Best Sports Science Books
Here you will get Best Sports Science Books For you.This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.
1. Shoot Your Shot: A Sport-Inspired Guide To Living Your Best Life
Author: by Vernon Brundage Jr.
Michael Jordan.Kobe Bryant.LeBron James.Stephen Curry.Kawhi Leonard. Giannis Antetokounmpo.James Harden.Kevin Durant.Russell Westbrook. These are some of the most high profile names in one of the world’s most popular sports-basketball. But what steps did they take to elevate themselves to superstardom?
What principles did they follow in order to become the best of the best? More importantly, how can you use their example to attain success in all of your endeavors?’Shoot Your Shot’ identifies the key principles that the world’s most elite basketball players have applied to their lives and explains in detail how you can can use those same exact principles to help you navigate through life, accomplish your goals, and realize your dreams.
Divided into Quarters and making you feel like you are in an actual basketball game, ‘Shoot Your Shot’ provides an entertaining and unique reading experience while equipping you with proven tools for success. More than just a book about sports, ‘Shoot Your Shoot’ is suitable for everyone-regardless of age, gender, background, or standing in life.
2. INNER EXCELLENCE: Train Your Mind for Extraordinary Performance and the Best Possible life
Author: by JIM MURPHY
Want More Joy and Confidence? Discover the life guide that has developed world champions, empowered athletes to become world #1, and most importantly, transformed their hearts and minds. This step-by-step training manual from one of the world’s top mental skills coaches will teach you how the mindset of some of the best performers and leaders on the planet allowed them to have freedom and confidence when so much was out of their control.
Whether you’re an athlete or entrepreneur, single mother or father of five, you’ll find exercises, techniques and tools in this book that will improve every area of your life. Your life will take on new meaning as you move beyond the pursuit of happiness to a life of purpose and fulfillment.
Jim Murphy’s complete program of proven mental techniques is based on the powerful principles of love, wisdom, and courage, that came from over six years of full-time research and writing (after his masters degree in Coaching Science). I read the first version of Inner Excellence six times.
3. The Alter Ego Effect: The Power of Secret Identities to Transform Your Life
Author: by Todd Herman
Wall Street Journal & Publisher’s Weekly Bestseller.”This guy gets it. And this book is what I did to dominate on the court.” ~ Kobe Bryant, NBA Champion, Oscar Winner, & EntrepreneurHow do you untap all of your capabilities? It’s a question people wrestle with, when they know they have more left to give.
Or ,they struggle with not chasing down the ambitions they have because they can’t see themselves achieving them. Or, they’re just stuck in a ‘performance rut’ and don’t have the mental tools to get themselves out. Well it turns out one of the most powerful ways to unleash your real capability, is counterintuitive.
Todd Herman, one of the world’s leading experts on the mental game, peak performance, and personal leadership, reveals a practical method, backed up with inspiring stories, real science, and decades of experience being the ‘go-to’ coach for Olympians, pro athletes, and leaders around the world.
In one of the hottest books amongst leaders in a decade, you’ll find out how an ‘Alter Ego’ is one of the most natural things your mind wants you to use. And how it’s a powerful move to battle the resistance you face, when pursuing your ambitions.
4. Fix Your Body, Fix Your Swing: The Revolutionary Biomechanics Workout Program Used by Tour Pros
Author: by Joey Diovisalvi
It’s time you had a smooth, fluid swing like PGA Tour prosGolf tips and swing advice can only take you so far. In order to truly correct a flawed swing, the causes of the problems must be treated, not the symptoms.
A bad swing doesn’t always mean that you’re doing things wrong-it’s just that your body isn’t letting you do things right. By understanding and changing your body you’ll be able to correct your mechanics naturally so you can take your game to the next level.
With the exact workouts used by some of the Tour’s best golfers, as well as input and advice straight from the players themselves, this revolutionary golf-fitness book incorporates the latest in biomechanics research to fix swing flaws while strengthening the body’s core and improving strength and balance to help golfers of all levels swing more like the pros.
