Personal Journeys in Sport
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|Format:||Hardback, 224 pages|
|Other Information: ||4 black & white illustrations, 14 black & white halftones|
|Published In: ||United States, 01 April 2008|
This will be an excellent reference for coaches, athletes, sports medicine professionals, exercise physiologists, students, sport psychologists, athletic trainers and sports physiotherapists. Through current experts perspectives and athletes personal experiences, the reader gets a broad and engaging account of the intra- and interpersonal aspects of why people overtrain and the outcomes of overtraining. The reader can use this information to better understand the dangers of overtraining and how to prevent it. The 12 chapters in the book cover content in several areas including physiology, psychology, sociology and medicine. The authors have gathered the maps (models of overtraining), the history (research legacy), the population (prevalence of overtraining), the landmarks (major contributions to understanding overtraining), the cultural climate (social factors in overtraining) and the travellers' warnings (risk factors) for this journey.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Introduction and Background; Chapter 2. How Big Is It? Prevalence and Manifestation of Overtraining; Chapter 3. What Brings It On? Risk Factors for Overtraining; Chapter 4. Coaches' and Sport Scientists' Views on Risk Factors; Chapter 5. Burnt Cookies: Conversations with an Exercise Physiologist; Chapter 6. Sport Systems Can Damage: Conversations with a Sport Psychologist; Chapter 7. The Pathogenic World of Professional Sport: Steve's Tale; Chapter 8. A Case of Olympic Seduction: John's Tale; Chapter 9. The Perfect Girl: Jane's Tale; Chapter 10. The Perfect Boy: The Author's Tale; Chapter 11. Models of Overtraining: Then and Now; Chapter 12. Afterword: Where to From Here?
About the Author
Sean Richardson, PhD, completed his doctoral work in sport psychology at Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia in 2006. His dissertation research focused on the risk factors for athletic overtraining, stress-life balance and injury. Mark Andersen, PhD, is an associate professor in the School of Human Movement, Recreation and Performance at Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia. He received his PhD in psychology with a minor in exercise and sport sciences from the University of Arizona at Tucson in 1988. Tony Morris, PhD, is a professor in the School of Human Movement, Recreation and Performance at Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia. He received his doctoral degree from the University of Leeds in England in 1984.
|Publisher: ||Human Kinetics Publishers|
|Dimensions: ||21.0 x 27.0 x 1.0 centimeters (0.63 kg)|