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The Track & Field: Training and Movement Science. Theory and Practice for All Disciplines

Published Date: February 1, 2023

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Hardback, 920 pages
‎ 9781782552222


This is the official World Athletics (WA) Track & Field book and the most comprehensive guide on track & field currently available.


The book outlines the cross-disciplinary aspects of training in detail and presents the information as small training theory which can enhance understanding of the special training and movement theory of the various disciplines, which are also presented.


The reader will be introduced to the basics of training theory, such as main motor stress forms; adaptation and performance; training control; training methods; and general training concepts. The comprehensive training content also includes 96 games and exercises for coordination, flexibility, and strength development.


The book goes even further than training method by presenting comparisons of different disciplines, history of training, competition rules, phase structure, and technique, all backed by sports science.


It is a textbook for all athletes, coaches, trainers, and sports students and teachers from youth athletics to high-performance training and includes a foreword by WA President Sebastian Coe.


Author information

Prof. Dr. Heiko K. Struder is the head of the Institute for Movement and Neuroscience at the German Sport University Cologne and chair of the Training and Movement Theory of Individual Sports (Track and Field, Swimming, and Gymnastics).
For many years, Ulrich Jonath was head of athletics at the German Sport University in Cologne as well as a lecturer at its Trainer Academy. He is the training instructor for the WA and national trainer for the German Track and Field Association (DLV); worldwide trainer and lecturer; and author of numerous textbooks and educational films.
Kai Scholz has a diploma in sport sciences; A-level coach for the German Track and Field Association (DLV); and is on the board of education and teacher of athletics at the German Sport University Cologne

Where to buy

RRP £60


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