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Essentials Of Strength Training And Conditioning

Author : NSCA -National Strength & Conditioning Association
ISBN : 9781492585039
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Developed by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and now in its fourth edition, Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning is the essential text for strength and conditioning professionals and students. This comprehensive resource, created by 30 expert contributors in the field, explains the key theories, concepts, and scientific principles of strength training and conditioning as well as their direct application to athletic competition and performance. The scope and content of Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning, Fourth Edition With Web Resource, have been updated to convey the knowledge, skills, and abilities required of a strength and conditioning professional and to address the latest information found on the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) exam. The evidence-based approach and unbeatable accuracy of the text make it the primary resource to rely on for CSCS exam preparation. The text is organized to lead readers from theory to program design and practical strategies for administration and management of strength and conditioning facilities. The fourth edition contains the most current research and applications and several new features: • Online videos featuring 21 resistance training exercises demonstrate proper exercise form for classroom and practical use. • Updated research—specifically in the areas of high-intensity interval training, overtraining, agility and speed in changes of direction, nutrition for health and performance, and periodization—helps readers better understand these popular trends in the industry. • A new chapter with instructions and photos presents techniques for exercises using alternative modes and nontraditional implements. • Ten additional tests of maximum power and strength, aerobic capacity, along with new flexibility exercises, resistance training exercises, plyometric exercises, and speed and agility drills help professionals design programs that reflect current guidelines. Key points, chapter objectives, and learning aids including key terms and self-study questions provide a structure to help students and professionals conceptualize the information and reinforce fundamental facts. Application sidebars provide practical application of scientific concepts that can be used by strength and conditioning specialists in real-world settings, making the information immediately relatable and usable. The web resource provides students with lab activities in fillable form for practice and information retention. Further, both students and professionals will benefit from the online videos of 21 foundational exercises that provide visual instruction and reinforce proper technique. Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning, Fourth Edition, offers an expanded ancillary package for instructors. Instructors receive access to a 61-video collection, including the 21 videos available in the web resource, plus an additional 40 videos demonstrating resistance training exercises, plyometric exercises, and exercises using alternative modes and nontraditional implements, bringing practical content to the classroom. Working along with the instructor guide and presentation package, a test package has been added to assist instructors in evaluating students’ understanding of key concepts. Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning, Fourth Edition, provides the most comprehensive information on organization and administration of facilities, testing and evaluation, exercise techniques, training adaptations, program design, and structure and function of body systems. Its scope, precision, and dependability make it the essential preparation text for the CSCS exam as well as a definitive reference for strength and conditioning professionals to consult in their everyday practice.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Essentials Of Strength Training And Conditioning Edition

Author : CTI Reviews
ISBN : 9781490286334
Genre : Education
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Facts101 is your complete guide to Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning - Edition. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.
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Essentials Of Strength Training And Conditioning

Author : Thomas R. Baechle
ISBN : 0873226941
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 76.44 MB
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A reference text for fitness professionals, sports medicine specialists and fitness students, this book explores the scientific principles, concepts and theories, as well as the practical aspects of strength training and conditioning. It covers the structure and function of body systems, training adaptations, testing and evaluations, exercise programme design and the organization and administration of the training facility.
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Essentials Of Strength Training And Conditioning

