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

View: 5345

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.
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Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning

Author: Thomas R. Baechle,Roger W. Earle

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 9780736058032

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 641

View: 7997

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.
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Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning

Author: Baechle

Publisher: Human Kinetics 10%

ISBN: 0736084657

Category: Muscle strength

Page: 641

View: 5178

From the Publisher: 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. 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.
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Exercise Technique Manual for Resistance Training-3rd Edition

Author: NSCA - National Strength & Conditioning Association

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 1492506923

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

View: 5552

Created by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), Exercise Technique Manual for Resistance Training, Third Edition, 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.
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ACSM's Foundations of Strength Training and Conditioning

Author: Nicholas A. Ratamess

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780781782678

Category: Medical

Page: 500

View: 984

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.
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Fitness Weight Training, 3E

Author: Thomas R. Baechle,Roger W. Earle

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 1450445136

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 272

View: 5117

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.
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Strength Training

Author: Lee E. Brown

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 9780736060592

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 359

View: 9839

Add muscle, get stronger, and look fit with "Strength Training." This book combines valuable information and instruction for increasing metabolic rate to burn more calories, improving bone density, and increasing muscle mass while preventing injuries and ensuring proper technique so you can workout safely and effectively and see the results.
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NSCA's Essentials of Personal Training

Author: Roger W. Earle,Thomas R. Baechle

Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers

ISBN: 9780736000154

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 676

View: 2736

[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.
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Developing Speed

Author: Ian Jeffreys

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 0736083286

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 215

View: 4039

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.
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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

View: 8403

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.
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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

View: 6164

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.
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Strength Training Anatomy

Author: Frédéric Delavier

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 0736092269

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 192

View: 2544

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.
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NSCA's Guide to Program Design

Author: Jay Hoffman,National Strength & Conditioning Association

Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers

ISBN: 9780736084024

Category: Education

Page: 324

View: 1054

This title presents up-to-date information, guidance and protocols from respected scientists and practitioners in strength and conditioning programme design. The chapters in the book cover athlete needs analysis, athlete testing and program, resistance training, power training, endurance training, and much more.
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Strength Training Past 50-3rd Edition

Author: Westcott, Wayne,Baechle, Thomas

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 1450497918

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 264

View: 3553

Strength Training Past 50 is the authoritative guide for active adults. The all-new third edition features 83 exercises for free weights, machines, kettlebells, stability balls, and elastic bands and 30 programs for endurance, speed, and strength.
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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

View: 9156

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.
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Strength and Conditioning for Sports Performance

Author: Ian Jeffreys,Jeremy Moody

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113697542X

Category: Medical

Page: 724

View: 3807

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.
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Fitness Running

Author: Richard L. Brown,Joe Henderson

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 9780736045100

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 190

View: 8542

From customizable workouts to rock-solid running advice, Fitness Running provides workouts you can use from one of America's most respected coaches. Together with coauthor Joe Henderson, Dick Brown lays the groundwork for a detailed approach to running that will help you increase your fitness, maintain your stamina, recover from injury, and prepare for the races ahead. Fitness Running features six essential workouts that form the core elements in fitness programs for base building, recovery, and maintenance and in race programs for the mile through the marathon. Log pages allow you to easily record your plans and track your results.
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Designing Resistance Training Programs, 4E

Author: Fleck, Steven J.,Kraemer, William

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 0736081704

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 520

View: 1598

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.
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Clinical Exercise Physiology

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

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 1450412807

Category: Medical

Page: 757

View: 9673

"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 and addressing diseases and populations that clinical exercise physiologists encounter in their work.
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