Call Number: Valley City State University 2nd Floor (615.78 W486y 2015 )
Publication Date: 2014-12-30
In Your Brain on Food, Dr. Gary Wenk expands his discussion of the effects of specific foods on the brain in a completely updated second edition. From investigations into the benefits and risks of supplements, to the action of gluten in the brain and marijuana's potential for pain relief, Dr.Wenk draws on the latest science to answer a range of fascinating questions such as: * Is your aluminum cookware hurting you?* Can tryptophan supplements improve your mood?* How do fruits and vegetables protect us from aging? * Why does eating chocolate make you feel so angry? * Does our brain want us to be obese?Never forget - everything we consume can affect how we think, feel, and act.
Call Number: Valley City State University 2nd Floor (616.951 M3488s )
Publication Date: 2007-07-18
Every year, millions of people are exposed to a sexually transmitted disease. And many people who are sexually active often worry about being infected. In her comprehensive guide to STDs, Dr. Lisa Marr tells readers everything they need to know about avoiding, preventing, and treating these diseases. Complete and up-to-date, this book describes safer sex practices, testing protocols, and symptoms, and details commonly known treatments as well as significant recent medical advances-including new testing for the herpes virus, the vaccine against the human papilloma virus (HPV), and new discoveries about the effectiveness of spermicides and condoms. For each disease, Dr. Marr offers the latest Sexually Transmitted Disease Treatment Guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Forthright, compassionate, and practical, this guide is a trusted source of advice for anyone who is sexually active.
Call Number: Valley City State University 2nd Floor (613.76 G4121h )
Publication Date: 2014-03-17
As anyone who takes up a new sport quickly discovers, even basic athletic moves require high levels of coordination and control. Whether dribbling a basketball or hitting a backhand, limbs must be synchronized and bodies balanced, all with precise timing. But no matter how diligently we watch the pros or practice ourselves, the body's inner workings remain invisible. The Hidden Mechanics of Exercise reveals the microworld of the human body in motion, from the motor proteins that produce force, to the signaling molecules that activate muscles, to the enzymes that extract energy from nutrients. Christopher Gillen describes how biomolecules such as myosin, collagen, hemoglobin, and creatine kinase power our athletic movements. During exercise, these molecules dynamically morph into different shapes, causing muscles, tendons, blood, and other tissues to perform their vital functions. Gillen explores a wide array of topics, from how genetic testing may soon help athletes train more effectively, to how physiological differences between women and men influence nutrition. The Hidden Mechanics of Exercise tackles questions athletes routinely ask. What should we ingest before and during a race? How does a hard workout trigger changes in our muscles? Why does exercise make us feel good? Athletes need not become biologists to race in a triathlon or carve turns on a snowboard. But Gillen, who has run ten ultramarathons, points out that athletes wishing to improve their performance will profit from a deeper understanding of the body's molecular mechanisms.
Call Number: Valley City State University 2nd Floor (796.3572 T151c )
Publication Date: 2007-12-14
Today's players are bigger, stronger, and faster than ever before. A focused conditioning program has become essential to on-the-field success. Complete Conditioning for Baseballfeatures a comprehensive training approach that builds players' physical abilities as well as the baseball-specific skills their positions require. Steve Tamborra, strength and conditioning coach for 60 AP Collegiate All-Americans, 16 first-round draft picks, and more than 100 athletes drafted by professional sports teams, provides exercises, drills, and programs designed to improve the essential elements of the sport—strength, power, speed, agility, and quickness. His programs will help you in these areas: -Generate more power at the plate. -Strengthen and protect your pitching arm. -Increase the velocity of throws. -Expand your range in the field. -Improve quickness on the base paths. In addition, the 45-minute DVD takes you onto the diamond and into the gym to demonstrate the same exercises and drills by the game's best. With physical assessment tests, nutritional guidelines, and seasonal workouts, Complete Conditioning for Baseballis your guide to maximizing your talents and becoming a perennial all-star.
Call Number: Valley City State University 2nd Floor (796.019 Or5i )
Publication Date: 2015-11-13
Whether you're an athlete, aspiring coach, or business professional, the ultimate goal remains the same: reaching your potential. Author Terry Orlick, an internationally acclaimed sport psychologist, has helped hundreds of Olympic and professional athletes maximize their performances and achieve their goals. In this new fifth edition, Orlick provides the most effective strategies and step-by-step plans for you to develop your personal path to excellence. You'll learn to focus for excellence while living and enjoying life to the fullest. You'll gain a more positive outlook, a more focused commitment, better ways of dealing with distractions and pressures, and strategies for overcoming obstacles. You'll also achieve greater personal and professional satisfaction and discover better ways to work with teammates, respond more effectively to coaching and guidance, and become more positive and self-directed in your thoughts and actions. Both practical and inspirational, In Pursuit of Excellence is a guide to daily living and motivation as well as a road map to long-term achievement. Read it, use it, and win with it-- personally and professionally.
Call Number: Valley City State University 2nd Floor (613.7182 Se429a )
Publication Date: 2015-10-01
Anyone who wants to improve his or her overall flexibility, feel great, and look great too will want this comprehensive guide. It features over 100 stretching exercises to help you improve your range of motion, decrease discomfort, and prevent sporting or other injuries. Easy-to-understand exercises are clearly illustrated and contain precise instructions, making them simple to follow. Readers will find: Methods explained step-by-step for the most effective exercise routines Anatomical descriptions of the parts of the body and the muscles being worked Photographic representations of each exercise, complemented by detailed illustrations of the primary and secondary muscles Explanatory text that ensures correct techniques and proper safety precautions The numbers of repetitions needed depending on fitness levels (beginner, intermediate, advanced) and the physiological benefits of each exercise Effective exercises for athletes, non-athletes, and those searching for pain relief associated with injuries A quick reference guide to the most beneficial stretches for specific ailments, and more Increase your overall sense of well-being, overcome physical ailments, and learn the proper way to stretch every part of your body with this helpful guide.
Call Number: Valley City State University 2nd Floor (613.7172 B8147f )
Publication Date: 2014-12-17
Including personalized workouts and expert advice, Fitness Running, Third Edition, contains workouts from one of America's most respected coaches. Whether you run for health, competition, or both, Fitness Running includes proven programs to help you achieve your goals. Color coded and customizable, the 13- to 26-week programs cover base building, fitness, and training for short-distance events, half marathons, and marathons. Each workout is prioritized according to your goal, allowing you the flexibility to tailor the training to your schedule. More than just workouts, this new edition of the best-selling guide includes individualized testing for assessing running health and log pages for recording runs, results, and health information. It includes recommendations for female runners and the latest information on gear and gadgets, cross-training, stretching, and recovery. Discover what countless runners already have. Fitness Running is the most effective and efficient guide to the best health, times, and finishes of your life. It's the one training book you'll use again and again for a lifetime of running workouts.
Call Number: Valley City State University 2nd Floor (613.7046 C9178y )
Publication Date: 2016-10-26
From the gridiron to the hard court, today's top athletes know the benefits of yoga. It's why so many have made it an essential component in their training and conditioning programs. Now you can too with Yoga for Athletes. Author and instructor Ryanne Cunningham has worked with some of the top names in sports. She's helped keep some of the toughest NFL players on the field, and top endurance athletes run longer and stronger. Her step-by-step instruction, expert advice, and pose variations focus on active muscles and movements across sports such as these: - Football - Soccer - Running - Swimming - Cycling - Tennis - Golf - Baseball and Softball - Basketball Yoga for Athletes is designed for every athlete, from weekend enthusiast to professional. Using demonstrations of the physical poses, breathing, and guided visualization, you'll improve performance, reduce the risk of injury, and maximize training results. Your secret to improved strength, endurance, flexibility, balance, and performance is Yoga for Athletes.
Call Number: Valley City State University 2nd Floor (796.3578 Sm626c )
Publication Date: 2008-02-28
"Mastering these drills will arm your players with one of the biggest intangibles necessary to perform well--confidence." --Michele Smith Two-time Olympic gold medalist and Hall of Fame pitcher Michele Smith throws one right down the middle with this big collection of more than 250 skill-building drills developed especially for coaches of fast-pitch recreation league, travel ball, and high school softball players, ages eight to eighteen. Straight from the Michele Smith Gold Camps and Clinics, these drills are designed to give you all the tools you need to teach the entire range of offensive and defensive softball skills. With Michele's expert guidance and instruction, you'll coach your players to: Master the mechanics of footwork for fielding with hustle Swing for the fences and hit the fastest pitches Catch the ball proactively and throw it quickly and accurately to its target Defend the infield and outfield with speed and confidence Run the bases swiftly and strategically Refine fast-pitch skills so they can windmill like Michele And much more
Call Number: Valley City State University 2nd Floor (612.7 D3761w )
Publication Date: 2014-10-16
Delavier's Women's Strength Training Anatomy Workouts delivers the exercises, programming, and advice you need for the results you want. Based on the anatomical features unique to women, this new guide sets the standard for women's strength training. 290 full-color illustrations allow you to see inside 157 exercises and 49 programs for strengthening, sculpting, and developing your arms, chest, back, shoulders, abs, legs, and glutes. Step-by-step instructions work in tandem with the anatomical illustrations to ensure understanding of maximizing the efficiency of each exercise. You'll see how muscles interact with surrounding joints and skeletal structures and learn how variations of movements can isolate specific muscles and achieve targeted results. Delavier's Women's Strength Training Anatomy includes proven programming for reducing fat, adding lean muscle, and sculpting every body region. Whether you're beginning a program or enhancing an existing routine, working out at home or at the gym, it's all here and all in the stunning detail that only Frederic Delavier can provide. The former editor in chief of PowerMag in France, author and illustrator Frederic Delavier has written for Le Monde du Muscle, Men's Health Germany, and several other publications. His previous publications, including Strength Training Anatomy and Women's Strength Training Anatomy, have sold more than 2.5 million copies.
Call Number: Valley City State University 2nd Floor (613.283 T191c )
Publication Date: 2016-12-27
From the best-selling author of Why We Get Fat, a groundbreaking, eye-opening expos#65533; that makes the convincing case that sugar is the tobacco of the new millennium: backed by powerful lobbies, entrenched in our lives, and making us very sick. Among Americans, diabetes is more prevalent today than ever; obesity is at epidemic proportions; nearly 10% of children are thought to have nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. And sugar is at the root of these, and other, critical society-wide, health-related problems. With his signature command of both science and straight talk, Gary Taubes delves into Americans' history with sugar: its uses as a preservative, as an additive in cigarettes, the contemporary overuse of high-fructose corn syrup. He explains what research has shown about our addiction to sweets. He clarifies the arguments against sugar, corrects misconceptions about the relationship between sugar and weight loss; and provides the perspective necessary to make informed decisions about sugar as individuals and as a society.
Call Number: Valley City State University 2nd Floor (613.7 Sch814s )
Publication Date: 2016-08-23
Sports are as varied as the people who play them. We run, jump, and swim. We kick, hit, and shoot balls. We ride sleds in the snow and surf in the sea. From the Olympians of ancient Greece to today's professional athletes, from adult pickup soccer games to children's gymnastics classes, people at all levels of ability at all times and in all places have engaged in sport. What drives this phenomenon? In Sport, the neuroscientist Jay Schulkin argues that biology and culture do more than coexist when we play sports-they blend together seamlessly, propelling each other toward greater physical and intellectual achievement. To support this claim, Schulkin discusses history, literature, and art-and engages philosophical inquiry and recent behavioral research. He connects sport's basic neural requirements, including spatial and temporal awareness, inference, memory, agency, direction, competitive spirit, and endurance, to the demands of other human activities. He affirms sport's natural role as a creative evolutionary catalyst, turning the external play of sports inward and bringing insight to the diversion that defines our species. Sport, we learn, is a fundamental part of human life.
