9780736056281

Science and Practice of Strength Training - 2nd Edition

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    9780736056281

  • ISBN10:

    0736056289

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 5/2/2006
  • Publisher: HUMAN KINETICS PUBLISHERS

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Summary

This new second edition of Science and Practice of Strength Trainingcomes 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 populationswomen, young athletes, and seniorsplus 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.

Table of Contents

Foreword viii
Preface ix
Acknowledgments xi
Symbols and Abbreviations xii
Part I Basis of Strength Conditioning
1(66)
Basic Concepts of Training Theory
3(14)
Adaptation As a Main Law of Training
3(7)
Generalized Theories of Training
10(4)
Training Effects
14(1)
Summary
14(3)
Task-Specific Strength
17(30)
Elements of Strength
18(4)
Determining Factors: Comparison Across Tasks
22(23)
Summary
45(2)
Athlete-Specific Strength
47(20)
Muscle Force Potential (Peripheral) Factors
48(12)
Neural (Central) Factors
60(3)
Taxonomy of Strength
63(1)
Summary
64(3)
Part II Methods of Strength Conditioning
67(104)
Training Intensity
69(20)
Measurement Techniques
70(3)
Exercising With Different Resistance
73(4)
Training Intensity of Elite Athletes
77(3)
Optimal Training Intensities From Comparative Research
80(1)
Methods of Strength Training
80(6)
Summary
86(3)
Timing in Strength Training
89(20)
Structural Units of Training
89(2)
Short-Term Planning
91(6)
Medium-Term Planning (Periodization)
97(10)
Summary
107(2)
Strength Exercises
109(28)
Classification
109(2)
Exercise Selection for Beginning Athletes
111(1)
Exercise Selection for Qualified Athletes
111(12)
Additional Types of Strength Exercises
123(9)
Experimental Methods of Strength Training
132(2)
Breathing During Strength Exercises
134(1)
Summary
135(2)
Injury Prevention
137(18)
Training Rules to Avoid Injury
137(1)
Biomechanical Properties of Intervertebral Discs
138(2)
Mechanical Load Affecting the Intervertebral Discs
140(4)
Injury Prevention to the Lumbar Region
144(9)
Summary
153(2)
Goal-Specific Strength Training
155(16)
Strength Performance
155(1)
Power Performance
156(4)
Muscle Mass
160(2)
Endurance Performance
162(5)
Injury Prevention
167(2)
Summary
169(2)
Part III Training for Specific Populations
171(56)
Strength Training for Women
173(18)
The Female Athlete's Need for Strength Training
174(1)
Benefits and Myths of Strength Training for Women
175(1)
Trainable Characteristics of Muscle
176(5)
Physiological Contrasts Between Women and Men
181(3)
Strength Training Guidelines for Women Athletes
184(1)
Incidence of Injury
185(1)
Menstrual Cycle and Strength Training
185(2)
The Female Athlete Triad
187(2)
Summary
189(2)
Strength Training for Young Athletes
191(24)
Safety and Strength Training for Young Athletes
192(8)
When to Start
200(3)
Benefits of Strength Training for Young Athletes
203(2)
Myths of Strength Training for Children
205(1)
Strength Training Guidelines for Young Athletes
206(7)
Summary
213(2)
Strength Training for Senior Athletes
215(12)
Age and Its Effects on Strength and Power
216(3)
Training for Strength Gains
219(2)
Training for Muscular Power
221(1)
Nutrition, Aging, and Exercise Challenges
222(1)
Recovery From Resistance Exercise
223(1)
Strength Training and Bone Health
224(1)
Strength Training Guidelines for Senior Athletes
224(2)
Summary
226(1)
Glossary 227(8)
Suggested Readings 235(4)
Index 239(12)
About the Authors 251

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