Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning - 3rd Edition / Edition 3
  • Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning - 3rd Edition / Edition 3
  • Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning - 3rd Edition / Edition 3

Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning - 3rd Edition / Edition 3

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by NSCA -National Strength & Conditioning Association
     
 

Now in its third edition, Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning is the most complete reference available for strength and conditioning professionals.

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Now in its third edition, Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning is the most complete reference available for strength and conditioning professionals.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780736058032
Publisher:
Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date:
06/02/2008
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
656
Sales rank:
269
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 11.10(h) x 1.60(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Section 1: Concepts and Applications of the Exercise Sciences

Chapter 1. Structure and Function of the Muscular, Neuromuscular, Cardiovascular, and Respiratory Systems
Gary R. Hunter, PhD, and Robert T. Harris, PhD

-Muscular System

-Neuromuscular System

-Cardiovascular System

-Respiratory System

-Conclusion

-Learning Aids

Chapter 2: Bioenergetics of Exercise and Training
Joel T. Cramer, PhD

-Essential Terminology

-Biological Energy Systems

-Substrate Depletion and Repletion

-Bioenergetic Limiting Factors in Exercise Performance

-Oxygen Uptake and the Aerobic and Anaerobic Contributions to Exercise

-Metabolic Specificity of Training

-Conclusion

-Learning Aids

Chapter 3: Endocrine Responses to Resistance Exercise
William J. Kraemer, PhD, Jakob L. Vingren, PhD, and Barry A. Spiering, PhD

-Synthesis, Storage, and Secretion of Hormones

-Muscle as the Target for Hormone Interactions

-Role of Receptors in Mediating Hormonal Changes

-Steroid Hormones Versus Polypeptide Hormones

-Heavy Resistance Exercise and Hormonal Increases

-Mechanisms of Hormonal Interactions

-Hormonal Changes in Peripheral Blood

-Adaptations in the Endocrine System

-Primary Anabolic Hormones

-Adrenal Hormones

-Other Hormonal Considerations

-Conclusion

-Learning Aids

Chapter 4: Biomechanics of Resistance Exercise
Everett Harman, PhD

-Musculoskeletal System

-Human Strength and Power

-Sources of Resistance to Muscle Contraction

-Joint Biomechanics: Concerns in Resistance Training

-Movement Analysis and Exercise Prescription

-Conclusion

-Learning Aids

Chapter 5: Adaptations to Anaerobic Training Programs
Nicholas A. Ratamess, PhD

-Neural Adaptations

-Muscular Adaptations

-Connective Tissue Adaptations

-Endocrine Responses and Adaptations to Anaerobic Training

-Cardiovascular and Respiratory Responses to Acute Exercise

-Compatibility of Aerobic and Anaerobic Modes of Training

-Overtraining

-Detraining

-Conclusion

-Learning Aids

Chapter 6: Adaptations to Aerobic Endurance Training Programs
Ann Swank, PhD

-Acute Responses to Aerobic Exercise

-Chronic Adaptations to Aerobic Exercise

-Designing Aerobic Programs for Optimizing Adaptations

-External Influences on Cardiorespiratory Response

-Individual Factors Influencing Adaptations to Aerobic Endurance Training

-Conclusion

-Learning Aids

Chapter 7: Age- and Sex-Related Differences and Their Implications for Resistance Exercise
Avery D. Faigenbaum, EdD

-Children

-Female Athletes

-Older Adults

-Conclusion

-Learning Aids

Chapter 8: Psychology of Athletic Preparation and Performance
Bradley D. Hatfield, PhD, and Evan B. Brody, PhD

-Definitions of Key Concepts in Sport Psychology

-How the Mind Affects the Athlete's Physical Performance

-Ideal Performance State

-Motivational Phenomena

-Influence of Arousal on Performance

-Mental Management of Physical Resources: Controlling Psychological Processes

-Conclusion

-Learning Aids

Chapter 9: Performance-Enhancing Substances
Jay R. Hoffman, PhD, and Jeffrey R. Stout, PhD