Call Number: Valley City State University 2nd Floor (796.357 T3647b )
Publication Date: 2016-12-12
Become a fundamentally sound player in every aspect of the game with Baseball: Steps to Success. For years, the Steps to Success series has helped people around the world master the fundamentals of sport. Its unique progressive instructional approach to every skill makes learning the game of baseball easier and more enjoyable than ever before. With Baseball: Steps to Success, the road map to becoming a five-tool player is at your fingertips. Step out of the dugout and onto the diamond with confidence in your skills in the game's most important areas: - Hitting - Bunting - Throwing - Fielding - Pitching - Catching - Baserunning - Situational play Drawing on more than 76 self-improvement and practice drills that include skills broken down to their most basic techniques, you'll be a threat every time you step to the plate or take the mound. Baseball: Steps to Success leaves no area of the game uncovered. Whether you're learning, teaching, or coaching, Baseball: Steps to Success will help you master this great game. Part of the best-selling series with more than 1.7 million copies sold, it is your guide to on-the-field excellence.
Call Number: Valley City State University 2nd Floor (796.812 W929 )
Publication Date: 2012-12-20
Wrestling's leading drill book is back. With new chapters, drills, coaching advice, and practice planning, The Wrestling Drill Book, Second Edition, is bigger, better, and more comprehensive than ever. The Wrestling Drill Book features match-tested drills from the top high school and college wrestling coaches in the sport. From takedowns, escapes, and reversals to riding and pinning combinations, each contributor breaks down a technique, tactic, or facet of wrestling for which he is renowned. Chapters unfold sequentially, moving from simple to more complex drills, each including setup requirements, descriptions of the action, and key coaching points for maximizing the value of every drill. Detailed descriptions provide thorough instruction for proper execution of each move. Discover the best-seller that has helped wrestlers become champions. The Wrestling Drill Book, Second Edition, is a must-have for every wrestler and coach.
Call Number: Valley City State University 2nd Floor (613.713 B6399p )
Publication Date: 2015-02-17
Sport conditioning has advanced tremendously since the era when a -no pain, no gain- philosophy guided the training regimens of athletes. Dr. Tudor Bompa pioneered most of these breakthroughs, proving long ago that it's not only how much and how hard an athlete works but also when and what work is done that determine an athlete's conditioning level. Periodization Training for Sports goes beyond the simple application of bodybuilding or powerlifting programs to build strength in athletes. In this new edition of Periodization Training for Sports, Bompa teams with strength and conditioning expert Carlo Buzzichelli to demonstrate how to use periodized workouts to peak at optimal times by manipulating strength training variables through six training phases (anatomical adaptation, hypertrophy, maximum strength, conversion to specific strength, maintenance, and tapering) and integrating them with energy system training and nutrition strategies. Coaches and athletes in 35 sports have at their fingertips a proven program that is sure to produce the best results. No more guessing about preseason conditioning, in-season workloads, or rest and recovery periods; now it's simply a matter of identifying and implementing the information in this book. Presented with plenty of ready-made training schedules, Periodization Training for Sports is your best conditioning planner if you want to know what works, why it works, and when it works in the training room and on the practice field. Get in better shape next season and reap the benefits of smarter workouts in competition. Own what will be considered the bible of strength training for sport of the next decade.
Call Number: Valley City State University 2nd Floor (613.71 B7582a )
Publication Date: 2017-01-24
The unifying theme of every elite athlete and every spectacular performance is movement. It's the basis for what we recognize as athleticism. It's the foundation for athletic skill and the essential ingredient to excellence. Athletic Movement Skills: Training for Sports Performance sets a new standard for athletic assessment and development. This authoritative work presents proven protocols for evaluating, correcting, training and translating athletic movement to athletic dominance. Combining the latest science and research with cutting-edge techniques and strategies, Athletic Movement Skills will show you how to - develop multidirectional speed and power for any sport and any position, - improve jumping and agility with effective plyometric progressions, - harness and apply power in critical game or match situations, - evaluate and correct posture and body position, - reduce injuries and expedite rehabilitation and - create functional strength progressions that will directly translate to on-field performance. Hundreds of photo sequences and illustrations plus 10 detailed exercise progressions depict how to refine and perfect speed, agility, strength and power-related movements and skills. Whether you are working with young or experienced, novice or elite athletes, Athletic Movement Skills is a must-have. It is the definitive development guide for anyone serious about sport performance.
Call Number: Valley City State University 2nd Floor (613.2024 Eb37e 2014 )
Publication Date: 2013-10-28
Endurance Sports Nutrition will guide you in selecting the optimal foods, drinks, and supplements so you can train longer, recover more quickly, avoid injuries, and achieve your performance goals in any endurance endeavor. Sports dietitian and former elite runner Suzanne Girard Eberle presents a fueling program that addresses the unique concerns of endurance athletes: - Road and trail running, from 5K to 100+ miles - Cycling and mountain biking, from time trials to multiday rides - Duathlon and triathlon, from sprint to Ironman - Winter sports, from Nordic ski races to mountain ascents - Water sports, including rowing and open-water swimming - Environmental conditions, including extreme temperatures and high altitude The third edition includes meal planning recommendations for vegetarian athletes and those with food allergies and intolerances as well as profiles, advice from elite endurance athletes, and strategies for avoiding the most common pitfalls of training. Endurance Sports Nutrition will fuel your best performance.
Call Number: Valley City State University 2nd Floor (616.951 G8823s )
Publication Date: 2016-02-04
A 2009 Book of the Year, USA Book News "It can’t happen to me." Many high school students and young adults, seduced by their sense of invincibility, are stunned when they are diagnosed with a sexually transmitted infection (STI). But the fact is that anyone can catch an STI: no age group, social class, economic class, culture, religion, gender, or ethnic group is immune. To drive home the risks and realities of unprotected sex, Dr. Jill Grimes shares real-life stories of young people—medical students, college freshmen, teenagers, young parents, talented entrepreneurs—who have gotten an STI. Dr. Grimes narrates the story of Liz, who got syphilis; Sofia, diagnosed with gonorrhea and chlamydia; and Zoe, with pubic lice. She describes how Justin got herpes, Sean got trichomoniasis, and Luke contracted hepatitis C. The accounts of these young men and women and their exam-room conversations with their doctors evoke both the physical symptoms and complicated emotional reactions that often go together with infection. Fact sheets throughout the book explain each sexually transmitted infection and answer frequently asked questions about symptoms, treatment, and prevention. Used in high schools for the past five years, this new edition of Seductive Delusions shows how technological advances have speeded doctor-patient communication, including test results and treatment recommendations. It explains simplified STI testing, explores the frighteningly high incidence of date sexual assault, examines dramatic changes in cervical cancer prevention and Pap tests, and clarifies why HPV vaccines are now routinely recommended for all children—boys and girls. Whether reading the book from cover to cover or jumping directly to a specific disease, readers will relate to the dramatic stories while learning medically reliable information. Making emotionally and physically safe decisions about sex is easier when you know how STIs are spread, how to avoid getting one, what their symptoms are, and how they are diagnosed and treated.
Call Number: Valley City State University 2nd Floor (613.2 M873s )
Publication Date: 2014-11-04
Nearly half of Americans use supplements and many more are curious about them, but there's a lot of misinformation out there. Mark Moyad is the only physician in the United States who has an endowed position to study vitamins, minerals, herbs, and other supplements. For the past 25 years, he's been researching supplements and using them in his practice. He's the doctor that other doctors go to when they want research-backed information on natural remedies. In The Supplement Handbook, he takes the guesswork out of what to use and when by providing clear, authoritative advice on more than 200 ailments and 200 supplements. In this discerning guide, readers will learn how to treat or alleviate common conditions such as arthritis, heartbum, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, migraines, and hot flashes. Dr. Moyad is also up front about when prescription or over-the-counter drugs are the better choice. And he reveals the truth about popular supplements that are touted for their effectiveness, but actually do nothing, or are harmful.
Call Number: Valley City State University 2nd Floor (664.07 Q402 )
Publication Date: 2016-02-01
Updated and augmented with more detailed nutritional data, the latest U.S. Dietary Guidelines, and MyPlate tips, this pocket guide focuses on healthful eating and wise food shopping. U. S. Department of Agriculture charts list calories, total fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, carbohydrates, fiber, sugar, protein, and sodium Covers vegetables, fruits, cereal, grains, pasta, dairy, eggs, meats, fish, poultry, baked products, snacks, sweets, processed foods, and more A handy take-along guide for restaurant dining Shopping and food preparation tips use the U.S.D.A. MyPlate program recommendations Daily goals, shopping tips, and "Red Flag" warnings to inform shoppers of the pros and cons related to each food category
Call Number: Valley City State University 2nd Floor (796.019 T565s )
Publication Date: 2014-06-02
Sport Psychology: The Basics provides an accessible introduction to the fundamental ideas at the heart of Sport Psychology today. It examines the links between sport participants' behaviours, their personality and their environment to identify the factors which affect performance. Exploring theory and practice, it uses case studies to illustrate how key areas of theory are applied within a sport psychologist's practice, answering such questions as: What is sport psychology and what do sport psychologists do? What factors affect sporting performance? Which psychological characteristics are associated with achievement in sport? How can performance be improved by using theory? With a glossary of key terms, suggestions for further study and ideas for improving performance, Sport Psychology: The Basics is an ideal introduction for students of sport and coaches who would like to know more about how sport psychologists address questions about human behaviour in sport.
Call Number: Valley City State University 2nd Floor (796.812 C3672w )
Publication Date: 2005-08-24
Wrestling as much as any sport requires a special type and level of courage. The arduous training, periodic weight cutting, and public arena for performing are challenges that intimidate all but a special breed of athlete. And that is not to mention the sport's very essence: facing off against an opponent who wants to do nothing less than dominate you physically, destroy you emotionally, and humiliate you mentally. Wrestling Toughis a unique look at the “stuff” that has characterized the greatest competitors to ever take the mat. Award-winning author Mike Chapman first presents the attributes that serve as a common link among wrestling champions through the decades. From there he details how and when these attitudes, thoughts, and behaviors manifest themselves in the training room and in competition. Even the best athletes and most successful coaches will find something new to add to their skill set. Let Wrestling Toughbe your guide to a championship-level mindset.
Call Number: Valley City State University 2nd Floor (613.71 R1166h )
Publication Date: 2015-03-06
Improve strength, power, speed, and more No matter what sport you play or level you compete, High-Powered Plyometrics will take your performance to the next level. High-Powered Plyometrics is a systematic guide to explosive power training for athletes, coaches, and strength and conditioning experts. Exploring the principles of high-intensity plyometric training, power assessments, and development of long- and short-term conditioning programs, this hands-on guide covers it all. You'll find detailed photo sequences, step-by-step instruction, and intensity guidelines to ensure correct technique for 79 exercises that increase power in the core and upper and lower body. Incorporate exercises into an existing program, or personalize one of the ready-to-use programs for 21 sports, including football, basketball, track and field, volleyball, and wrestling. You'll also learn to track progress and adjust your programming to maintain your results. The most dynamic and complex exercises found in the book are housed in an all-new online video library. Via streaming video, you have exclusive access to demonstrations of dozens of exercises and drills to ensure you perform them with proper technique. Go beyond basic conditioning and develop the explosive power that will give you an edge on the competition.
Call Number: Valley City State University 2nd Floor (796.33 M6153a )
Publication Date: 2014-06-11
The key to success in soccer is solid, well-rounded attacking skills. And in today's game all 11 players on the field, not just the strikers, need to be proficient in attacking play. Strikers must master the technical and tactical skills, finding new ways to put the ball between the goalposts. Defenders must be willing and able to move forward and join in attacks. Even goalkeepers must know how to launch and coordinate a counterattack. In Attacking Soccer, editor Jay Miller has assembled a panel of experts to discuss these topics and more: - Attacking from the flanks - Crossing and attack heading - Direct and indirect free kicks - Capitalizing on corner kicks and throw-ins - Maintaining team possession - Attacking from the defensive third The coaches who have written these chapters are a who's who of elite soccer, including Anson Dorrance, Ken Lolla, Bobby Clark, Tony DiCicco, and Mike Noonan. Each has included favorite drills so that you can practice the same attacking skills used with elite players. Attacking Soccer is the definitive guide for breaking down defenses and consistent offensive performance.