Author : Baechle
ISBN : 9780736084659
Genre : Muscle strength
File Size : 61.7 MB
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From the Publisher: Now in its third edition, Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning is the most comprehensive reference available for strength and conditioning professionals. In this text, 30 expert contributors explore the scientific principles, concepts, and theories of strength training and conditioning as well as their applications to athletic performance. Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning is the most-preferred preparation text for the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) exam. The research-based approach, extensive exercise technique section, and unbeatable accuracy of Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning make it the text readers have come to rely on for CSCS exam preparation. The third edition presents the most current strength training and conditioning research and applications in a logical format designed for increased retention of key concepts. The text is organized into five sections. The first three sections provide a theoretical framework for application in section 4, the program design portion of the book. The final section offers practical strategies for administration and management of strength and conditioning facilities. Section 1 (chapters 1 through 10) presents key topics and current research in exercise physiology, biochemistry, anatomy, biomechanics, endocrinology, sport nutrition, and sport psychology and discusses applications for the design of safe and effective strength and conditioning programs. Section 2 (chapters 11 and 12) discusses testing and evaluation, including the principles of test selection and administration as well as the scoring and interpretation of results. Section 3 (chapters 13 and 14) provides techniques for warm-up, stretching, and resistance training exercises. For each exercise, accompanying photos and instructions guide readers in the correct execution and teaching of stretching and resistance training exercises. This section also includes a set of eight new dynamic stretching exercises. Section 4 examines the design of strength training and conditioning programs. The information is divided into three parts: anaerobic exercise prescription (chapters 15 through 17), aerobic endurance exercise prescription (chapter 18), and periodization and rehabilitation (chapters 19 and 20). Step-by-step guidelines for designing resistance, plyometric, speed, agility, and aerobic endurance training programs are shared. Section 4 also includes detailed descriptions of how principles of program design and periodization can be applied to athletes of various sports and experience levels. Within the text, special sidebars illustrate how program design variables can be applied to help athletes attain specific training goals. Section 5 (chapters 21 and 22) addresses organization and administration concerns of the strength training and conditioning facility manager, including facility design, scheduling, policies and procedures, maintenance, and risk management. Chapter objectives, key points, key terms, and self-study questions provide a structure to help readers organize and conceptualize the information. Unique application sidebars demonstrate how scientific facts can be translated into principles that assist athletes in their strength training and conditioning goals. Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning also offers new lecture preparation materials. A product specific Web site includes new student lab activities that instructors can assign to students. Students can visit this Web site to print the forms and charts for completing lab activities, or they can complete the activities electronically and email their results to the instructor. The instructor guide provides a course description and schedule, chapter objectives and outlines, chapter-specific Web sites and additional resources, definitions of primary key terms, application questions with recommended answers, and links to the lab activities. Training and Conditioning, Third Edition, provides the latest and most comprehensive information on the structure and function of body systems, training adaptations, testing and evaluation, exercise techniques, program design, and organization and administration of facilities. Its accuracy and reliability make it not only the leading preparation resource for the CSCS exam but also the definitive reference that strength and conditioning professionals and sports medicine specialists depend on to fine-tune their practice.
Category: Muscle strength

Nsca S Essentials Of Tactical Strength And Conditioning

Author : NSCA -National Strength & Conditioning Association
ISBN : 9781492585701
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 55.49 MB
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The physical demands of tactical professions such as military, law enforcement, and fire and rescue require those workers to be in top physical condition to perform their jobs well and decrease the risk of injury. NSCA’s Essentials of Tactical Strength and Conditioning contains scientific information to assist in implementing or restructuring strength and conditioning programs at commercial or government fitness centers that work with these tactical athletes to achieve those goals. Designed primarily as a preparatory resource for the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Tactical Strength and Conditioning Facilitator (TSAC-F) certification, the text is also useful as a manual for government agencies or a daily reference for strength and conditioning professionals. Editors Brent A. Alvar, Katie Sell, and Patricia A. Deuster have extensive experience as scholars and practitioners in their respective fields. They have assembled a team of distinguished contributors who bring to light current trends in strength and conditioning through their combined experiences as professionals in the fields of academia, athletic training, firefighting, law enforcement, military, nutrition, physical therapy, and strength and conditioning. The contributors not only provide foundational knowledge of exercise physiology and biomechanical movement patterns, but they also comprehensively review all of the components necessary for TSAC Facilitators to design and operate successful training programs for tactical athletes. Separate chapters focus on the specific physiological issues related to military, law enforcement, and fire and rescue personnel, including how a strength and conditioning program should directly correlate to their critical job tasks and the specific environmental, occupational, and exposure concerns for each population. Topics such as nutrition, supplements, injury treatment and rehabilitation, wellness interventions, and assessments and evaluations are discussed for professionals who work with tactical populations. Additionally, exercises, drills, and techniques targeting the specific needs of tactical athletes in areas such as flexibility, mobility, speed, agility, power, and aerobic endurance are described in great detail and accompanied by full-color photos. Each chapter of NSCA’s Essentials of Tactical Strength and Conditioning begins with learning objectives and incorporates key terms, diagrams, detailed photographs, and key points throughout the text to help guide readers and facilitate comprehension of concepts. Sidebars and sample programs are included in some chapters to help readers apply theoretical concepts in their professional practice. Additionally, for instructors using the book, or the TSAC-F exam prep symposia, a presentation package plus image bank with more than 300 photos and illustrations is available, making preparation easier with the use of predeveloped materials that correspond with the book’s content. Ultimately, the goal of NSCA’s Essentials of Tactical Strength and Conditioning is to help prepare those seeking TSAC-F certification and to serve as a resource for professionals so that they can implement an optimal strength and conditioning program targeted for tactical athletes that will decrease their risk of injury and optimize performance.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Nsca S Essentials Of Personal Training