-Types of Performance-Enhancing Substances

-Hormones

-Dietary Supplements

-Conclusion

-Learning Aids

Chapter 10: Nutritional Factors in Health and Performance
Kristin Reimers, PhD

-Role of the Nutritionist

-How to Evaluate the Adequacy of the Diet

-Macronutrients

-Micronutrients

-Fluid and Electrolytes

-Precompetition and Postexercise Nutrition

-Weight and Body Composition

-Eating Disorders: Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa

-Obesity

-Conclusion

-Learning Aids

Section 2: Testing and Evaluation

Chapter 11: Principles of Test Selection and Administration
Everett Harman, PhD

-Reasons for Testing

-Testing Terminology

-Evaluation of Test Quality

-Test Selection

-Test Administration

-Conclusion

-Learning Aids

Chapter 12: Administration, Scoring, and Interpretation of Selected Tests
Everett Harman, PhD, and John Garhammer, PhD

-Measuring Parameters of Athletic Performance

-Selected Test Protocols and Scoring Data

-Statistical Evaluation of Test Data

-Conclusion

-Learning Aids

Section 3: Exercise Techniques

Chapter 13: Warm-Up and Stretching
Ian Jeffreys, PhD

-Warm-Up

-Flexibility

-Types of Stretching

-Conclusion

-Static Stretching Techniques

-Dynamic Stretching Techniques

-Learning Aids

Chapter 14: Resistance Training and Spotting Techniques
Roger W. Earle, MA, and Thomas R. Baechle, EdD

-Exercise Technique Fundamentals

-Spotting Free Weight Exercises

-Conclusion

-Resistance Training Exercises

-Learning Aids

Section 4: Program Design
Part I: Anaerobic Exercise Prescription

Chapter 15: Resistance Training
Thomas R. Baechle, EdD, Roger W. Earle, MA, and Dan Wathen, MS

-Step 1: Needs Analysis

-Step 2: Exercise Selection

-Step 3: Training Frequency

-Step 4: Exercise Order

-Step 5: Training Load and Repetitions

-Step 6: Volume

-Step 7: Rest Periods

-Conclusion

-Learning Aids

Chapter 16: Plyometric Training
David H. Potach, MPT, and Donald A. Chu, PhD, PT

-Plyometric Mechanics and Physiology

-Plyometric Program Design

-Age Considerations

-Plyometrics and Other Forms of Exercise

-Safety Considerations

-Conclusion

-Plyometric Drills

-Learning Aids

Chapter 17: Speed, Agility, and Speed-Endurance Development
Steven S. Plisk, MS

-Movement Mechanics

-Running Speed

-Agility

-Methods of Developing Speed and Agility

-Program Design

-Conclusion

-Learning Aids

Part II : Aerobic Exercise Prescription

Chapter 18: Aerobic Endurance Exercise Training
Benjamin H. Reuter, PhD, and Patrick Hagerman, PhD

-Factors Related to Aerobic Endurance Performance

-Designing an Aerobic Endurance Program

-Types of Aerobic Endurance Training Programs

-Application of Program Design to Training Seasons

-Special Issues Related to Aerobic Endurance Training

-Conclusion

-Learning Aids

Part III: Applying Exercise Prescription Principles

Chapter 19: Periodization
Dan Wathen, MS, Thomas R. Baechle, EdD, and Roger W. Earle, MA

-Responses to Training Stress

-Periodization Cycles

-Periodization Periods

-Applying Sport Seasons to the Periodization Periods

-Undulating (Nonlinear) Versus Linear Periodization Models

-Example of a Macrocycle

-Conclusion

-Learning Aids

Chapter 20: Rehabilitation and Reconditioning
David H. Potach, MPT, and Terry L. Grindstaff, DPT

-Sports Medicine Team

-Types of Injury

-Tissue Healing

-Rehabilitation and Reconditioning Strategies

-Conclusion

-Learning Aids

Section 5: Organization and Administration

Chapter 21: Facility Organization and Risk Management
Michael Greenwood, PhD, and Lori Greenwood, PhD

-General Aspects of New Facility Design

-Existing Strength and Conditioning Facilities

-Assessing Athletic Program Needs

-Designing the Strength and Conditioning Facility

-Arranging Equipment in the Strength and Conditioning Facility

-Maintaining and Cleaning Surfaces

-Maintaining and Cleaning Equipment

-Scheduling the Strength and Conditioning Facility

-Litigation Issues

-Conclusion

-Learning Aids

Chapter 22: Developing a Policies and Procedures Manual
Boyd Epley, MEd, and John Taylor, MS

-Mission Statement and Program Goals

-Program Objectives

-Job Titles, Descriptions, and Duties of the Strength and Conditioning Staff

-Staff Policies and Activities

-Facility Administration

-Conclusion

-Learning Aids

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