Call Number: Valley City State University 2nd Floor (613.7 As395s )
Publication Date: 2014-05-01
At one time, stretching was viewed as a practice to be done before a workout, a run, or other physical activity. Today, our understanding of stretching has expanded. The practice not only improves general fitness and flexibility, it also increases circulation, calms the mind, fends off injuries and illness, and can even aid in getting a better night's sleep. In The Anatomy of Stretching, highly detailed anatomical illustrations demonstrate 50 common stretches and show exactly what happens in the body during each one. Health and fitness trainers, students of sports science, and those hoping to start or improve their own fitness regimen will find: An introduction to the principles of stretching, including safety tips and proper techniques 50 fully-illustrated, strength-building and toning stretches for each part of the body Variations for beginners and more advanced students for each stretch A workbook section with illustrations of the muscular and skeletal system and a glossary of terms With more than 100 full-color anatomical illustrations and clear, concise instructions for each stretch, The Anatomy of Stretching is an ideal manual for expanding one's understating of anatomy and improving the effectiveness of workouts.
Call Number: Valley City State University 2nd Floor (613.7 B353f )
Publication Date: 2014-01-24
Whether you've been a regular at the gym for years or are just getting started, Fitness Weight Training contains proven programs for attaining the body you want Expanded, enhanced, and improved, this new edition of the perennial best-selling guide provides an overview of weight training. From equipment selection to exercise technique, Fitness Weight Training has the information you need to get to work quickly, safely, and correctly. Best of all, you will find 75 programs for muscle toning, body shaping, and pure strength training. Just determine your objective and use the color-coded six-week-long workout zones--or levels of difficulty and intensity--to achieve your goal. With more than 60 of the most effective exercises to choose from, you can tailor your routine to the time, energy, and equipment available. Make every minute in the weight room count. Make Fitness Weight Training your workout guide and achieve your goals for training.
Call Number: Valley City State University 2nd Floor (613.71 Ab58d )
Publication Date: 2016-11-28
There is evidence of considerable growth in the availability and use of digital technologies in physical education. Yet, we have scant knowledge about how technologies are being used by teachers, and whether or how these technologies are optimising student learning. This book makes a novel contribution by focusing on the ways in which teachers and teacher educators are attempting to use digital technologies in PE. The book has been created using the innovative 'pedagogical cases' framework. Each case centres on a narrative, written by a PE practitioner, explaining how and why technology is used in their practice to advance and accelerate learning. Each practitioner narrative is then analysed by a team of experts from different disciplines. The aim is to offer a multi-dimensional understanding of the possibilities and challenges of supporting young people's learning with digital technologies. Each case concludes with a practitioner reflection to illustrate the links between theory, research and practice. Digital Technologies and Learning in Physical Education encourages critical reflection on the use of technologies in PE. It is an essential resource for students on physical education, kinesiology or sport science courses, practitioners working in PE or youth sport, and researchers interested in digital technologies and education.
Call Number: Valley City State University 2nd Floor (796.33 H7891c )
Publication Date: 2016-06-09
There is nothing more exciting than watching a skilled running back sidestep a tackler, hit an open hole in the line, pivot, turn, and accelerate up the field for a huge gain. It's a position that many have played but few have excelled in. And not one has succeeded alone. Complete Running Back will help you step onto the field with the skills to thrill and knowledge to succeed. Tim Horton, running backs coach to Tre Mason, Darren McFadden, Felix Jones, and Knile Davis, shares his expertise, insights, and advice for becoming an every-down threat. You'll learn to think, move, and play with a purpose. With 81 drills and coaching tips, you'll master the intricacies of these skills: - Ball protection - Open-field running - Short-yardage running - Blocking - Pass catching Complete with mental strategies, game preparation, in-game adjustments, and programming for increasing strength, power, speed, and agility, Complete Running Back is your guide to maximizing potential and performance of the sport's most important positions.
Call Number: Valley City State University 2nd Floor (796.3 W889c )
Publication Date: 2012-10-11
Legendary UCLA coach John Wooden once said, "People say Morgan Wootten is the best high school basketball coach in the country. I disagree. I know of no finer coach at any level--high school, college, or pro." Morgan Wootten has retired from coaching, but his knowledge of the game remains unsurpassed and keen as ever. Coaching Basketball Successfully contains a wealth of Wootten's timeless wisdom. And, in this third edition, Wootten adds even more value--the coaching experiences, methods, and tactics of his son Joe, a successful high school coach himself. Loaded with insights, instruction, drills, and Xs and Os, Coaching Basketball Successfully is the best single resource on making the most of your program, team, and players each season.
Call Number: Valley City State University 2nd Floor (613.7 B8128t )
Publication Date: 2014-11-13
Today's athletes are bigger, stronger, faster, and more agile than ever before. Exhibiting a combination of power, speed, and quickness, they've raised the bar on performance, competition, and training. Training for Speed, Agility, and Quickness is the complete workout guide you need in order to perform a step ahead of the competition. With this total training package, you'll have exclusive online access to a video library of the most effective drills and exercises for developing movement skills, and you'll see how to perform key tests and execute the best and most complex drills from the book. Sample training programs are included for these sports: Baseball and softball Football and rugby Basketball and netball Combat sports Track and field Soccer Lacrosse Tennis and badminton Racquetball and squash The top sport and conditioning experts present the best information on testing, techniques, drills, and training programs to maximize athletes' movement capabilities. The book includes 262 drills and proven assessments for customizing programs and tracking progress. If you're serious about elevating your performance, Training for Speed, Agility, and Quickness is a must have. PLEASE NOTE: This is not an official book from SAQ International. For details of books including SAQ Soccer and SAQ Rugby and official SAQ resources, please visit www.saqinternational.com.
Call Number: Valley City State University 3rd Floor (371.9 G8657p )
Publication Date: 2013-10-15
Current estimates are that 1 out of 88 children will be diagnosed with some form of autism. Planning a curriculum that includes all students, including those with ASD, can be a challenging task but well worth the effort. This book identifies strategies that highlight students' skills, interests, and abilities though collaborative practices, environmental design, and assistive technologies. Physical Education for Students With Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Comprehensive Approach - introduces the inclusion spectrum as a tool to help teachers analyze appropriate instruction for students, aligning abilities with curriculum and activity context; - provides information on tools such as scripts, video modeling, social stories, and choice boards to assist teachers in developing programs; - presents a variety of activities that teachers can choose from to help students with ASD develop social and motor skills; and - assimilates best practices from general and adapted PE as well as autism training and research that offer solutions for increased student engagement in physical education. Written by contributors with extensive experience in developing inclusive programming for students with ASD, Physical Education for Students With Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Comprehensive Approach is ideal for physical education and adapted physical education courses across the K-12 curriculum. Part I provides an understanding of students with ASD that offers insights from parents' and teachers' perspectives. From there, the authors examine the application of the inclusion spectrum that helps teachers plan for appropriate instruction. Readers will also find communication and social learning tools they can use to minimize the stress students may experience while optimizing learning experiences. Assessment protocols assist with the development of relevant IEP goals and objectives. Part II contains individualized and group games and activities that enhance lifelong learning for students with ASD. Physical Education for Students With Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Comprehensive Approach is a practical resource that helps teachers design optimal plans for including students with ASD in general and adapted physical education classes. The manual contains numerous strategies, tools, and resources that assist teachers with individualizing instruction in ways that foster positive peer relationships as well as development of social and motor skills. It's a win-win situation for all--teachers, parents, and most of all the students.
Call Number: Valley City State University 2nd Floor (613.7 C497m )
Publication Date: 2015-06-02
Are you ready to challenge yourself, and turn up the intensity of your workouts? Are you ready for a proven program that burns fat, increases muscle, and sculpts the physique you've always wanted? If so, then Maximum Interval Training is for you Maximum Interval Training combines high-intensity exercises and nontraditional equipment with a variety of modalities and training options to stimulate muscle growth, avoid plateaus, and produce results. You'll find step-by-step instructions, expert advice, and photo depictions of 147 exercises as well as ready-to-use programs for power, strength, endurance, quickness, agility, tactical training, and total-body conditioning. But rest assured that it won't be more of the same. You'll test your limits with a regimen of sprints, medicine balls, heavy ropes, kettlebells, sandbags, body-weight exercises, and suspension training. Train with maximum intensity for maximum results
Call Number: Valley City State University 2nd Floor (796.3 J6313c )
Publication Date: 2013-01-02
There is more to becoming a great pitcher than sound mechanics, a blazing fastball, and a live arm. A pitcher must know how to pitch--what to throw, when to throw it, and where to locate it. He must have a me-versus-you mind-set, that unique blend of confidence and determination that fuels a passion to set the tone of the game, own the mound, and shut down the opponent. The Complete Guide to Pitching is the most comprehensive pitching resource available. Derek Johnson, one of the game's premier pitching coaches, takes you inside the art and science of pitching. You'll discover these strategies: - Upper- and lower-body pitching mechanics - Most effective arm and shoulder strengthening workouts - Shutting down the opponent's running game - Developing a potent pitching arsenal, including the splitter, curve, and changeup - Creating a pregame pitching plan - Situational strategies and recognizing hitters' weaknesses - Fielding the position - In- and off-season conditioning programs - Windup, stretch, and follow-through From pregame warm-ups to cultivating the pitcher-catcher relationship, it's all here in this one-of-a-kind book and DVD package. Featuring skill instruction, development drills, exercises, personal insights, and instruction on every aspect of pitching, The Complete Guide to Pitching is a must-have for every pitching coach, pitcher, and baseball fan.
Call Number: Valley City State University 2nd Floor (613.7 L5877h )
Publication Date: 2015-10-13
Achieve maximal results in minimal time The HIIT Advantage: High-Intensity Workouts for Women is the resource for the most research-based, organized, and systematic information available on high-intensity interval training. The HIIT Advantage keys in on specific exercises, combinations, and progressions that will incinerate fat, shape and strengthen the upper and lower body, and assist with core strength for excellent posture and enhanced exercises performance--all written with a woman's ultimate physique in mind. HIIT protocols pair quick bouts of super-high-intensity anaerobic intervals with shorter, low-effort rest intervals. The HIIT Advantage is the authoritative guide on high-intensity training. Comprehensive yet accessible, it describes how and why HIIT is one of the most effective ways to burn fat and improve performance. You'll find step-by-step instructions, photo sequences, variations, and recommendations for 74 exercises to define muscles, reduce injury, and increase weight loss. You will learn the proper setup of a HIIT workout, the rationale, and the ratios for rest and recovery. Best of all, you'll choose from 19 complete workouts consisting of a combination of 20-, 30-, and 45-minute sessions. Finally, you'll receive exclusive access to the HIIT Advantage video library, including demonstrations of 24 key exercises, as well as an original 30-minute workout. If you're serious about your workouts, get the advantage of burning more fat, shaping your physique, and improving performance. Get The HIIT Advantage and get results
Call Number: Valley City State University 2nd Floor (613.7 T3749p )
Publication Date: 2014-08-14
We've all heard the advice "Pace yourself. Save energy and finish strong." It sounds simple enough, so why is it so hard? Why do even supremely conditioned elite athletes mismanage their energy supplies and fail to finish strong? Pacing: Individual Strategies for Optimal Performance examines the latest science, research, and application in search of answers. This guide explores the role of pacing in sports, the most common strategies used, the factors that influence effectiveness, and key considerations for today's athletes and coaches. You'll also discover these aspects: - How environmental variables, such as temperature and terrain, can affect performance - How to choose the best pacing strategy for any event - How to use pacing to defeat an opponent - The role the brain plays in pacing strategies Part I explains the biological and psychological underpinnings of pacing science, including the six commonly used pacing strategies that are discussed in detail throughout the book: all-out, positive, even, negative, parabolic, and variable. Part II shows how to apply the science, offering pacing recommendations and considerations for time-dependent sports such as running, triathlon, and swimming and exploring the role of pacing in racket sports and several team sports. Combining scientific research and real-world profiles of elite athletes and coaches, Pacing: Individual Strategies for Optimal Performance shows coaches and athletes how to develop the ideal pacing plan for every competition.
