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Essentials of strength training and conditioning

Author: Thomas R Baechle; Roger W Earle; National Strength & Conditioning Association (U.S.)
Publisher: Champaign, IL : Human Kinetics, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas R Baechle; Roger W Earle; National Strength & Conditioning Association (U.S.)
ISBN: 9780736058032 0736058036 0736084657 9780736084659
OCLC Number: 190867428
Description: xiv, 641 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
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.
Responsibility: National Strength and Conditioning Association ; Thomas R. Baechle, Roger W. Earle, editors.
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