Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning

Author: Thomas R. Baechle,Roger W. Earle,National Strength & Conditioning Association (U.S.)

Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers

ISBN: 9780736000895

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 658

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In this revised and expanded second edition of Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning, now with over 300 color photographs, leading exercise science professionals explore the scientific principles, concepts, and theories of strength training and conditioning as well as their practical applications to athletic performance. Students, coaches, strength and conditioning specialists, personal trainers, athletic trainers, and other sport science professionals will find state-of-the-art, comprehensive information on structure and function of body systems, training adaptations, testing and evaluation,exercise techniques, program design (aerobic and anaerobic) and training facility organization and administration. Edited by Thomas R. Baechle and Roger W. Earle, Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning, Second Edition, is an excellent text for students preparing for careers in strength training and conditioning. It is the most comprehensive reference available for strength and conditioning professionals and sports medicine specialists. For people preparing to take the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist examination, it is the primary preparation resource. Those preparing to take the NSCA Certified Personal Trainer examination will also find it to be a valuable resource. The NSCA Certification Commission, the certifying body of the National Strength and Conditioning Association, has developed this text. Each of the book's 26 chapters provides an overview of an important aspect of strength and conditioning and includes chapter objectives, application boxes, key points, key terms, study questions, and questions requiring practical application of key concepts. In Section 1of Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning, Second Edition, experts in exercise physiology, biochemistry, anatomy, biomechanics, endocrinology, sports nutrition, and sport psychology discuss the principles of their respective areas of expertise and how they apply in designing safe, effective strength and conditioning programs. Section 2discusses the selection, administration, scoring, and the interpretation of testing results. Section 3provides information regarding the correction and execution of stretching, warm-up, and resistance training exercises. Section 4applies information from the first three sections to the design of effective strength training and conditioning programs, both aerobic and anaerobic. The three parts of Section 4 address anaerobic exercise prescription, aerobic endurance exercise prescription, and periodization and rehabilitation. The anaerobic prescription section provides guidelines for resistance and plyometric training as well as for speed, agility, and speed endurance programs. Step-by-step guidelines are given for designing strength and conditioning programs, and application boxes illustrate how each variable applies to athletes with different training goals. A unique feature of this edition is the use of scenarios to illustrate how the guidelines presented for each of the program design variables are applied to attain the different training scores. Section 5addresses facility design, scheduling, policies and procedures, maintenance, and risk management concerns.

Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning

Author: Thomas R. Baechle

Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers

ISBN: 9780873226943

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 544

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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.

Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning

Author: Thomas R. Baechle,Roger W. Earle

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 9780736058032

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 641

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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 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 Conditioningalso 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.

ACSM's Foundations of Strength Training and Conditioning

Author: Nicholas A. Ratamess

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780781782678

Category: Medical

Page: 500

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Developed by the American College of Sports Medicine, this text offers a comprehensive introduction to the basics of strength training and conditioning based on the latest research findings. ACSM's Foundations of Strength Training and Conditioning is divided into four parts: Foundations, Physiological Responses and Adaptations, Strength Training and Conditioning Program Design, and Assessment. The text focuses on practical applications, enabling students to develop, implement, and assess the results of training programs that are designed to optimize strength, power, and athletic performance. Moreover, the text's clear, straightforward writing style makes it easy to grasp new concepts.

Designing Resistance Training Programs, 4E

Author: Fleck, Steven J.,Kraemer, William

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 0736081704

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 520

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In this text, two of the world’s leading experts on strength training explore how to design scientifically based resistance training programs, modify and adapt programs to meet the needs of special populations, and apply the elements of program design in the real world.

NSCA's Essentials of Personal Training

Author: Roger W. Earle,Thomas R. Baechle

Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers

ISBN: 9780736000154

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 676

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[This book is a] resource for personal trainers, health and fitness instructors, exercise scientists, and other fitness professionals, as well as the primary preparation source for the NSCA-Certified Personal Trainer examination.... It is an essential reference for anyone preparing for or already working in a career as a personal trainer. -Back cover.

