Wheelchair Sport provides coaches, teachers, and athletes with the information they need to compete and succeed in wheelchair sports. People who use wheelchairs have a greater opportunity than ever before to be physically active at the level of their choosing. Wheelchair Sport equips coaches, teachers, and athletes to develop their minds and bodies to their potential and enjoy their participation in sports.The focus of this chapter is the practical application of conventional strength and conditioning principles to the needs of athletes who use wheelchairs for sport or for daily locomotion. Many of the ideas expressed here are based on the experiences of the authors; there is little research available to guide practice. A foundational knowledge of ... The consequences for the ability of the upper limbs to bear weight need to be remembered, especially regarding joint preservation for later life.
|Publisher||:||Human Kinetics - 2010|