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Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning

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ISBN-10: 0873226941

ISBN-13: 9780873226943

Edition: 1994

Authors: National Strength and Conditioning Association Staff, Thomas R. Baechle

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A reference text for fitness professionals, sports medicine specialists and fitness students, this book explores the scientific principles, concepts and theories, as well as the practical aspects of strength training and conditioning. It covers the structure and function of body systems, training adaptations, testing and evaluations, exercise programme design and the organization and administration of the training facility.
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Book details

List price: $50.00
Copyright year: 1994
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 560
Size: 9.00" wide x 11.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 4.180
Language: English

From the Editor
Muscle Physiologyp. 3
Neuromuscular Adaptations to Conditioningp. 12
The Biomechanics of Resistance Exercisep. 19
Bone, Muscle, and Connective Tissue Adaptations to Physical Activityp. 51
Bioenergeticsp. 67
Neuroendocrine Responses to Resistance Exercisep. 86
Cardiovascular and Respiratory Anatomy and Physiology: Responses to Exercisep. 108
General Adaptations to Resistance and Endurance Training Programsp. 127
Individual Differences and Their Implications for Resistance Trainingp. 151
The Psychology of Athletic Preparation and Performance: The Mental Management of Physical Resourcesp. 163
Performance-Enhancing Substances: Effects, Risks, and Appropriate Alternativesp. 188
Nutritional Factors in Performance and Healthp. 210
Weight Gain and Weight Lossp. 231
Eating Disordersp. 238
Selecting Appropriate Testsp. 250
Organizing Testing Proceduresp. 254
Testing Protocols and Proceduresp. 258
Evaluating Test Datap. 274
Stretching and Warm-Upp. 289
Speed Development and Plyometric Trainingp. 314
Strength Training and Spotting Techniquesp. 345
Training Methods and Modesp. 403
Exercise Selectionp. 416
Muscle Balancep. 424
Exercise Orderp. 431
Load Assignmentp. 435
Training Volumep. 447
Rest Periodsp. 451
Training Frequencyp. 455
Periodization: Concepts and Applicationsp. 459
Facility Layout and Schedulingp. 475
Day-to-Day Operations: Developing Policies and Proceduresp. 483
Equipment Maintenancep. 493
Preparing for Emergenciesp. 501
Rehabilitation Concernsp. 516
Answers to Study Questionsp. 522
Suggested Solutions for Applied Knowledge Questionsp. 523
Indexp. 538
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