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The British Paralympic Association's lead physiologist gives unique guidance on wheelchair sport. "Wheelchair Sport" is the complete resource for all athletes, teachers or coaches involved in wheelchair sport. The book contains key information, essential for novice, intermediate, and advanced athletes including: choosing your sport; optimising chair set-up; training programmes for every level of experience and skill; physiology and nutrition considerations for wheelchair athletes; working with wheelchair athletes; and insights from tops coaches and athletes including Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson and Peter Norfolk. "Wheelchair Sport" also covers drills and tactics for the five most popular wheelchair sports: Basketball, Rugby, Tennis, Racing, and Hand Cycling. Top tip boxes for athletes, coaches, and teachers are included throughout the book. The boxes contain concise tips to better performance as well as advice on working with wheelchair athletes and delivering optimal support for athletes. The title is featured in Human Kinetics monthly "Academic E-Newsletter" sent to over 8,000 subscribers, featured on Human Kinetics Health & Fitness Blog, and extensively featured in sport science, sport, and coaching mailings.
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Understanding Wheelchair Sports; Chapter 4. Wheelchair Sport - Strength and Conditioning; Chapter 6. The Traveling Athlete; Chapter 7. Wheelchair Basketball; Chapter 12. Psychological Considerations.

About the Author

Vicky Goosey-Tolfrey, PhD, is a senior lecturer in exercise physiology and director of the Peter Harrison Centre for Disability Sport at Loughborough University. Her work in 1994 with Prof. Ian Campbell and Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson sparked her interest in disability sport, and she went on to earn her PhD in sport science from Manchester Metropolitan University five years later. Dr. Goosey-Tolfrey attended the Atlanta 1996 and Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games and was the lead physiology consultant for the British Paralympic Association for the Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008 Games.

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