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Sprinting - Training, Techniques and Improving Performance

By Chris Husbands

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ISBN: 9781847975492
PUBLISHED (THIS EDITION): 07/10/2013
PAGES: 192
BINDING: Paperback
SIZE: 235x165 mm
INSIDE: 150 colour photographs

A huge amount of time, planning and preparation goes into creating a world-class sprinter. Sprinting - Training, Techniques and Improving Performance is an essential guide for all athletes at the beginning or development stages of their sprint careers who are committed to running faster.

The book covers:

  • All sprint events from 60metres to 400 metres, as well as the hurdles and relay
  • Principles of biomechanics, limiting factors and potential areas of capability
  • Training and planning
  • Prehab and avoiding injuries
  • Practical nutritional advice
  • Strength and conditioning
  • The benefits of sprinting for other sports and general fitness

Foreword by Daley Thompson CBE

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Latest Reviews
" Great read! The track and field historical data is very well documented. I'm not a sprinter but I will benefit greatly from the strength and conditioning techniques. The tables and templates in the training and planning section are great tools that are easy to follow. The nutrition section correlates well with the goal of performance improvement. Very well thought out, catering not only to athletes but also to those of us who are working on fitness and health. "
Review Type: Customer
Posted By: Jenny Husbands

" Great knowledge and passion ooze from the pages, turning what could easily be a routine and bland training advice manual into something rather more special. Indeed the book is great for both beginners and more experienced athletes. People from other sports who want to improve their speed will also profit from reading it and following its many nuggets of advice. "
Review Type: Press
Reviewed By: Athletics Weekly

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