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Science of Sport: Sprinting

By Geoffrey K Platt

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ISBN: 9781847979414
PUBLISHED (THIS EDITION): 01/07/2015
PAGES: 192
BINDING: Paperback
SIZE: 242x172 mm
INSIDE: 100 colour images and 50 diagrams

The Science of Sport: Sprinting examines the scientific principles that underpin the preparation and performance of athletics at all levels, from grassroots to Olympic competition. Drawing on the expertise of some of the world's leading coaches and sport science professionals, the book presents a detailed analysis of the latest evidence and explores the ways in which science has influenced, and subsequently improved, the sport of sprinting.

By providing an overview of the principles of sport science and how these are applied in practice, the book is essential reading for students and academics, coaches and performers, physiotherapists, club doctors and professional support staff.


  • Talent identification and youth development
  • Biomechanics
  • Performance analysis
  • Coaching and coach education
  • Training methods
  • Fitness testing
  • Nutrition
  • Mental skills
  • Incidence and treatment of injuries
  • Performance lifestyle

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" The text overall would be of use to coaches and 1st year undergraduate students who want to begin to understand the complexity of the sciences associated with sprinting. "
Review Type: Press
Reviewed By: The Sport and Exercise Scientist

" This book is certainly a must for those who take their sprinting seriously. The list of authors is a cornucopia of track and field brains and all within one publication. "
Review Type: Press
Reviewed By: Athletics Weekly

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