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The Barefoot Coach - Life-Changing Insights From Coaching The World's Best Cricketers (Paperback): Paddy Upton The Barefoot Coach - Life-Changing Insights From Coaching The World's Best Cricketers (Paperback)
Paddy Upton
R350 Discovery Miles 3 500 Shipped within 7 - 10 working days

In 2008, a few days after being selected to coach the Indian cricket team, Australian cricketer Gary Kirsten and South African ‘mental conditioning’ coach Paddy Upton set themselves the goal of winning the World Cup in 2011 and making Team India the number one Test team in the world. Three years and countless sessions of innovative and creative coaching later, the team achieved these goals—and more.

Paddy’s journey began much earlier, in his native Cape Town, and included working with the South African team as the cricket world’s first fitness trainer. He transitioned to mental coaching in professional sport, and in 2012 became head coach of the Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League. Since then, he has coached five teams in thirteen seasons across three of the world’s premier T20 leagues.

The Barefoot Coach is packed with Paddy’s out-of-the-box thinking and illuminating anecdotes on winning, preparation and failure. Behind-the-field snapshots of candour and courage, fascinating breakaways into endurance sport and surfing expand the horizon of learning and experience. Inspiring and unusual in its approach to coaching, this is a must read for everyone who wishes to enhance their performance, and their lives.

The Springbok Coaches (Paperback): Gavin Rich The Springbok Coaches (Paperback)
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R230 R181 Discovery Miles 1 810 Save R49 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Was coach Heyneke Meyer the reason why the Springboks failed at the 2015 Rugby World Cup? And what does the future have in store for the incumbent coach, Allister Coetzee? Find these answers, and many others, in The Springbok Coaches.

In this new, updated edition of The Poisoned Chalice, rugby writer Gavin Rich takes us past the disappointment of the 2015 Rugby World Cup right up to the appointment of Allister Coetzee in April 2016, and dissects not only the successes and failures of these two Springbok coaches, but of all the post-isolation coaches who preceded them. If all of them agree on one thing, it is that the job goes hand in hand with tremendous pressure and that, at some point, they all buckled under the strain. This book reveals why André Markgraaff and Rudolf Straeuli came up with some of their weird and controversial decisions, why Nick Mallett dropped Gary Teichmann and how he regrets it now, why Harry Viljoen really quit, and why the pressures on Heyneke Meyer made it so much more difficult for the Springboks to win the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

This book chronicles all the post-isolation coaches’ experiences via interviews, articles and stats. From the triumphs to the controversies, the boardroom to the rugby field, this book will reveal exactly what it takes to be the Bok coach, and why each and every one of them had, at some time or another in the toughest job in South African sport, lost it.

A riveting, often revelatory and definitely controversial read!

The 4 Week Body Blitz - A Complete Diet and Exercise Plan to Transform Your Body Shape - Fast (Paperback): Chloe Madeley The 4 Week Body Blitz - A Complete Diet and Exercise Plan to Transform Your Body Shape - Fast (Paperback)
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R320 R252 Discovery Miles 2 520 Save R68 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Chloe Madeley's 4-Week Body Blitz is an exercise and nutrition plan that shows you how to transform your body shape in just 28 days. Do you have a party dress to squeeze into for the Christmas season? If you have a short-term weight-loss goal, then this is the book for you! Chloe Madeley is a qualified personal trainer who specialises in body shape transformation. In the 4-Week Body Blitz, she lays out the exercises you need to do and the food you should eat every single day for four weeks in order to get yourself in shape. Follow Chloe's instructions and you will see a significant difference in how your body looks. What's more, you don't need a gym membership or expensive equipment to follow Chloe's plan. This comprehensive, fully illustrated guide is full of delicious, easy recipes to fuel your exercise and aid your weight-loss.

Strength Training Anatomy (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition): Frederic Delavier Strength Training Anatomy (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition)
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R406 R321 Discovery Miles 3 210 Save R85 (21%) In stock

Over 1 million copies sold With new exercises, additional stretches, and more of Frederic Delavier's signature illustrations, you'll gain a whole new understanding of how muscles perform during strength exercises. This one-of-a-kind best-seller combines the visual detail of top anatomy texts with the best of strength training advice.