Beginning with assessments that determine where a golfer’s body is too tight, not strong enough or out of balance, Fix Your Body, Fix Your Swing then provides specific, easy-to-follow exercises that correct whatever problems or limitations were revealed in the assessments.
5. Scientific Principles of Hypertrophy Training (Renaissance Periodization)
Author: by Dr. Mike Israetel
Summary The Scientific Principles of Hypertrophy Training is a fundamental analysis of what your training should look like if muscle growth is your main goal, or even just one of your goals. The book takes you on a grand tour of all of the main 7 training principles and how to apply them to one’s training – no matter your experience level, diet phase, or sport.
It features:1)An in-depth 376 page explanation on nearly every important facet of hypertrophy training with summarized “main points” guide at the end of each chapter2)How to apply hypertrophy training to or around other sports and hobbies3)How to work around injuries and still grow muscle4)Thorough advice on how to construct and modify a hypertrophy program for all experience levels and diet phases5)How to design training programs when you’re limited on time6)Advice on how to troubleshoot your hypertrophy program for best results.
What people are saying about Scientific Principles of Hypertrophy Training Loaded with great info. A university course on hypertrophy! Loaded with useful information and it does a great job with outlining the approach to hypertrophy. The content of the book is amazing and so thorough.Michael S.
6. Resistance band Training: A Resistance Bands Book For Exercise At Home Or On The Go. (Home Workout & Weight Loss Success)
Author: by James Atkinson
Resistance band training is for everyone! Any age, any ability, any fitness goal! If you:Want a home workout to lose weight and tone muscleAre a senior looking for functional, low impact exerciseAre a bodybuilder looking for a challenging training session when the gym is out of reach.
Are recovering from an injury and need to strengthen certain muscle groupsNeed a fitness solution while away on business or holidayResistance band training is an excellent, effective and smart workout solution that everyone can benefit from. If you are interested in fitness of any kind, be it fat loss, muscle toning, functional training or general wellbeing, owning a set of resistance bands is a must!
Owning a set of resistance bands is one thing however, but knowing how to use them correctly can change your life! Enter this short but essential guide to resistance band training! You will discover:Resistance band exercises for every major muscle groupIllustrated descriptions of all exercisesFull workout plans to get stuck into right awayHow to create your own workout plans using the exercisesBlank program cards to copy and fill inDifferent ways to train for different resultsHow to progress so you’re always moving towards your fitness goals.
7. Walk-On Warrior: Drive, Discipline, and the Will to Win
Author: by John Willkom
A basketball journey like no other. The incredible autobiography of a college season at Marquette, a summer with Hall of Fame coach, Rick Majerus, and a court-side seat with the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks.Small town.Undersized.Not enough talent. John Willkom heard it all as a young basketball player growing up in rural Wisconsin.
Despite the odds, John dedicated his life to the game, an arduous journey that challenged the very core of even the most disciplined. As John’s hard work lands him amongst basketball’s elite, it is the workouts, the people, and the behind-the-scenes interactions that not only change his skill set but how he lives his life.
Both heartfelt and funny, Walk-On Warrior takes you into the mind of an athlete from John’s perspective. Take a journey that will reignite your passion for life, challenge your perspectives on toughness and fear, and ultimately, inspire you to maximize your talent.
A must read for sports fans and youth that aspire to play college basketball
8. Fitness Science Explained: A Practical Guide to Using Science to Optimize Your Health, Fitness, and Lifestyle (Muscle for Life)
Author: by Michael Matthews
Want to know how to read, understand, and use scientific research to optimize your health, fitness, and happiness? This book is the shortcut. Have you ever wondered why science can appear so contradictory and confusing? Why it seems like there’s a study to prove or disprove just about any claim about diet, exercise, and lifestyle?
And what it really takes to protect yourself from bad science and benefit from good science? If so, then Fitness Science Explained is for you. It’s a crash course in reading, understanding, and applying scientific research to get fitter, healthier, and happier, and it’ll get you up to speed quickly regardless of your educational background.
Whether you want to discover and use evidence-based methods for building muscle or losing fat faster, reducing your risk of disease and dysfunction, or maximizing some other aspect of your body, mind, or life, this book will show you the way.
