Aimed at both coaches and athletes, Strength Training for Athletes covers all aspects of strength training and presents a comprehensive overview of why, when and how athletes can improve their performance using strength-training skills and techniques.
The author avoids the complexities to be found in some other books on the subject and his explanations of the training programmes are easy to understand and apply.
Topics covered: The basic physiology underlying muscle action How to prepare a strength-training schedule How to develop a year plan The importance of event analysis Event-specific exercises.
About the Author
Mike Winch has had forty years? experience in athletics and has a world-wide reputation both as a competitor and a coach. He is ranked as the fourth Britain of all-time in the shot putt and has held a number of distinguished coaching positions, including Chief Coach to the England Athletics Team at the Commonwealth Games in Manchester in 2002.