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Title Essentials of strength training and conditioning / National Strength and Conditioning Association ; Thomas R. Baechle, Roger W. Earle, editors.

Imprint Champaign, IL : Human Kinetics, c2008.


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 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  613.71 Es74 2008    ---  Available
Edition 3rd ed.
Description xiv, 641 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 29 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 591-630) and index.
Contents Contributors -- Contributors to previous editions -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Credits -- Section 1 : Concepts and applications of the exercise sciences -- ch. 1. Structure and function of the muscular, neuromuscular, cardiovascular, and respiratory systems / Gary R. Hunter and Robert T. Harris -- Muscular system -- Neuromuscular system -- Cardiovascular system -- Respiratory system -- Conclusion -- Learning aids -- ch. 2. Bioenergetics of exercise and training / Joel T. Cramer -- Essential terminology -- Biological energy systems -- Substrate depletion and repletion -- Bioenergetic limiting factors in exercise performance -- Oxygen uptake and the aerobic and anaerobic contributions to exercise -- Metabolic specificity of training -- Conclusion -- Learning aids -- ch. 3. Endocrine responses to resistance exercise / William J. Kraemer, Jakob L. Vingren, and Barry A. Spiering -- Synthesis, storage, and secretion of hormones -- Muscle as the target for hormone interactions -- Role of receptors in mediating hormonal changes -- Steroid hormones versus polypeptide hormones -- Heavy resistance exercise and hormonal increases -- Mechanisms of hormonal interactions -- Hormonal changes in peripheral blood -- Adaptations in the endocrine system -- Primary anabolic hormones -- Adrenal hormones -- Other hormonal considerations -- Conclusion -- Learning aids.
ch. 4. Biomechanics of resistance exercise / Everett Harman -- Musculoskeletal system -- Human strength and power -- Sources of resistance to muscle contraction -- Joint biomechanics : concerns in resistance training -- Movement analysis and exercise prescription -- Conclusion -- Learning aids -- ch. 5. Adaptations to anaerobic training programs / Nicholas A. Ratamess -- Neural adaptations -- Muscular adaptations -- Connective tissue adaptations -- Endocrine responses and adaptations to anaerobic training -- Cardiovascular and respiratory responses to acute exercise -- Compatibility of aerobic and anaerobic modes of training -- Overtraining -- Detraining -- Conclusion -- Learning aids -- ch. 6. Adaptations to aerobic endurance training programs / Ann Swank -- Acute responses to aerobic exercise -- Chronic adaptations to aerobic exercise -- Designing aerobic endurance programs for optimizing adaptations -- External influences on the cardiorespiratory response -- Individual factors influencing adaptations to aerobic endurance training -- Conclusion -- Learning aids.
ch. 7. Age- and sex-related differences and their implications for resistance exercise / Avery D. Faigenbaum -- Children -- Female athletes -- Older adults -- Conclusion -- Learning aids -- ch. 8. Psychology of athletic preparation and performance / Bradley D. Hatfield and Evan B. Brody -- Definitions of key concepts in sport psychology -- How the mind affects the athlete's physical performance -- Ideal performance state -- Motivational phenomena -- Influence of arousal on performance -- Mental management of physical resources : controlling psychological processes -- Conclusion -- Learning aids -- ch. 9. Performance-enhancing substances / Jay R. Hoffman and Jeffrey R. Stout -- Types of performance-enhancing substances -- Hormones -- Dietary supplements -- Conclusion -- ch. 10. Nutritional factors in health and performance / Kristin Reimers -- Role of the nutritionist -- How to evaluate the adequacy of the diet -- Macronutrients -- Micronutrients -- Fluid and electrolytes -- Precompetition and postexercise nutrition -- Weight and body composition -- Eating disorders : anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa -- Obesity -- Conclusion -- Learning aids.
Section 2 : Testing and evaluation -- ch. 11. Principles of test selection and administration / Everett Harman -- Reasons for testing -- Testing terminology -- Evaluation of test quality -- Test selection -- Test administration -- Conclusion -- Learning aids -- ch. 12. Administration, scoring, and interpretation of selected tests / Everett Harman and John Garhammer -- Measuring parameters of athletic performance -- Selected test protocols and scoring data -- Statistical evaluation of test data -- Conclusion -- Learning aids -- Section 3 : Exercise techniques -- ch. 13. Warm-up and stretching / Ian Jeffreys -- Warm-up -- Flexibility -- Types of stretching -- Conclusion -- Static stretching techniques -- Dynamic stretching techniques -- Learning aids -- ch. 14. Resistance training and spotting techniques / Roger W. Earle and Thomas R. Baechle -- Exercise technique fundamentals -- Spotting free weight exercises -- Conclusion -- Resistance training exercises -- Learning aids -- Section 4 : Program design -- pt. 1. Anaerobic exercise prescription.
ch. 15. Resistance training / Thomas R. Baechle, Roger W. Earle, and Dan Wathen -- Step 1 : Needs analysis -- Step 2 : Exercise selection -- Step 3 : Training frequency -- Step 4 : Exercise order -- Step 5 : Training load and repetitions -- Step 6 : Volume -- Step 7 : Rest periods -- Conclusion -- Learning aids -- ch. 16. Plyometric training / David H. Potach and Donald A. Chu -- Plyometric mechanics and physiology -- Plyometric program design -- Age considerations -- Plyometrics and other forms of exercise -- Safety considerations -- Conclusion -- Plyometric drills -- Learning aids -- ch. 17. Speed, agility, and speed-endurance development / Steven S. Plisk -- Movement mechanics -- Running speed -- Agility -- Methods of developing speed and agility -- Program design -- Conclusion -- Learning aids -- pt. 3. Aerobic exercise prescription -- ch. 18. Aerobic endurance exercise training / Benjamin H. Reuter and Patrick S. Hagerman -- Factors related to aerobic endurance performance -- Designing an aerobic endurance program -- Types of aerobic endurance training programs -- Application of program design to training seasons -- Special issues related to aerobic endurance training -- Conclusion -- Learning aids.
