9781477319796-1477319794-Strength Coaching in America: A History of the Innovation That Transformed Sports (Terry and Jan Todd Series on Physical Culture and Sports)

Strength Coaching in America: A History of the Innovation That Transformed Sports (Terry and Jan Todd Series on Physical Culture and Sports)

ISBN-13: 9781477319796
ISBN-10: 1477319794
Author: Shurley, Jason P., Todd, Jan, Todd, Terry
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Format: Hardcover 344 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781477319796
ISBN-10: 1477319794
Author: Shurley, Jason P., Todd, Jan, Todd, Terry
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Format: Hardcover 344 pages

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Acknowledged authors Shurley, Jason P., Todd, Jan, Todd, Terry wrote Strength Coaching in America: A History of the Innovation That Transformed Sports (Terry and Jan Todd Series on Physical Culture and Sports) comprising 344 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1477319794 and 9781477319796. Since then Strength Coaching in America: A History of the Innovation That Transformed Sports (Terry and Jan Todd Series on Physical Culture and Sports) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 2.89 or rent at the marketplace.

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It’s hard to imagine, but as late as the 1950s, athletes could get kicked off a team if they were caught lifting weights. Coaches had long believed that strength training would slow down a player. Muscle was perceived as a bulky burden; training emphasized speed and strategy, not “brute” strength. Fast forward to today: the highest-paid strength and conditioning coaches can now earn $700,000 a year. Strength Coaching in America delivers the fascinating history behind this revolutionary shift.

College football represents a key turning point in this story, and the authors provide vivid details of strength training’s impact on the gridiron, most significantly when University of Nebraska football coach Bob Devaney hired Boyd Epley as a strength coach in 1969. National championships for the Huskers soon followed, leading Epley to launch the game-changing National Strength Coaches Association. Dozens of other influences are explored with equal verve, from the iconic Milo Barbell Company to the wildly popular fitness magazines that challenged physicians’ warnings against strenuous exercise. Charting the rise of a new athletic profession, Strength Coaching in America captures an important transformation in the culture of American sport.

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