Category Archives: Sports Science
Our new 2014-2015 Sports Books Catalogue is now available. Browse the catalogue and discover the many different sports books that we publish here at Bloomsbury, from our exceptional training guides to our award winning great reads.
The 6th edition of Sports Training Principles has arrived at Bloomsbury HQ and it looks fantastic. Thoroughly revised throughout, this comprehensive sports science textbook has been edited and authored by Dr Frank W. Dick OBE (President of the European Athletics Coaches Association) with contributions from:
- Professor John Brewer (St Mary’s University, Twickenham, UK)
- Professor Timothy Noakes (University of Cape Town, South Africa)
- Dr Penny Werthner (University of Calgary, Canada)
- Vern Gambetta (Sports Training Systems, USA)
- Dr Cliff Mallett and Dr David Jenkins (University of Queensland, Australia)
- Dr Scott Drawer (RFU, UK)
This textbook comprehensively covers the core aspects of sports training and coaching which can be applied to all sports and disciplines. It is the ultimate reference tool for all coaches responsible for training athletes to fulfill their performance potential.
the book covers the key sports science topics: anatomy and physiology; biomechanics; psychology; nutrition; performance analysis; training; and coaching theory and practice.
If you’re a lecturer interested in using the book on your course, email your full course details (Course Name, Level, Module, Number of Students and Start Date) and your academic address (Name, Position, Department, Address) to firstname.lastname@example.org and our team will get back to you.
Been to the gym for a workout or for a session with a personal trainer and wondered what muscles you’ve actually worked out? Heard the name and then wondered where exactly those muscles are? Want to know how to improve your workouts to target those muscles?
Well, your prayers have been answered. The ‘Anatomy of …‘ series is a great range of books providing anatomical illustrations of various exercises tailored to give you the best workout depending on your needs. Each book contains:
- annotations identifying the active and stabilising muscles
- concise how-to instructions for each exercise
- identification of the specific muscles that benefit the most from each exercise
- a glossary of anatomical terms.
Bloomsbury Sport are pleased to announce the publication of three new titles in the series:
Others titles in the series:
Anatomy of Exercise
Anatomy of Cycling
Anatomy of Running
Anatomy of Core Stability
Anatomy of Stretching
Encyclopedia of Exercise Anatomy (coming soon)
When it comes to sport and exercise, “No pain, no gain” may be a catchy phrase, but pain can often be the first warning sign of an injury so it’s important to listen to your body.
To be on the right track in regards to managing treatment whether it be for ankle sprains, shin splints, groin pain, slipped discs or torn hamstrings, it’s worth checking out The Complete Guide to Sports Injuries by Christopher M. Norris.
The book is packed full of helpful photographs and diagrams to aid both understanding and technique in treating sports injuries, with practical guidance on massage, taping, hot and cold. Norris also gives great advice on structuring rehabilitation through exercise therapy to help with recovery through the healing process.
If you’re a sports coach, fitness instructor, student, physiotherapist or sports massage therapist, then this is the ideal introduction to understanding and treating sports injuries.