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Six reasons why athletes should do yoga

Although we’re all familiar with yoga, many of us still think of it as just ‘stretching’, however, yoga is more than that. With elite athletes including NFL stars and Ultramarathon runners adding yoga to their training programmes, but just how beneficial to your training can it be?

Ryanne Cunningham has revealed in her new book, Yoga for Athletes that yoga can bring an added edge to the performance of everyone from amateurs striving to improve their lives to professionals competing against elite athletes. Cunningham has instructed former Green Bay Packers players B.J. Raji, Andy Mulumba, Tramon Williams, Mike Neal and Jarrett Bush, as well as current Green Bay Packer Randall Cobb and athletes from many other sports, from her Flow Yoga Studio in Wisconsin.

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The psychology of sport injury

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Psychology of Sport Injury provides a thorough explanation of the elements and effects of sport injuries.

It takes a contemporary approach to preventing, treating and rehabilitating sport injuries, taking into account the physical, psychological and social factors.

This essential guide also includes evidence-based examples and demonstrates applications you may face working with athletes.

 

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Coaching practices for every season on the sport calendar

Maximise the development of your athletes and team throughout the year with this essential coaching guide.

Coaching Better Every Season presents the proven coaching methods and practices for pre-season, in-season, post-season and off-season.

It also provides many practical exercises and evaluation tools that can be easily applied to teams and athletes at any level.

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Evidence based guide to battling the ongoing obesity epidemic

Biologic Regulation of Physical Activity provides you with an innovative perspective of underlying issues that may contribute to the obesity epidemic.

It offers evidence of a biologic regulator that may affect physical activity, as well as exploring the implications of this theory.

This extensive guide initiates further discussion, examination and research into the idea that physical activity may be controlled by a central biologic regulator.

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Explore inclusion practices in physical education and sport

Adapted Physical Education and Sport, 6th Edition provides you with the most up-to-date information on the subject.

Several chapters have been revised to detail relevant inclusion practices and applications in both physical education and sport.

The guide includes a web resource which features 26 video clips to explain health-related tests that may apply to students with disabilities.

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Practical physical education for nursery and primary school children

This thoroughly updated edition focuses on preparing physical education teachers to deliver practical lessons and activities for both nursery and primary school children.

Developmental Physical Education for All Children, 5th Edition has been updated for the first time in over a decade.

It maintains the solid foundations and instructions while equipping teachers for success in the 21st century.

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The ultimate yoga resource for athletes

Yoga for Athletes offers instruction for improved strength, flexibility and balance in sport.

It features step-by-step instruction, expert advice and pose variations that focus on active muscles and movements for a variety of sports.

This definitive guide is packed with colour photographs that demonstrate poses and breathing to elevate sport performance.

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The 20 best books of 2016 as picked by Human Kinetics Europe customers

It’s often said that our readers are a breed apart.

And it’s true. Something intangible and that defies easy explanation seems to unite our vast, diverse audiences. For our readership, buying one of our books is more than a mere transaction: it’s a statement of intent.

That’s why we go to great lengths to ensure each book we make is the best it can be. But we realise that ultimately it’s not what information resides within the covers that’s important. It’s what you choose to do with it that counts.

If you bought one of our books this year you likely had a reason: a goal. So perhaps what binds us can be called a sense of purpose. And whether or not you’ve achieved your goal yet, here at Human Kinetics we feel grateful to be a part of it.

As we countdown the top twenty best books as chosen by you in 2016 we thank you for that privilege and for your custom. Keep reading, keep achieving and bring on 2017!
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