, PE News

Become the ultimate defender

Learn from the legendary Lou Tepper, who coached more than 20 NFL linebackers and now has created the most in-depth book ever written on American football’s most important defensive position.

Coverage includes four key linebacker diagnostic tests, 44 drills to improve linebacking skills, pre-snap communication, relaying defense signals from the sideline and special practice and game grading systems to evaluate and maximize performance.

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Training plans for road runners

Renowned running authority, coach and best-selling author Pete Pfitzinger has teamed up with Philip Latter, senior writer for Running Times, to produce this essential training guide covering the most popular race distances, including the 5K, 10K and half marathon.

Faster Road Racing provides a series of easy-to-follow programmes aimed at giving runners ongoing improvements in their race performances.

It contains detailed plans for specific distances as well as expert advice on balancing training and recovery, cross-training, nutrition, tapering and training beyond the age 40.

For serious runners who compete in numerous races at different distances throughout the year, these training plans are invaluable.

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Exercise guidelines are unrealistic for many

Walk in the parkResearchers say current exercise guidelines are unrealistic for many and argue that doctors should sometimes advise small increases in activity instead.

They warn the 150-minute weekly target is beyond the reach of some individuals, particularly the elderly and striving to reach these goals could mean the benefits of lighter exercise are overlooked.

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A patient’s guide to a healthy heart

For people who have been diagnosed with a heart condition it is only natural that they are concerned about the future and seek reassurance and help after the initial treatment phase.

The authors of The Healthy Heart Book have combined their backgrounds and extensive experience in physiotherapy and nutrition to provide this comprehensive guide to achieving a full recovery.

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New campaign from Sport England

248B6AE200000578-2903926-image-m-9_1420835708611Sport England has launched its “This Girl Can campaign” which aims to get more women and girls active – whatever their age, shape or ability.

The campaign is the first of its kind to feature women who sweat and jiggle as they exercise.

It seeks to tell the real story of women who exercise and play sport by using images that are the complete opposite of the idealised and stylised images of women we are now used to seeing.

The campaign doesn’t hold back in trying to encourage women to beat their barriers.

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Pocket guide to Hatha Yoga

Yoga practitioners were captivated by simple instruction and stunning photography in the best-selling Hatha Yoga Illustrated.

Now, that winning formula has been applied to Hatha Yoga Asanas: Pocket Guide for Personal Practice.

It features full-colour photographs, basic movement cues, the English and Sanskrit names, and difficulty ratings for over 150 poses.

Simple, attractive and convenient, Hatha Yoga Asanas is the one reference every practitioner and instructor should own.

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PE lessons not active enough

Girls PEUK National Curriculum Physical Education lessons are failing to deliver enough health enhancing physical activity for girls in secondary schools, research published by Leeds Beckett University has revealed.

The research study, published in European Physical Education Review, concluded that health enhancing physical activity accounted for only one-fifth of the time spent in PE.

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Olympic borough the ‘least active in England’

NewhamThe London borough of Newham, which hosted the 2012 Olympics, is the least physically active place in England, a report by UKActive reveals.

It found that around four in every 10 adults in Newham fail to do even 30 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise a week, despite a government pledge to use the Games to create a lasting legacy of fitness.

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