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FitPro has teamed up with leading sport and fitness publisher Human Kinetics to give you a chance to win five of its bestselling books – a prize worth over £200!

Who is Human Kinetics?

Human Kinetics is a leading publisher providing the latest research and knowledge in the health and fitness arena. Human Kinetics publishes books and eBooks to help fitness professionals gain the most up-to-date knowledge they need to enhance their career and provide the best possible service to their clients. Written by leading authors, including celebrity trainers and leading academics, plus Olympic coaches and medallists, you’ll learn from the very best in the field.

What’s up for grabs?

Strength Training Anatomy, Third Edition

With over one million copies sold, bestselling author Frédéric Delavier combines both signature anatomy illustrations with the best strength training advice. You’ll gain a strong understanding of how muscles perform during strength exercises, plus common strength training injuries and how to avoid them. Covering all major muscles, each exercise is depicted anatomically, showing both superficial and deep layers, detailing how various set-up positions affect muscle recruitment and emphasise underlying structures. Find out more

Yoga Anatomy, Second Edition

Yoga Anatomy provides a thorough understanding of the principles and structures underlying movements in yoga with a deep dive into each pose. Now with over one million copies sold, Yoga Anatomy is an invaluable resource for yoga lovers and instructors across the globe.

From breathing to inversions, to standing poses, you’ll see how specific muscles respond to the movements of joints, how alterations of a pose can enhance or reduce effectiveness and how the spine, breathing and body position are fundamentally linked. Find out more

Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning, Fourth Edition

Created by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) this is a must-have resource for strength and conditioning professionals. You will benefit from the knowledge of 30 expert contributors, gaining a deeper understanding of key concepts, theories and scientific principles in strength training and conditioning, and learn how to apply them to athletic competition and performance.

You will gain access to videos featuring 21 resistance training exercises demonstrating proper form, plus you’ll explore the latest research in areas including high-intensity interval training, overtraining, nutrition, agility and speed, and periodisation. Find out more

Sport Nutrition, Third Edition

Sport Nutrition will provide you with a solid understanding of nutrition and how it influences performance, training and recovery in sport. It covers all aspects of sport nutrition, from the general principles of nutrition and nutrient requirements to supplements, immune function, eating disorders and weight management. You will also explore topics such as gender differences, special populations and periodised nutrition, complete with practical examples for a range of sports. Find out more

Periodization of Strength Training for Sports, Fourth Edition

Written by Tudor Bompa, who first introduced his ground-breaking theory of periodisation in 1963, Periodization of Strength Training for Sports goes beyond the application of powerlifting and bodybuilding programmes to show you what training to schedule, and when, to maximise performance and build athletic performance at the optimal time.

You will learn how to use periodised workouts to peak at the best time by manipulating strength training variables through six training phases – anatomical adaptation, hypertrophy, maximum strength, conversion to specific strength, maintenance and peaking. Find out more

How to enter

To enter the competition to win a copy of each of the five books mentioned above, all you need to do is enter your details and you’re in the draw. We’ll notify the winner by 7 August but, if you can’t wait until then, explore the Human Kinetics website to buy your copy now.

Good luck from FitPro and Human Kinetics!