Here are just a few of the things you’ll discover inside:The 9 little-known reasons fitness science only appears to be so conflicting and convoluted (but isn’t when you have the inside baseball). How to quickly and easily determine the quality of scientific evidence and how much weight to give it.
9. FULL POWER Powerlifting Program
Author: by Ryan J. Mathias
Reach Your FULL POWER! FULL POWER is the ultimate Powerlifting Program for Maximum Strength! It is a combination of our highly successful Squat, Bench Press, and Deadlift Strength Programs into one; and is designed for you to build maximum strength in all 3 lifts simultaneously!
That makes it the perfect peaking program for your next powerlifting meet, or just to hit your best lifts ever! Guaranteed to increase your Max Strength! This program is proven to work for men, women, and teens of varying experience levels!
So, whether you are a total beginner or an advanced powerlifter, this Full Power Powerlifting Program will peak your strength in just 4-16 weeks! (Program length is variable to fit your needs. To put it simply, this is the most effective RAW Powerlifting Program you will ever do!
Just watch as your strength jumps-up week after week until you reach your FULL POWER! Plus, learn Meet/Max Day strategy so you can get the most out of every lift! Are you ready to reach your FULL POWER? Then buy this program today and start Maximizing your Strength!
10. Advances in Functional Training: Training Techniques for Coaches, Personal Trainers and Athletes
Author: by Michael Boyle
In the seven years since the publication of his first book, Functional Training for Sports, new understanding of functional anatomy created a shift in strength coaching. With this new material, Coach Boyle presents the continued evolution of functional training as seen by a leader in the strength and conditioning field.
11. The Playmaker's Advantage: How to Raise Your Mental Game to the Next Level
Author: by Leonard Zaichkowsky
Discover how to improve your mental game, the next frontier in sports training, to become the Playmaker, no matter your age or experience. Coaches search for it. Parents dream of it.Fans love it.Athletes want it. The playmaker on any sports team possesses it: an elusive, intangible quality combining anticipation, perception, and decision-making skills.
This quality raises their game above the competition and allows them to pass when no one else can, anticipate the movement of opponents, avoid costly mental mistakes, and ultimately, hold the team together. Now, for the first time, top level coaches and trainers reveal their best practices and the cognitive science research that unlock the secrets of the playmaker’s keen sense of awareness.
Just as tests of speed, strength, and agility have provided a baseline of physiological biomarkers, coaches can now capture cognitive metrics including attention, pattern recognition, anticipation, and the ability to take quick, decisive action during the chaos of competition. Combining sports psychology with sports science, athletes of all ages, including youth, high school, college and professional, can learn to train their brain under pressure.
12. The Playmaker's Decisions: The Science of Clutch Plays, Mental Mistakes and Athlete Cognition
Author: by Daniel Peterson
Every great play starts with a decision. “The wisdom of those teachers who empowered teenagers to grow as decision-makers by making on-field calls has been reinforced in a fabulous book titled The Playmaker’s Decisions: The Science of Clutch Plays, Mental Mistakes and Athlete Cognition.
Authors Dr. Leonard Zaichkowsky, one of the world’s leading sports performance psychologists, from Boston University, and Dan Peterson provide practical tools for coaches, parents and especially players to enhance the process of making quality decisions under the pressure of time.” -Matt Williams, Professional Rugby Coach, Writer and TV Presenter The Playmaker on any team makes the right decision at the right time, almost every time.
Despite the constraints of time, tactics, and rules, the best players combine their vision and skills with razor-sharp decision accuracy for an unstoppable competitive advantage. As a follow-up to “The Playmaker’s Advantage”, their bestselling guide for athletes, coaches, and parents, Daniel Peterson and Dr. Leonard Zaichkowsky now focus on the split-second decision-making process that produces both clutch plays and mental mistakes.
13. How To Bench BIG: 12 Week Bench Press Program and Technique Guide (How to Lift More Weight)
Author: by Ryan J. Mathias
This Book has helped thousands of people learn how to bench press more weight than ever!Will YOU be next? Are you tired of always benching the same weight, making little to no progress? Do you wish you could finally break through stubborn plateaus and Bench BIG weight like the pros?