Many books explain what muscles are used during exercise, but no other resource brings the anatomy to life like "Strength Training Anatomy." Over 600 full-color illustrations reveal the primary muscles worked along with all the relevant surrounding structures, including bones, ligaments, tendons, and connective tissue.

Like having an X-ray for each exercise, the anatomical depictions show both superficial and deep layers and detail how various setup positions affect muscle recruitment and emphasize underlying structures. New pages show common strength training injuries in a fascinating light and offer precautions to help you exercise safely.

Author and illustrator Frederic Delavier is the former editor in chief of the French publication "PowerMag." He is a journalist for "Le Monde du Muscle" and a contributor to "Men's Health Germany" and several other strength training publications.

A Boy in the Water (Paperback): Tom Gregory A Boy in the Water (Paperback)
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R208 R142 Discovery Miles 1 420 Save R66 (32%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

**Winner of the William Hill 2018 Sports Book of the Year Award** A Sunday Times Book of the Year and Telegraph Best Book of 2018 'Extraordinary' Clare Balding The poignant, life-affirming story of a determined boy, a visionary coach, and how the dream of a record-breaking Channel swim became reality Eltham, South London. 1984: the hot fug of the swimming pool and the slow splashing of a boy learning to swim but not yet wanting to take his foot off the bottom. Fast-forward four years. Photographers and family wait on the shingle beach as a boy in a bright orange hat and grease-smeared goggles swims the last few metres from France to England. He has been in the water for twelve agonizing hours, encouraged at each stroke by his coach, John Bullet, who has become a second father. This is the story of a remarkable friendship between a coach and a boy, and a love letter to the intensity and freedom of childhood.

Swim Wild - Dive into the natural world and discover your inner adventurer (Hardcover): Jack Hudson, Calum Hudson, Robbie Hudson Swim Wild - Dive into the natural world and discover your inner adventurer (Hardcover)
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R399 R329 Discovery Miles 3 290 Save R70 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Brothers Jack, Calum and Robbie have been swimming together their whole lives, and have never lost the sense of wonder, excitement and relief that getting in open water brings. In this book, we learn about their swimming feats, from tackling the 145km River Eden to setting the world record for swimming in the Arctic. They take us through their preparation for these expeditions, including sourcing wild spots in the heart of sprawling cities in which to train. They document the challenges they encounter and the successes often achieved in the most unexpected ways. And with everything they've learned, they give tips for those wanting to take on their own aquatic foray, whether a beginner or a seasoned swimmer.This book will show people of all ages how they too can take part in open water swimming and reconnect with the natural world around them. Their experience will embolden readers to escape their status quo and build confidence and contentment by challenging themselves to try something new and reconsider their relationship with nature and the wild. At its core, this book will provide advice, reassurance and inspiration for anyone in search of something more joyful, peaceful and, ultimately, meaningful.

Edexcel PE for A Level Year 1 revised third edition (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition): Dennis Roscoe, Jan Roscoe Edexcel PE for A Level Year 1 revised third edition (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition)
Dennis Roscoe, Jan Roscoe
R610 Discovery Miles 6 100 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

PLEASE NOTE - THIS IS A SLIGHTLY REVISED EDITION OF AS/A1 REVISE PE FOR EDEXCEL (ISBN: 9781901424881) 'Edexcel PE for A Level Year 1 3e' is one of the student text series published by Jan Roscoe Publications Ltd. This book provides an indispensable text for students for Physical Education AS and the first year of an A Level course that commenced in September 2016. This market leader has established JRP as the main publisher for Physical Education Student Text Books. `Edexcel PE for A Level Year 1 3e' is in full colour throughout. It consists of extensive linear notes, revision bubbles, student notes, questions that reflect year 1 A Level Edexcel examinations and bespoke full colour photographs that work very closely with the text. The following downloadable link: www.jroscoe.co.uk/downloads/edexcel_pe_for_alevel_year1/ contains the answers to the questions in the text. This is to separate questions from answers, so that students can have a chance to do the questions without first seeing the answers! The information in the link can be accessed by clicking on the chapter icon directory for the chapter being studied. Answers are in pdf format.

