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Runner’s Knee, Tennis Elbow, Skier’s Thumb?

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.

 

November Newsletter

The November issue of the Bloomsbury Sport newsletter is now available, featuring information on our brand new titles publishing this month.

Including The Complete Guide to Circuit Training by Debbie Lawrence and Bob Hope, this is the definitive guide to planning and teaching a circuit class, covering everything from planning a session to assessing individuals.

For the cricket lover, the new edition of The Wisden Guide to International Cricket 2012. This paperback annual contains quick-fire records of every country and features the 200 players expected to appear in international cricket during 2012.

To subscribe to future issues of our newsletter visit our newsletter sign up page.

Pumping Iron

It might look like a cannonball with a handle or a ridiculously heavy metal handbag, but, for those in the know, the kettlebell is an essential piece of fitness equipment.

Originating from Russia, kettlebell training is now a global phenomenon with clubs, gyms and individuals investing in equipment and training. Celebs such as Penelope Cruz and Sylvester Stallone are reported to be big fans, but what can kettlebells be used for?

Well, kettlebells can be used for a variety of purposes including weight loss, improving coordination and anaerobic fitness and strengthening your core muscles.

Perfect. But how do you use them?

It’s your lucky day. Published this October, Allan Collins The Complete Guide to Kettlebell Training is a comprehensive guide to this popular fitness tool, providing practical tips on how to use and get the best out of training with a kettlebell.

I know what I’ll be asking for for Christmas.

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