Strength and Power in Sport

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The study of strength and power is one of the major components of sports science, since the relationship between nerve, muscle and supporting skeleton is central to athletic performance. This broadly-based book examines all 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 international and includes leading physiologists, biomechanists and clinicians. The information presented will be of interest to a ...
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Overview

The study of strength and power is one of the major components of sports science, since the relationship between nerve, muscle and supporting skeleton is central to athletic performance. This broadly-based book examines all 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 international and includes leading physiologists, biomechanists and clinicians. The information presented will be of interest to a wide range of disciplines including sports scientists, sports medicine doctors, medical doctors in family practice, physical therapists, athletic trainers and coaches, and graduate students in the sports sciences and health-related professions.
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The third volume in the series examines basic and applied aspects of strength and power in sport, from the neurophysiology of the basic motor unit to training for specific activities. The audience is wide: sports medicine and general practitioners, physical therapists, athletic trainers and coaches, and health-related professionals. Distributed in N. America by Human Kinetics. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Table of Contents

List of Contributors
Preface
Units of Measurement and Terminology
Pt. 1 Definitions
1 Basic Definitions for Exercise 3
Pt. 2 Biological Basis for Strength and Power
2A Cortical and Peripheral Control 9
2B Motor Units 21
2C Neuromuscular Basis of Stretching Exercises 29
3 Muscular Basis of Strength 39
4 Hormonal Mechanisms Related to the Expression of Muscular Strength and Power 64
5 Exercise-Related Adaptations in Connective Tissue 77
6A Contractile Performance of Skeletal Muscle Fibres 96
6B Skeletal Muscle Architecture and Performance 115
6C Mechanical Muscle Models 130
6D Elastic Potential of Muscle 151
6E Stretch-Shortening Cycle 169
7A Anthropometric Factors 180
7B Mechanical Basis of Strength Expression 197
Pt. 3 Mechanisms of Adaptation in Strength and Power Training
8A Cellular and Molecular Aspects of Adaptation in Skeletal Muscle 211
8B Hypertrophy or Hyperplasia 230
8C Short- and Long-Term Histochemical and Biochemical Adaptations in Muscle 239
9A Neural Adaptation to Strength Training 249
9B Time Course of Adaptations during Strength and Power Training 266
10 Connective Tissue and Bone Response to Strength Training 279
11 Endocrine Responses and Adaptations to Strength Training 291
12 Cardiovascular Response to Strength Training 305
Pt. 4 Special Problems in Strength and Power Training
13 Age-Related Changes in Strength and Special Groups 319
14 Use of Electrical Stimulation in Strength and Power Training 329
15 Clinical Aspects of Strength and Power Training 338
Pt. 5 Strength and Power: Training for Sports
16 Training for Weightlifting 357
17 Training for Bodybuilding 370
18 Training for Power Events 381
Index 397
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