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Science and Practice of Strength Training - Vladimir M. Zatsiorsky

Science and Practice of Strength Training

Hardcover Published: 2nd May 2006
ISBN: 9780736056281
Number Of Pages: 264
For Ages: 18+ years old

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This new second edition of "Science and Practice of Strength Training" comes with many additions and changes. A new coauthor, Dr. William Kraemer, joins Dr. Vladimir Zatsiorsky in expanding on the principles and concepts needed for training athletes. Among Dr. Kraemer's contributions are three new chapters targeting specific populations--women, young athletes, and seniors--plus the integration of new concepts into the other chapters.

Together the authors have trained more than 1,000 elite athletes, including Olympic, world, continental, and national champions and record holders. The concepts they divulge are influenced by both Eastern European and North American perspectives. The authors integrate those concepts in solid principles, practical insights, coaching experiences, and directions based on scientific findings. This edition is much more practical than its predecessor; to this end, the book provides the practitioner with the understanding to craft strength training programs based on individuals' needs.

"Science and Practice of Strength Training, Second Edition, " shows that there is no one program that works for any one person at all times or for all conditions. This book addresses the complexity of strength training programs while providing straightforward approaches to take under specific circumstances. Those approaches are applied to new physiological concepts and training practices, which provide readers with the most current information in the science and practice of strength training. The approaches are also applied to the three new chapters, which will help readers design safe and effective strength training programs for women, young athletes, and seniors. In addition, the authors provide examples of strength training programs to demonstrate the principles and concepts they explain in the book.

The book is divided into three parts. Part I focuses on the basis of strength training, detailing concepts, task-specific strength, and athlete-specific strength. Part II covers methods of strength conditioning, delving into training intensity, timing, strength exercises, injury prevention, and goals. Part III explores training for specific populations. The book also includes suggested readings that can further aid readers in developing strength training programs.

This expanded and updated coverage of strength training concepts will ground readers in the understanding they need in order to develop appropriate strength training programs for each person that they work with.

Industry Reviews

"It's now in its second edition and it's a great book. Here's why. The authors have combined Eastern European and North American resistance training practices to present a truly global perspective on current theories on how athletes should train. Compared to the first edition, this edition is much more practical."
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Basis of Strength Conditioning
Basic Concepts of Training Theory
Adaptation As a Main Law of Training
Generalized Theories of Training
Training Effects
Summary
Task-Specific Strength
Elements of Strength
Determining Factors: Comparison Across Tasks
Summary
Athlete-Specific Strength
Muscle Force Potential (Peripheral) Factors
Neural (Central) Factors
Taxonomy of Strength
Summary
Methods of Strength Conditioning
Training Intensity
Measurement Techniques
Exercising With Different Resistance
Training Intensity of Elite Athletes
Optimal Training Intensities From Comparative Research
Methods of Strength Training
Summary
Timing in Strength Training
Structural Units of Training
Short-Term Planning
Medium-Term Planning (Periodization)
Summary
Strength Exercises
Classification
Exercise Selection for Beginning Athletes
Exercise Selection for Qualified Athletes
Additional Types of Strength Exercises
Experimental Methods of Strength Training
Breathing During Strength Exercises
Summary
Injury Prevention
Training Rules to Avoid Injury
Biomechanical Properties of Intervertebral Discs
Mechanical Load Affecting the Intervertebral Discs
Injury Prevention to the Lumbar Region
Summary
Goal-Specific Strength Training
Strength Performance
Power Performance
Muscle Mass
Endurance Performance
Injury Prevention
Summary
Training of Specific Populations
Strength Training for Women
The Female Athlete's Need for Strength Training
Benefits and Myths of Strength Training for Women
Trainable Characteristics of Muscle
Physiological Contrasts Between Women and Men
Strength Training Guidelines for Women Athletes
Incidence of Injuries
Menstrual Cycle and Strength Training
The Female Athlete Triad
Summary
Strength Training for Young Athlete
Safety and Strength Training for Young Athletes
When to Start
Benefits of Strength Training for Young Athletes
Myths of Strength Training for Children
Strength Training Guidelines for Young Athletes
Summary
Strength Training for Senior Athletes
Age and Its Effects on Strength and Power
Training for Strength Gains
Training for Muscular Power
Nutrition, Aging, and Exercise Challenges
Recovery From Resistance Exercise
Strength Training and Bone Health
Strength Training Guidelines for Senior Athletes
Summary
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ISBN: 9780736056281
ISBN-10: 0736056289
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 264
Published: 2nd May 2006
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers USA
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.9 x 21.6  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.96
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised

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