Call Number: Valley City State University 2nd Floor (613.7 Sa593f )
Publication Date: 2015-12-09
Take your performance to the next level with Functional Training. Author Juan Carlos Santana brings you his revolutionary approach to training and conditioning methods sure to improve your function in any sport or activity. Functional Training covers the recent breakthroughs, the most exercises, and proven programs that you can follow or incorporate into your existing training plan. Offering strength, endurance, power, and sport-specific exercises and programming, Functional Training is a comprehensive resource for every athlete, coach, and athletic trainer. Covering the concepts, exercises, progressions, and sequencing on which a sound functional training program is based, it addresses the needs of more than 11 sports and features 135 exercises, including body weight, bands and pulleys, dumbbells and kettlebells, medicine balls, and stability balls. Functional Training features a three-tier approach for integrating functional movements into an existing strength program. Through assessment and analysis, you'll identify the movements and muscles involved in your sport, then select the best exercises and programs based on desired results and performance goals. In addition to quick exercise sequences and personalized programming to address the big four sport skills, more comprehensive programs can be developed to address your athletic and performance needs and goals. No matter what your sport, Functional Training will help you achieve optimal results.
Call Number: Valley City State University 2nd Floor (613.7 St73j )
Publication Date: 2014-10-17
Finally, a research-based book that covers all facets of optimizing the development of muscle and strength. Jim Stoppani's Encyclopedia of Muscle & Strength, Second Edition, is a comprehensive training guide and reference that provides * definitions of key terms and concepts; * evaluations of equipment options, including TRX, BOSU, and kettlebells; * explanations of the role and importance of each muscle group; * latest nutrition information for losing fat and increasing muscle mass; * presentations of the best exercises, including body weight, for adding strength and mass; and * descriptions and examples of many types of workouts and programs and their effects. Choose from 381 exercises presented for 13 muscle groups and the whole body. Proper technique for each exercise is tailored to the type of resistance used, be it free weights, weight machines, or body weight. Plus, each of the 116 training programs is rated according to workout duration, the projected time frame for achieving measurable results, level of difficulty, and overall effectiveness. Past Muscle & Fitness senior science editor Jim Stoppani covers each topic in detail. His advice will help you conquer any problem or plateau you encounter. So build your knowledge base to build a better body. Jim Stoppani's Encyclopedia of Muscle & Strength is the ultimate resource for pinpointing and achieving the results you're seeking.
Call Number: Valley City State University 2nd Floor (613.7 B7782c )
Publication Date: 2014-06-23
Condition the core; unleash the potential. Serious athletes train for results--results that make them winners on the field, pitch, course, or court. And the key to getting those results, to improving performance in any sport and at any level, is no secret. A strong, well-conditioned core is the lynchpin to athletic success. In Conditioning to the Core, strength and conditioning coaches Greg Brittenham and Daniel Taylor deliver the definitive guide to training the torso. Inside, you'll learn these concepts: - The core's central role in originating and transferring strength and power, two requirements for superior performance - The energy systems, the strength and power foundations, and the movement mechanics for any sport - Over 300 of the most effective exercises for strength, stability, and power - The way to design a comprehensive program based on athlete assessment and analysis, followed by several sport-specific sample programs for reference Detailed photo sequences and expert instruction ensure you're performing each exercise safely and efficiently. Color-coded stability, strength, and power training exercises, programs, and assessments provide all the tools for achieving high-performance goals. You will quickly identify and organize each component that addresses your needs, your sport, and your high-performance goals. If you are serious about performance, Conditioning to the Core will help you get serious results. Whether you're an athlete, trainer, or coach, this guide should be the centerpiece of your sport training program.
Call Number: Valley City State University 2nd Floor (613.7 N192f )
Publication Date: 2014-12-01
Finally, a progressive, easy-to-follow plan for total-body fitness that produces results Packed with group and at-home exercises, recreational activities, yoga, balance work, core work, and nutrition essentials, Fitness: Steps to Success provides a variety of options to create the perfect program for your goals, desires, and schedule. Step-by-step instruction, full-color photo sequences, and expert advice accompany the most effective exercises and activities for cardiorespiratory endurance, balance, strength, flexibility, and core strength. The easy-to-administer assessments will help you identify where to start your program and track your progress along the way. You'll also learn the benefits of each activity; recommendations for what, when, and how often; and the best exercises for achieving specific results. With tips for staying motivated, recovering from lapses, and avoiding missteps in your fitness journey, you have all the tools you need to feel better, look great, and lead an active, healthy lifestyle. As part of the popular Steps to Success series--with more than 2 million copies sold--Fitness: Steps to Success is an instant action plan you can trust.
Call Number: Valley City State University 2nd Floor (613.7 Sch633s )
Publication Date: 2016-05-06
Brad Schoenfeld has helped hundreds of thousands of readers increase strength, lose fat, and sculpt the physiques of their dreams. Now, he's created a new program for a new generation. Strong & Sculpted is a science-based program that is simple and effective. It takes into account your needs and goals and then provides you with the knowledge and blueprint for achieving those goals. Strong & Sculpted will help you deliver results and maintain them. The four-phase program takes you from where you are to where you want to be, then keeps you there. You'll start by building an essential foundation for muscle development, then progress to more targeted sculpting and shaping. As you evolve, so will your plan. You'll find variations, new exercises, and workouts as you progress through the advanced and peak physique phases. To ensure you get the most out of your workout, Strong & Sculpted relies on 117 exercises proven most effective for shaping and defining the lower body, shoulders, arms, and torso. In addition to step-by-step exercise instruction and full-color photos depicting proper technique, you'll find advice on reps, pacing, and optimal performance of each movement and full-color photos highlighting proper technique. You'll also learn to incorporate cardiorespiratory training and the mind-to-muscle and visualization techniques proven to enhance your results. Whether it's defined arms, chiseled abdominals, shapely upper body, curvaceous butt and legs, or all of these, Strong & Sculpted is your step-by-step guide to the body you've always dreamed of.
Call Number: Valley City State University 2nd Floor (796.3 R5411b )
Publication Date: 2013-12-09
Smart, aggressive baserunning will change a game, a series, and even a season. It sets the philosophy and mind-set of the coaches, trainers, and players. It becomes instinctual and contagious. It translates to pressure and, most important, wins. Baserunning is the most complete and authoritative guide on this critical yet often-overlooked offensive skill. You'll go inside today's game to learn the techniques and strategies for ruling the basepaths. Discover the secrets to leading off, detecting pick-off attempts, improving first-step speed, avoiding tags, and determining the best counts and situations for success in stealing bases. But the art of baserunning is more than just speed and swiping bags--it is effortlessly and efficiently rounding the bases, taking the extra base, tagging up, reading defensive positioning, scouting strengths and weakness, forcing errors, and ultimately scoring runs. Only Baserunning covers it all. With major league advice, skill assessment, the best player and team drills, expert instruction, detailed photo sequences, and proven exercises and routines for speed, agility, and quickness, Baserunning is a must-have for every coach, player, and student of the game.
Call Number: Valley City State University 2nd Floor (796.32 G629b )
Publication Date: 2016-08-23
LeBron James, Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, and all of the best basketball players in the world began their careers in the same way: by focusing on the fundamentals. With Basketball Essentials there has never been a better way to learn to play In Basketball Essentials, you learn by doing. Sequential instruction and detailed photographs will guide you to perform the techniques and tactics of the game: Shooting Passing Dribbling Defending Rebounding In addition to the basics, you'll be challenged to expand your repertoire of skills and use those newly acquired tactics for competitive advantage. More than 100 of the best practice drills will develop your game and improve your performance. You'll gain an understanding of the game, offensive and defensive strategies, and proven plays. Basketball Essentials is the best way to learn the basics in less time. It's the only guide that teaches the skills and the love of the game.
Call Number: Valley City State University 2nd Floor (613.71 Ex37t )
Publication Date: 2016-03-01
Created by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), Exercise Technique Manual for Resistance Training, Third Edition With Online Video, is a practical resource for current and aspiring strength and conditioning professionals and personal trainers. With unmatched visual demonstration of a variety of free weight and machine exercises, the text is a valuable tool for those preparing for NSCA certification and for others who design programs for athletes and clients of all ages and fitness levels. The fully updated, full-color reference explains 70 resistance training exercises with step-by-step instructions, photos, and online video demonstrations. The third edition contains several new features: - Online video for each resistance training exercise, which demonstrates proper technique and highlights common errors in technique - Expanded coverage from 57 to 70 exercises (54 free weight and 16 machine exercises), with many exercises greatly revised - A special section on alternative modes and nontraditional implements, including kettlebell exercises Exercise Technique Manual for Resistance Training, Third Edition With Online Video, is organized by body region, including total body, lower body, upper body, and core, and focuses on specific resistance training exercises that pertain to each region. Every chapter contains a table that describes each exercise's concentric action, predominant muscle groups, and muscles involved, enabling readers to understand the impact of the exercises on each body region. To reinforce fundamental techniques, the text includes guidelines related to general safety, tips for breathing and spotting, preparatory body position, and weight belt recommendations. Exercises are explained through sequential instructions and photos to ensure that readers will learn the safest and most effective technique. Accompanying checklists identify the correct grip, stance, body position, and range of motion for each exercise. Online videos demonstrate proper technique as well as common errors so that users can recognize incorrect techniques and make appropriate adjustments. These videos are an invaluable resource and visual aid for learning correct technique--in the strength and conditioning facility and in the classroom. With the inclusion of additional exercises as well as online video demonstrations, Exercise Technique Manual for Resistance Training, Third Edition With Online Video, is the most authoritative and current resource in teaching safe and effective resistance exercise techniques.
Call Number: Valley City State University 2nd Floor (796.3 H3541t )
Publication Date: 2013-11-27
To be a successful volleyball coach, you need to know more than just how to teach the basic skills and implement a plan. In such a fast-paced game, not only do you need to outperform your opponent, but you must outthink him as well. Thinking Volleyball has you covered Hall-of-fame coach Mike Hebert spent years learning the secrets to success--among the most important is that you should never stop learning. In Thinking Volleyball, he goes beyond the development of motor skills to provide a unique cerebral look at how athletes learn. Hebert also introduces the strategies behind his reading defense approach, which will give your team an advantage against any opponent. Regardless of how talented your players are, a positive environment that includes a solid mutual trust among everyone involved with the program is vital for your program both on and off the court. To take your program to the next level, step inside the mind of a legendary coach and never stop learning. Thinking Volleyball is your resource to developing your program, your players, and yourself.
Call Number: Valley City State University 2nd Floor (613.7 H3841d )
Publication Date: 2014-01-24
Maximum results with minimal equipment. Dumbbells have always been a strength training staple because of their versatility, affordability, and effectiveness. With the enormous popularity of all-in-one, adjustable versions, dumbbells have solidified their standing as the must-have muscle building tools. Now comes the one authoritative guide to using dumbbells to achieve the results you want. Developed by renowned strength and conditioning coach Allen Hedrick, Dumbbell Training features the most effective dumbbell exercises for increasing strength, power, and muscle mass. Targeting the core, upper body, lower body, and total body, the more than 81 exercises are accompanied by step-by-step instructions, common errors and corrections, and safety considerations. Expert insights, variations, and training tips further explain how to isolate muscles, increase range of motion, and stimulate stabilizing muscles to protect joints. More than just exercises, Dumbbell Training includes workouts and programs proven to add muscle mass and definition and enhance sport performance. You'll find 33 programs for increasing power, speed, agility, and balance for athletes in 11 popular sports: basketball, cycling, ice hockey, skiing, soccer, softball, speed skating, swimming, track, volleyball, and wrestling. It's all here and ready to use. At the gym, home, or on the road, Dumbbell Training is a targeted approach to improving strength, power, musculature, and performance. If you own dumbbells, this book is a must-own.