And do you also want to learn how to master your bench press technique; including how to correct both the biggest and most detailed mistakes so many people still make? Then this all-in-one 12-Week Bench Press Program and Technique Guide is just what you need to reach your full Bench Press potential!
Start from any level and set a NEW Bench Max every 12-weeks! This book includes a unique 12-Week Bench Press Program that is proven to give you results over and over again! Plus, an in-depth Technique Guide like non-otherfor both close and wide grip styles!
A “must-have” guide for those that want to learn how to bench heavy weight properly! First, learn how to perfect your form and correct any weaknesses! Then use the 12-Week Program to keep the gains coming! So, if you want to: Perfect Your Bench Press Technique Maximize Your Strength Gain and Crush Personal Records Then buy this book today, and get ready to SKYROCKET your pressing strength in a matter of weeks!
14. Focus Cycle: A guide to controlling your mind and body in Big Moments.
Author: by Ben Carnes
Butterflies in your stomach. Thinking about the last shot, game, or presentation. Worrying about letting down teammates or coaches. Wondering, “do I really have what it takes?” Just hoping you will be ready when your time comes isn’t good enough.
You need a plan to make sure of it. Right now, you aren’t paying attention to what the bottom of your feet feel like. Your brain doesn’t think it’s important. Most of the time this automatic filter helps keep you safe, but no elite athlete has ever won a championship simply “playing it safe.” What if you could train, improve, and ultimately fine-tune your brain’s automatic reactions to stressful situations to help you perform at a higher level?
This book will serve as a guide to help you develop a customized plan to control your mind and body in Big Moments. In 1999 I coached my first little league baseball team, and it was the first time I coached confidence into players.
Admittedly, I was just trying to win more games at the time, but it began a 20+ year journey into helping individuals perform at their best when it matters the most. As a high school coach, I have worked with countless athletes who needed a little extra help in the mental side of their game.
15. Hiit: The 20-Minute Dream Body with High Intensity Interval Training
Author: by John Powers
Struggling to lose weight and tone muscle no matter how hard you train? Discover a rapid workout strategy for creating your dream body in just 20 minutes a day. Does your ideal body seem like it’s a thousand workouts away? Has your expensive gym membership chipped away at your wallet but not at your midsection?
Pro trainer and fitness author John Powers will show you how to make rapid gains from a well-structured, high intensity interval training program. HIIT: The 20-Minute Dream Body with High Intensity Interval Training is a complete system packed with incredibly efficient cardiovascular, muscular, and skeletal exercise routines.
Through Powers’ methods, you’ll discover how to use short, powerful workouts to get your body ripped in a hurry. By using the HIIT training program, you’ll produce results like never before in 20 minutes a day of work. In HIIT, you’ll discover: Proven exercises to strengthen both your upper and your lower bodyA fully-illustrated guide to a 20-minute workout program that’ll get you stellar resultsSpecific body toning techniques for womenThe best HIIT workout plans for you to lose weight Optimum training frequencies, nutrition plans, and much, much more!
Concussion: Traumatic Brain Injury from Head to Tail
Author: by Do Kester J Nedd
CHRONIC HEADACHES, FADING memories, damaged relationships, lost dreams, and unfulfilled lives – this intense state of human suffering brought on by concussions and traumatic brain injuries has been described by an ex-NFL player as “a living hell”.Each year, over 50 million people suffer a concussion or traumatic brain injury (TBI), a condition that is often not properly diagnosed or treated.
The world has recently awakened to the reality of this condition and the significant disruption that it causes in our society. Clinicians and patients can no longer wait for answers to fundamental questions regarding how to properly evaluate and treat concussions and traumatic brain injuries.
In Concussion, distinguished neurologist Dr. Kester Nedd, introduces the Brain Hierarchical Evaluation and Treatment (BHET) method, a new way of diagnosing and treating individuals. The BHET method highlights how order in the brain is impacted by injury and how the brain reacts during the recovery process.