The New Toughness Training For Sports

Author: James E. Loehr
Publisher: Plume Books
ISBN: 9780452269989
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Loehr, author of the bestselling Mental Toughness Training for Sports, has trained more than 100 world-class athletes, from tennis ace Martina Navratilova to boxer Ray Mancini. This book--based on Loehr's toughening techniques--as well as the most scientific studies available--includes a whole new range of programs and goals for any athlete, professional or amateur. 20 photos.

Clinical Sports Psychiatry

Author: David A. Baron
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118404939
Size: 34.88 MB
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This book has it all - written by national and international experts and edited by world authorities, it is the first book on sport psychiatry in over a decade. Dealing with psychopathology, mental health problems and clinical management, it differs markedly from sports psychology books that focus on performance issues. Eating disorders, exercise addiction, drug abuse are all problems that are seen in 'everyday' athletes, not just elite performers. This book shows how to help. This text covers the most important topics in contemporary sports psychiatry/psychology from an international perspective. Chapter authors are experts in the field and global leaders in the related professional organizations, including current and past Presidents/Chairs of the International Society for Sports Psychiatry and of the World Psychiatric Association Section on Exercise and Sports Psychiatry. Authors are mainly psychiatrists: the rest are PhD sport psychologists. The book comprises representative chapter authors from around the world, to an extent unprecedented in this topic. The authors and editors are well-informed in global perspectives, e.g., having served as consultants to numerous Olympic teams, in addition to service on the International Society for Sports Psychiatry's Board of Directors. Specifically, this book covers four main categories of topics: 1) mental health challenges faced by athletes (including substance use disorders, exercise addiction, eating disorders, depression, suicide, and concussion), 2) treatment approaches and therapeutic issues with athletes (including different types of psychotherapy for psychiatric disorders, psychotherapeutic performance enhancement approaches, transference and countertransference issues, achievement by proxy, psychotherapeutic issues as applied to a couple of sports that are played around the world, and use of psychiatric medications in athletes), 3) psychosocial issues affecting athletes (including sexual harassment and abuse, cultural issues, and ethics issues), and 4) the field of sports psychiatry (including work within one common sports psychiatry practice setting, and current status of and challenges in the field of sports psychiatry). There is a growing need for this book. Performance-enhancing drugs, use of psychotropics in impaired athletes, head trauma, sexual abuse, eating disorders, ethics, and depression and suicide in athletes, are just a few of the timely subjects addressed in this text. This is the only comprehensive reference available for those working in the field (or merely interested in it) to consult for current information on these topics. The existing sports psychology texts all focus on performance issues, with little, if any, attention paid to these areas of clinical significance. The book addresses the core differences between sports psychiatry and sports psychology, as well as the areas of overlap. Emphasis is placed on how the disciplines should work together in diagnosing and treating athletes dealing with emotional stress and psychopathology. Chapters include case examples and specific goals listed at the beginning, along with tables and graphs to highlight key concepts.

Secrets Of Sports Psychology Revealed

Author: Rick Wolff
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1510716386
Size: 52.82 MB
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The world of sports psychology and in the introduction of mental skills coaches has exploded into the athletic mainstream over the last few decades. Before then, the attitude regarding such training was extremely conservative and “old school”—the prevailing philosophy was that “any athlete who needs to talk with a shrink needs to have their head examined.” Fortunately, with today’s modern athletes, the dark ages of mental training in sports have gone away and times have changed for the better. But as with any growing industry, there are lots of new and untested pathways to one’s mental performance training in practices and games. But depending on who you talk to, the advice that is given can vary widely—and sometimes, even be contradictory. The Secrets of Sports Psychology Revealed by Rick Wolff, one of the pioneers in the field of sports psychology, is based upon his many years of clinical, hands-on work with top professional and amateur athletes in a variety of sports. He provides real insight into what does—and doesn’t—work. Specifically: Do pre-game visualization techniques really work? Is it OK to be superstitious, or are those rituals counterproductive? Does taking a deep breath or two in a tight situation really help? What’s the best way to learn how to make adjustments in one’s game? These direct questions, and many others, are presented and answered in this easy to use how-to guide aimed directly at athletes and coaches. The answers are right to the point and are based upon the author’s observations and work over the years with top athletes.

Child And Adolescent Resilience Within Medical Contexts

Author: Carey DeMichelis
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319322230
Size: 60.65 MB
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This book explores the social conditions that promote pediatric resilience. It presents resilience as a set of complex interpersonal, institutional, and political relationships that affect young patients’ ability to “do well” in the face of medical adversity. Chapters analyze the impact of chronic or disabling conditions on children’s development, while highlighting effective interventions that promote family well-being. This book integrates research from psychology, social work, medical anthropology, child life specialty, palliative care, public health, and nursing to examine a wide variety of family, cultural, and medical contexts. Practical strategies for supporting children and families are discussed, from meaningful assessment and interventions to social policy and advocacy. Featured topics include: Psychosocial factors influencing children with immune-related health conditions. Resilience and pediatric cancer survivorship within a cultural context. Promoting resilience in chronically ill children and their families during the transition to adolescence. Creating a context for resilience in medical settings. Promoting resilience through children’s health and social care policy. Child and Adolescent Resilience Within Medical Contexts is a must-have resource for researchers, clinicians and other professionals, as well as graduate students in child and school psychology, child and adolescent psychiatry, social work, pediatrics, medical anthropology, nursing, educational psychology and policy.