You Are the Umpire (Paperback): John Holder You Are the Umpire (Paperback)
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R237 R194 Discovery Miles 1 940 Save R43 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

How well do you know your cricket? Do you think you could be the man at the stumps making the right decisions? Put your umpiring skills and knowledge to the ultimate test with this collection of 300 dilemmas from legendary artist Paul Trevillion. With expert text from renowned first-class umpire John Holder and a variety of complex and occasionally bizarre scenarios for you to adjudicate on, this is an addictive and absorbing read. With questions covering everything from handling off-field incidents to deciding when to signal a no-ball, these sporting conundrums will keep cricket fans entertained for hours. For anyone who has ever disputed an umpire's call, it's your turn to decide.

Navigation Companion Second edition (Paperback): Tim Davison Navigation Companion Second edition (Paperback)
Tim Davison
R214 R174 Discovery Miles 1 740 Save R40 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A compact, handy summary of the key things you need to know about navigation at sea: the perfect quick reference guide to keep onboard. The book covers all the navigation essentials: charts, compass, tides, standard and secondary ports, dead reckoning, estimated position, course to steer, lights, GPS, waypoints and buoyage in a highly illustrated format making it easy to understand at a glance - ideal for those moments when you need an answer, and you need it fast! Splash-proof and spiral bound, this little companion stands up to frequent use and serves as a great aide-memoire.

Build Your Shoulders the Vince Gironda Way (Paperback): Greg Sushinsky Build Your Shoulders the Vince Gironda Way (Paperback)
Greg Sushinsky
R175 Discovery Miles 1 750 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Stand Up Paddleboarding: A Beginner's Guide - Learn to SUP (Paperback): Simon Bassett Stand Up Paddleboarding: A Beginner's Guide - Learn to SUP (Paperback)
Simon Bassett
R249 R189 Discovery Miles 1 890 Save R60 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Stand Up Paddleboarding is the fastest growing watersport worldwide. The comparatively low cost, the convenience of inflatable boards and the fact that you can just get on and go all add up to its appeal. But, as with everything, a little bit of knowledge and technique makes the experience so much more enjoyable! That is where this book - the first UK how-to book on paddleboarding - comes in. It provides a perfect introduction to the sport: how to paddleboard, what kit to use and where to go. The book guides you through launching, the correct stance, paddling in a straight line, the different types of turns and landing. It shows you how to choose your board and paddle, inflate and deflate an inflatable board, and talks about where to ride as well as weather, safety, maintenance and repair of your equipment. It covers the main types of paddleboarding: touring, racing, surfing and yoga / fitness. All aspects are heavily illustrated with colour photographs and diagrams making it easy to understand and clear to follow.

Running Science - Revealing the science of peak performance (Paperback): John Brewer Running Science - Revealing the science of peak performance (Paperback)
John Brewer
R367 R264 Discovery Miles 2 640 Save R103 (28%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Running can encompass the absolute extremes of human performance, from speed to endurance. Running Science uncovers the fundamental science that underpins this ubiquitous sport, bringing together the study of biomechanics, nutrition, psychology, health and injury prevention, and the technical development of shoes and running surfaces: it's a complete reference.

Down and Dirty - The Essential Training Guide for Obstacle Races and Mud Runs (Paperback): Matt B. Davis Down and Dirty - The Essential Training Guide for Obstacle Races and Mud Runs (Paperback)
Matt B. Davis
R374 R271 Discovery Miles 2 710 Save R103 (28%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Obstacle course races and mud runs such as Tough Mudder, Spartan Race, Warrior Dash, Rugged Maniac, and Muddy Buddy are all waiting for you to get "Down and Dirty." Author Matt B. Davis offers an overview of the most popular races before tackling the most important concerns for any racer: preparation and training. Each obstacle-focused chapter will feature a leading obstacle race athlete who will offer expert advice on how to get prepared for your next race--whether it's your first or you're a recent devotee who wants to try them all. Because each race is different, this book will supply training advice for a variety of obstacles and races.

London 2012 Training Guide Cycling (Paperback): Tim Clifford London 2012 Training Guide Cycling (Paperback)
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R236 R165 Discovery Miles 1 650 Save R71 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This training book is the perfect introduction to the Olympic Cycling events and will prove an indispensable guide for both the keen beginner and club cyclist. Written by celebrated cycling journalist Tim Clifford and illustrated with over 50 specially commissioned diagrams, this official book gives an overview of each Cycling event and covers training safety, tactics and techniques, and standards of performance to aim for. Whether you are a beginner who simply wants to try a new sport or a budding Olympian who dreams of one day winning a gold medal, this concise and easy-to-use book will take you to the next level.

