Summary: In Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning, the leaders in the exercise sciences explore the scientific principles, concepts, and theories as well as the practical how-tos of strength training and conditioning. For the first time, students and professionals can turn to a single source for up-to-date, comprehensive information on a full range of strength and conditioning topics. This definitive reference examines the principles founded in the exercise science
s and how they can best be applied in designing safe and effective strength and conditioning programs; explains the structure and function of body systems and how they adapt to training; discusses the necessary steps of testing for strength and conditioning, from selecting the most appropriate test to evaluating results; provides information and instruction on stretching, plyometrics and speed development exercises, and lifting and spotting; explains how to design an effective strength training and conditioning program; and addresses facility management, including equipment issues, facility policies and procedures, staff concerns, and emergency preparedness issues.
Summary: In Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning, the leaders in the exercise sciences explore the scientific principles, concepts, and theories as well as the practical how-tos of strength training and conditioning. For the first time, students and professionals can turn to a single source for up-to-date, comprehensive information on a full range of strength and conditioning topics. This definitive reference examines the principles founded in the exercise sciences and how they can best be applied in designing safe and effective strength and conditioning programs; explains the structure and function of body systems and how they adapt to training; discusses the necessary steps of testing for strength and conditioning, from selecting the most appropriate test to evaluating results; provides information and instruction on stretching, plyometrics and speed development exercises, and lifting and spotting; explains how to design an effective strength training and conditioning program; and addresses facility management, including equipment issues, facility policies and procedures, staff concerns, and emergency preparedness issues. ...show less
Thomas R. Baechle, EdD, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D, is chair of the exercise science and athletic training department at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. In his career covering more than 35 years as a fitness professional and academician, Baechle has earned numerous certifications and awards, taught at various universities, held a variety of professional and civic offices, and volunteered for many national and international associations and organizations related to fitness and personal health.
Baechle is widely published and lectures frequently. His recent honors include receiving the Outstanding Writing Achievement Award from Human Kinetics in 2007, Merit for Excellence in Education and Development of Professional Standards from the International Fitness Institute in 2006, the Distinguished Faculty Service Award from Creighton University in 2002, and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the NSCA in 1998.
Baechle makes his home with his wife, Susan, in Omaha.
Roger W. Earle, MA, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D, earned his master's degree from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in exercise science. In 2008, he became the Professional Education division director at Human Kinetics. Previously, Earle was the associate executive director for National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Certification, where he was responsible for developing the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and the NSCA-Certified Personal Trainer (NSCA-CPT) certification exams. He also previously served as the head strength and conditioning coach and a faculty member of the exercise science and athletic training department at Creighton University in Omaha.
Earle has over 25 years of experience as a personal fitness trainer for people of all age and fitness levels, and he frequently gives lectures at national and international conferences about designing personalized exercise and training programs. He coauthored the first and second editions of Fitness Weight Training and coedited both the NSCA's Essentials of Personal Training and the second and third editions of Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning.
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Sect. 1 Concepts and Applications of the Exercise Sciences 1
Ch. 1 Structure and Function of the Muscular, Neuromuscular, Cardiovascular, and Respiratory Systems 3
Ch. 2 Bioenergetics of Exercise and Training 21
Ch. 3 Endocrine Responses to Resistance Exercise 41
Ch. 4 Biomechanics of Resistance Exercise 65
Ch. 5 Adaptations to Anaerobic Training Programs 93
Ch. 6 Adaptations to Aerobic Endurance Training Programs 121
Ch. 7 Age- and Sex-Related Differences and Their Implications for Resistance Exercise 141
Ch. 8 Psychology of Athletic Preparation and Performance 159
Ch. 9 Performance-Enhancing Substances 179
Ch. 10 Nutritional Factors in Health and Performance 201
Sect. 2 Testing and Evaluation 235
Ch. 11 Principles of Test Selection and Administration 237
Ch. 12 Administration, Scoring, and Interpretation of Selected Tests 249
Sect. 3 Exercise Techniques 293
Ch. 13 Warm-Up and Stretching 295
Ch. 14 Resistance Training and Spotting Techniques 325
Sect. 4 Program Design 377
Pt. I Anaerobic Exercise Prescription 379
Ch. 15 Resistance Training 381
Ch. 16 Plyometric Training 413
Ch. 17 Speed, Agility, and Speed-Endurance Development 457
Pt. II Aerobic Exercise Prescription 487
Ch. 18 Aerobic Endurance Exercise Training 489
Pt. III Applying Exercise Prescription Principles 505
Ch. 19 Periodization 507
Ch. 20 Rehabilitation and Reconditioning 523
Sect. 5 Organization and Administration 541
Ch. 21 Facility Organization and Risk Management 543
Ch. 22 Developing a Policies and Procedures Manual 569
Answers to Study Questions 589
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