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Cricket

Science and Application of High-Intensity Interval Training

Human Kinetics, 2019

Ebook

...Tharaka Basnayaka/Nurphoto via Getty Images Performance Demands of Cricket In this section, we introduce the sport of cricket and discuss the various positional demands within the game and the factors that contribute to successful...

The National Game

Sport in America : From Colonial Leisure to Celebrity Figures and Globalization

Human Kinetics, 2010

Ebook

...Home and Away The 1860s proved to be a momentous decade in the history of baseball. At the beginning of this short period the game was centered in the New York metropolitan area and embedded in the rich social life of fraternal clubs. Ten...
...Does it not go against the grain, to play [cricket] with a country whose opponents are too frightened to go into hospital to have wounds inflicted by the security forces treated for fear that they will be injected with slow-acting poisons...

Concentration

Costas I. Karageorghis

Costas I. Karageorghis, PhD, CPsychol, CSci, FBASES, AFBPsS, is a reader in sport psychology in the department of life sciences at Brunel University London, UK. He is internationally renowned for his research on the effects of music in the realm of exercise and sport. Karageorghis is a chartered member of the British Psychological Society, a chartered member of the Science Council, and a double-accredited member of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences, which elected him a fellow in 2010. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Peter C. Terry

Peter C. Terry, PhD, FBASES, FAPS is a registered psychologist who has held professorial positions in the United Kingdom and Australia. As an internationally recognized sport psychologist, he has been a consultant at almost 100 major international events, including 8 Olympic Games, 18 World Championships, 30 World Cup competitions, and 9 Wimbledon Championships. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Inside Sport Psychology

Human Kinetics, 2011

Ebook

...If you can keep playing tennis when somebody is shooting a gun down the street, that’s concentration.Concentration has been called the executive psychological skill because to some degree it controls all others. With appropriate levels...

Sport and Multiple Identities in Postwar Trinidad

Sociology of Sport and Social Theory

Human Kinetics, 2010

Ebook

...Associated PressSocial theory: Figurational (process sociology) theoryProponents of the theory: Norbert Elias, Eric Dunning, Joseph MaguireWhat the theory says: In his attempt to explain the nature of identity, German sociologist Norbert...

Beyond the Major Leagues

Gerard C.S. Mildner

Gerard C. S. Mildner, PhD, has been at Portland State University since 1991. Currently he is associate professor of urban studies and planning and director of the Center for Real Estate. Dr. Mildner has written extensively about real estate and location within cities. He is the author of several book chapters, including one on baseball and basketball stadium ownership and franchise incentives to relocate. He is a member of the Urban Affairs Association. He earned his PhD in economics from New York University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sport and Public Policy : Social, Political, and Economic Perspectives

Human Kinetics, 2011

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...The range of organized sports is much wider than the four major professional team sports that are dominant in the United States: football, baseball, basketball, and hockey. Many sports, such as golf, tennis, and track and field...

Rise of Rationalized and Modern Sport, 1850–1870

Gerald R. Gems

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Gerald R. Gems, PhD is an international scholar and a professor of Kinesiology at North Central College in Naperville, Illinois. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Linda J. Borish

Dr. Linda J. Borish is Associate Professor in the History Department and Gender and Women’s Studies Department at Western Michigan University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Gertrud Pfister

Gertrud Pfister, PhD, is professor emeritus at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sports in American History : From Colonization to Globalization

Human Kinetics, 2017

Ebook

...After reading this chapter, you will have learned about the following:Factors shaping the rise of modern sport in the middle years of the nineteenth century in the United StatesSpecific ways in which social class shaped the organization...

Nutrition for Selected Sports

Glenn Cardwell

Glenn Cardwell is a qualified sports dietitian and an Accredited Practising Dietitian with more than 30 years of experience. He has advised athletes from junior ranks through elite levels, and he has run sports nutrition courses for fitness leaders, personal trainers and university students since 1986. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Gold Medal Nutrition

Human Kinetics, 2012

Ebook

...Athletes will benefit from the guidance of qualified sports nutrition professionals who can advise on their individual energy, nutrient and fluid needs and help develop sport-specific nutritional strategies for training, competition...

Power Sports

Sheri R. Colberg

Sheri R. Colberg, PhD, FACSM, is an author, exercise physiologist, lecturer, consultant, and professor emerita of exercise science (Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia). In 2016, she was the recipient of the American Diabetes Association's Outstanding Educator in Diabetes award. A respected researcher and lecturer, she has authored more than 400 articles on exercise, diabetes, and health; 28 book chapters; and over a dozen books, including Diabetes-Free Kids, The 7 Step Diabetes Fitness Plan, Diabetic Athlete's Handbook, The Diabetes Breakthrough, and Diabetes & Keeping Fit for Dummies. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Athlete's Guide to Diabetes

Human Kinetics, 2020

Ebook

...Power sports require you to perform short, powerful bouts of activity. In baseball, the activity may involve hitting the ball and sprinting to first base. In field events, it may be the high jump or discus throw. Recently, athletes...