Call Number: Valley City State University 2nd Floor (796.325 R332v )
Publication Date: 2015-06-01
Building on the success of the first volume of The Volleyball Coaching Bible, the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) brings you The Volleyball Coaching Bible, Volume II. Featuring contributions from 20 of the top volleyball minds in the game today, this resource will help you build your program, shape and improve your team, and sharpen your coaching skills in key areas such as these: - Building and managing your program - Developing players' skills by position - Establishing and implementing match strategy - Training and conditioning athletes - Offensive tactics - Scouting and analyzing opponents - Evaluating statistics and using them to your advantage - Planning practices The Volleyball Coaching Bible, Volume II presents the drills top coaches use for developing players at each position and offers insights on in-game strategies for various match situations, including strategic serving, defensive schemes, and on-the-go decision making. In addition to on-court Xs and Os, you'll learn what it takes to establish a successful high school, college, and beach volleyball program. Setting program expectations and tactics, building a positive and winning culture, recruiting the right way, and running camps are all keys to sustained program success shared in The Volleyball Coaching Bible, Volume II. Endorsed by the AVCA and edited by volleyball coaching legend Cecile Reynaud, The Volleyball Coaching Bible, Volume II covers the entire court in describing and coaching the nuances of the game and shaping a successful program. It's a practical and motivational resource that you'll refer to season after season in your coaching career.
Call Number: Valley City State University 2nd Floor (796.32 C6742b )
Publication Date: 2015-08-20
See what it takes to maximize on-court power, strength, agility, and quickness. Basketball Anatomy will show you how to improve performance by increasing muscular strength and optimizing the efficiency of every movement. Basketball Anatomy features 88 of the most effective basketball exercises, each with step-by-step descriptions and full-color anatomical illustrations to show the muscles in action. Basketball Anatomy goes beyond the exercises by placing you on the court and into the throes of competition. Illustrations of the muscles involved in pivoting, rebounding, and shooting show you the exercises are fundamentally linked to basketball performance. You'll also step off the court and into the training room to explore the anatomy of the most common injuries to the ankle, knee, and shoulder as well as exercises for minimizing and recovering from such setbacks. Basketball Anatomy is a must-have for all who appreciate the artistry and athleticism of the game--whether player, coach, trainer, or spectator.
Call Number: Valley City State University 2nd Floor (613.7 T833b )
Publication Date: 2016-03-29
Every weekend warrior has two goals: compete successfully and look great doing it. Enter Building Muscle & Performance: The Program for Strength, Size, and Speed by expert trainer Nick Tumminello. By combining the most effective approaches and exercises, Tumminello has developed a high-octane, high-efficiency system for building muscle and boosting performance. Step by step you'll learn the best exercises for increasing speed, explosiveness, athleticism, and endurance. Push yourself to the limits with strength and power lifts and progressions, power training drills, and cardio conditioning workouts. The results are challenging yet exhilarating. You will discover performance and physique that you never thought possible. Building Muscle & Performance includes numerous exercises and ready-to-use programs. Detailed photo sequences depict every movement as well as variations to increase or decrease difficulty. You'll find expert advice, equipment tips, and safety precautions. More important, you'll find the results you've been looking for. You no longer have to choose between a chiseled physique and athletic performance. Building Muscle & Performance delivers the best of both worlds: the muscle and the hustle
Call Number: Valley City State University 2nd Floor (613.7 K8695e )
Publication Date: 2015-04-27
Essentials of Eccentric Training is the first comprehensive resource covering this innovative approach to resistance training and conditioning that produces extraordinary results. Backed by evidence-based studies and readily incorporated into training programs, eccentric training provides greater intensity to help individuals push past plateaus and increase muscular strength, endurance, and power. Using eccentric training, strength and conditioning professionals and personal trainers can also help their clients improve metabolism, manage their weight, and facilitate injury rehabilitation. The text provides the physiological explanations, exercises, and sample programs beneficial to introducing eccentric training into clients' workouts. All facets of this exciting, power-generating modality are detailed by veteran international fitness expert Len Kravitz and champion bodybuilder and personal trainer Aaron Bubbico, who use eccentric training not only with clients but also in their own exercise regimens. The practical information in the book is supported by special features: - 70 eccentric training exercises are demonstrated through full-color photos and detailed instructions to properly illustrate techniques and minimize risk of injury. - A selection of 46 online exercise videos explain more complex workout techniques to ensure exercises are properly performed to maximize results. Symbols throughout the book indicate when videos are available online. - A selection of 24 sample workout plans, six case study workouts, and two sample eight-week training programs provide professionals with a strong starting point to build programs for their clients. - An appendix lists foundational resistance training exercises across seven popular sports. - An exercise finder categorized by muscle group makes selecting the right exercises for each client easy. After establishing a foundation of muscular physiology, the first chapters of Essentials of Eccentric Training explain the three unique ways of using eccentric training: eccentric emphasis, supramaximal training, and the two-up/one-down method. The next two chapters address specific effects of the training method: how it bolsters postworkout metabolic rate and how to minimize delayed-onset muscle soreness. The book's final six chapters contain exercises and program designs specifically for muscular strength, muscular endurance, explosive power, weight loss, muscle size, and rehabilitation. Essentials of Eccentric Training imparts every aspect of this groundbreaking training system and its benefits in resistance exercise programs. The method presents boundless opportunities for strength and conditioning specialists and exercise professionals who work with athletes and exercise enthusiasts of all ages and fitness levels.
Call Number: Valley City State University 2nd Floor (796.42 F8777t )
Publication Date: 2014-11-24
Coaching track and field is a unique challenge. The number of events, the specific technical skills to teach in each one, the event- and athlete-tailored training programs required for performing at a high level, and the planning and organization needed for practicing and competing effectively as a team can be difficult for even the most educated and experienced coaches. Track & Field Coaching Essentials provides the information and direction to make your first, or twenty-first, season a success. Starting with the fundamentals, moving on to the sport sciences, and then detailing each of the events, this is the most comprehensive and authoritative coaching resource in the sport. Experts such as Vern Gambetta on biomotor training for speed and power events, Joe Vigil on endurance events, and Jeremy Fischer on the jumps ensure the book contains the best and most current knowledge on each topic. Common technical faults and their corrections, as well as progressive performance drills, are included for every event, including relays. This primary text in USA Track & Field's coaching education program is also a go-to reference for veteran coaches. Be it races, jumps, or throws, Track & Field Coaching Essentials has what coaches need to know to help their athletes achieve their performance potential.
Call Number: Valley City State University 2nd Floor (613.7 B6399c )
Publication Date: 2015-06-18
Conditioning for Young Athletes provides coaches, instructors, teachers, and parents of future sport stars the best training advice, exercises, and programs for establishing an overall fitness base and maximizing athletic development for youth. This authoritative guide includes numerous exercises that safely increase young athletes' coordination, flexibility, speed, strength, and endurance. It contains a proven regimen geared to three developmental phases, long- and short-term training plans, and specific programs for sports such as baseball, basketball, football, ice hockey, soccer, swimming, and track and field. Tudor Bompa brings you the expertise that has helped train everyone from youth athletes to Olympic champions. Together with Michael Carrera, he provides parents, teachers, and coaches with more than 182 exercises appropriate for children ages 6 to 18. These exercises take into consideration critical factors such as a child's developmental stage, motor functioning, and sex-specific considerations to ensure that the workouts do not hinder development and growth. Regardless of the sport, Conditioning Young Athletes has you covered with ready-to-use programs for both short-term and long-term development.
Call Number: Valley City State University 2nd Floor (613.2024 M8876a )
Publication Date: 2013-06-18
A countless number of new, renamed, and variations of sport supplements flood the market each year. Many of these are accompanied by slick marketing campaigns promising too-good-to-be-true results. For athletes seeking a safe, effective edge to their training and performance, supplements can be a confusing and serious matter. The Athlete's Guide to Sports Supplements separates fact from fiction, provides quick answers to the most common questions, and delivers information you can trust. Sport nutrition and supplement experts Kimberly Mueller and Josh Hingst provide concise descriptions for 120 of today's most popular supplements. For each entry, you'll discover what it is, how it works, potential performance benefits, research studies and outcomes, dosage recommendations, and possible health concerns. You'll also find recommendations for master's athletes, those competing in extreme environments, and those with special dietary needs, such as food allergies, diabetes, and vegetarian. Best of all, each supplement is listed alphabetically, providing quick and easy navigation throughout the book. Alternatively, use the supplement finder to locate supplements for a particular purpose, such as recovery, endurance, and strength. And for ease of searching, many of the supplements are thoroughly cross-referenced by scientific and popular names. With more than 120 supplements, recommendations for all athletes at all levels, and expert advice that you can immediately apply, The Athlete's Guide to Sports Supplements is the one training and performance resource you'll turn to again and again.
Call Number: Valley City State University 2nd Floor (796.334 B316s )
Publication Date: 2014-09-11
The world's most popular sport is also one of the most demanding. Stronger, smarter, and more agile players have increased the intensity and tempo of the game. Success hinges on the ability to read, react, and execute. For individual players and teams alike, speed is a necessity. Soccer Speed is a groundbreaking work--more than a training guide, but an all-encompassing execution plan for success in today's aggressive, attacking, and fast-paced game. Inside, you'll learn how to develop these skills: - Quickness, agility, and balance for defending, attacking, reacting, and executing - Most effective techniques, such as heel passes and stride changes, to challenge opponents and keep them off balance - Soccer intelligence, or the ability to instantly recognize and exploit the opposition's weakness - In-game decision making with and without the ball Every aspect of the game is covered, including step-by-step instruction and 36 drills for developing technical and tactical speed in passing, receiving, dribbling, scoring, counterattacking, and defending. Soccer Speed is the one and only guide for outpacing, outsmarting, and outplaying the opposition.
Call Number: Valley City State University 2nd Floor (611.73 N3312s )
Publication Date: 2013-10-10
See inside every stretch as you increase flexibility and improve muscular strength. Expanded, enhanced, and updated, the best-selling Stretching Anatomy returns to show you how to increase range of motion, supplement training, enhance recovery, and maximize efficiency of movement. You'll also gain a detailed understanding of how each stretch affects your body. Stretching Anatomy, Second Edition, is like having an X-ray of each stretch, only better. Not only do you see full-color illustrations of the muscles in action, but you also see how a change in position can alter the muscle emphasis and difficulty and how variations can improve safety and effectiveness. A new Stretch Focus section details the procedure and benefits of every exercise as well as safety considerations and variations according to skill level. Each exercise describes how to stretch, when to stretch, primary and secondary muscle emphasis, and which muscles are activated for support. Stretching programs provide three levels of difficulty, including light stretching that can be used to aid in recovery from soreness and injury. A new chapter on dynamic stretches covers the most effective exercises for athletic warm-ups, while another chapter shows you how to customize a program based on your individual needs, including a program of passive static stretches proven to help lower blood glucose. Whether you seek increased flexibility, better athletic performance, or reduced muscle soreness and tension, Stretching Anatomy is your visual guide to proper stretching technique.
Call Number: Valley City State University 2nd Floor (796.334 So1311 )
Publication Date: 2016-07-06
Through the years a wealth of information has been accumulated in soccer. Experiential and science-based knowledge abounds in the sport. Yet the scientific information has not been sufficiently disseminated to those who would benefit most from it. Soccer Science fills the void with the best and most up-to-date research in the sport. With editor Tony Strudwick and a who's-who list of international experts on the sport, Soccer Science offers you an unprecedented wealth of advanced yet accessible information on biomechanics, physiology, psychology, skill acquisition and coaching, tactical approaches and performance and match analysis. It is simply the most significant and comprehensive published work on the sport.
Call Number: Valley City State University 2nd Floor (796.325 OL17c )
Publication Date: 2014-10-08
From more powerful attacks to higher block points at the net, you will reach new levels of performance on the court with Complete Conditioning for Volleyball. In this one-of-a-kind video-enhanced resource, University of Illinois volleyball and strength and conditioning coach Steve Oldenburg provides you with access to the elite-level training that has helped the Fighting Illini become one of the most powerful Division I programs in the country. In Complete Conditioning for Volleyball, you'll learn to evaluate your current conditioning level and use those results to construct an individualized training program that emphasizes the development of your weakest areas. Armed with 184 exercises, you'll be able to improve every aspect of your game to become an improved all-around player. Complete ready-to-use programs are included for immediate implementation for preseason, in-season, and off-season training. With the accompanying video-on-demand content, you'll have access to enhanced demonstration of 42 exercises to ensure proper execution and allow you to experience maximum benefits. Before you hit the court for your next match, add a copy of Complete Conditioning for Volleyball to your locker so you can become a dominant player on both ends of the court and lead your team to victory
Call Number: Valley City State University 2nd Floor (796.33223 T268c )
Publication Date: 2014-06-10
Learn from a legend. Lou Tepper, coach to more than 20 NFL linebackers, including 3 Butkus Award winners, has created the most in-depth book ever written on football's most important defensive position. In Complete Linebacking, players and coaches receive a clinic on fundamentals, presnap keys, and techniques used by inside and outside linebackers in specific defenses, including the 32, 31, 52, 51, and 33. Coverage includes 4 key linebacker diagnostic tests, 44 drills to improve linebacking skills, presnap communication, relaying defense signals from the sideline, and special practice and game grading systems to evaluate and maximize performance. The authoritative guide on playing the position, Complete Linebacking is a must-have for any linebacker, head coach, or defensive coach in today's fast-paced, ever-evolving game.
