Sports fan loyalty is imperative for sports clubs and athletes. Those who have formed strong connections to their favourite team may be termed loyal fans. One popular communication tool for such fans is Twitter, which has been found to be an important medium for sharing news and events, yet few studies have examined the moderating of Twitter use in a sports context.
Ian Craig explains what integrative sports nutrition (aka functional nutrition) is, how it differs from traditional sports nutrition and why it matters now.
Monitoring Training and Performance in Athletes provides the tools needed to create a successful athlete monitoring plan. Coaches are able to use these skills to adapt their current training programmes and help their athletes achieve peak performance.
Sports in American History, 2nd Edition journeys from early American sports history to the present, detailing the evolution of sporting practices in the US. Students are provided with insights into new and alternative perspectives. As well as, the examination of sport as a social and cultural phenomenon and consideration of future developments in American sport. Continue reading “Comprehensive overview of American sports history”
There comes a time in every athlete’s career when they need to take a break. It might be the offseason, they might be injured or maybe they just need a rest to recover after a long stint of training. Whether you’re a professional athlete, regular gym goer or just play a lot of sport, rest is important, sometimes it may even be forced upon us through injury. Here are some tips on how to maintain muscle and fitness levels when you’re on a break.
CrossFit’s growth in popularity over the last few years has been incredible, if not controversial. Questions are often raised about the safety of CrossFit. The sheer volume and intensity of often complex lifts have been ridiculed by many coaches and bodybuilders. CrossFit is a form of exercise that incorporates rapid and successive high-intensity, ballistic movements. It combines elements of gymnastics, weightlifting (Olympic and power), running, rowing, throwing and jumping making it arguably the most functional form of training. Continue reading “The injury rates and safety of CrossFit”