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Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning National Strength and Conditioning Association

ISBN-10: 0736000895
ISBN-13: 9780736000895
Edition: 2nd 2000 (Revised)
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Description: This second edition mirrors the 35 primary content areas assessed in the American National Strength and Conditioning Association's examination. The book provides a reference for those involved in strength training and conditioning.

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Book details

List price: $75.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date: 7/27/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 672
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 3.498
Language: English

This second edition mirrors the 35 primary content areas assessed in the American National Strength and Conditioning Association's examination. The book provides a reference for those involved in strength training and conditioning.

Henrik I. Hansen holds master's degrees in information technology and chemistry.

Contributors
Reviewers
Preface
From the Editors
Credits
Concepts and Applications of the Exercise Sciences
Muscle Physiology
Skeletal Muscle Macrostructure and Microstructure
Sliding-Filament Theory of Muscular Contraction
Fiber Types
Types of Muscle Action
Force Production
Conclusion
Neuromuscular Anatomy and Adaptations to Conditioning
Neuromuscular Anatomy and Physiology
Motor Unit Recruitment Patterns During Exercise
Proprioception
Neuromuscular Adaptations to Exercise
Conclusion
The Biomechanics of Resistance Exercise
The Musculoskeletal System
Human Strength and Power
Sources of Resistance to Muscle Contraction
Joint Biomechanics: Concerns in Lifting
Movement Analysis and Exercise Prescription
Conclusion
Bone, Muscle, and Connective Tissue Adaptations to Physical Activity
Adaptation of Bone to Exercise
Adaptation of Muscle to Exercise
Adaptation of Connective Tissue to Exercise
Conclusion
Bioenergetics of Exercise and Training
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
Endocrine Responses to Resistance Exercise
Synthesis, Storage, and Secretion of Hormones
Muscle as the Target for Hormone Interactions
The 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
The Primary Anabolic Hormones
The Adrenal Hormones
Other Hormonal Considerations
Conclusion
Cardiovascular and Respiratory Anatomy and Physiology: Responses to Exercise
Cardiovascular Anatomy and Physiology
Respiratory Anatomy and Physiology
Cardiovascular and Respiratory Responses to Acute Exercise
Cardiovascular and Respiratory Responses to Aerobic and Resistance Exercise Training
External Influences on Cardiorespiratory Response
Conclusion
Physiological Adaptations to Anaerobic and Aerobic Endurance Training Programs
Anaerobic Training
Endocrine Responses to Anaerobic and Aerobic Exercise
Aerobic Endurance Exercise Training
Overtraining
Detraining
Conclusion
Age- and Sex-Related Differences and Their Implications for Resistance Exercise
Children
Female Athletes
Older Adults
Conclusion
The Psychology of Athletic Preparation and Performance: The Mental Management of Physical Resources
Definition of Key Concepts in Sport Psychology
How the Mind Affects the Athlete's Physical Performance
The Ideal Performance State
Motivational Phenomena
Influence of Arousal on Performance
Mental Management of Physical Resources: Controlling Psychological Processes
Conclusion
Performance-Enhancing Substances: Effects, Risks, and Appropriate Alternatives
Types of Performance-Enhancing Substances
Anabolic Steriods
Other Hormones
Drug Testing
Dietary Supplements
Conclusion
Nutritional Factors in Health and Performance
How to Evaluate the Adequacy of the Diet
Macronutrients
Vitamins and Minerals
Fluid and Electrolytes
Precompetition and Postexercise Nutrition
Weight and Body Composition
Role of the Nutritionist
Conclusion
Eating Disorders and Obesity
Eating Disorders: Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa
Obesity
Conclusion
Testing and Evaluation
Principles of Test Selection and Administration
Reasons for Testing
Testing Terminology
Evaluation of Test Quality
Test Selection
Test Administration
Conclusion
Administration, Scoring, and Interpretation of Selected Tests
Measuring Parameters of Athletic Performance
Statistical Evaluation of Test Data
Conclusion
Exercise Techniques
Stretching and Warm-Up
Warm-Up
Flexibility
Factors Affecting Flexibility
Frequency, Duration, and Intensity of Stretching
When Should an Athlete Stretch?
Proprioceptors and Stretching
Types of Stretching
Conclusion
Resistance Training and Spotting Techniques
Exercise Technique Fundamentals
Spotting Free-Weight Exercises
Program Design
Anaerobic Exercise Prescription
Resistance Training
Needs Analysis
Exercise Selection
Training Frequency
Exercise Order
Training Load and Repetitions
Volume
Rest Periods
Conclusion
Plyometric Training
Plyometric Mechanics and Physiology
Plyometric Program Design
Plyometrics and Other Forms of Exercise
Safety Considerations
Further Research
Conclusion
Speed, Agility, and Speed-Endurance Development
Movement Mechanics
Running Speed
Agility
Developing Speed and Agility
Program Design
Conclusion
Aerobic Endurance Exercise Prescription
Aerobic Endurance Exercise Training
Physiological Responses to Aerobic Endurance Training
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
Applying Exercise Prescription Principles
Training Variation: Periodization
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
Rehabilitation and Reconditioning
Sports Medicine Team
Types of Injury
Tissue Healing
Rehabilitation and Reconditioning Strategies
Conclusion
Organization and Administration of the Strength Training and Conditioning Facility
Facility Layout and Scheduling
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
Scheduling the Strength and Conditioning Facility
Conclusion
Developing a Policies and Procedures Manual
Program Goals and Mission Statement
Program Objectives
Job Titles, Descriptions, and Duties of the Strength and Conditioning Staff
Staff Policies and Activities
Facility Administration
Conclusion
Facility Maintenance and Risk Management
Maintaining and Cleaning Surfaces
Maintaining and Cleaning Equipment
Maintenance Equipment and Cleaning Supplies
Litigation Issues
Conclusion
Answers to Study Questions
Suggested Solutions for Applying Knowledge Questions
References
Conversion Chart
Index
About the Editors

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