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This brand new Handbook addresses Paralympic sports andathletes, providing practical information on the medical issues,biological factors in the performance of the sports and physicalconditioning. The book begins with a comprehensive introduction of theParalympic athlete, followed by discipline–specific reviews fromleading authorities in disability sport science, each covering thebiomechanics, physiology, medicine, philosophy, sociology andpsychology of the discipline. The Paralympic Athlete also addressesrecent assessment and training tools to enhance the performance ofathletes, particularly useful for trainers and coaches, andexamples of best practice on athletes' scientific counseling arealso presented. This new title sits in a series of specialist reference volumes,ideal for the use of professionals working directly withcompetitive athletes.

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Author(s)Vanlandewijck
PublisherJohn Wiley
Edition1
ISBN9781444334043
Pages312
BindingPaperback
LanguageEnglish
Publish YearJanuary 2011