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Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning
by Thomas R. Baechle (Editor)
Essentials of Strength Training & Conditioning
(Item # ESSESTC)
Price:   US$64.95 

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The Definitive Guide to Strength Training and Conditioning, this book covers everything from stretching and eating to rehab and physiology(see topic below).  With study questions and answers, this is the perfect study tool and reference guide for any trainer or exercise enthusiast.


                   New edition of a reference in which leading exercise science professionals explore the scientific principles, concepts, and theories of strength training and conditioning as well as their practical applications to athletic performance. The 26 chapters cover concepts and applications of the exercise sciences, testing and evaluation, exercise techniques, program design, and organization and administration of the strength training and conditioning facility. Illustrated with color photographs and charts. Edited by Baechle (Creighton U.) and Earle, both of the NSCA Certification Commission. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

      From the Publisher

                   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.

  • Muscle Physiology
  • Neuromuscular Adaptations to Conditioning
  • The Biomechanics of Resistance Exercise
  • Bone, Muscle, and Connective Tissue Adaptations to Physical Activity
  • Bioenergetics
  • Neuroendocrine Responses to Resistance Exercise
  • Cardiovascular and Respiratory Anatomy and Physiology: Responses to Exercise
  • General Adaptations to Resistance and Endurance Training Programs
  • Individual Differences and Their Implications for Resistance Training
  • The Psychology of Athletic Preparation and Performance: The Mental Management of Physical Resources
  • Performance-Enhancing Substances: Effects, Risks, and Appropriate Alternatives
  • Nutritional Factors in Performance and Health
  • Weight Gain and Weight Loss
  • Eating Disorders
  • Selecting Appropriate Tests
  • Organizing Testing Procedures
  • Testing Protocols and Procedures
  • Evaluating Test Data
  • Stretching and Warm-Up
  • Speed Development and Plyometric Training
  • Strength Training and Spotting Techniques
  • Training Methods and Modes
  • Exercise Selection
  • Muscle Balance
  • Exercise Order
  • Load Assignment
  • Training Volume
  • Rest Periods
  • Training Frequency
  • Periodization: Concepts and Applications
  • Facility Layout and Scheduling
  • Day-to-Day Operations: Developing Policies and Procedures
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Preparing for Emergencies
  • Rehabilitation Concerns

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