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How to Support a Champion: The art of applying science to the elite athlete Paperback – February 25, 2016
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Jessica Ennis-Hill says, "When I am stood on the start line, I need to know I have prepared in a meticulous way. Using applied science, gives me confidence to perform to my best. Throughout my career, Steve has provided me with a way of making science, objectivity, innovation and ideas useful for my preparation and performance. If science can be applied to the complex world of heptathlon, it can probably be applied to anything - this book shows you how." Sir Steve Redgrave says, "Five Olympic gold medals do not come easy. An athlete requires unremitting focus and the willingness to explore all possibilities for self-improvement. Support staff need to adopt the same approach in developing their own performance. 'How to support a champion' is a good read for all those working in high performance. Sir Matthew Pinsent says "There are very few people that I would consider an insider to our efforts to win at successive Olympics but Steve was one of them, 'How to Support a Champion' tells it like it is and is a superb insight into what is required of anyone who supports other people, let alone elite athletes." --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
About the Author
Dr Steve Ingham is one of world’s leading applied sport scientists. A physiologist by trade he has track record of providing scientific support to over 1000 athletes, of which over 200 have gone on to achieve World or Olympic medal success. Ingham has coached athletics to World and Olympic levels. Ingham was the Sports Science Manager at the British Olympic Association and the Head of Physiology for the English Institute of Sport, where he is currently the Director of Science and Technical Development. Ingham holds a BSc from the University of Brighton and a PhD from the University of Surrey and is a fellow of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences.
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He also gives practical tips on how to grow as a sports scientist, coach, mentor. Overall, for me the book was very interesting and I thoroughly recommend it!