pt. 3. Applying exercise prescription principles -- ch. 19. Periodization / Dan Wathen, Thomas R. Baechle, and Roger W. Earle -- Responses to training stress -- Periodization cycles -- Periodization periods -- Applying sport seasons to the periodization periods -- Undulating (nonlinear) versus linear periodization models -- Example of a macrocycle -- Conclusion -- Learning aids -- ch. 20 Rehabilitation and reconditioning / David H. Potach and Terry L. Grindstaff -- Sports medicine team -- Types of injury -- Tissue healing -- Rehabilitation and reconditioning strategies -- Conclusion -- Learning aids -- Section 5 : Organization and administration -- ch. 21. Facility organization and risk management / Michael Greenwood and Lori Greenwood -- General aspects of new facility design -- Existing strength and conditioning facilities -- Assessing athletic program needs -- Designing the strength and conditioning facility -- Arranging equipment in the strength and conditioning facility -- Maintaining and cleaning surfaces -- Maintaining and cleaning equipment -- Scheduling the strength and conditioning facility -- Litigation issues -- Conclusion -- Learning aids -- ch. 22. Developing a policies and procedures manual / Boyd Epley and John Taylor -- Mission statement and program goals -- Program objectives -- Job titles, descriptions, and duties of the strength and conditioning staff -- Staff policies and activities -- Facility administration -- Conclusion -- Learning aids -- Answers to study questions -- References -- Index -- About the editors.
Summary From the Publisher: Now in its third edition, Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning is the most comprehensive reference available for strength and conditioning professionals. In this text, 30 expert contributors explore the scientific principles, concepts, and theories of strength training and conditioning as well as their applications to athletic performance. Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning is the most-preferred preparation text for the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) exam. The research-based approach, extensive exercise technique section, and unbeatable accuracy of Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning make it the text readers have come to rely on for CSCS exam preparation. The third edition presents the most current strength training and conditioning research and applications in a logical format designed for increased retention of key concepts. The text is organized into five sections. The first three sections provide a theoretical framework for application in section 4, the program design portion of the book. The final section offers practical strategies for administration and management of strength and conditioning facilities. Section 1 (chapters 1 through 10) presents key topics and current research in exercise physiology, biochemistry, anatomy, biomechanics, endocrinology, sport nutrition, and sport psychology and discusses applications for the design of safe and effective strength and conditioning programs. Section 2 (chapters 11 and 12) discusses testing and evaluation, including the principles of test selection and administration as well as the scoring and interpretation of results. Section 3 (chapters 13 and 14) provides techniques for warm-up, stretching, and resistance training exercises. For each exercise, accompanying photos and instructions guide readers in the correct execution and teaching of stretching and resistance training exercises. This section also includes a set of eight new dynamic stretching exercises. Section 4 examines the design of strength training and conditioning programs. The information is divided into three parts: anaerobic exercise prescription (chapters 15 through 17), aerobic endurance exercise prescription (chapter 18), and periodization and rehabilitation (chapters 19 and 20). Step-by-step guidelines for designing resistance, plyometric, speed, agility, and aerobic endurance training programs are shared. Section 4 also includes detailed descriptions of how principles of program design and periodization can be applied to athletes of various sports and experience levels. Within the text, special sidebars illustrate how program design variables can be applied to help athletes attain specific training goals. Section 5 (chapters 21 and 22) addresses organization and administration concerns of the strength training and conditioning facility manager, including facility design, scheduling, policies and procedures, maintenance, and risk management. Chapter objectives, key points, key terms, and self-study questions provide a structure to help readers organize and conceptualize the information. Unique application sidebars demonstrate how scientific facts can be translated into principles that assist athletes in their strength training and conditioning goals. Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning also offers new lecture preparation materials. A product specific Web site includes new student lab activities that instructors can assign to students. Students can visit this Web site to print the forms and charts for completing lab activities, or they can complete the activities electronically and email their results to the instructor. The instructor guide provides a course description and schedule, chapter objectives and outlines, chapter-specific Web sites and additional resources, definitions of primary key terms, application questions with recommended answers, and links to the lab activities. Training and Conditioning, Third Edition, provides the latest and most comprehensive information on the structure and function of body systems, training adaptations, testing and evaluation, exercise techniques, program design, and organization and administration of facilities. Its accuracy and reliability make it not only the leading preparation resource for the CSCS exam but also the definitive reference that strength and conditioning professionals and sports medicine specialists depend on to fine-tune their practice.
Subject Physical education and training.
Muscle strength.
Physical fitness -- Physiological aspects.
Physical Education and Training -- methods.
Athletic Performance -- physiology.
Exercise -- physiology.
Physical Fitness -- physiology.
Added Author Baechle, Thomas R., 1943-
Earle, Roger W., 1967-
National Strength & Conditioning Association (U.S.)
ISBN 9780736058032 (hard cover)
0736058036 (hard cover)

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