Science and Practice of Strength Training

Science and Practice of Strength Training

by Zatsiorsky
     
 

This new second edition of Science and Practice of Strength Training comes with many additions and changes. A new coauthor, Dr. William Kraemer, joins Dr. Vladimir Zatsiorsky in expanding on the principles and concepts needed for training athletes. Among Dr. Kraemer’s contributions are three new chapters targeting specific populations—women, young athletes, and… See more details below

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This new second edition of Science and Practice of Strength Training comes with many additions and changes. A new coauthor, Dr. William Kraemer, joins Dr. Vladimir Zatsiorsky in expanding on the principles and concepts needed for training athletes. Among Dr. Kraemer’s contributions are three new chapters targeting specific populations—women, young athletes, and seniors—plus the integration of new concepts into the other chapters.

Together the authors have trained more than 1,000 elite athletes, including Olympic, world, continental, and national champions and record holders. The concepts they divulge are influenced by both Eastern European and North American perspectives. The authors integrate those concepts in solid principles, practical insights, coaching experiences, and directions based on scientific findings. This edition is much more practical than its predecessor; to this end, the book provides the practitioner with the understanding to craft strength training programs based on individuals’ needs.

Science and Practice of Strength Training, Second Edition, shows that there is no one program that works for any one person at all times or for all conditions. This book addresses the complexity of strength training programs while providing straightforward approaches to take under specific circumstances. Those approaches are applied to new physiological concepts and training practices, which provide readers with the most current information in the science and practice of strength training. The approaches are also applied to the three new chapters, which will help readers design safe and effective strength training programs for women, young athletes, and seniors. In addition, the authors provide examples of strength training programs to demonstrate the principles and concepts they explain in the book.

The book is divided into three parts. Part I focuses on the basis of strength training, detailing concepts, task-specific strength, and athlete-specific strength. Part II covers methods of strength conditioning, delving into training intensity, timing, strength exercises, injury prevention, and goals. Part III explores training for specific populations. The book also includes suggested readings that can further aid readers in developing strength training programs.

This expanded and updated coverage of strength training concepts will ground readers in the understanding they need in order to develop appropriate strength training programs for each person that they work with.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Pietro Tonino, MD (Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine)
Description: This is a monograph on the concepts of strength training based on Eastern European experience.
Purpose: This book is designed to address strength training concepts and injury prevention. The book meets these objectives.
Audience: The intended audience is coaches and scientists who deal with strength training and it is written at an appropriate level. The author is very well respected.
Features: This monograph is well illustrated and presents the subject matter in a clear, concise manner. The references are up-to-date and the index is easy to use.
Assessment: This book details the personal experience and preferences of the author, who is a well-known authority in the field of strength training. This is an excellent addition to this field that, in general, lacks books that deal with the concepts of strength training in a scientific manner.
Pietro Tonino
This is a monograph on the concepts of strength training based on Eastern European experience. This book is designed to address strength training concepts and injury prevention. The book meets these objectives. The intended audience is coaches and scientists who deal with strength training and it is written at an appropriate level. The author is very well respected. This monograph is well illustrated and presents the subject matter in a clear, concise manner. The references are up-to-date and the index is easy to use. This book details the personal experience and preferences of the author, who is a well-known authority in the field of strength training. This is an excellent addition to this field that, in general, lacks books that deal with the concepts of strength training in a scientific manner.
Booknews
Zatsiorsky, a former strength and conditioning consultant for the Soviet Union Olympic teams, examines strength from a biomechanical and physiological perspective, and shows strength and conditioning professionals and coaches how to use basic scientific principles to improve muscular strength in athletes. He covers exercise selection, injury prevention, goal setting, and alternative exercises for strength enhancement. Contains a glossary and b&w photos and diagrams. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780873224741
Publisher:
Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date:
01/28/1995
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
242
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

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