Exercise Technique Manual for Resistance Training

Author: NSCA -National Strength & Conditioning Association

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 1492585335

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

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Created by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), Exercise Technique Manual for Resistance Training, Third Edition With Online Video, is a practical resource for current and aspiring strength and conditioning professionals and personal trainers. With unmatched visual demonstration of a variety of free weight and machine exercises, the text is a valuable tool for those preparing for NSCA certification and for others who design programs for athletes and clients of all ages and fitness levels. The fully updated, full-color reference explains 70 resistance training exercises with step-by-step instructions, photos, and online video demonstrations. The third edition contains several new features: • Online video for each resistance training exercise, which demonstrates proper technique and highlights common errors in technique • Expanded coverage from 57 to 70 exercises (54 free weight and 16 machine exercises), with many exercises greatly revised • A special section on alternative modes and nontraditional implements, including kettlebell exercises Exercise Technique Manual for Resistance Training, Third Edition With Online Video, is organized by body region, including total body, lower body, upper body, and core, and focuses on specific resistance training exercises that pertain to each region. Every chapter contains a table that describes each exercise’s concentric action, predominant muscle groups, and muscles involved, enabling readers to understand the impact of the exercises on each body region. To reinforce fundamental techniques, the text includes guidelines related to general safety, tips for breathing and spotting, preparatory body position, and weight belt recommendations. Exercises are explained through sequential instructions and photos to ensure that readers will learn the safest and most effective technique. Accompanying checklists identify the correct grip, stance, body position, and range of motion for each exercise. Online videos demonstrate proper technique as well as common errors so that users can recognize incorrect techniques and make appropriate adjustments. These videos are an invaluable resource and visual aid for learning correct technique—in the strength and conditioning facility and in the classroom—and are available at www.HumanKinetics.com/ExerciseTechniqueManualForResistanceTraining. With the inclusion of additional exercises as well as online video demonstrations, Exercise Technique Manual for Resistance Training, Third Edition With Online Video, is the most authoritative and current resource in teaching safe and effective resistance exercise techniques.

NSCA's Essentials of Personal Training 2nd Edition

Author: Jared W. Coburn,Moh H. Malek,National Strength & Conditioning Association (U.S.)

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 1450416225

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 679

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NSCA's Essentials of Personal Training, Second Edition, is the authoritative text for personal trainers, health and fitness instructors, and other fitness professionals as well as the primary preparation source for those taking the NSCA-CPT exam.

Fitness Weight Training, 3E

Author: Thomas R. Baechle,Roger W. Earle

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 1450445136

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 272

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Featuring 75 programs for muscle toning, body shaping, and pure strength training, this full-color guide uses color-coded workout zones—levels of difficulty and intensity—to help you achieve your weight training goals at your own pace. Includes 63 exercises and sample workout plans that can be used as is or customized to formulate a personalized program.

Developing Speed

Author: Ian Jeffreys

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 0736083286

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 215

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With "Developing Speed," the National Strength and Conditioning Association has created the definitive resource for developing speed training programs that optimize athletic performance. Including assessments and the application of speed training to eight specific sports, this authoritative guide provides all the tools needed for maximizing speed.

Principles and Practice of Resistance Training

Author: Michael H. Stone,Meg Stone,William A. Sands

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 9780880117067

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 376

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Suitable for strength and conditioning specialists, health and fitness professionals, personal trainers and exercise scientists, this book details the physiological and biomechanical aspects of designing resistance training programmes for improved power, strength and performance in athletes.

Methods of Group Exercise Instruction-3rd Edition

Author: Carol Kennedy-Armbruster,Mary Yoke

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 145042189X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 440

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Based on industry standards and guidelines, this text highlights a variety of group exercise formats through training principles, correction and progression techniques, and safety to enhance the skills of group exercise leaders.

Clinical Exercise Physiology

Author: Jonathan K Ehrman,Paul M. Gordon,Paul S. Visich,Steven J. Keteyian

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 1492588490

Category: Science

Page: 776

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Clinical Exercise Physiology, Third Edition, provides a comprehensive look at the clinical aspects of exercise physiology by thoroughly examining the relationship between exercise and chronic disease. Updated and markedly revised throughout, this third edition reflects important changes that have occurred in the field. It provides professionals and students with fundamental knowledge of disease-specific pathology and treatment guidelines while also guiding readers through exercise testing and training principles for patients with chronic diseases. The third edition of Clinical Exercise Physiology builds on information presented in the previous editions with reorganized chapters, updated and revised content, and the latest information on the key practice areas of clinical exercise physiology: endocrinology, the metabolic system, the cardiovascular system, the respiratory system, oncology, the immune system, bone and joint health, and the neuromuscular system. The detailed chapters address 27 diseases and populations that clinical exercise physiologists encounter in their work and provide guidance for the expert care of the populations discussed. Each chapter covers the scope of the condition; its physiology, pathophysiology and treatment options; clinical considerations, including the administration of a graded exercise test; and exercise prescription. Clinical Exercise Physiology, Third Edition, also details how clinical exercise physiologists can most effectively address issues facing special populations, including children and the elderly. Updates to this edition include the following: • Patient case studies allow students to gain additional insight regarding the material and put their knowledge into practice. • Revised and updated content throughout the entire book reflects the recent changes in exercise testing and training principles and practices. • A new chapter on intellectual disability lends evidence to how the field has evolved in considering patients with more widely diagnosed diseases and conditions. • Practical application boxes offer tips on maintaining a professional environment for client–clinician interaction, a literature review, and a summary of the key components of prescribing exercise. • Discussion questions highlight important concepts that appear throughout the text to encourage critical thinking. • Updated ancillaries, including a test package and presentation package plus image bank, allow instructors to more effectively convey the concepts presented in the text and prepare students for careers in the field. Clinical Exercise Physiology, Third Edition, is the most up-to-date resource for professionals looking to enhance their knowledge on emerging topics and applications in the field. This comprehensive resource is an asset to new and veteran clinical exercise physiologists as well as those preparing for the American College of Sports Medicine Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist (ACSM RCEP) certification. A must-have study tool for examination candidates, the text provides in-depth coverage of all the clinical populations that benefit from physical activity and exercise.

