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Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning : National Strength and Conditioning Association - Thomas R. Baechle

Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning

National Strength and Conditioning Association

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Published: 26th June 2008
For Ages: 18+ years old
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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. The presentation package and image bank, delivered in Microsoft PowerPoint, offers instructors a presentation package containing over 1,000 slides to help augment lectures and class discussions. In addition to outlines and key points, the resource also contains over 450 figures, tables, and photos from the textbook, which can be used as an image bank by instructors who need to customize their own presentations. Easy-to-follow instructions help guide instructors on how to reuse the images within their own PowerPoint templates. These tools can be downloaded online and are free to instructors who adopt the text for use in their courses.

"Essentials of Strength 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.

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
Conclusion
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
Conclusion
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
Conclusion
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
Conclusion
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
Overtraining
Detraining
Conclusion
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
Conclusion
Learning Aids
Age- and Sex-Related Differences and Their Implications for Resistance Exercise
Children
Female Athletes
Older Adults
Conclusion
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
Conclusion
Learning Aids
Performance-Enhancing Substances
Types of Performance-Enhancing Substances
Hormones
Dietary Supplements
Conclusion
Learning Aids
Nutritional Factors in Health and Performance
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
Testing and Evaluation
Principles of Test Selection and Administration
Reasons for Testing
Testing Terminology
Evaluation of Test Quality
Test Selection
Test Administration
Conclusion
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
Conclusion
Learning Aids
Exercise Techniques
Warm-Up and Stretching
Warm-Up
Flexibility
Types of Stretching
Conclusion
Static Stretching Techniques
Dynamic Stretching Techniques
Learning Aids
Resistance Training and Spotting Techniques
Exercise Technique Fundamentals
Spotting Free Weight Exercises
Conclusion
Resistance Training Exercises
Learning Aids
Program Design
Anaerobic Exercise Prescription
Resistance Training
Needs Analysis
Exercise Selection
Training Frequency
Exercise Order
Training Load and Repetitions
Volume
Rest Periods
Conclusion
Learning Aids
Plyometric Training
Plyometric Mechanics and Physiology
Plyometric Program Design
Age Considerations
Plyometrics and Other Forms of Exercise
Safety Considerations
Conclusion
Plyometric Drills
Learning Aids
Speed, Agility, and Speed-Endurance Development
Movement Mechanics
Running Speed
Agility
Methods of Developing Speed and Agility
Program Design
Conclusion
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
Conclusion
Learning Aids
Applying Exercise Prescription Principles
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
Learning Aids
Rehabilitation and Reconditioning
Sports Medicine Team
Types of Injury
Tissue Healing
Rehabilitation and Reconditioning Strategies
Conclusion
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
Conclusion
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
Conclusion
Learning Aids
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ISBN: 9780736058032
ISBN-10: 0736058036
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 656
Published: 26th June 2008
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
Dimensions (cm): 28.6 x 22.8  x 4.2
Weight (kg): 2.33