Conditioning for Strength and Human Performance / Edition 2

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Overview


Conditioning for Strength and Human Performance is a clearly written text on strength and conditioning filled with special features that engage you in multiple decision-making and hands-on training activities. Everything you need to train athletes for maximum performance and prepare yourself for certification is included. You'll start with a strong foundation in the basic science underlying strength and conditioning training. Next, you'll see how science is put into practice with detailed instructions on testing, assessment, exercise technique, and program develpment. You'll also learn injury prevention and rehabilitation.  Additional resources accompany the text for instructors and students, including video lab assignments, case studies, and more.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Erik H VanIterson, M.S., M.Bio(University of Minnesota School of Kinesiology)
Description: This is the second edition of a well-rounded book that covers concepts from basic science all the way to practical application of the presented theories of sport performance.
Purpose: The objective is to present the scientific and practical knowledge to develop the physical capabilities of athletes in a given sport. It aims to give a strong basic science foundation early on, while transitioning to movement science principles and, finally, to application in the field of performance.
Audience: The book is appropriate for college-level students and/or health professionals. Health professionals who may benefit from the updated material include personal trainers, coaches, athletic trainers, and physiotherapists. A prior background in the basic sciences as well as movement science is recommended, as it will help in readily understanding the concepts.
Features: Although the book starts off with foundations of science before transitioning through logically ordered chapters, readers may find it equally effective to choose to read select chapters of particular interest. Numerous figures and pictures help reinforce important concepts and enable a better understanding of movement patterns and anatomy.
Assessment: This update is a worthwhile contribution to the field of movement science. It is well supported by current scientific references and is authored by experts in the field. The principles and concepts outlined and discussed are practical.
From The Critics
Reviewer: Erik H VanIterson, M.S., M.Bio(University of Minnesota School of Kinesiology)
Description: This is the second edition of a well-rounded book that covers concepts from basic science all the way to practical application of the presented theories of sport performance.
Purpose: The objective is to present the scientific and practical knowledge to develop the physical capabilities of athletes in a given sport. It aims to give a strong basic science foundation early on, while transitioning to movement science principles and, finally, to application in the field of performance.
Audience: The book is appropriate for college-level students and/or health professionals. Health professionals who may benefit from the updated material include personal trainers, coaches, athletic trainers, and physiotherapists. A prior background in the basic sciences as well as movement science is recommended, as it will help in readily understanding the concepts.
Features: Although the book starts off with foundations of science before transitioning through logically ordered chapters, readers may find it equally effective to choose to read select chapters of particular interest. Numerous figures and pictures help reinforce important concepts and enable a better understanding of movement patterns and anatomy.
Assessment: This update is a worthwhile contribution to the field of movement science. It is well supported by current scientific references and is authored by experts in the field. The principles and concepts outlined and discussed are practical.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781451100846
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 2/28/2012
  • Edition description: Second
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 560
  • Sales rank: 456,239
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

PART 1: Basic Science

  • Chapter 1: Bioenergetics
  • Chapter 2: The Cardiorespiratory
  • Chapter 3: The Neuromuscular System: Anatomical and Physiological Bases and Adaptations to Training
  • Chapter 4: The Skeletal System
  • Chapter 5: Biomechanics of Conditioning Exercises
  • Chapter 6: Training Responses and Adaptations of the Endocrine System
  • Chapter 7: Nutrition

PART 2: Organization and Administration
  • Chapter 8: Facility Design and Administration
  • Chapter 9: Warm-up and Flexibility
  • Chapter 10: Test Administration and Interpretation
  • Chapter 11: Resistance Exercise Techniques and Spotting

PART 3: Exercise Prescription
  • Chapter 12: Evidenced-Based Practice
  • Chapter 13: Improving Aerobic Performance
  • Chapter 14: Periodization of Training
  • Chapter 15: Strength and Conditioning for Sport
  • Chapter 16: Resistance Exercise Prescription
  • Chapter 17: Plyometric, Speed, and Agility Exercise Prescription

PART 4: Special Topics
  • Chapter 18: Sports Psychology
  • Chapter 19: Gender issues
  • Chapter 20: Foundations of Strength Training for Special Populations
  • Chapter 21: Principles of Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation
  • Chapter 22: Ergogenic Aids
  • Chapter 23: Implement Training
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