cover image Sports Performance

Sports Performance

William Southmayd / Author, James M. Rippe / Author, Art Pappas / Author

A solid footing in cardiology and orthopedics and plenty of experience underlie this cogent guide for athletic participation and rehabilitation. Southmayd, medical director of New England's largest sports medicine clinic, Rippe, author of Fitness Walking and clinical director of the University of Massachusetts Medical Center for Health and Fitness, and Pappas, dean of orthopedics at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and medical director of the Boston Red Sox, expand on Southmayd's Sports Health by providing eight ""building blocks'' that sports participants at all levels can adapt to fit their needs. The authors provide testing procedures, performance charts and illustrations as well as training strategies for a variety of sports. Additional chapters on nutrition, flexibility and mental approaches by Nancy Clark and Jon Kabat-Zinn enhance the effectiveness of this handbook. (November)