Author : NSCA -National Strength & Conditioning Association
ISBN : 9781492582762
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Comprehensive and research based, the second edition of NSCA's Essentials of Personal Training is the resource to rely on for personal training information and guidance. With state-of-the-art knowledge regarding applied aspects of personal training as well as clear explanations of supporting scientific evidence, NSCA’s Essentials of Personal Training, Second Edition, is also the authoritative preparation text for those preparing for the National Strength and Conditioning Association’s Certified Personal Trainer (NSCA-CPT) exam. This essential reference was developed by the NSCA to present the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for personal trainers. With contributions from leading authorities in the field, the text will assist both current and future personal trainers in applying the most current research to the needs of their clients: •A discussion on nutrition outlines the role of the personal trainer in establishing nutrition guidelines, including the application of nutrition principles for clients with metabolic concerns. •The latest guidelines on client assessment from prominent organizations—such as the American Heart Association (AHA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)—keep personal trainers up to speed on the latest assessment protocols. •New information is presented on flexibility training and cardiovascular exercise prescription as well as a discussion of research on the effectiveness of stability ball training. •Revised information on design of resistance training programs incorporates the latest information on the application of periodization of training. •New information addressing injuries and rehabilitation prepares personal trainers to work with clients with special concerns such as orthopedic conditions, low back pain, ankle sprains, and hip arthroscopy. •New guidelines for determining resistance training loads will assist those whose clientele includes athletes. •An variety of fitness testing protocols and norms allows readers to select from several options to evaluate each component of fitness. •A new instructor guide and image bank aid instructors in teaching the material to students. NSCA’s Essentials of Personal Training, Second Edition, focuses on the complex process of designing safe, effective, and goal-specific resistance, aerobic, plyometric, and speed training programs. Featuring over 200 full-color photos with accompanying technique instructions, this resource offers readers a step-by-step approach to designing exercise programs with special attention to the application of principles based on age, fitness level, and health status. Using comprehensive guidelines and sample clients portrayed in the text, readers can learn appropriate ways to adjust exercise programs to work with a variety of clients while accommodating each client’s individual needs. Personal trainers will appreciate the book’s presentation of detailed exercise programming guidelines for specific populations. Modifications and contraindications to exercise are given for prepubescent youth, older adults, and athletes as well as for clients who are overweight or obese or have eating disorders, diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, hyperlipedimia, spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, and cerebral palsyIn addition, the book provides clear, easy-to-understand guidelines for initial client consultation and health appraisal. For those preparing for the NSCA-CPT exam, this second edition features new and revised study questions at the end of each chapter. These questions are written in the same style and format as those found on the NSCA-CPT exam to fully prepare candidates for exam day. For efficient self-study, answers to study questions and suggested solutions for the applied knowledge questions are located in the back of the text. Chapter objectives and key points provide a framework for study and review of important information, while sidebars throughout the text present practical explanations and applications of scientific concepts and theory. The second edition of NSCA’s Essentials of Personal Training is the most comprehensive resource available for current and future personal trainers, exercise instructors, fitness facility and wellness center mangers, and other fitness professionals. Unmatched in scope, this text remains the leading source for personal training preparation and professional development.
Category: Health & Fitness