Strength Training Anatomy

Author: Frédéric Delavier

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 0736092269

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 192

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A best-seller now features more than 600 full-color illustrations--adding 48 pages of new exercises and stretches for each of the major muscle groups--to give readers an understanding of how muscles perform while training, in a resource that combines the detail of top anatomy texts with the best of strength training advice. Original.

NSCA'S Essentials of Tactical Strength and Conditioning

Author: Alver, Brent A.,Sell, Katie,Deuster, Patricia A.

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 1492546186

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 688

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NSCA’s Essentials of Tactical Strength and Conditioning is the ideal preparatory guide for those seeking TSAC-F certification. The book is also a great reference for fitness trainers who work with tactical populations such as military, law enforcement, and fire and rescue personnel.

The Psychology of Exercise

Integrating Theory and Practice

Author: Curt L Lox

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1351817353

Category:

Page: N.A

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The Psychology of Exercise: Integrating Theory and Practice, fourth edition, continues to weave together theory, research, application, and interventions to provide readers with a solid foundation in exercise psychology. In this comprehensive, accessible, book, the authors apply prominent theories and models to actual situations encountered professionally. Compelling graphs, models, other visuals, and effective pedagogical aids further enhance the material. The chapters in Part I help readers understand and modify exercise behavior, while those in Part II discuss psychosocial influences and the consequences of physical activity. Among the topics explored are the impact of exercise on self-perceptions, including self-esteem and body image; stress, anxiety, and depression; and emotional well-being. Chapters on the relationship between physical activity and cognitive function as well as health-related quality of life offer the latest information for these areas of study. Features of the Fourth Edition New streamlined chapter on self-perceptions and exercise, which combines previous chapters on self-esteem and body image. This more logical presentation of related topics makes it easier to teach these topics and better depicts their intersection. Refocused chapter on health-related quality of life and exercise, to include more emphasis on special populations and demonstrate how exercise can benefit those who have chronic diseases, chronic disabilities, or physical limitations. Discussions throughout on mobile devices, apps, social media, and high-tech point-of-decision and how these technologies can be used for tracking and measuring physical activity and for offering social support. Updated references, glossary, and graphics. Special Features of the Book Reader-friendly price Outstanding author team of active researchers with diverse areas of expertise End-of-chapter review questions and learning activities to enhance understanding Connections between theory and application throughout Focus boxes, with additional learning activities, highlighting research on physical activity and populations with chronic disease and disability Standardized questionnaires, including some of the most frequently used measures in exercise psychology research

Strength and Conditioning for Sports Performance

Author: Ian Jeffreys,Jeremy Moody

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113697542X

Category: Medical

Page: 724

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An effective strength and conditioning program is an essential component of the preparation of any athlete or sportsperson. Strength and Conditioning for Sports Performance is a comprehensive and authoritative introduction to the theory and practice of strength and conditioning, providing students, coaches and athletes with everything they need to design and implement effective training programs. The book includes a clear and rigorous explanation of the core science underpinning strength and conditioning techniques and gives a detailed, step-by-step guide to all of the key training methodologies, including training for strength, speed, endurance, agility, flexibility as well as plyometrics. Throughout the book the focus is on the coaching process, with every chapter highlighting the application of strength and conditioning techniques in everyday coaching situations. The book also includes a unique and extensive section of sport-specific chapters, each of which examines in detail the application of strength and conditioning to a particular sport, from soccer and basketball to golf and track and field athletics. The book includes contributions from world-leading strength and conditioning specialists in every chapter, including coaches who have worked with Olympic gold medallists and international sports teams at the very highest level. Strength and Conditioning for Sports Performance is an essential course text for any degree level student with an interest in strength and conditioning, for all students looking to achieve professional accreditation, and an invaluable reference for all practising strength and conditioning coaches.