Strength and Power in Sport: Olympic Encyclopedia of Sports Medicine / Edition 2

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Overview

The second edition of this broadly based book continues to examine and update the basic and applied aspects of strength and power in sport from the neurophysiology of the basic motor unit to training for specific activities. Authorship is, again, international and includes leading physiologists and clinicians.

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Editorial Reviews

From The Critics
Reviewer: 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!
From The Critics
Reviewer: 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!
From The Critics
Reviewer: 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!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780632059119
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/23/2002
  • Series: Encyclopaedia of Sports Medicine Series , #8
  • Edition description: 2nd Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 544
  • Product dimensions: 3.94 (w) x 9.84 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Contributors.

Preface.

Units of Measurement and Terminology.

Part 1: Definitions.

1 Basic Definitions for Exercise.

H.G. KNUTTGEN AND P.V. KOMI.

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Part 2: Biological Basis for Strength and Power.

2 Neuronal control of functional movement.

VOLKER DIETZ.

3 Motor Unit and Motor Neuron Excitability during Explosive Movement.

TOSHIO MORITANI.

4 Muscular Basis of Strength.

R. BILLETER AND H. HOPPELER.

5 Hormonal Mechanisms Related to the Expression of Muscular Strength and Power.

WILLIAM J. KRAEMER AND SCOTT A. MAZZETTI.

6 Exercise-related Adaptations in Connective Tissue.

RONALD F. ZERNICKE AND BARBARA LOITZ-RAMAGE.

7 Contractile Performance of Skeletal Muscle Fibres.

K.A. PAUL EDMAN.

8 Skeletal Muscle and Motor Unit Architecture: Effect on Performance.

RONALD R. ROY, RYAN J. MONTI, ALEX LAI AND V. REGGIE EDGERTON.

9 Mechanical Muscle Models and Their Application to Force and Power Production.

WALTER HERZOG.

10 Stretch-shortening Cyle.

PAAVO V. KOMI.

11 Stretch-shortening Cycle Fatigue and its Influence on Force and Power Production.

CAROLINE NICOL AND PAAVO. V. KOMI.

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Part 3: Mechanism for Adaptation in Strength and Power Training.

12 Cellular and Molecular Aspects of Adaptation in Skeletal Muscle.

GEOFFREY GOLDSPINK AND STEPHEN HARRIDGE.

13 Hypertrophy and Hyperplasia.

J. DUNCAN MACDOUGALL.

14 Acute and Chronic Muscle Metabolic Adaptations to Strength Training.

PER A. TESCH AND BJORN A. ALKNER.

15 Neural Adaptation to Strength Training.

DIGBY G. SALE.

16 Mechanism of Muscle and Motor Unit Adaptation to Explosive Power Training.

JACQUES DUCHATEAU AND KARL HAINAUT.

17 Proprocetive Training: Considerations for Strength and Power Production.

ALBERT GOLLHOFER.

18 Connective Tissue and Bone Response to Strength Training.

MICHAEL H. STONE AND CHRISTINA KARATZAFERI.

19 Endocrine Responses and Adaptations to Strength and Power Training.

WILLIAM KRAEMER AND NICHOLASS A. RATAMESS.

20 Cardiovascular Responses to Training.

STEVEN J. FLECK.

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Part 4: Special Problems in Strength and Power Training.

21 Aging and Neuromuscular Adaptation to Strength Training.

KEIJO HAKKINEN.

22 Use of Electrical Stimulation in Strength and Power Training.

GARY A. DUDLEY AND SCOTT W. STEVENSON.

Part 5: Strength and Power Training for Sports.

23 Biomechanics of Strength and Strength Training.

VLADIMIR M. ZATSIORSKY.

24 Vibration Loads: Potential for Strength and Power Development.

JOACHIM MESTER P.(?) SPITZENPFEIL AND ZENGYOUAN YUE.

25 Training for Weightlifting.

JOHN GARHAMMER AND BOB TAKANO

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