Call Number: Valley City State University 2nd Floor (796.33225 N829c )
Publication Date: 2012-09-28
Strong, fast, powerful, intelligent, and focused. Today's wide receiver must have the total package of physical and mental skills in order to excel at the position. Complete Wide Receiver covers it all, from the fundamental skills to in-game reads and adjustments. In Complete Wide Receiver, legendary coach Jay Norvell provides players and coaches with the instruction, insight, and advice that have produced 8 All-Conference Players and dozens of NFL players, including Reggie Wayne, Marvin Harrison, Troy Vincent, Sage Rosenfelds, Tony Simmons, Jerome Pathon, John Hall, Sam Bradford, Zac Taylor, Chad Cascadden, Donald Hayes, and Lee DeRamus. From catching and securing the ball to fighting through contact and adjusting to defensive schemes and developing the quickness and superior agility necessary for precise route running, Complete Wide Receiver provides in-depth coverage of the skills and strategies for mastering the position. In addition, you'll find 48 drills, off-season conditioning programs, and physical and mental strategies for game-day preparation. The most comprehensive resource on the position, from the game's most accomplished position coach, Complete Wide Receiver is your guide to unlocking potential and maximizing performance at one of the offense's most important positions.
Call Number: Valley City State University 2nd Floor (796.428 T988c )
Publication Date: 2013-09-10
In Coaching Cross Country Successfully, Pat Tyson shares his secrets to building one of today's elite cross country programs. While there are many instruction books on running, only Coaching Cross Country Successfully provides a blueprint to building a successful team: - Establishing and communicating a coaching philosophy - Tailoring training to individual and team needs - Teaching running techniques and improving performance - Preparing for meets and competition - Evaluating individual runners and your entire program - Working with assistant coaches, volunteers, and the community As one of the winningest cross country coaches in the United States, Pat Tyson developed his philosophies of training and competition by associating with legendary runners and coaches. He was a teammate and roommate of Steve Prefontaine while he was running at the University of Oregon for Coach Bill Bowerman. Coaching Cross Country Successfully draws on this breadth of experience, showing you how to inspire your athletes and create your own tradition of excellence.
Call Number: Valley City State University 2nd Floor (613.71 K678b )
Publication Date: 2013-12-02
Working out but not getting results? If you're seeking improved fitness and muscle tone or a slimmer, more ripped physique, Body Trainer for Men is your ticket to an ideal physique. Fitness expert and writer Ray Klerck, one of the world's most sought-after personal trainers, has produced a comprehensive fitness guide specifically tailored to the unique needs and goals of men. In this book, you will find workout programmes that can be performed at home or in the park as well as in the gym, making this resource completely accessible and convenient. Body Trainer for Men offers solutions to the most common issues men face inside and outside the gym. So if you are stressed or overweight and want to muscle up in a short time, now you have the means to fix these problems without spending for a personal trainer. The methods and training plans are all linked, so rather than being forced into a particular goal, you can make desired improvements concurrently. Whatever your present needs or future goals may be, you'll find the advice in this guide 100 per cent effective.
Call Number: Valley City State University 2nd Floor (613.71 M966p )
Publication Date: 2016-02-22
Practical Guide to Exercise Physiology guides readers through the scientific concepts of exercise physiology with highly visual, easy-to-follow content. The text applies complex concepts of physiology to exercise program design, giving personal trainers, strength and conditioning specialists, and other health and fitness professionals an accessible resource to use with their clients. Written specifically for those in the fitness industry, the text covers various training goals and considerations when working with clients and athletes at all levels. This guide takes an application-based approach in describing intricate physiological processes so that professionals can select and explain the appropriate exercises and physical activity regimens for clients. The text is complemented by medical artwork that puts complex systems in a digestible visual context. These systems are then applied to real-world practice through explanations of exercises that are beneficial to specific body systems and instructions on combining various exercises to achieve the desired results. Part I of Practical Guide to Exercise Physiology is a review of the fundamentals of physiology, including muscles and muscle adaptation, bioenergetics, and the cardiorespiratory system. It also details the various activities and processes that contribute to fatigue. Part II applies and expands on this information to address the design of training programs for achieving specific goals. These goals include increasing muscle mass and strength; losing weight; and developing speed, power, and aerobic endurance. Finally, part III addresses adaptations and special considerations of these training programs, including adjustments for changes in altitude or temperature and considerations for special populations such as children, older adults, and pregnant women. Alongside the content and illustrations, Practical Guide to Exercise Physiology includes tools that apply concepts to everyday practice: - Factoid boxes engage readers with additional facts about the human body and its response to training. - Sidebars throughout the text pinpoint current topics of concern so that personal trainers and fitness professionals can prepare for and respond to these issues. - An index of common questions from clients is an easy reference on client education. - Sample training programs illustrate how the scientific concepts that guide program design are used in practice. Practical Guide to Exercise Physiology contains all the necessary information for new and current personal trainers and fitness professionals. Readers will gain confidence in designing exercise programs for various populations and the ability to explain to clients how each exercise and movement will help them achieve their goals.
Call Number: Valley City State University 2nd Floor (613.71 Ac79 )
Publication Date: 2013-10-16
This practical text provides the theoretical foundation of behavior change and then offers specific strategies, tools, and methods you can use to motivate and inspire your clients to be active, exercise, and stay healthy. Developed by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and written by a team of leading experts in exercise science and motivation, the book provides step-by-step instructions to help fitness/health professionals and students master client motivation techniques. Access practical resources you can use immediately on the job with forms, checklists, charts, worksheets, etc. in each chapter's From the Practical Toolbox sections. Stay on top of the latest research in the field with Evidence sections that support the text's recommendations. Master a wide range of client-motivation techniques through Step-by-Step applications. See the text's recommendations in action in real-world settings through engaging Case Scenarios. Improve your retention of important information through Concept Overviews that briefly set the stage for each chapter and Take-Home Messages that highlight key points.
Call Number: Valley City State University 2nd Floor (613.713 Ev163b )
Publication Date: 2015-03-17
Sculpt your physique like you never thought possible With full-color, detailed anatomical illustrations of all exercises, combined with step-by-step instructions on proper execution, Bodybuilding Anatomy is the ideal resource for gaining mass and achieving the definition you desire. Focusing on the primary muscle groups of shoulders, chest, back, arms, legs, and abdomen and targeting muscle zones and hard-to-work areas, Bodybuilding Anatomy can make the difference between bulking up and sculpting an award-winning physique. In this new edition of his best-selling book, Dr. Nick Evans provides 100 primary exercises, along with 104 variations, to ensure you achieve the results you need when, where, and how you want. You'll also go beyond the exercises to see the results in action. Illustrations of the activated muscles in the most popular poses show you how each exercise is fundamentally linked to competition. Whether you're seeking to begin your training or have been competing for years, you've come to the right place. Discover what countless bodybuilders and dedicated strength trainers already know. Bodybuilding Anatomy is the ultimate training guide--one you can't afford to be without.
Call Number: Valley City State University 2nd Floor (613.71 Sh485s )
Publication Date: 2016-04-05
Ultimate guide to strength and resistance training for women. Afraid of training with weights? Worried of putting on muscles? Think again. Strength training is for women. This book is the ultimate guide to toning up, burning fat and getting the body you want. It shows you why women should train with weights and why you should not be afraid of them. Dispelling the myth that weight training makes a woman 'bulky and unfeminine', the book shows that weights and resistance training methods could be the single most important element in your fitness regime. Packed with full-colour photos and descriptions of over 30 exercises, the book gives you advice on how to put together a resistance training programme as well as how to interchange exercises. Motivational, it also gives three 6-week workout programmes to achieve a stronger, fitter and firmer body. This is the ideal companion to get the best toned body you've always wanted. Strength training is for women.
Call Number: Valley City State University 2nd Floor (613.7 K9628L )
Publication Date: 2016-07-05
A riveting cultural history of fitness, from Greek antiquity to the era of the “big-box gym” and beyond, exploring the ways in which human exercise and physical ideals have changed over time—and what we can learn from our past. How did treadmills and weight machines become the gold standard of fitness? Why have some of us turned our backs on the mirrors and gleaming devices of the traditional gym? What is the appeal of the stripped-down, functional approach to fitness that’s currently on the rise? In this captivating narrative, Daniel Kunitz sets out on a journey through history to answer these questions and more. What he finds is that, while we humans have been conditioning our bodies for more than 2,500 years, we’ve done so for a variety of reasons: to imitate gods, to be great warriors, to build nations and create communities, to achieve physical perfection, and, of course, to look good naked. Behind each of these goals is a story and method of exercise that not only illuminates the past but also sheds light on aspects of the widespread, multi-faceted fitness culture of today. Lift begins with the ancient Greeks, who made a cult of the human body—the word “gymnasium” derives from the Greek word for “naked”—and then takes us on an enlightening tour through time, following Asian martial artists, Persian pahlevans, nineteenth-century German gymnasts, and the bronzed bodies of California’s Muscle Beach. Kunitz uncovers the seeds of the modern gym in the late nineteenth-century with the invention of the first weightlifting machines, and brings us all the way up to the ultimate game-changer: the feminist movement, which kicked off the exercise boom of the 1970s with aerobics, and ultimately helped create the big-box gyms we know today. Using his own decade-long journey to transform himself from a fast-food junkie into an ultra-fit—if aging—athlete as a jumping off point, Kunitz argues that another exercise revolution is underway now—a new frontier in fitness, in which the ideal of a bikini body is giving way to a focus on mastering the movements of life.
Call Number: Valley City State University 2nd Floor (613.7 B2856g )
Publication Date: 2016-06-17
The concept of Green Exercise has now been widely adopted and implies a synergistic health benefit of being active in the presence of nature. This book provides a balanced overview and synthesis text on all aspects of Green Exercise and integrates evidence from many different disciplines including physiology, ecology, psychology, sociology and the environmental sciences, and across a wide range of countries. It describes the impact of Green Exercise on human health and well-being through all stages of the lifecourse and covers a wide spectrum from cellular processes such as immune function through to facilitating human behavioural change. It demonstrates the value of Green Exercise for activity and education purposes in both schools and the workplace, as well as its therapeutic properties. Green Exercise is an effective intervention for vulnerable groups and promoting healthy ageing, with activities including wilderness therapy, therapeutic horticulture and the use of forests and water. Chapters also integrate cross-cutting key themes which are relevant to all stages of the lifecourse and have significantly contributed to the Green Exercise research base, such as forest bathing and blue exercise. The book also explores the future of Green Exercise, the way in which research can be used to influence green design and planning and how health, social care and environmental agendas can be integrated to enable Green Exercise to be more widely used as a mechanism for improving health.
Call Number: Valley City State University 2nd Floor (796.332 T7319c )
Publication Date: 2012-08-21
Developing dominating offensive linemen is Rick Trickett's specialty. His accomplishments speak for themselves: 4 first-round draft selections, 20 NFL players, 13 All-Americans, and more than 30 all-conference selections. Now with Complete Offensive Line, he's created the most in-depth guide ever on offensive line play. Today's linemen must have skill, strength, power, quickness, agility, and intelligence to excel at the position. That is why Complete Offensive Line presents it all--from footwork and hand positioning to pulling and cutbacks. In this one-of-a-kind guide, Trickett takes you onto the practice field and into the trenches to learn these skills, among others: - Pass protection - Run blocking - Man and zone blocking - Combination blocks - Blitz pickup - Recognition of defensive sets such as 4-3, 3-4, and stack - Strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities against any defensive set - Techniques and schemes for formations such as spread, option, and the run and shoot With the most effective drills, skill evaluation, line play assessments, scheme suggestions, and unparalleled coaching advice from one of the best in the game, Complete Offensive Line is simply the definitive book on football's most demanding position.
