Top 10 Best Books to Read in Sports Medicine - August 2021

Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Sports Medicine. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. The Joy of Sweat: The Strange Science of Perspiration


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Sports Medicine - August 2021

A New York Times Most Anticipated Book of the Summer A taboo-busting romp through the shame, stink, and strange science of sweating. Sweating may be one of our weirdest biological functions, but it’s also one of our most vital and least understood. In The Joy of Sweat , Sarah Everts delves into its role in the body―and in human history. Why is sweat salty? Why do we sweat when stressed? Why do some people produce colorful sweat? And should you worry about Big Brother tracking the hundreds of molecules that leak out in your sweat―not just the stinky ones or alleged pheromones―but the ones that reveal secrets about your health and vices? Everts’s entertaining investigation takes readers around the world―from Moscow, where she participates in a dating event in which people sniff sweat in search of love, to New Jersey, where companies hire trained armpit sniffers to assess the efficacy of their anti-sweat products. In Finland, Everts explores the delights of the legendary smoke sauna and the purported health benefits of good sweat, while in the Netherlands she slips into the sauna theater scene, replete with costumes, special effects, and towel dancing. Along the way, Everts traces humanity’s long quest to control sweat, culminating in the multibillion-dollar industry for deodorants and antiperspirants. And she shows that while sweating can be annoying, our sophisticated temperature control strategy is one of humanity’s most powerful biological traits. Deeply researched and written with great zest, The Joy of Sweat is a fresh take on a gross but engrossing fact of human life. 10 illustrations

  • Author: Sarah Everts
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company (July 13, 2021)
  • Genre: Science & Math, Biological Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-0393635676
  • Dimensions: 6.3 x 1.1 x 9.3 inches

                 

2. The Oxygen Advantage: The Simple, Scientifically Proven Breathing Techniques for a Healthier, Slimmer, Faster, and Fitter You


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Sports Medicine - August 2021

A simple yet revolutionary approach to improving your body's oxygen use and increasing your health, weight loss, and sports performance - whether you're a recovering couch potato or an Ironman triathlon champion. With a foreword by New York Times best-selling author Dr. Joseph Mercola. Achieve more with less effort: The secret to weight loss, fitness, and wellness lies in the most basic and most overlooked function of your body - how you breathe. One of the biggest obstacles to better health and fitness is a rarely identified problem: chronic overbreathing. We often take many more breaths than we need without realizing it, contributing to poor health and fitness, including a host of disorders, from anxiety and asthma to insomnia and heart problems. In The Oxygen Advantage , the man who has trained over 5,000 people - including Olympic and professional athletes - in reduced breathing exercises now shares his scientifically validated techniques to help you breathe more efficiently. Patrick McKeown teaches you the fundamental relationship between oxygen and the body then gets you started with a body oxygen level test (BOLT) to determine how efficiently your body uses oxygen. He then shows you how to increase your BOLT score by using light breathing exercises and learning how to simulate high-altitude training, a technique used by Navy SEALs and professional athletes to help increase endurance, weight loss, and vital red blood cells to dramatically improve cardio fitness. Following his program, even the most out-of-shape person (including those with chronic respiratory conditions such as asthma) can climb stairs, run for a bus, or play soccer without gasping for air, and everyone can achieve: Easy weight loss and weight maintenance Improved sleep and energy Increased concentration Reduced breathlessness during exercise Heightened athletic performance Improved cardiovascular health Elimination of asthmatic symptoms And more With The Oxygen Advantage , you can look better, feel better, and do more - it's as easy as breathing.

  • Author: Patrick McKeown
  • Genre: Medical Books, Medicine, Sports Medicine

                 

3. Motivational Interviewing in Nutrition and Fitness (Applications of Motivational Interviewing)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Sports Medicine - August 2021

Making and maintaining lasting changes in nutrition and fitness is not easy for anyone. Yet the communication style of a health professional can make a huge difference. This book presents the proven counseling approach known as motivational interviewing (MI) and shows exactly how to use it in day-to-day interactions with clients. MI offers simple yet powerful tools for helping clients work through ambivalence, break free of diets and quick-fix solutions, and overcome barriers to change. Extensive sample dialogues illustrate specific ways to enhance conversations about meal planning and preparation, exercise, body image, disordered eating, and more. Reproducible forms and handouts can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size. Instructors requesting a desk copy from Guilford will be emailed a link to supplemental PowerPoint slides and exam questions. This book is in the Applications of Motivational Interviewing series, edited by Stephen Rollnick, William R. Miller, and Theresa B. Moyers.

