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Strength Fitness: Physiological Principles and Training Techniques / Edition 4

Strength Fitness: Physiological Principles and Training Techniques / Edition 4

by Wayne L. Westcott


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Whether they're beginning or advanced, Strength Fitness: Physiological Principles and Training Techniques gives your students physiological principles and training techniques for safe, effective strength training. Author Wayne Westcott bases the routines in this text on the guidelines of the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Council on Exercise to ensure your students are using sound techniques and practical information when developing their training programs.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780697152701
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 07/01/1994
Edition description: 4th ed
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.41(d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction to Strength TrainingBrief History of Strength Training Basic Philosophy of Strength Fitness 2 Strength-training Benefits Primary Benefits Secondary Benefits 3 Strength Potential Age Gender Somatotype Muscle Length Muscle Fiber Type Tendon Insertion Point Training Experience Training Technique Training Specificity 4 Muscle Physiology Muscle Structure Muscle Function Muscle Relaxation Muscle Contraction Muscle Force Output Prime Mover Muscles Antagonist Muscles Stabilizer Muscles Motor Unit Fiber Types Fiber Arrangement Muscle Protection Muscle Fatigue Muscle Soreness Isometric Exercise Isokinetic Exercise Isotonic Exercise Dynamic-constant Resistance Exercise Dynamic Variable Resistance Exercise 5 Movement Mechanics Lever Systems Basic Joint Movements 6 Strength-training Guidelines Exercise Selection and Order Exercise Frequency Exercise Sets Recovery Intervals Exercise Resistance Exercise Repetitions Exercise Progressions Movement Speed (and more...)

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