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Wheelchair Sport : A Complete Guide for Athletes, Coaches and Teachers - Vicky Goosey-Tolfrey

Wheelchair Sport

A Complete Guide for Athletes, Coaches and Teachers

Hardcover

Published: 1st April 2010
For Ages: 18+ years old
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"Wheelchair Sport" provides coaches, teachers, and athletes with the information they need to compete and succeed in wheelchair sports. Written by top coaches, athletes, sport scientists, and specialists in sports medicine and physical therapy who work with Paralympic athletes, this resource offers an explanation of the physiological differences between able-bodied and disabled athletes and the physiological adaptations that result from training; guidelines for training that are customized to wheelchair athletes' unique needs, including strength and conditioning, nutrition and hydration, and mental wellness; tips on the practical aspects of competing in wheelchair sport, such as optimizing chair set-up and preparing for travel; and expert guidance in developing top-notch training programs for athletes at all skill levels.

People who use wheelchairs have a greater opportunity than ever before to be physically active at the level of their choosing. "Wheelchair Sport" equips coaches, teachers, and athletes to develop their minds and bodies to their potential and enjoy their participation in sports.

Forewordp. vii
Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgementsp. xi
Understanding Wheelchair Sport
Introduction to Wheelchair Sportp. 3
Spinal Cord Anatomy, Functions, and Injuryp. 4
Health-Related Effects of Wheelchair Sportp. 11
Sport Classificationp. 12
Sports for Wheelchair Athletesp. 16
Using Sport Knowledge for Athlete Profilingp. 25
Conclusionp. 26
Referencesp. 27
Sport Chair Set-Up and Selectionp. 29
Wheelchair Components and Accessoriesp. 30
Basic Wheelchair Set-Upp. 35
Sport-Specific Wheelchair Set-Upp. 38
Injury Preventionp. 43
Conclusionp. 44
Referencesp. 44
Physiology of Wheelchair Sportp. 47
Physiological Responsesp. 48
Training Considerationsp. 50
Types of Trainingp. 57
Measuring Exercise Intensity and Fitnessp. 58
Conclusionp. 62
Referencesp. 62
Strength and Conditioning for Wheelchair Sportp. 63
Unique Strength Training Needs of Wheelchair Athletesp. 64
Needs Analysisp. 65
Guidelines for Safe and Effective Trainingp. 67
Guidelines for Exercise Prescriptionp. 69
Free Weights Versus Fixed Resistance Machinesp. 73
Sample Training Programmesp. 73
Conclusionp. 74
Referencesp. 74
Nutrition and Body Compositionp. 75
Eating to Trainp. 76
Eating to Winp. 79
Body Compositionp. 80
Body Compartmentsp. 80
Assessment Methodsp. 81
Conclusionp. 85
Referencesp. 86
Suggested Readingp. 86
Suggested Websitesp. 86
The Travelling Athletep. 87
Medical Issues Related to Travelp. 88
Practical Concerns Related to Flyingp. 90
Accommodations and Adaptationsp. 91
Nutrition and Hydration When Travellingp. 91
Exercising in the Heatp. 92
Conclusionp. 98
Referencesp. 98
Psychological Aspects of Wheelchair Sportp. 99
Getting Involved in Wheelchair Sportp. 100
Developing Athletes' Sport Commitmentp. 103
Understanding Psychological Aspects of Wheelchair Sportp. 108
Conclusionp. 113
Referencesp. 114
Training for Wheelchair Sports
Wheelchair Basketballp. 119
Wheelchair Propulsionp. 120
Wheelchair Skillsp. 122
Power Start and Stopp. 122
Half-Court Towp. 123
Forward Partner Pullsp. 123
Backward Partner Pullsp. 124
Cloversp. 124
U-Turnsp. 125
Hopsp. 125
Tiltingp. 126
Christmas Treesp. 126
Jump and Recoverp. 126
Shootingp. 128
Passingp. 130
Dribblingp. 131
Conclusionp. 132
Wheelchair Racingp. 133
Chair Set-Upp. 136
Glovesp. 137
Pushing Techniquep. 139
Training Programmep. 140
Skill and Fitness Trainingp. 141
Racing Tactics for Sprintsp. 148
Racing Tactics for Endurancep. 150
Conclusionp. 150
Wheelchair Rugbyp. 151
Game Play and Rulesp. 152
Classificationp. 153
Equipment Selection and Maintenancep. 154
Fundamental Skillsp. 155
Rugby Offencep. 156
Rugby Defencep. 157
Rugby Season Training Programmep. 158
Drills for Rugby Skill Developmentp. 159
Bail Pickupsp. 159
Whistle Drillp. 160
Figure-Eight Pushingp. 160
Caterpillar Passingp. 160
Hot Seat Passingp. 161
Three-Player Weavep. 161
Long Passingp. 162
Diamond in the Roughp. 163
Four Cornersp. 163
Skills Testingp. 164
Conclusionp. 166
Wheelchair Tennisp. 167
Ten Steps to the Topp. 168
Tapingp. 169
Attack and Defence Drillsp. 170
Returning Second Servep. 170
High Forehandp. 171
Deep, Short, Deep, Shortp. 172
Deep, Mid, Shortp. 172
Bounce-Smashp. 173
Hit down the Line off a Crosscourt Ballp. 174
Hit Crosscourt Off a Down-the-Line Ballp. 174
Twenty Shotsp. 174
Rabbit Earsp. 175
Hustlep. 176
Mobility Drillsp. 176
Down the Mountainp. 176
Park the Carp. 177
Through the Gatep. 178
Sprint, Slalom, Reversep. 178
Two-Push Slalomp. 179
Half-Court Mapp. 180
Fan Drillp. 180
Agility Drillp. 181
Box-Command Drillp. 182
Speed Playp. 182
Tennis Serve Comparisonp. 184
Conclusionp. 186
Handcyclingp. 187
Training Programmesp. 189
Assessmentp. 191
Training Activitiesp. 192
High-Volume Trainingp. 192
Recoverp. 193
Positionp. 193
Strength for Long and Intensive Routesp. 193
Velocityp. 193
Mechanical Efficiencyp. 194
Cadence Versus Powerp. 194
Nonspecific Trainingp. 194
Steering, Braking, and Acceleratingp. 194
Riding in Groupsp. 195
Racing Tacticsp. 195
Conclusionp. 197
Indexp. 199
About the Editorp. 205
About the Contributorsp. 207
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ISBN: 9780736086769
ISBN-10: 0736086765
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 1st April 2010
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers USA
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 18.42  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.46