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Individual Sport Training and Performance

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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Applying Music in Exercise and Sport

Human Kinetics, 2007

Ebook Chapter

...The 2012 Olympics was insane. The crowds were wild, the atmosphere was electric, and Sean Paul was on all the time. I loved the track “Hold On”; I felt hyped whenever I heard it, so I’d always play it on my headphones when I was getting...

Pedestrianism, Billiards, Boxing, and Animal Sports

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

Human Kinetics, 2010

Ebook Chapter

...Running and walking races, billiards, boxing, and animal sports were all part of life in New York during the colonial period, and city residents increasingly followed these sports between 1820 and 1870, particularly after 1840. The four...

Combat Sports

Science and Application of High-Intensity Interval Training

Human Kinetics, 2019

Ebook Chapter

...Dylan Buell/Getty Images Performance Demands of Combat Sports Combat sports encompass a wide variety of full-contact martial arts and fighting disciplines, many of which have indigenous regional and national forms. Depending on each...

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Shaun Powell

Shaun Powell is a sports columnist for Newsday, a New York-based newspaper renowned for its local, national, and international coverage. He has worked at the newspaper since September 1993. Powell is a distinguished writer and has been honored by the Associated Press Sports Editors, the New York Associated Press, the New York Deadline Club, the Basketball Writers Association, the United States Tennis Writers Association, and the National Association of Black Journalists. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Souled Out? : How Blacks Are Winning and Losing in Sports

Human Kinetics, 2008

Ebook Chapter

...Even now, it seems such an unlikely birthplace for trash talking. And in a sense, it was chosen by chance. A major heavyweight championship fight was scheduled to take place in Boston in November of 1964, but an injury to the champ delayed...

Samurai and Science: Sport Psychology in Japan

Cultural Sport Psychology

Human Kinetics, 2009

Ebook Chapter

...Most coaches and athletes seek practical solutions that can enhance performance. In Japan, however, accepting scientific methods in sport has not been easy. Coaches are generally unfamiliar with sport psychology because of a long-standing...

Fitness Activities

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 Chapter

...Being physically fit is the way to go—both for better health and to live long and well with diabetes. Whether you participate in aerobic dance classes, learn martial arts, pump up with weights, or push your limits on the conditioning...