Released on 2009-09-10Categories Science

The Masters Athlete

The Masters Athlete

Author: Joe Baker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134023493

Category: Science

Page: 216

View: 950

Masters athletes are those that continue to train and compete, typically at a high level, beyond the age of thirty-five and into middle and old age. As populations in the industrialized world get older and governments become increasingly keen to promote healthy aging and non-pharmacological interventions, the study of masters athletes enables us to better understand the benefits of, and motivations for, life-long involvement in physical activity. This is the first book to draw together current research on masters athletes. The Masters Athlete examines the evidence that cognitive skills, motor skills and physiological capabilities can be maintained at a high level with advancing age, and that age related decline is slowed in athletes that continue to train and compete in their later years. Including contributions from leading international experts in physiology, motor behaviour, psychology, gerontology and medicine, the book explores key issues such as: motivation for involvement in sport and physical activity across the lifespan evidence of lower incidence of cardiovascular disease, hypertension, and diabetes the maintenance of performance with age. Challenging conventional views of old age, and with important implications for policy and future research, this book is essential reading for students and practitioners working in sport and exercise science, aging and public health, human development, and related disciplines.
Released on 2021-04-11Categories Sports & Recreation

Coaching Masters Athletes

Coaching Masters Athletes

Author: Bettina Callary

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000372571

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 216

View: 324

This book is a foundational resource for all coaches and student coaches who are, or who plan to be, working with Masters athletes. This athletic cohort typically includes adults over the age of 35 years who are registered for sport programs/events, and who invest in training to improve themselves for competitions that range from recreational to championship caliber. As the boom in Masters sport continues worldwide, coaches are increasingly tasked with the development and support of adults’ quality sport experiences, and the implementation of strategies to foster skill acquisition and to facilitate their pursuit of competitive goals. This book presents what is different about coaching Masters athletes and prompts coaches to expand their scope of practice beyond traditional knowledge associated with youth or younger adult cohorts. It is essential for coaches to understand the psychological and social considerations that are unique to coaching adult sports-persons and Masters athletes, and that can be adapted to adults whose training and preparation for competition is quite varied. Coaching Masters Athletes: Advancing Research and Practice in Adult Sport explores the research and practice specific to planning to coach Masters athletes and divulges what is known about distinctive considerations for delivering coaching interventions to this cohort, expanding on coaches’ abilities to influence adults’ personal development, as well as their own coach education through Masters Sport. Readers and students of Coaching, Physical Activity, Health Psychology, Sport Leadership and Exercises Science will gain valuable applied perspectives grounded in best practice research on how to coach one of the fastest-growing sporting cohorts, to promote quality adult sport, and to keep adult sports-persons engaged and active as they age.
Released on 2014-10-15Categories Health & Fitness

Nutrition and Performance in Masters Athletes

Nutrition and Performance in Masters Athletes

Author: Peter R.J. Reaburn

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781439871881

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 393

View: 643

Addresses the Aging Process and Its Effect on Sports Performance Age-related changes influence all physiological systems, including those used during exercise and sport. Highlighting masters athletes—older adults who train and compete in organized sports—Nutrition and Performance in Masters Athletes examines the extent to which regular physical training can impact these changes. This book bridges the gap between theory and practice, addressing nutritional, exercise and sport sciences, and the actual performance of masters athletes and older exercisers. It reviews in detail many age-related changes that occur in the physiological systems, provides implications of these changes for masters athletes, coaches and clinicians, explores scientifically-based methods to maximize sprint, strength and power, team sport players, endurance and ultra-endurance performance, and focuses on the unique nutritional needs of master athletes. Examines the Growing Body of Knowledge on Masters Athletes Each chapter has been written by a world-leading authority in their field. Contributors focus on a specific topic and discuss available research. Incorporating information from studies on younger and older athletes and healthy older non-athletes, they help determine the training and nutrition implications for sports medicine professionals and clinicians, masters athletes and coaches, and future research directions for academic and postgraduate students. The book includes material on endurance, ultra-endurance, speed, strength and power, and team sports athletes. Sections cover macronutrients (carbohydrate, fat and protein needs), micronutrients (vitamin and mineral needs), fluids and hydration; supplements and ergogenic aids, nutrition for chronic disease, and the training/nutrition needs of every type of masters athletes. Nutrition and Performance in Masters Athletes is highly recommended for medical and health professionals, fellow academics, postgraduates with an interest in masters athletes, as well as masters athlete coaches and masters athletes, and administrators wanting to assist their members.
Released on 2021Categories Athletes