  • Author: Dawn Clifford
  • Publisher: The Guilford Press; Illustrated edition (December 23, 2015)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Medicine & Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-1462524181
  • Dimensions: 6 x 0.74 x 9 inches

                 

4. The Lost Art of Running: A Journey to Rediscover the Forgotten Essence of Human Movement


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Sports Medicine - August 2021

Bloomsbury presents The Lost Art of Running by Shane Benzie with Tim Major, read by Clifford Samuel. The Lost Art of Running is an opportunity to join running-technique-analyst coach and movement guru Shane Benzie on his journey across five continents as he trains with and analyses the running style of some of the most gifted athletes on the planet.  'Running technique has to be one of the most subjective issues out there: 10 minutes' investigation on the internet will generally confuse rather than confirm what you should or should not be doing. Mother Nature gave us some amazing gifts as runners - if we rediscover them and use them, we can transform our dynamic and everyday movement.' (Shane Benzie) Part narrative, part practical, this adventure takes you to the foothills of Ethiopia and the ‘town of runners’; to the training grounds of world-record-holding marathon runners in Kenya; racing across the Arctic Circle and the mountains of Europe, through the sweltering sands of the Sahara and the hostility of a winter traverse of the Pennine Way, to witness the incredible natural movement of runners in these environments.  Along the way, you will learn how to incorporate natural movement techniques into your own running and hear from some of the top athletes Shane has coached over the years. Whether experienced or just tackling your first few miles, this ground-breaking book will help you discover the lost art of running.

  • Author: Shane Benzie
  • Genre: Sports & Outdoors, Individual Sports, Running & Jogging

                 

5. Muscles: Testing and Testing and Function with Posture and Pain (Kendall, Muscles)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Sports Medicine - August 2021

This renowned classic provides unparalleled coverage of manual muscle testing, plus evaluation and treatment of faulty and painful postural conditions. The thoroughly updated Fifth Edition is completely reorganized and has new, expanded treatment and exercise sections in each chapter. Other features include a new section on post polio syndrome, additional case studies comparing Guillain Barré to polio muscle tests, a new full color design, and a first of its kind chart of upper extremity articulations.

  • Author: Florence Peterson Kendall
  • Publisher: LWW; Fifth, North American edition (March 4, 2005)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Medicine & Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-0781747806
  • Dimensions: 11.2 x 8.57 x 0.93 inches

                 



6. ACSM's Introduction to Exercise Science (American College of Sports Medicine)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Sports Medicine - August 2021

Succeed in your course and learn more about potential careers with ACSM’s Introduction to Exercise Science, 3rd Edition. This proven book provides an engaging, up-to-date overview of exercise science and related areas, such as athletic training and sports medicine. In every chapter, the author illustrates the importance and clinical relevance of each topic in the curriculum and gives you an insider’s view of the profession through fascinating interviews and online video profiles and fieldtrips. As an American College of Sports Medicine publication, this full-color resource offers the unsurpassed quality and excellence that has become synonymous with titles by the leading exercise science and sports medicine organization in the world. NEW! A brand-new chapter shows how research is conducted, provides an overview of research as a career pursuit, and explores the concept of evidence-base practice. Video fieldtrips take you into different real-world settings to learn about exercise science careers. UPDATED! Interviews and video profiles of rising stars in the exercise science profession and working healthcare professionals (a dietician, cardiologist, exercise physiologist, etc.) demonstrate the challenges and rewards of careers that begin with an exercise science degree. UPDATED! The “Future of Exercise Science” chapter now reflects the latest trends in the field. Features important updates related to the 10th edition of ACSM’s Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription . REVISED! The motor behavior chapter is now more meaningful, relevant, up-to-date, and understandable. Chapter objectives, key terms and definitions, chapter summaries, and Thinking Critically boxes help you master key concepts.

  • Author: Dr. Jeffrey Potteiger
  • Publisher: LWW; 3rd edition (November 22, 2017)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Medicine & Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-1496339614
  • Dimensions: 6.9 x 0.8 x 8.9 inches

                 

7. Physical Therapy (Quick Study: Academic)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Sports Medicine - August 2021

Comprehensive guide on definitions and assessments related to the Physical Therapy field.

