Training for Performance

Performance Related Content on this website

Recommended Reading: Textbooks

Alter, M.J. (2004) Science of Flexibility (3rd Ed.) Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics [google books]

Armstrong, N. & McManus,A.M. (eds) (2011) The elite young athlete. Med Sport Sci. Basel: Karger [google books]

Baechle, T.R., Earle, R.W. (2008). Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning (3rd Ed.) National Strength and Conditioning Association. Champaign IL: Human Kinetics. [google books]

Bishop, D. (2003) Warm Up II: Performance Changes Following Active Warm Up and How to Structure the Warm Up Sports Med Vol.33, No.7, 483-498 [full text

Boyle, M. (2016). New Functional Training for Sports. Human Kinetics.

Brewer, C. (2005) Strength and Conditioning for Sport: A practical Guide for Coaches. Leeds: SportsCoach UK

Brown, E.L., Ferrigno, V.A. (Eds) (2005) Training for speed, agility and quickness (2nd Ed.). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics [google books]

Clark, M.A. and Lucett, S.C. (2010) NASM essentials of sports performance training. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins.[amazon]

Gamble, P. (2004) Physical Preparation for Elite-Level Rugby Union Football Strength & Conditioning Journal Vol. 26, No. 4 [abstract]

Hoffman, J. (2002) Physiological aspects of sport training and performance. Champaign,IL: Human Kinetics [google books]

Joyce, D., & Lewindon, D. (Eds.). (2014). High-performance training for sports. Human Kinetics.

Turner, A., & Comfort, P. (Eds.). (2017). Advanced Strength and Conditioning: An Evidence-based Approach. London: Routledge. [google books]

Recommended Reading: Journal Articles

Furrer, R., Hawley, J. A., & Handschin, C. (2023). The molecular athlete: exercise physiology from mechanisms to medals. Physiological Reviews.  

Lambert, M. I., & Borresen, J. (2010). Measuring training load in sports. International journal of sports physiology and performance, 5(3), 406-411.

Smith, D.J. (2003) A Framework for Understanding the Training Process Leading to Elite Performance Sports Med 33 (15): 1103-1126 [full text]

Turner, A. N., Bishop, C., Cree, J., Carr, P., McCann, A., Bartholomew, B., & Halsted, L. (2018). Building A High-Performance Model for Sport: A Human Development-Centred Approach. Strength & Conditioning Journal

Comfort, P., Haff, G., Suchomel, T., Soriano, M., Pierce, K., Hornsby, G., ... & Stone, M. (2023). National Strength and Conditioning Association position statement on weightlifting for sport performance. Strength & Conditioning Journal. 

Recommended Reading: Books

Afremow, J. (2015). The champion's mind: how great athletes think, train, and thrive. Rodale.

Coyle, D. (2009). The Talent Code: Greatest Isn't Born, It's Grown, Here's how. Bantam.

Epstein, D. (2013). The sports gene: Inside the science of extraordinary athletic performance. Penguin.

Gladwell, M. (2008). Outliers: The story of success. Hachette UK.

Syed, M. (2010). Bounce: The myth of talent and the power of practice. HarperCollins UK.

Recommended Reading: Websites

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