Call Number: Valley City State University 2nd Floor (617.1027 B4397i )
Publication Date: 2015-09-15
Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation in Sport examines the key factors at play in the reduction and prevention of injury to athletes at all levels of sport. The book combines the latest scientific research with a critical review of current literature and the author's own personal experience working in the field of strength and conditioning at elite level to explain why certain modalities should or should not be prescribed by strength and conditioning coaches. There are full-color sequenced photographs showing the correct techniques for a wide variety of essential strength exercises. Other topics covered include how to effectively manage recovery and avoid overtraining; techniques for range of movement and corrective exercise; the most effective methods for shoulder and trunk stability; the theory and practice of propioception and plyometrics and how they can improve performance; the different methods employed when working with female or maturing athletes; and finally, the physiological impact of factors such as sleep patterns, travel, climate, and illness on performance. The book concludes with a series of case studies that illustrate how to put theory into practice.
Call Number: Valley City State University 2nd Floor (613.71 N792c )
Publication Date: 2015-11-10
The definitive practical guide for sports participants and recreational exercisers who are keen to achieve a level of flexibility to enhance their performance. The 4th edition of this classic text has been fully updated and features new chapters and stretching ideas. The Complete Guide to Stretching is the definitive practical handbook for: sports participants and recreational exercisers who are keen to achieve a level of flexibility that will enhance their performance -- sports coaches and fitness instructors who are seeking a thorough understanding of the principles and practice of this often neglected component of physical fitness -- sport and exercise therapists who use stretching as an important part of a balanced rehabilitation programme. A reasonable level of flexibility is essential to the healthy functioning of joints and muscles, which in turn facilitates performance and reduces the risk of injury. Now in its 4th edition, The Complete Guide to Stretching provides an accessible overview of the scientific principles that underpin this form of training and offers more than 70 exercises designed to safely increase range of motion right across the body. Full colour photographs demonstrate the stretches throughout.
Call Number: Valley City State University 2nd Floor (613.2024 B4309a )
Publication Date: 2011-12-27
Advanced Sports Nutrition helped thousands of athletes apply the most effective and cutting-edge strategies for optimal fueling and performance. Now this best-seller returns, updated with the latest research, topics, and innovations in sports nutrition. Far beyond the typical food pyramid formula, Advanced Sports Nutrition offers serious strategies for serious athletes. This comprehensive guide includes the latest nutrition concepts for athletes in any sport. World-renowned sports nutritionist Dr. Dan Benardot breaks down the chemistry of improved performance into winning principles that ensure athletes' key energy systems are properly stocked at all times: -Meal, energy, and nutrient timing guidelines to maintain that crucial energy balance throughout the day -Optimal ratios and quantities of nutrients, vitamins, and minerals for any sport -Guidelines on identifying and maintaining optimal body composition for maximal power, strength, and athletic performance -The latest research on ergogenic aids, such as quercitin and caffeine -Strategies for avoiding gastrointestinal distress during activity and reducing exercise-induced inflammation -The effects of travel, high altitude, and age on nutrition needs and performance -Strategies for balancing fluid and electrolytes to avoid dehydration and hyperhydration -Sport-specific guidelines for increased power, strength, and endurance The best conditioning programs and technical instruction are beneficial only if your body is properly fueled and ready to operate at peak efficiency. With Advanced Sports Nutrition, Second Edition, you can be assured that when you are ready to push the limits of training and competition, your body is, too.
Call Number: Valley City State University 2nd Floor (796.332 Iv39c )
Publication Date: 2011-12-23
Today's players are bigger, stronger, and faster than ever before. A focused conditioning program has become essential to on-the-field success. Complete Conditioning for Football features a comprehensive training approach that builds players' abilities as well as the football-specific skills their positions require. In this special book and DVD package, authors Pat Ivey and Josh Stoner explain and demonstrate the very same exercises and drills they use to develop speed, power, strength, and agility with the game's premier collegiate and professional players. Their programs will help you -generate explosive power to move your opponent off the line of scrimmage; -increase first-step, reactionary, and closing speed; -improve arm and shoulder strength for longer, more accurate passes; and -maximize agility and leg strength to hold blocks and break or avoid tackles. In addition, the XX-minute DVD takes you onto the gridiron and into the gym to demonstrate the most effective exercises and drills for your position, skill set, and goals. With physical assessment tests, nutrition advice, and seasonal workouts, Complete Conditioning for Football is your guide to maximizing your talents and becoming a perennial all-pro.
Call Number: Valley City State University 2nd Floor (613.71 Es745 )
Publication Date: 2015-04-23
Now in a fully revised and updated second edition, Essentials of Performance Analysis in Sport is a comprehensive and authoritative guide to this core discipline of contemporary sport science. It introduces the fundamental theory of match and performance analysis, using real-world illustrative examples and data throughout, and explores the applied contexts in which analysis can have a significant influence on performance. This second edition includes three completely new chapters covering the key emerging topics of dynamic systems, momentum and performance profiling, as well as updated coverage of core topics in the performance analysis curriculum such as: designing notation systems analysing performance data qualitative analysis of technique time-motion analysis probability using feedback technologies performance analysis and coaching. With extended coverage of contemporary issues in performance analysis and contributions from leading performance analysis researchers and practitioners, Essentials of Performance Analysis in Sport is a complete textbook for any performance analysis course, as well as an invaluable reference for sport science or sport coaching students and researchers, and any coach, analyst or athlete looking to develop their professional insight.
Call Number: Valley City State University 2nd Floor (796.35762 C1282y )
Publication Date: 2014-04-28
Coaches know the importance of drills. The cornerstone of most practices, they 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 such as these: - Hitting - Bunting - Fielding - Catching fly balls - Throwing - Pitching - Base running Easy to understand and easier to implement, each drill is accompanied by step-by-step instructions, equipment needs, field diagrams, and key coaching points. And the ready-to-use 30-, 60-, and 90-minute practice plans help coaches put them to use and create enjoyable and productive practices. With variations and progressions for difficulty, Youth Baseball Drills has something for every coach and every player. It is a must-have guide for anyone wanting to teach youngsters how to play, and enjoy, the game of baseball.
Call Number: Valley City State University 2nd Floor (613.84 B9176c )
Publication Date: 2013-08-23
Caffeine for Sports Performance is the definitive resource for all your questions regarding caffeine and its impact on sports performance. Based on the most recent research, studies, and guidelines, this guide is ideal for athletes and fitness enthusiasts looking to improve training and competition. Inside you will find these features: - The history of how caffeine has become the most widely used drug in the world - The pros and cons of using caffeine, including habitual daily caffeine intake, to boost sports performance - Personal usage guides that can be applied to various sports or scenarios of caffeine use in training and competition - Health advice regarding caffeine use - Performance effects of caffeine use - Safety considerations and potential risks - Best and worst sources for caffeine Caffeine for Sports Performance provides plenty of practical tips for using caffeine. In particular you will find sidebars that feature interviews with top athletes and coaches who have interesting stories to tell regarding their experiences using caffeine. You will also gain new insight into current attitudes towards caffeine and how those attitudes have changed over the years. Caffeine for Sports Performance gives you all you need to understand and use caffeine to get the most out of your sport.
Call Number: Valley City State University 3rd Floor (155.5 H2926o )
Publication Date: 2015-02-02
A growing body of research argues that physical activity in various forms may be beneficial for the mental health of adolescents. However, less is known about why and for whom this relationship is true. This book investigates the role of the self as a possible change mechanism in the relationship between physical activity participation and mental well-being in adolescents, when also taking into account personal and contextual specificities. The book will help academics and professionals move one step closer to knowing why and for whom physical activity and mental health are related, the potential optimal conditions under which these mechanisms operate, and the individual characteristics that may increase or reduce an individual's responsiveness to mental health gains. (Series: Portal Academic) [Subject: Physical Education, Mental Health, Youth Studies]
Call Number: Valley City State University 2nd Floor (796.019 R257w )
Publication Date: 2015-05-12
Written by a leading expert in the field of sport science, this motivational text provides a thorough overview of fitness and exercise psychology as it relates to everyday life. * Illustrates sport and exercise psychology's growth across the globe through fascinating historical perspectives * Discusses the factors impacting body image and associated issues, including eating disorders and social physique anxiety * Demonstrates multiple sides of controversies within sport and exercise * Features case studies related to sport and exercise psychology to show real-life connections * Includes a helpful glossary that defines unfamiliar and technical terms
Call Number: Valley City State University 2nd Floor (615.8 K5601k )
Publication Date: 2016-08-02
THE ULTIMATE DIY TAPING GUIDE OF EVERYDAY INJURIES AND AILMENTS INCLUDES OVER 200 STEP-BY-STEP PHOTOS Widely used by physical therapists, chiropractors and personal trainers, kinesiology tape provides incredible support while simultaneously stretching so your body can perform its normal range of motion. Now you can utilize this amazing material at home. Simply buy a roll at your local drugstore and follow the taping methods described in this book to reduce pain, rehab an injury and get back in the game. Providing clear step-by-step instructions and helpful photos, the author shows how to tape the most common injuries and conditions anywhere on the body: * Neck pain * Frozen shoulder * Bicep strain * Tennis elbow * Wrist sprain * Tight IT band * ACL/MCL sprains * Achilles tendinitis * Ankle sprain * Plantar fasciitis
Call Number: Valley City State University 2nd Floor (613.71 B6976n )
Publication Date: 2016-06-16
Train to perform at the highest level with the lowest risk of injury." New Functional Training for Sports, Second Edition" produces the best results on the court, field, track, and mat, not just in the weight room. Michael Boyle, one of the world's leading sport performance coaches, presents the concepts, methods, exercises, and programs that maximize athletes' movements in competition. A series of functional assessments help in determining the design of a specific plan for each athlete. Self-reinforcing progressions in exercises for the lower body, core, upper body, and ultimately total body give athletes the balance, proprioception, stability, strength, and power they require for excelling in their sports. Sample programs assist in the customization process and ensure each aspect of preparation for physical performance. Boyle also draws on the latest research and his wealth of experience to offer programming advice and recommendations on foam rolling, stretching, and dynamic warm-ups. "New Functional Training for Sports" goes beyond traditional exercise descriptions and explanations, incorporating full-color, high-definition composites of foundational movements as well as online access to video demonstrations, commentary, and analysis of key exercises. "New Functional Training for Sports "is a refined and expanded version of Boyle's original work published more than a decade previously. This edition offers the most current functional training expertise to apply to your specific purposes.
Call Number: Valley City State University 2nd Floor (796.3578 P8818 )
Publication Date: 2016-06-24
The road to a championship season begins long before the first pitch of the opening game. It begins before a player even steps onto the field. In" Practice Perfect Softball," the game's premier coaches share their approaches, experiences, and philosophies of every aspect of practice. This authoritative guide goes beyond the stretches and drills, straight to the heart of winning--effort and attitude. From structuring sessions to evaluating practice performance, you'll find proven and practical recommendations from the all-star lineup of contributors: - Julie Lenhart - Rachel Hanson - Beverly Smith - Rachel Lawson - Lisa (Sweeney) Van Ackeren - Dot Richardson - Ken Eriksen - Connie Clark - Celeste Knierim - Bill Gray and Melissa Chmielewski - Lonni Alameda - Jo Evans - Jen McIntyre - Donna Papa - JoAnne Graf (editor) Inside, you'll identify and establish practice ethics; assess team strengths; and develop players' skills in the field, on the mound, and at the plate. Developed by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association, "Practice Perfect Softball" is your guide to developing champions on and off the field.
