Whether you are a weight lifter, gymnast, kayaker or javelin thrower, strength and power are crucial to you performance and technique. This book provides the science, training advice and exercises to help you improve at your sport.
· Understand the difference between strength and power and how important they each are for your performance.
· Test your core stability, the most important form of strength for all sportspeople, and improve it by following step-by-step excercises.
· Learn how to apply biomechanics to your training in order to use your strength and power most effectively.
· Read about powerful sportspeople, such as Chris Hoy, Matthias Steiner and Stepanka Hilgertova.
Combining sports science, nutrition, training programmes and exercises, the Training for Sport series of books is a complete guide to raising performance for children aged 9+.
About the Author
As well as being a writer, Paul is a wanderer. He has lived in various countries - always in the high mountains, or somewhere near a good surfing beach. "Wherever I am, though, and whatever else I'm doing," he says, "I follow Ray Bradbury's advice: 'Write, every single day.'" Paul writes about many subjects, but his books are mostly to do with sports, the world's different peoples, places, and animals, or the weird and wonderful.
Table of Contents
What is strength? 4
Strength in sport 6
Body shapes 8
Strength and weight 12
Core stability 14
Increasing strength 16
Training for maximum strength 18
Training for power 20
Training for strength endurance 22
Biomechanics and levers 26
Nutrition and hydration 28
Further information 31