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For many years, resistance training has been recognized for its value in improving the health and performance of athletes and other healthy persons. Only recently has scientific evidence emerged that relates to its benefits in the prevention and rehabilitation of chronic diseases and medical conditions such as arthritis, pulmonary disorders, and heart disease.

Resistance Training for Health and Rehabilitation is the first text to address the expanding role of resistance training for health, disease prevention, and rehabilitation. It was originally developed by the late Michael Pollock, PhD—one of the nation's most respected experts on the prescription of physical activity—and then was taken over by the two editors after Dr. Pollock passed away.

The book is a collection of the most current thinking of leading researchers and preeminent scientists who break through the myths surrounding resistance exercises in patients with disease and low fitness levels.

Resistance Training for Health and Rehabilitation presents a clear and sound rationale for including resistance training as a health benefit. The evidence points to positive changes in cardiovascular function, metabolism, coronary risk factors, and psychosocial well-being for people with and without disease.

This unique resource will help professionals quickly identify the pros and cons of resistance training as it relates to a wide range of medical conditions. Just as important, it provides guidelines that will ensure the development of safe resistance activities for patients with health impairments, including physical disabilities.

All this valuable information is presented in four easy-to-follow parts. Part I introduces the concept of resistance training. Part II addresses how resistance training applies to special populations and conditions. Part III deals with resistance training and chronic visceral diseases, and Part IV covers chronic physical disabilities.

Included are many exercise prescription guidelines for using resistance training with specific groups such as menopausal women; the elderly; organ transplant recipients; and patients with osteoporosis, diabetes, or low back pain. The book also contains studies demonstrating the benefits of resistance training in a variety of populations.

The American College of Sports Medicine, American Heart Association, American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, and the Surgeon General's Report on Physical Activity all include resistance training as an integral component of a well-rounded physical conditioning program. This book serves as a trusted and reliable complement to these guidelines.

Resistance Training for Health and Rehabilitation will appeal to all those involved in promoting and maintaining health through resistance training. Researchers can draw on specific studies included in the text as they develop their own ideas of resistance training prescription in different fields of study. And practitioners will find no better source of exercise prescriptions for both their healthy and rehabilitating patients.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780736001786
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
  • Publication date: 8/6/2001
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 432
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

James E. Graves, PhD, is professor of exercise science and associate dean for graduate studies and research at Syracuse University where his accomplishments include the establishment of the Musculoskeletal Research Laboratory. He also developed the Center for Exercise Science at the University of Florida in Gainesville. Coauthor of The Lumbar Spine, Dr. Graves' research interests and experience include the prescription of resistance training for the prevention and rehabilitation of orthopedic problems. He earned his PhD from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Barry A. Franklin, PhD, has been director of the Cardiac Rehabilitation and Exercise Laboratories at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan, since 1985. He is also professor of family medicine at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, and he served as president of the American College of Sports Medicine from 1999 to 2000. A prolific writer, he has authored or coauthored more than 300 scholastic papers. He earned his PhD in physiology from Pennsylvania State University and a master's degree from the University of Michigan.

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Table of Contents


Part I Introduction to Resistance Training

Chapter 1. Introduction
James E. Graves and Barry A. Franklin

Chapter 2. Rationale and Review of Current Guidelines
Matthew S. Feigenbaum

Chapter 3. Metabolic, Cardiovascular, Pulmonary, and Endocrine Responses and Adaptation to Resistance Exercise
James B. Brown and William F. Brechue

Chapter 4. Resistance Training and the Neuromuscular System
Matthew D. Beekley and William F. Brechue

Chapter 5. The Safety of Resistance Training: Hemodynamic Factors and Cardiovascular Incidents
Neil McCartney

Chapter 6. Resistance Training: Reduced Training and Long-Term Adherence
James E. Graves

Chapter 7. Exercise Prescription for Healthy Adults
Matthew S. Feigenbaum

Part II Special Populations and Conditions

Chapter 8. Resistance Training in Women
Lori Ploutz-Snyder

Chapter 9. Resistance Exercise, Aging, and Weight Control
William J. Evans

Chapter 10. Resistance Training and Musculoskeletal Injury
Lorelee L. Stock, Ralph K. Requa, and James G. Garrick

Chapter 11. Elderly Patients and Frailty
Maria A. Fiatarone-Singh and John Sutton

Part III Chronic Visceral Diseases

Chapter 12. Resistance Training in Patients With Coronary Artery Disease
Kerry J. Stewart, Barry A. Franklin, and Ray W. Squires

Chapter 13. Resistance Training for Hypertension and Stroke Patients
Neil Gordon and Richard F. Leighton

Chapter 14. Resistance Training for Organ Transplant Recipients
Randy W. Braith and Peter M. Magyari

Chapter 15. Resistance Training and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Michael J. Berry

Chapter 16. Resistance Exercise for Patients With Diabetes Mellitus
Otto A. Sánchez and Arthur S. Leon

Part IV Chronic Physical Disabilities

Chapter 17. Resistance Training for Persons With Physical Disabilities
James H. Rimmer

Chapter 18. Arthritis and Related Musculoskeletal Disorders
Walter H. Ettinger

Chapter 19. Resistance Training for Low Back Pain and Dysfunction
James E. Graves, John Mayer, Ted Driesinger, and Vert Mooney

Chapter 20. Resistance Training for the Prevention of Osteoporosis
Jennifer E. Layne and Miriam E. Nelson


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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2001

    Excellent book for anyone! Easy to understand!

    This book has it all. It starts out with the basics of strength/resistance training and goes through ACSM guidelines, history, and some principles. Then it takes the reader into special populations, specifically older adults, and deals with various chronic disease states such as hypertension, cancer, diabetes, and CVD. This book is easy for anyone to understand and I would recommend it to any older adults who are interested in beginning a program to get back into shape or prevent disease (with their doctor's permission of course). It's also great for clinical exercise physiologists and students interested in working with special populations.

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