The Way To Black Belt

Author: Lawrence A. Kane
Publisher: YMAA Publication Center, Inc.
ISBN: 1594391491
Size: 34.16 MB
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Earning a black belt can be the most rewarding experience of one’s lifetime. Getting there takes considerable planning. Whether your interests are in the classical styles of Asia or today’s Mixed Martial Arts, this book prepares you for the challenge. Whatever your age, whatever your gender, you will benefit from the wisdom of master martial artists from around the globe who share more than 300 years of personal training experiences. Benefit from their guidance during your development into a first-class black belt. Featuring... • Iain Abernethy • Dan Anderson • Loren Christensen • Jeff Cooper • Wim Demeere • Aaron Fields • Lawrence Kane • Rory Miller • Martina Sprague • Phillip Starr • Jeff Stevens • Kris Wilder ...and many more. Packed with actionable information, this book will teach you how to set goals, find a good instructor, monitor your progress, overcome plateaus in your training, take advantage of every learning opportunity, and work through the inevitable injuries that come with rigorous martial arts training. Putting your skills to the test at each developmental stage of your training requires a certain mental ‘clarity.’ The authors examine what this means, how to find it, and how to make sure that when the time comes you are 100% prepared. If you are serious about your martial arts training, The Way to Black Belt will arm you with the information you need to swiftly become a highly skilled, well-qualified black belt.

Handbook Of Sports Medicine And Science Rowing

Author: Niels H. Secher
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444312626
Size: 21.68 MB
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This volume in the Handbook of Sports Medicine and Science series delivers up-to-date scientific knowledge alongside practical applications in rowing, making it an invaluable resource for researchers, coaches and rowers of all abilities. Published under the auspices of the International Olympic Committee, in collaboration with the International Rowing Federation (FISA), Rowing: Provides key knowledge of the historical, nutritional and psychological aspects of rowing Offers ground-breaking physiological insights which can help shape future training methodologies Features a rowing periodization plan to help trainers and athletes create comprehensive and effective training programs, racing plans and tactics. Rowing brings together internationally renowned experts with experience in competitive rowing and sports medicine, making this the complete handbook of medicine, science and practice in rowing.

Serious Tennis

Author: Scott Williams
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 9780880119139
Size: 41.55 MB
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Serious Tennis is the most comprehensive tennis resource, containing expert instruction on each facet of the game. Learn with the world's top instructors as they provide insights into modern tennis technique, training methods, and match strategy. Combining the sport's latest physical conditioning methods with its most advanced mental training techniques, this book enables you to reach your full potential, regardless of skill level. Top international tennis instructor Scott Williams presents his SMARTS system for perfecting stroke technique. The system includes the following: - Seeing - Movement - Adjusting - Rotation - Transfer - Swing In Serious Tennis, Williams breaks down the four main skill groups in the SMARTS system: stroking skills, playing skills, mental skills, and preparatory skills. He then identifies three phases of development-the core phase, the mileage phase, and the fine-tuning phase-that all players should follow to improve their game. During the first phase, stroking and playing skills are sharpened on the practice court. Once in the mileage phase, techniques such as consistency, placement, and court positioning are tested during game situations. The fine-tuning phase focuses on preparatory skills such as conditioning, nutrition, sleep, and the mental skills you need to consistently win. This approach allows intermediate and advanced players to be in a continual mode of physical and mental progression to truly enhance their skills and tactical understanding of the game. From improving shot selections to performing under pressure, this book covers every aspect of the game. Become the player you've always wanted to be with Serious Tennis.

