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A selection of books published by Human Kinetics.

Most wanted books of 2021

In this post we explore some of our most in demand eBooks of 2021. From sport science to sport healthcare, take a look and take your pick. High-Performance Training for Sports The second edition has finally arrived and features contributions from global leaders in athletic performance training, coaching, and rehabilitation, sharing the techniques they’ve used with Olympians, elite athletes, and teams from professional sport leagues around the world.  Split into three parts, the book covers establishing and developing resilience, developing athletic capabilities and enhancing and sustaining performance. NSCA’s Essentials of Sport Science With contributions from 52 internationally recognised experts in sport science, this NSCA book provides all you need to know about being a sport scientist from athlete assessment, to data analytics and disseminating information. In addition to being a useful guide for sport scientists it is also useful preparation for the NSCA’s CPSS certification exam. Functional Training Anatomy Strength and conditioning specialists Kevin Carr and Mary Kate Feit cut through the clutter and misconceptions about functional training and cover all aspects of how to …

How to choose the right strength training exercises for athletes

As a coach choosing the right strength training exercises for athletes can be a daunting task with so many options out there: free weights, exercise machines, isometrics, uphill ambulation with an additional load, drop jumps, self-resistance exercises, and so on. In this post, adapted from Science and Practice of Strength Training, we explore the various classes of exercises used for strength enhancement for both beginning and qualified athletes.

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A Guide to Building your Triathlon Training Plan

Athletes are smart and inquisitive. So rather than simply diving straight into telling you what you’ll need to do to build your triathlon training plan, we want to ensure that you have an understanding of why you’re doing it. Having an appreciation for the principles of training program design will help keep you focused and motivated because you will know that it can help you to perform better.

6 common sports nutrition questions answered

Every athlete knows that physical training alone won’t get them to where they want to be. An athlete’s performance is determined by a number of factors, with nutrition being key. But with so much conflicting information out there about what athletes should or shouldn’t do when it comes to nutrition, we felt it was time to provide the facts. In this post we address 6 sports nutrition questions adapted from Advanced Sports Nutrition, so you can maximise your potential as an athlete.