Training and Racing with a Power Meter (Paperback, 3rd edition): Hunter Allen, Andrew R Coggan, Stephen McGregor Training and Racing with a Power Meter (Paperback, 3rd edition)
Hunter Allen, Andrew R Coggan, Stephen McGregor
R478 R392 Discovery Miles 3 920 Save R86 (18%) In stock

Training and Racing with a Power Meter brings the advanced power-based training techniques of elite cyclists and triathletes to everyone. A power meter can unlock more speed and endurance than any other training tool-but only if you understand the data. This new third edition of Training and Racing with a Power Meter updates the comprehensive guide that was last published almost 10 years ago. Using this updated guide, any rider can exploit the incredible usefulness of any power meter. Pioneering cycling coach Hunter Allen and exercise physiologists Dr. Andy Coggan and Stephen McGregor show how to use a power meter to find your baseline power data, profile your strengths and weakness, measure fitness and fatigue, optimize your daily workouts, peak for races, and set and adjust your racing strategy during a race. New in this third edition: All-new power metrics: FRC, Pmax, mFTP, Power Duration Curve, and more Two new power-based training plans for masters cyclists and triathletes New training plans to raise Functional Threshold Power Over 100 new power-based workouts New guidance for triathletes on pacing the bike and run New case studies on masters cyclists and triathletes Methods to test power duration and pinpoint weaknesses in a variety of race distances 100 newly illustrated charts Training and Racing with a Power Meter, 3rd Ed. is the definitive, comprehensive guide to using a power meter. Armed with the revolutionary techniques from this guide, cyclists and triathletes can achieve lasting improvements and their best performances ever.

The Golden Age of Strength and Conditioning (Paperback): Boyd Epley The Golden Age of Strength and Conditioning (Paperback)
Boyd Epley
R337 R277 Discovery Miles 2 770 Save R60 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
BMA Guide to Sports Injuries: The Essential Step-by-Step Guide to Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment (Paperback): Dk BMA Guide to Sports Injuries: The Essential Step-by-Step Guide to Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment (Paperback)
Dk 1
R373 R252 Discovery Miles 2 520 Save R121 (32%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This one-stop manual for treating and preventing sports injuries covers everything you need to know, including first aid and physiotherapy. Produced in collaboration with the British Medical Association, this fully illustrated sports injury manual ensures reliable, up-to-date information. Discover what's causing your knee pain or shoulder pain using the directory of common sports injuries, which outlines causes, symptoms, and diagnoses. Speed your recovery from injuries such as a sprained ankle, bone fracture, or pulled groin using more than 160 step-by-step exercise routines designed to provide immediate treatment as well as long-term strategies for injury prevention. Easy to use, packed with practical advice, and covering all sports from snowboarding to tennis, this is the indispensable injury manual for all amateur sports people, coaches, and trainers.

Good to Go - What the Athlete in All of Us Can Learn from the Strange Science of Recovery (Hardcover): Christie Aschwanden Good to Go - What the Athlete in All of Us Can Learn from the Strange Science of Recovery (Hardcover)
Christie Aschwanden
R508 R401 Discovery Miles 4 010 Save R107 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

In recent years recovery has become a sports and fitness buzzword. Anyone who works out or competes at any level is bombarded with the latest recovery products and services: from drinks and shakes to compression sleeves, foam rollers, electrical muscle stimulators, and sleep trackers. In Good to Go, acclaimed FiveThirtyEight science writer Christie Aschwanden takes readers on an entertaining and enlightening tour through this strange world. She investigates whether drinking Gatorade or beer after training helps or hinders performance; she examines the latest trends among athletes, from NFL star Tom Brady's infrared pajamas to gymnast Simone Biles' pneumatic compression boots to swimmer Michael Phelps's "cupping" ritual; and she tests some of the most controversial methods herself, including cryochambers, float tanks, and infrared saunas. At a time when the latest recovery products and services promise so much, Good to Go seeks answers to the fundamental question: Do any of them actually help the body recover and achieve peak performance?

