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Principles and Practice of Resistance Training - Michael Stone

Principles and Practice of Resistance Training

Hardcover Published: 9th March 2007
ISBN: 9780880117067
Number Of Pages: 384
For Ages: 18+ years old

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"Principles and Practice of Resistance Training" represents a true breakthrough in planning and monitoring strength training programs. This research-based book details how to systematically examine the physical, physiological, and biomechanical parameters associated with crafting resistance training programs to improve sport performance and strength and power in athletes. The authors bring together more than 100 collective years of teaching, conducting research, and coaching national- and international-level athletes to share their unique insights concerning adaptations to strength and conditioning.

The text is written in a manner that challenges professionals while remaining accessible to advanced coaches. It begins by presenting readers with an understanding of basic science. This scientific foundation allows readers to formulate a sound training process that is more likely to produce the desired short- and long-term results. Next, the text examines how to test, monitor, and evaluate adaptations to various types of training programs. It emphasizes the significance of appropriately monitoring training programs to identify elements of the program to adjust so the goals of clients or athletes are more effectively and efficiently achieved. Finally, the authors discuss exercise selection and present a practical example so readers can learn to apply the information in the text to build their own training programs. Each chapter is written in a "stand-alone" manner so that readers can refer back to the material as needed.

"Principles and Practice of Resistance Training" also explores key questions that currently have no clear, scientifically proven answers. For these issues, the authors offer reasoned, speculative explanations based on the best available information and data--including anecdotal evidence-- intended to stimulate additional observation and research that will eventually offer a clearer understanding and resolution of the issues involved. In sharing their personal experiences as coaches and research scientists, the authors are able to address issues that are not normally dealt with in academic programs.

"Principles and Practice of Resistance Training" is far more than a general guide for strength training. It is an in-depth exploration of the science behind the training. Armed with the scientific understanding and the tools to put that information into practice, you will be able to develop training programs that help your athletes or clients excel.

Introduction: Definitions, Objectives, Tasks, and Principles of Training
Defining Training
Training Objectives
The Main Tasks of Training
Principles of Training
Basics of Muscle Contraction and Mechanics
Neuromuscular Physiology
Defining Muscle
Muscle Structure and Function
Muscle Contraction
Biomechanics of Resistance Training
Microanatomical and Force-Producing Characteristics: Sarcomere
Macroanatomical Considerations: Muscle
Strength, Work, and Power
Bioenergetics and Metabolism
Bioenergetics and Metabolic Factors
Adenosine Triphosphate
The Bioenergetic Systems
Fuel Efficiency
Energy Production Power (Rate) and Capacity
Substrate Depletion and Repletion: Recovery
The Metabolic Cost of Exercise
Neuroendocrine Factors
Neurotransmitter Release
Hormone Release
Hormone Mechanisms of Action
Hormone Action and Regulation
Hormone Function During Resistance Training
Nutrition and Metabolic Factors
Energy Expenditure and Energy Intake
Caloric Density and Nutrient Density
Measurement of Energy Expenditure
Vitamins and Minerals
Practical Nutritional Considerations for Athletes
Ergogenic Aids
Environmental Ergogenic Aids
Psychological Ergogenic Aids
Mechanical Ergogenic Aids
Pharmaceuticals (Drugs) and Nutritional Supplements
Ongoing Issues in the Ergogenics Debate
Adaptations and Benefits of Resistance Training
Testing, Measurement, and Evaluation
Principles of Testing, Measurement, and Evaluation
Practical Aspects of Testing, Measurement, and Evaluation
Monitoring Resistance Training
Importance of Monitoring Resistance Training
Purposes of Monitoring Resistance Training
Aspects of Resistance Training Worth Monitoring
How to Monitor Resistance Training
Analyzing Training Monitoring Data
Single-Subject Design Investigations and Monitoring
Graphing, Trend Analysis, and Autocorrelation
Statistical Process Control
Expert Systems
Physical and Physiological Adaptations to Resistance Training
Definitions and Key Factors of Training Adaptation
Training Adaptations To Different Training Protocols
Psychological Aspects of Resistance Training
Literature on Psychology and Resistance Training
Psychological Skills
Training Principles, Theory, and Practical Application
Modes of Resistance Training
Basic Training Principles
Explosive Strength and Power
Movement Pattern Specificity
Transfer-of-Training Effect
Advantages and Disadvantages Associated With Various Modes of Training
Free Weight Training With Nonathletic Populations
The Concept of Periodization
The Periodized Training Program
Basis and Guidelines of Cyclic Program Structure
Applied Strategies
Developing Resistance Training Programs
Program Design
Program Design for Team Sports
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ISBN: 9780880117067
ISBN-10: 0880117060
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 9th March 2007
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 28.58 x 22.23  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 1.23