Training for Speed, Power and Strength download
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English | 2005-03-10 | ISBN: 1905096089 | PDF | 90 pages | 3 MB
Serious athletes don't need reminding of the importance of sports conditioning. They know it's not enough nowadays simply to put in hundreds of hours of basic training - be it on the bike, on the track, in the pool or on the court. To compete at your very best, you need to build the appropriate strength, power and speed elements into your conditioning regime. That's what gives you the extra edge you need to excel at your sport. The question is: what's the most effective way to do this for YOUR sport? In Training for Speed, Power and Strength, John Shepherd and Raphael Brandon dissect the major current debates in sports conditioning, analyse the very latest scientific findings - then spell out in plain English their significance for the serious athlete. It's a rare opportunity to assess the latest thinking on sports conditioning for yourself, and decide how best to integrate it into your regular training regime. Read our brand new report and here are some of the facts you'll learn: What are the best weight-training exercises for swimmers wanting to Maximize strength and power? How can rowers get the maximum return on the time they spend in the gym? What steps can masters athletes take to reverse age-related deterioration in speed? What's the best way for you to encourage fast-twitch muscle fibre development? Which sport-specific drills boost agility in your sport? What are the new techniques you can use to 'fast-forward' your speed conditioning to a new level? Postage & packing is free. And you've got 30 days to decide whether or not you want to keep the book or return it for a full refund. Are you as fast as you'd like to be? Speed. We all want more of it, whether we're 100m sprinters or marathon runners. After all, is it any more frustrating to lose a track event in the last two metres, or a marathon in the last two hundred yards? However, it is often assumed that those blessed with great speed or strength are born with a higher percentage of fast-twitch muscle fibres, and that no amount of speed work (or neuronal stimulation) will turn a cart-horse into a race horse. But, in fact, fast-twitch fibres are fairly evenly distributed between the muscles of sedentary people, with most possessing 45-55% of both fast- and slow-twitch varieties. That means few of us are inherently destined for any particular type of sports activity, and how we develop will depend mostly on two factors: The way our sporting experiences are shaped at a relatively early age How we train our muscle fibres throughout our sporting careers In Training for Speed, Power and Strength we shed new light on how you can get the utmost speed out of your system through the appropriate training techniques. For example, we describe acceleration techniques used by elite sprinters like Maurice Greene that you too can use to stimulate neuromuscular activity. And we describe several basic mechanical devices, hitherto used only by elite athletes to assist their speed conditioning programmes, that you can easily put to work for you.
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