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Training for Sports Speed and Agility


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Section 1: Theory of Sports Speed and Agility Development 1. Introduction: What Defines Sports Speed and Agility? 2. Foundations of Speed and Agility Expression in Sports 3. Assessing Physical Parameters of Speed and Agility 4. Athleticism and Movement Skills Development Section 2: Developing Physical Capabilities for Speed and Agility 5. Strength training for Speed and Agility Development 6. Speed-strength Development and Plyometric Training 7. Metabolic Conditioning 8. Lumbopelvic `Core' Training 9. Warm Up Methods and Mobility Training Section 3: Developing Technical and Perceptual Aspects of Sports Speed and Agility 10. Technical Aspects of Acceleration and Straight-line Speed Development 11. Developing Change of Direction Capabilities and Expression of Sports Agility Section 4: Designing the Program 12. Planning and Scheduling - Periodisation of Training

About the Author

Dr Paul Gamble currently works as national strength and conditioning lead for Scottish Squash and is also responsible for a number of national-level athletes in a variety of sports, having previously worked in professional rugby union with English Premiership side London Irish. This is Paul's second textbook and he has published a number of articles on related topics, as well as developing course materials for postgraduate degree programmes.

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