Kettlebell Training

Author : Pavel Tsatsouline
ISBN : 9783864132353
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 90.16 MB
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Die Kettlebell ist die Kalaschnikow unter den Fitnessgeräten: schlicht, urtümlich und enorm wirksam, um Kraft, Stärke und Ausdauer zu entwickeln. Einst das heiß geliebte und bestgehütete Geheimnis russischer Spitzensportler, Kraftathleten und Soldaten, ist die Kettlebell heute in Fitnessstudios und Privatwohnungen rund um die Welt anzutreffen – dank Pavel Tsatsouline, dem ehemaligen Sportausbilder der sowjetischen Sondereinsatzkräfte, der 2001 in den USA die erste Kugelhantel nach traditioneller russischer Art fertigen ließ. In den vergangenen zehn Jahren hat Pavel das Kettlebell-Training zur Perfektion gebracht und zugleich mit The Russian Kettlebell Challenge (RKC) ein zertifiziertes Ausbildungssystem entwickelt, das heute mit über 1500 Instruktoren in 43 Ländern die weltgrößte und erfolgreichste Kettlebell-Schule darstellt. In seinem Buch Kettlebell-Training stecken zehn Jahre Forschung und Entwicklung, in denen Pavel herausgefunden hat, wie man mit der Kettlebell auf sichere Weise die überzeugendsten Ergebnisse erzielt. Sein Trainingssystem ist der State of the Art und funktioniert garantiert – man muss sich nur daran halten!
Category: Health & Fitness

Krafttraining Die Enzyklop Die

Author : Jim Stoppani
ISBN : 9783864138720
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Dieses auf wissenschaftlichen Grundlagen basierende Handbuch ist der umfassende Trainingsratgeber zur Maximierung von Muskelmasse und Kraft. Es behandelt alle Aspekte der optimalen Kraftentwicklung und des Muskelaufbaus, erklärt wichtige Begrifflichkeiten und Konzepte, bespricht alle einsetzbaren Trainingsgeräte, darunter auch Kettlebells, TRX oder BOSU, erläutert die Bedeutung jeder Muskelgruppe und zeigt Ernährungsstrategien auf, die den Fettabbau und Muskelaufbau effizient unterstützen. Die 381 in Bild und Text erklärten Übungen decken 13 Muskelgruppen und den ganzen Körper ab. Bei jeder Übung wird die richtige Technik gezeigt, angepasst an die jeweilige Art des Widerstands, seien es freie Gewichte, Trainingsgeräte oder das eigene Körpergewicht. Darüber hinaus bietet das Buch 116 detaillierte Workout-Programme für Anfänger, Fortgeschrittene und Profis und die unterschiedlichen Trainingsziele Muskelaufbau, maximale Kraftsteigerung oder Fettabbau. Außerdem lernt der Leser, eigene Programme zusammenzustellen. Jim Stoppani, Sportphysiologe und viele Jahre Senior Science Editor der Zeitschrift Muscle & Fitness, bespricht alle Themen im Detail. Seine Ratschläge helfen, jegliches Problem oder Plateau zu überwinden und das gewünschte Trainingsziel in kürzestmöglicher Zeit zu erreichen.
Category: Health & Fitness

Strength And Conditioning For Judo

Author : Andy Burns
ISBN : 9781785002571
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 64.77 MB
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Judo is a dynamic Olympic sport that requires a wide range of physical attributes and skills. It is the second largest participation sport in the world after football, and estimates suggest there are 20 million judoka (practitioners of judo) just in Europe. However strength and conditioning are prerequisites for an aspiring judoka, and this book is essential reading for judo coaches, strength and conditioning professionals, and judoka alike. Topics covered include: needs analysis of judo; building strength and delivering power; co-ordination, speed and agility; the importance of nutrition; and finally, injury prevention and maximizing recovery. Essential reading for judo practitioners, judo coaches and strength & conditioning professionals and extensively illustrated with 139 colour photographs and diagrams.
Category: Sports & Recreation