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Leigh Barandon

Anatomy for Strength and Fitness Training for Speed and Sport

What does it take to succeed in sports? The formula for being a champion can be distilled into several skill sets that are essential for playing at a competitive level, with some of the most important being strength, speed and stamina. This full colour illustrated training guide takes an in-depth look at your muscles at work during various sporting activities, making it crystal clear how to tailor your training to your specific needs. Whether you play football, baseball, tennis, basketball, rugby, lacrosse – the anatomical illustrations used in this book show exactly how your muscles are engaged and how to improve your performance. Not only will athletes get the ultimate look at what happens to their bodies during bursts of speed, they will also find running and sprinting activities, elastic band overspeed activities, stretching activities, exercises to develop the muscles around the knees to limit potential injury, and general lower body development.

The book is divided into eight sections that focus on strength training and developing a conditioning programme. Sure to be a valuable reference for professionals and novices alike, Anatomy for Strength & Fitness Training for Speed and Sport features everything readers need to know to utilize and sustain speed and strength the smart way.

Leigh Brandon, the founder of BodyCHEK, is a UK accredited strength and conditioning coach, CHEK practitioner (level VI), holistic lifestyle coach (level III), golf biomechanic, metabolic typing advisor and BodyTalk practitioner. He has specialized in injury rehabilitation and sports conditioning since 1996.
345 printed pages

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Quotes

    pavelaprokopenkohas quoted2 years ago
    Infants are born with about 350 bones, many of which fuse as they grow, forming single bones, resulting in the 206 bones that an adult has
    Gizem Kurtulanhas quoted3 years ago
    Movement exercises for a minimum of 4–6 weeks. These exercises should only be progressed to the intermediate level once the maximum number of sets and reps can be completed with perfect form.
    Stephani Sherlockhas quoted5 years ago
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    The adult human body has 639 muscles and 206 bones; this book illustrates approximately 92 muscles involved in movement and stabilization.

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