Peak Performance: Training and Nutritional Strategies for Sport

Peak Performance: Training and Nutritional Strategies for Sport

by Louise Burke (Author), Louise Burke (Author), John Hawley (Author)


This is a text for coaches and athletes who want to improve their sporting performance via the application of scientific training and nutritional principles. It gives detailed, practical information on the principles of physical conditioning, and how these relate to explosive events (such as sprinting), endurance events (such as the Ironman triathlon) and team sports (such as rugby and soccer). A chapter on competition preparation has been included ("Getting it right on the day"), as well as an appraisal of scientific aids for athletes (heart rate monitors, altitude training, warm up and warm down, drafting and pacing, and hill training). The book includes contributions from leading coaches, who reveal the secrets to success in their events, and also look at what the future holds for athletes in the year 2008.


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 464
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Published: 01 Jul 1998

ISBN 10: 1864484691
ISBN 13: 9781864484694

Author Bio
John Hawley is director of the Human Performance Laboratory at the Sports Science Institute of South Africa, has worked with elite athletes in New Zealand and South Africa and has published widely on nutrition. Louise Burke is head of the Dept. of Sports Nutrition at the Australian Institute of Sport, editor of the key text Clinical Sports Nutrition, and is widely published in international journals on nutrition.