Call Number: Valley City State University 3rd Floor (372.86 R475s )
Publication Date: 2010-03-08
Audience: Reference for K-12 PE and classroom teachers, directors, principals, and administrators overseeing physical activity programs and wellness policy compliance. Text for college PE majors and elementary classroom education majors. Also a reference for community youth program leaders. Physical activity doesn’t have to be confined to physical education class. Many schools are discovering the benefits of incorporating physical activity throughout the day. In fact, schools increasingly need to do so as requirements for weekly minutes of physical activity expand beyond the time available for physical education class. With Schoolwide Physical Activity: A Comprehensive Guide to Designing and Conducting Programs, K-12 classroom teachers and administrators will learn how to design and conduct activity programs that not only meet wellness policy requirements and goals but also motivate and encourage allstudents to be physically active. The premise of this innovative guide is that physical activity in schools is not the sole responsibility of the PE teacher. It is the responsibility of all administrators and teachers—and is most successful when it is integrated throughout the curriculum. To that end, Schoolwide Physical Activityhighlights the role of elementary classroom teachers in providing opportunities for physical activity, and it offers an array of tools and programs for teachers to incorporate in their classrooms. At the secondary level, the book creates a vision of a good physical activity program and then shows secondary teachers and administrators how to achieve that vision. Through this text, teachers and administrators receive • a blueprint for building a comprehensive and coordinated K-12 physical activity program; • ready-to-use activities and forms; and • program ideas that address both the needs and desires of all children, not just the small percentage who gravitate toward physical activity. Schoolwide Physical Activitycomes with a CD-ROM that contains all the printable activities, forms, and tools from the book and over 200 activities for classroom teachers, inclusive transitional activities, integrated lessons, and simple games and dances. The comprehensive guide includes a Web site with an instructor guide, presentation package, and test package. This resource will help teachers and administrators see their roles and responsibilities in a new light and gain stakeholder support for wellness and activity programs, and it will assist in coordinating efforts among all involved in providing students with safe and appropriate programs that will transform their schools into more active places for learning.
Call Number: Valley City State University 2nd Floor (796.071 St472s )
Publication Date: 2008-08-22
This unique workbook puts students in control by providing guidance through the process of planning, implementing, and evaluating service-learning projects. Service Learning for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation: A Step-by-Step Guidedirects university and high school students through an easy-to-follow five-step process for completing service-learning projects. Consistent with principles from student-centered learning and organizational development, this process begins with choosing a project and building a team and progresses to development, execution, and assessment—teaching students best practices they can replicate in subsequent projects, classes, and their future jobs. Service Learning for Health, Physical Education, and Recreationhighlights the skills students will need for a project as well as strategies for preventing common problems and dealing constructively with difficulties. Students learn how to work as a team, present themselves as professionals, and master the challenges of a variety of service-learning projects. Designed for learning and fun, Service Learning for Health, Physical Education, and Recreationkeeps students focused and positive. This all-in-one resource has the following features: -A practical, customizable process that offers students unlimited creativity in project design and execution -Group projects, activities, and worksheets to guide students through the planning process -Tools, tips, and techniques that enable students to navigate the complexities of their projects -Reflection activities, journal assignments, and student checklists to help establish and maintain progress -Instructions for designing a needs assessment and evaluation survey -Icebreakers and group activities that will help build group cohesiveness In addition to the student resources, there is also an online teacher resource guide to assist teachers in supporting their students through each step in the process. The result of the author's own experiences in conducting complex service-learning projects, Service Learning for Health, Physical Education, and Recreationpresents a practical and proven process that ensures both successful projects and student-centered service learning. Connecting to their communities through service-learning projects teaches students invaluable hands-on lessons and creates new volunteer and community development opportunities. Service Learning for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation: A Step-by-Step Guideempowers students to become an integral part of a service-learning experience where they can learn communication, leadership, and problem-solving skills while enjoying the unique personal power that comes from helping others.
Call Number: Valley City State University 3rd Floor (362.1 P9445 )
Publication Date: 2010-05-04
Motivating people to get moving for health and wellness just got easier with Promoting Physical Activity, Second Edition. This guide for community action offers the tools and information you need to help people get off the couch and on their way to healthy living. If you want to encourage your community or group members to hop on their bike, take the stairs, or walk the neighborhood,Promoting Physical Activity, Second Edition, is for you. Whether you have just become interested in promoting physical activity or are experienced in health and wellness promotion but need new ideas to improve or expand existing programs, this user-friendly resource has the tools you need: •Information on the benefits of physical activity, such as obesity prevention and management of chronic disease, and goals and guidelines for physical activity that will help you make a case for your intervention programs •A practical overview of recommended evidence-based interventions with advice and examples that will help you carry out the interventions in your community •A flexible blueprint for planning, implementing, and evaluating programs in any community setting, whether alone or in partnership with other organizations •An extensive list of additional resources to assist you in planning interventions, including a directory of agencies and organizations interested in physical activity promotion, excerpts from the Surgeon General’s Report on Physical Activity and Health, and suggested readings for building your knowledge of physical activity promotion •Real-world examples, suggestions, and tips from a variety of settings to give you multiple perspectives on planning community-based interventions The newly updated second edition of Promoting Physical Activitydiscusses emerging topics related to physical activity and public health with a renewed focus on community-wide physical activity interventions. You’ll find up-to-date summaries of the national health objectives and the latest physical activity recommendations for adults, children, and older adults, which can serve as a foundation for your programs. You’ll also find a more in-depth exploration of establishing partnerships in order to enhance the effectiveness and reach of your programs and an expanded discussion of program evaluation. With Promoting Physical Activity, Second Edition, you don’t have to be an expert in physical activity promotion in order to succeed in getting people moving. The book translates current research into accessible practice, laying out all the information you need to create an intervention that meets your community’s needs. First you’ll look at why physical activity is important and how much activity is needed for general health. Then you’ll learn about three general approaches to promoting physical activity— informational, social and behavioral, and environmental and policy—as well as eight types of interventions that research shows are effective in group and community settings. This will help you choose the strategy or combination of strategies that works best for the people you want to reach. Armed with this information, you’ll be ready to move on to program implementation and evaluation. In addition to the nuts and bolts of planning, you’ll explore topics such as creating effective partnerships, setting program objectives, and measuring program success. Promoting Physical Activity: A Guide for Community Action, Second Edition, is an essential resource filled with advice, ideas, inspiration, and education to help you bring health and wellness to your community. It provides the information—both scientific and practical—to help you energize existing physical activity intervention programs and use physical activity as a pathway to improving the health and quality of life of those in your community.
Call Number: Valley City State University 3rd Floor (372.86 F6298p )
Publication Date: 2006-09-28
-Develop new instructional strategies that lead to positive growth in young people. -Blend instruction options to take the physical activity experience to another level. -Move toward a coordinated school health approach. -Provide 136 teacher-tested, developmentally appropriate, fun, and creative activities to foster a love of physical activity. Teachers want their students to be successful—not just in the classroom, but throughout their lives as well. Through PE Connections: Helping Kids Succeed Through Physical Activity, teachers can provide the experiences that help students succeed in a much broader sense than is usually associated with a physical education class. PE Connectionsaccomplishes this by offering teachers and after-school care providers three instructional approaches that expand the definition of student success: teaching quality physical education, building social and personal competencies through developmental assets, and creating the foundation for a coordinated school health program. The activities in the book are the integration of physical activity, development of social competencies, and health strategies. This multifaceted text -offers traditional teaching of movement patterns, fitness concepts, and social interaction skills; -provides 136 fun physical activities that meet the movement skill, fitness, and social competency objectives as outlined in NASPE standards 5 and 6; and -goes beyond the standards by exposing students to success-building strategies not normally offered in physical education classes. Some of the activities offer suggestions to encourage the partnering of parents, schools, and community organizations to provide the supportive environment that children need for healthy development. Others provide asset-building tools that either reinforce or build a particular asset or life skill, such as peaceful conflict resolution, personal power, and self-esteem. The result is a unique book that fosters a love of physical activity and spurs personal growth. PE Connectionsalso -groups activities by equipment type and suggests creative ideas for using existing equipment, -offers modifications for the activities; and -provides an appendix that helps teachers modify lessons for students with physical disabilities. PE Connectionscomes with easy-to-reproduce flash card masters and exercise pictures, an activity finder chart, and tips and guidelines for developing or improving coordinated school health programming. In addition, for each activity it lists specific developmental assets or teaching tips for developing the whole child. With its fresh approach, creative activities, and focus on building successful experiences, PE Connectionssheds new light on what it means to be successful in physical activity settings.
Call Number: Valley City State University 3rd Floor (372.86043 Q29c )
Publication Date: 2012-05-24
"Creative Physical Education" offers a flexible extended learning experience for children and teens that focuses on physical, cognitive, and interpersonal knowledge and skill development. A combination teacher's guide and student workbook, "Creative Physical Education" has everything you need, including a CD-ROM of printable and adaptable class materials. "Creative Physical Education" presents a project framework that you can adapt to fit the needs of your class. Great for physical education teachers looking for a fresh approach, "Creative Physical Education" also makes an excellent structured project for classroom teachers working with physical education. "Creative Physical Education" begins with a teacher's guide that details the underlying pedagogical models behind the project. Rather than focusing on one approach, "Creative Physical Education" integrates a number of pedagogical models and describes how these can be combined to form a creative PE project. This all-in-one resource includes a student workbook with all the worksheets needed for each part of the project. The project worksheets are included on the accompanying CD-ROM and can be modified as needed and printed for use. In addition, homework items offer ways to reinforce concepts learned in class. "Creative Physical Education" progresses students through team building, game creation, organizing a season, and practicing skill development. In the first part of the project, you'll help students discover the essentials of working in teams, the benefits of a team approach, and characteristics of successful teams. The developing teams will then create their own games. "Creative Physical Education" provides you with all the necessary tools and ideas for this task. Through this section, the student teams discuss the ingredients of a game, plan their own team game, and teach it to other teams. The students are also involved in evaluating and reflecting on the games of others. After this, you'll help students use their games to create one game for the whole class, which they play over the course of a larger-scale sporting season. Through regular participation, students improve their knowledge and skills and learn the strategies of their game. This section of the project also helps students experience a range of roles, always as a member of a team. In the final section you'll help students improve their tactics and skills through practice. By critically assessing the teamwork, skill, strategy, and fitness requirements of their particular game, students learn how to improve their individual and team performance. Activities in this final part also allow students to celebrate their success and reflect on their project. This student-directed creative PE project offers students a new way to enjoy and learn from sport while also offering the possibility of integrating other curriculum areas with physical education. With step-by-step guidance and a full set of class materials, you'll have everything you need to implement a fun, creative learning experience for your class. Find new ways to move, create, and collaborate with "Creative Physical Education."
Call Number: Valley City State University 2nd Floor (613.0434 W4621 )
Publication Date: 2015-07-23
Wellness Issues for Higher Education is an essential resource that addresses a range of student wellness issues confronting professionals in college and university settings. Organized around five dimensions of Wellness--Emotional, Social, Intellectual, Physical, and Spiritual--this book comprehensively covers key topics that contribute to students' success in college. Each topical chapter includes proactive wellness advice, and is designed to prepare the reader to better understand the facts, issues, and strategies appropriate for addressing the issue. Each Chapter Features: Background information, theory, and research Historical and emerging issues Common questions, controversies, challenging situations, and misconceptions Practical applications for the campus This practical guide prepares practitioners to understand and deal with the wellness and health promotion issues contributing to their students' overall success and well-being. Armed with this valuable resource, higher education and student affairs professionals can work to improve academic performance, retention, satisfaction, and quality of life. This thorough resource will guide those working at any level in residence life, student activities, orientation, health education, student leadership, advising, instruction, and other areas of student development.
Call Number: Valley City State University 2nd Floor (613 B3881c )
Publication Date: 2015-07-27
We follow celebrities on Twitter and Facebook, watch them on television, and read about them in supermarket checkout lines. Our relationship with celebrities has never been so immediate. Their personal trials are news headlines and water cooler talk. Offering the first extensive look at celebrity health sagas, this book examines the ways in which their stories become our stories, influencing public perception and framing dialog about wellness, disease and death. These private-yet-public narratives drive fund-raising, reduce stigma and influence policy. Celebrities such as Mary Tyler Moore, Robin Roberts, Michael J. Fox, and Christopher Reeve--as well as 200 others included in the study--have left a lasting legacy.