Sport Science

Sport science is the application of scientific principles to help improve sports performance. This branch of science has grown dramatically in the last 20 years and has resulted in a greater understanding of the demands of elite sport.

Some of the information obtained from the systematic study of sport has been included in coaching material and coaching qualifications, however many coaches and athletes have specific questions or individual problems.

This section covers a number of different areas of sports science in the form of DVD’s and books. However the qualified sport scientist is, potentially, a useful resource that the coach and athlete can use, to help address issues that may arise in their sport. This may take the form of a basic discussion with a sport scientist, through to an in-depth analysis of the athlete in the laboratory setting.

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Strength Band Training Book

Maximize your strength, speed, and power through the use of resistance bands and tubing. As a complete workout on their own or a supplement to free weights and machines, strength bands are the ultimate tool for customizing workouts and isolating muscles. And the portable bands and tubing make the perfect travel workout. Strength Band Training shows how to use resistive bands and tubing in 106 exercises addressing every major muscle group. These exercises have been used by strength professionals and many top athletes because the bands and tubing allow you to add resistance in multiple directions-something free weights and machines can’t do. As a result, your resistance routine can simulate sport demands, strengthening core and supporting muscles or targeting specific rehabilitation needs. Easy to adjust, bands and tubing are designed to provide resistance for users at any level of strength and ability. Add Strength Band Training to your conditioning program for the most complete and versatile workouts possible. Author: Phillip Page, MS, PT, ATC, CSCS, is a physical therapist, athletic trainer, and certified strength and conditioning specialist. He is the manager of clinical education and research for Thera-Band Products and has a private practice in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, specializing in sports and orthopedic physical therapy. Page has worked with the NFL’s New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks and the athletic programs at Tulane University. He has lectured internationally on the scientific and clinical use of elastic resistance and developed an educational course on elastic resistance that is being taught in six countries. He is certified by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) and was awarded the NATA’s Otto Davis Postgraduate Scholarship in 1991. He is coauthor of The Scientific and Clinical Application of Elastic Resistance (Human Kinetics, 2003). Page lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with his wife and three children. Todd S. Ellenbecker, MS, PT, SCS, OCS, CSCS, is the clinic director at Physiotherapy Associates Scottsdale Sports Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona. A licensed physical therapist, he has researched and taught in the field for 18 years. Ellenbecker is certified by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) as both a sports clinical specialist and orthopedic clinical specialist. The APTA also awarded him its Sports Physical Therapy Clinical Teaching Award in 1999. He was chairman of the APTA’s Shoulder Special Interest Group and is a manuscript reviewer for the Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy and American Journal of Sports Medicine. In addition, Ellenbecker is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA). He is chairman of the United States Tennis Association’s (USTA) National Sport Science Committee and is a certified strength and conditioning specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). In 2003, the NSCA named him the Sports Medicine Professional of the Year. He has served as a member of the Thera-Band research advisory committee and is coauthor of The Scientific and Clinical Application of Elastic Resistance. He also has cowritten The Elbow in Sport, Complete Conditioning for Tennis, and Closed Kinetic Chain Exercise. Ellenbecker lives in Scottsdale, Arizona, with his wife, Gail. Printed: 2005 Pages: 203
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