  • Author: Inc. BarCharts
  • Publisher: QuickStudy; 1st edition (December 10, 2007)
  • Genre: Medical Books, Medicine
  • ISBN: 978-1423203155
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 11 x 0.06 inches

                 

8. No Standing Around in My Gym: Lesson plans, games, and teaching tips for elementary physical education


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Sports Medicine - August 2021

Keep all students in your physical education program moving, learning, and on their toes—even when you're teaching very large classes. This ready-to-use guide is packed with 6 units, 70 games, 15 hints, and 39 special game variations for teaching even the largest of classes. If you are looking for fresh ways to teach children ages 4 to 11 basic fitness concepts, movement skills, and games that emphasize creative thinking and cooperation, No Standing Around in My Gym is for you. It's an incredible source of ideas and solutions to help you - increase the time students are active in class, - minimize discipline problems, - develop healthy attitudes that lead to a lifetime of activity, - save valuable lesson preparation time, and - keep students motivated and challenged. The book provides complete descriptions, nearly 200 illustrations, and proven plans to make the units and games easy to teach. It's the ideal resource for busy teachers with little time in the day to think of new ideas or develop lesson plans from scratch. The author shares a wealth of innovative ways to motivate kids, make classes more enjoyable, create an atmosphere for learning, manage classes, and maximize parental involvement to improve outcomes. Readers also will appreciate the suggestions for communicating with parents, administrators, and the public using brochures, web sites, videos, and newsletters. With this collection of invigorating, fun and gym-tested activities, you'll be able to motivate, engage, and intrigue students in large or small classes for years to come.

  • Author: J.D. Hughes
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics; First edition (October 1, 2002)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Medicine & Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-0736041799
  • Dimensions: 8.4 x 0.4 x 10.9 inches

                 

9. Mastering Jujitsu (Mastering Martial Arts)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Sports Medicine - August 2021

In recent years, the grappling arts have proven to be the most effective form of combat in mixed martial arts (MMA) and no-holds-barred (NHB) competitions. Above all others, the Gracie brand of Brazilian jujitsu has become recognized as the preeminent fighting style in unarmed combat. Now Renzo Gracie—instructor; competitor; and champion of numerous grappling, MMA, and NHB events—reveals the inner workings of the art in his latest book, Mastering Jujitsu . From the origins of the art to personal techniques, you will experience the impact the Gracies have had on jujitsu and learn the strategies they have developed to dominate their opponents. Gracie shares the subtleties of the techniques necessary for mastering the art, and he clearly demonstrates the flow of movement with more than 250 high-quality photos. Not only will Mastering Jujitsu help you progress from isolated skill development techniques to a full set of tactics and fight plans, but it will also introduce you to the concept of combat phases and teach you to attack from any phase. You will learn how to react to your opponent in any situation. Whether you're caught in a bottom position or attacking from the top, Gracie reveals the key strategies designed to give you the upper hand. The depth and breadth of topics covered in Mastering Jujitsu will aid even the most experienced black belts in their understanding and execution of Brazilian jujitsu. With detailed coverage on advanced principles, you will get all the tactics, strategies, techniques, and drills you need for close combat fighting.

  • Author: Renzo Gracie
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics; First edition (May 22, 2003)
  • Genre: Sports & Outdoors, Individual Sports
  • ISBN: 978-0736044042
  • Dimensions: 8.52 x 0.6 x 11.1 inches

                 

10. Practical Office Orthopedics


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Sports Medicine - August 2021

Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. A comprehensive full-color guide to orthopedics in the primary care setting Especially written for the primary care provider, Practical Office Orthopedics delivers outstanding full-color drawings, state-of-the-art radiographs, and a step-by-step approach to the evaluation and management of common bone and musculoskeletal complaints. This unique text is authored by Dr. Edward (Ted) Parks, whose practical orthopedics workshops at the regional and national American College of Physicians conferences have received top ratings from primary care providers of every experience level.  Common injuries to the knee, the shoulder, the hip, hand/wrist/elbow, foot/ankle, and the spine are covered in detail. Readers will find a consistent chapter template that presents information logically and facilitates treatment and learning: Physical Exam, Imaging and Other Diagnostic Studies, and Medical, Surgical and Follow-Up Treatment. FEATURES: •Full-color presentation illustrates musculoskeletal anatomy and procedures in great detail •Perfect for the generalist who does not require an exhaustive orthopedic text •Important chapters on injection techniques, orthopedic emergencies, and fracture management •Interesting and instructive “Sidebars” emphasize the “back stories” of the conditions presented, and make it easier to remember the material

  • Author: Edward (Ted) Parks
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education / Medical; 1st edition (December 29, 2017)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Medicine & Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-1259642869
  • Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.7 x 9.1 inches