Coach Loffie - Wenke Vir Wenners (Afrikaans, Paperback): Eugene Eloff Coach Loffie - Wenke Vir Wenners (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Eugene Eloff
R17 R15 Discovery Miles 150 Save R2 (12%) Shipped within 10 - 15 working days

Coach Loffie is 'n alles-in-een-handleiding vir alle aspiranten reeds gevestigde afrigters, sportlui en sportliefhebbers. Dis geskoei op die koestering van drome, Loffie se persoonlike belewenisse tydens sy grootword- en weermagjare en sy ervaring as speler en afrigter. Hy fokus op genot en veiligheid binne die sportstrukture en rugsteun sy benadering met waardevolle bydraes deur 'n biokinetikus, 'n mediese dokter, 'n fisioterapeut, 'n dieetkundige, 'n tegniese spesialis, 'n sportagent, 'n lewensafrigter en 'n geestelike leier

On Eagles' Wings - A Runner's Story (Paperback): Ernie Dabiero On Eagles' Wings - A Runner's Story (Paperback)
Ernie Dabiero
R251 R203 Discovery Miles 2 030 Save R48 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Gym Wanker a Foolproof Guide to Gym Excellence - A Close Observation of Human Behaviour (Paperback): Kevin Horak Gym Wanker a Foolproof Guide to Gym Excellence - A Close Observation of Human Behaviour (Paperback)
Kevin Horak
R167 R133 Discovery Miles 1 330 Save R34 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
The Baffled Parent's Guide to Fix-It Drills for Youth Soccer (Paperback): Robert Koger The Baffled Parent's Guide to Fix-It Drills for Youth Soccer (Paperback)
Robert Koger
R369 R299 Discovery Miles 2 990 Save R70 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

FUN AND EFFECTIVE SOCCER DRILLS-FROM AN EXPERIENCED COACH IN THE SPORT
Soccer is an exciting sport, but it is even better when your team is playing at its best. "The Baffled Parent's Guide to Fix-It Drills for Youth Soccer" addresses specific team concerns with energetic drills that will improve your players' skills and help them to properly execute the correct tactics and techniques on the field.

Written by an expert, this extensive collection focuses on problem areas and provides practice activities to ensure you get the best from your young players. Robert Koger looks at each of the problems most commonly faced by youth team coaches and prescribes proper drills to get players and teams to be their best and have fun doing it.

With more than 100 drills, you're guaranteed to find practice solutions for situations such as: My players can't get the ball past the other team's defense. I can't get my players to shoot when they are open. My players move all over the field. My team can't stop opposing goals from corner kicks. My team needs help with general skills areas including dribbling, passing, offense, defense, and goal-keeping.

Written in an easy-to-follow, clearly outlined format, "The Baffled Parent's Guide to Fix-It Drills for Youth Soccer" is an invaluable teaching tool to have on the field. Don't start coaching without it.

Sport & Meditation - The Inner Dimension of Sport (Paperback): Sri Chinmoy Sport & Meditation - The Inner Dimension of Sport (Paperback)
Sri Chinmoy
R362 R257 Discovery Miles 2 570 Save R105 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
London 2012 Training Guide Athletics - Track Events (Paperback): John Brewer London 2012 Training Guide Athletics - Track Events (Paperback)
John Brewer 1
R236 R165 Discovery Miles 1 650 Save R71 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This training book is the perfect introduction to the Olympic Athletics track events and will prove an indispensable guide for both the keen beginner and club athlete. Written by a leading sports scientist and fully illustrated with over 50 specially commissioned diagrams, this official book gives an overview of each track event and covers training safety, tactics and techniques, and standards of performance to aim for. Whether you are a beginner who simply wants to try a new sport or a budding Olympian who dreams of one day winning a gold medal, this concise and easy-to-use book will take you to the next level.

Coaching Junior Football Teams For Dummies (Paperback): The National Alliance for Youth Sports, James Heller, Greg Bach Coaching Junior Football Teams For Dummies (Paperback)
The National Alliance for Youth Sports, James Heller, Greg Bach
R393 R282 Discovery Miles 2 820 Save R111 (28%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This work is packed with drills and tips for training and game days. It describes the fun and easy way to master the art of football coaching. Volunteering as a youth football coach can be a great experience, both for you and your squad. But what if you've never coached before, or want to improve? Don't worry This friendly guide explains football rules, shows you how to approach coaching, and gives you practical pointers on improving team skills and encouraging good sportsmanship. It helps you: understand football rules; develop a coaching philosophy; teach football fundamentals; run great training sessions; lead your team during a game; and, communicate effectively with parents.

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