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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Kent Adams, PhD (University of Louisville)
Description: This is a new edition of a classic book originally published in 1991 that comprehensively covers the biological basis of strength and power, linking science with application. Cutting edge content is supplied for both the researcher and practitioner in the area of strength and power development.
Purpose: The purpose is to address "the importance of understanding the basic problems in various aspects of strength and power in order to analyze different sport events and to plan objectively training and conditioning not only of athletes but other groups as well." This is a worthy objective and this book is a timely contribution that addresses the considerable new information related to the biology and application of strength and power. The editor and the chapter authors are to be commended.
Audience: This is a must read for those who study and apply cutting edge concepts in the physiology of strength and power. Researchers, students, strength coaches, and clinicians will all find this book to be a valuable resource. The editor and the chapter authors represent leading international authorities in the study and application of strength and power.
Features: This book is unique in that it blends mechanistic, systematic information about the biology of strength and power with application. Readers will benefit from cutting edge science from leading researchers who are also in "the trenches," working with individuals striving for enhanced performance. Up-to-date discussions of topics such as hormonal mechanisms, ageing, and vibration loading represent an impressive, nonstop array of key information. The reader will find this book to be a comprehensive, valuable resource.
Assessment: This new edition of the classic is a significant and timely contribution to the IOC Medical Commission Encyclopedia of Sports Medicine series. The book is both thought-provoking to researchers and applicable to practitioners. Individuals interested in state-of-the-art information related to the biology and application of principles related to strength and power will find this a must read!