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Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning

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ISBN-10: 0736058036

ISBN-13: 9780736058032

Edition: 3rd 2008

Authors: National Strength and Conditioning Association Staff, Roger Earle

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Now in its third edition, Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioningis 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 Conditioningis 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 Conditioningmake it the text readers have come to rely on for…    
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Book details

List price: $98.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Human Kinetics
Publication date: 6/2/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 656
Size: 9.00" wide x 11.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 5.500
Language: English

Concepts and Applications of the Exercise Sciences
Structure and Function of the Muscular, Neuromuscular, Cardiovascular, and Respiratory Systems
Muscular System
Neuromuscular System
Cardiovascular System
Respiratory System
Learning Aids
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
Learning Aids
Endocrine Responses to Resistance Exercise
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
Learning Aids
Biomechanics of Resistance Exercise
Musculoskeletal System
Human Strength and Power
Sources of Resistance to Muscle Contraction
Joint Biomechanics: Concerns in Resistance Training
Movement Analysis and Exercise Prescription
Learning Aids
Adaptations to Anaerobic Training Programs
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
Learning Aids
Adaptations to Aerobic Endurance Training Programs
Acute Responses to Aerobic Exercise
Chronic Adaptations to Aerobic Exercise
Designing Aerobic Programs for Optimizing Adaptations
External Influences on Cardiorespiratory Response
Individual Factors Influencing Adaptations to Aerobic Endurance Training
Learning Aids
Age- and Sex-Related Differences and Their Implications for Resistance Exercise
Female Athletes
Older Adults
Learning Aids
Psychology of Athletic Preparation and Performance
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
Learning Aids
Performance-Enhancing Substances
Types of Performance-Enhancing Substances
Dietary Supplements
Learning Aids
Nutritional Factors in Health and Performance
Role of the Nutritionist
How to Evaluate the Adequacy of the Diet
Fluid and Electrolytes
Precompetition and Postexercise Nutrition
Weight and Body Composition
Eating Disorders: Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa
Learning Aids
Testing and Evaluation
Principles of Test Selection and Administration
Reasons for Testing
Testing Terminology
Evaluation of Test Quality
Test Selection
Test Administration
Learning Aids
Administration, Scoring, and Interpretation of Selected Tests
Measuring Parameters of Athletic Performance
Selected Test Protocols and Scoring Data
Statistical Evaluation of Test Data
Learning Aids
Exercise Techniques
Warm-Up and Stretching
Types of Stretching
Static Stretching Techniques
Dynamic Stretching Techniques
Learning Aids
Resistance Training and Spotting Techniques
Exercise Technique Fundamentals
Spotting Free Weight Exercises
Resistance Training Exercises
Learning Aids
Program Design
Anaerobic Exercise Prescription
Resistance Training
Needs Analysis
Exercise Selection
Training Frequency
Exercise Order
Training Load and Repetitions
Rest Periods
Learning Aids
Plyometric Training
Plyometric Mechanics and Physiology
Plyometric Program Design
Age Considerations
Plyometrics and Other Forms of Exercise
Safety Considerations
Plyometric Drills
Learning Aids
Speed, Agility, and Speed-Endurance Development
Movement Mechanics
Running Speed
Methods of Developing Speed and Agility
Program Design
Learning Aids
Aerobic Exercise Prescription
Aerobic Endurance Exercise 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
Learning Aids
Applying Exercise Prescription Principles
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
Learning Aids
Rehabilitation and Reconditioning
Sports Medicine Team
Types of Injury
Tissue Healing
Rehabilitation and Reconditioning Strategies
Learning Aids
Organization and Administration
Facility Organization and Risk Management
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
Learning Aids
Developing a Policies and Procedures Manual
Mission Statement and Program Goals
Program Objectives
Job Titles, Descriptions, and Duties of the Strength and Conditioning Staff
Staff Policies and Activities
Facility Administration
Learning Aids