High-Performance Nutrition for Masters Athletes

High-Performance Nutrition for Masters Athletes

Author: Lauren Antonucci

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 9781492592976

Category: Athletes

Page: 272

View: 541

"This book provides current, credible nutrition guidance for athletes who are 35 years old or older. The content-which includes charts, meal plans, and expert interviews-applies across all sports, with emphasis on endurance sports"--
Released on 2006Categories Health & Fitness

Sports Nutrition

Sports Nutrition

Author: Marie Dunford

Publisher: American Dietetic Associati

ISBN: 9780880914116

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 547

View: 842

The newest edition of this classic reference has been thoroughly re-designed to deliver the essential information health and fitness professionals need in order to work with athletes of all ages and proficiency levels. Topics are represented in four sections: Sports Nutrition Basics, Screening and Assessment, Sports Nutrition Across the Life Cycle and Sport Specific Guidelines. the At-A-Glance feature provides sport-specific information for 18 sports.
Released on 2014-10-09Categories Sports & Recreation

Triathlon for Masters and Beyond

Triathlon for Masters and Beyond

Author: Ian Stokell

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472902474

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

View: 811

Many more of us are taking on the challenge of triathlon in our 40s and 50s, and above. Masters athletes include any athlete over 40 years old. Irrespective of fitness levels the scientific impacts of ageing can affect your performance and need to be acknowledged to help you continue to get the most out of your training. Triathlon for Masters and Beyond looks at the physiological changes experienced by athletes over 40. Taking these variables into account it is packed with tailored information and advice, equipping you with the knowledge to train harder and stronger to reach your fitness goals. Includes: motivation and goal setting planning and preparation training programmes and schedules muscles and injury prevention nutrition and fuel pre-race preparation race day recovery. This is an essential companion for any Masters athlete wishing to improve their triathlon results.
Released on 2010Categories Medical

The Masters Athlete

The Masters Athlete

Author: Joseph Baker

Publisher:

ISBN: 0415476577

Category: Medical

Page: 204

View: 563

Masters athletes are those that continue to train and compete, typically at a high level, beyond the age of thirty-five and into middle and old age. As populations in the industrialized world get older and governments become increasingly keen to promote healthy aging and non-pharmacological interventions, the study of masters athletes enables us to better understand the benefits of, and motivations for, life-long involvement in physical activity. This is the first book to draw together current research on masters athletes. The Masters Athlete examines the evidence that cognitive skills, motor skills and physiological capabilities can be maintained at a high level with advancing age, and that age related decline is slowed in athletes that continue to train and compete in their later years. Including contributions from leading international experts in physiology, motor behaviour, psychology, gerontology and medicine, the book explores key issues such as: motivation for involvement in sport and physical activity across the lifespan evidence of lower incidence of cardiovascular disease, hypertension, and diabetes the maintenance of performance with age. Challenging conventional views of old age, and with important implications for policy and future research, this book is essential reading for students and practitioners working in sport and exercise science, aging and public health, human development, and related disciplines.
Released on 2009Categories Physical education for older people

The Masters Athlete

The Masters Athlete

Author: Peter Reaburn

Publisher:

ISBN: 0980546621

Category: Physical education for older people

Page: 331

View: 630

As athletes grow older, their bodies respond differently to exercise. This book by Dr Peter Reaburn - sports scientist and self-confessed crazy competitive masters athlete - addresses an area previously ignored: how to keep a competitive edge and slow the inevitable age-related decline in performance. The book guides readers through approaches to eating, recovering, and training that are based on sound science. Discovering the key to successful aging helps readers develop speed, strength and endurance, as well as building a better understanding the physical changes of aging.
Released on 2014-06-04Categories Sports & Recreation

Mastering Running

Mastering Running

Author: Utzschneider, Cathy

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 9781450459723

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

View: 952

A comprehensive resource for fitness and competitive runners aged 30 and older, Mastering Running proves that age is no obstacle to excellence. With information and advice on topics that matter most to older runners, Mastering Running provides master-specific drills, exercises, and training plans.