Game Changer

Author: Fergus Connolly
Publisher: Victory Belt Publishing
ISBN:
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Team sports like football, basketball, soccer, and rugby are hugely popular the world over, on both college and professional levels, and such popularity means that they are big business. Very big. Broadcasting rights alone bring in billions: ESPN paid $5.6 billion to broadcast college football playoffs for twelve years; Turner Sports/CBS shelled out $10.4 billion to show the national college basketball tournament through 2024; and the most recent NBA TV deal came in at a cool $26.4 billion. As the rewards for winning have increased, it's no surprise that sports team budgets have followed suit. Sure, the athletic program at the University of Texas brought in $161 million last year, but the Longhorns also spent $154 million over the same period. Fifteen other college athletics program also racked up over $100 million in annual expenses. But that’s child's play compared to the outgoings at the world's most valuable soccer team, Manchester United, which spent more than $500 million in 2015. The trouble is that all this spending often fails to yield better results. Teams in all sports have tried just about every gimmick to "hack" their way to better performance. But as they've gotten stuck in stats, mired in backroom politics, and diverted by the facilities arms race, many have lost sight of what should've been their primary focus all along: the game itself. In Game Changer, Fergus Connolly shows how to improve performance with evidence-based analysis and athlete-focused training. Through his unprecedented experiences with teams in professional football, basketball, rugby, soccer, Aussie Rules, and Gaelic football, as well as with elite military units, Connolly has discovered how to break down the common elements in all sports to their basic components so that each moment of any game can be better analyzed, whether you're a player or a coach. The lessons of game day then can be used to create valuable learning experiences in training, evaluate the quality of your team’s performance, and home in on what’s working and what isn’t. Game Changer also shows you how to expand training focus from players' physical qualities to also advance athletes technically, tactically, and psychologically. His TTPP Model not only helps players continually progress but also stops treating them like a disposable commodity and instead prioritizes athlete health. Bringing together the latest evidence-based practices and lessons from business, psychology, biology, and many other fields, Game Changer is the first book of its kind that helps coaches, athletes, and casual fans: • Create a cohesive game plan that improves performance through defined objectives, strategies, and tactics • Put statistical analysis and technology into context so teams can bypass the hype and get meaningful results • Identify dominant qualities to maximize during training and limiting factors to improve • Create realistic, immersive learning experiences for individual players and the entire team that deliver defined outcomes • Structure player development with a new, holistic model that puts athlete health first and helps reduce the chance of injury and burnout • Balance training load so that all players are fresh and ready to play at their best in competition • Rethink coaching and organizational leadership and enhance communication, group dynamics, and player interaction • Create a winning team culture.

War Machine

Author: Sammy Franco
Publisher: Contemporary Fighting Arts, LLC
ISBN: 0989038262
Size: 46.54 MB
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WAR MACHINE - BECOME A MODERN DAY WARRIOR! War Machine: How to Transform Yourself into a Vicious and Deadly Street Fighter is a book that will change you for the rest of your life! This unique combat conditioning system is specifically designed to transform you into a vicious and deadly street fighter. When followed accordingly, War Machine will forge your mind, body, and spirit into iron. Once armed with the mental and physical attributes of the War Machine, you will become a strong and confident warrior that can handle just about anything that life may throw your way. In essence, War Machine is a way of life. Powerful, intense, and hard! A Powerful Transformation Program! In this powerful transformation program, world-renowned combat expert Sammy Franco shares his secrets for building explosive speed, bone crushing power and unparalleled mental strength. In this unique book you will first learn about: Range proficiency Combat stances Strategic positioning Footwork and mobility Target orientation, target recognition, target selection, target impaction, target exploitation Target zones Medical implications of combat techniques Speed development techniques Impact power development The importance of ambidexterity in combat Improving offensive reaction time How to improve balance Non-telegraphic movement when fighting Auto pilot fighting The killer instinct A Combat Conditioning Animal! Reading this book is like getting a shot of testosterone! It motivates and inspires you to train harder. Every aspect of combat conditioning is also covered in this powerful transformation program, including: Physical appearances during pre-contact stages of combat Combat body compositions Warm-ups, stretching Strength training exercises Split workout routines Combative utility of muscle groups Cardio conditioning Working out with training partners Coping with pain and discomfort when training Rest and burnout Diet and nutrition to maximize your training gains The Confidence of a Lion! War Machine is not only designed to develop physical strength, agility, and endurance but also help you overcome the fear and inhibitions toward physical combat. It provides the mental and psychological tools to confidently handle the rigors of both armed and unarmed combat. Topics include: Developing the “hard core” attitude Improving self-confidence Decisiveness in combat Follow-through Courage Combative desensitization Viciousness Self-discipline Philosophical resolution Emotional masking Overcoming combat related stress reactions Visualization techniques And much more... Forge your Mind, Body, and Spirit into Iron! War Machine also bridges the gap between the technical and philosophical aspects of combat with a chapter devoted to the philosophy of warfare. Subjects include courage, pacifism, good vs. evil, the ego, laws of reality, loyalty, leadership, honor, frustration, and fighting strategies. War Machine How to Transform Yourself into a Vicious and Deadly Street Fighter is ideal for military personnel, law enforcement, martial artists, self-defense students or anyone regardless of age or gender who wants the winning edge in modern day combat.

Issues In Orthopedics And Occupational And Sports Medicine 2011 Edition

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Publisher: ScholarlyEditions
ISBN: 1464963584
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Issues in Orthopedics and Occupational and Sports Medicine: 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Orthopedics and Occupational and Sports Medicine. The editors have built Issues in Orthopedics and Occupational and Sports Medicine: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Orthopedics and Occupational and Sports Medicine in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Orthopedics and Occupational and Sports Medicine: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.