• Summaries recap the important points in each chapter for readers who want a quick review.
• Key terms are highlighted and listed at the end of each chapter to help readers identify the most important ideas.
• Selected readings provide additional books and journal articles for more in-depth knowledge on the subject.
• Case studies use examples of exercise prescription design in real-life situations involving wrestling, personal fitness, and volleyball.
This updated and expanded new edition will be an important tool for coaches, trainers, and students who want to improve their knowledge and success in designing resistance training programs.
Part I Foundations of Resistance Training
Chapter 1 Basic Principles of Resistance Training and Exercise Prescription
Voluntary Maximal Muscular Actions
Muscle Action Specificity
Chapter 2 Types of Strength Training
Dynamic Constant External Resistance Training
Variable Resistance Training
Comparison of Training Types
Chapter 3 Neuromuscular Physiology and Adaptations to Resistance Training
Nervous System Adaptations
Skeletal Muscle Fibers
Endocrine System Responses and Adaptations
Chapter 4 Integrating Other Fitness Components
Concurrent Strength and Endurance Training
Concurrent Training and Cellular Changes
Does Resistance Training Affect Endurance?
Anaerobic Sprint and Interval Training
Does Resistance Training Affect Flexibility?
Part II Exercise Prescription of Resistance Training
Chapter 5 Developing the Individualized Resistance Training Workout
The Needs Analysis
Acute Program Variables
Setting Program Goals
Case Study Exercise Prescriptions
Chapter 6 Resistance Training Systems and Techniques
Exercise Order Systems
Training Techniques Applicable to Other Systems
Specialized Systems and Techniques
Chapter 7 Advanced Training Strategies
Periodization of Resistance Training
Two Training Sessions in One Day
Chapter 8 The Detraining Phenomenon
Types of Detraining
Detraining Effects on Motor Performance
Physiological Mechanisms of Strength Loss
Effect of Muscle Action Type
Detraining Effects on Bone
Detraining the Bulked-up Athlete
Part III Women, Children, and Seniors and Resistance Training
Chapter 9 Women and Resistance Training
Gender Absolute Strength Differences
Gender Relative Strength Differences
Gender Power Output Differences
Muscle Fiber Types and Power
Women`s Hormonal Response to Resistance Training
Menstrual Cycle Alterations Due To Physical Training
Hormonal Mechanisms of Menstrual Cycle Disturbances and Bone Density Loss
General Needs Analysis
Chapter 10 Children and Resistance Training
Concerns About Injury
Programs for Children
Individualized Resistance Training Programs
Equipment Modification and Organizational Difficulties
Appropriate Resistance Increases
Chapter 11 Resistance Training for Seniors
Age-Related Loss of Muscular Strength and Power
Aging Mechanisms and Adaptations to Resistance Training
Nutrition and Aging
Developing a Resistance Training Program
About the Authors
A reference for strength and conditioning coaches, personal trainers, health and fitness instructors; a textbook for university-level strength training, health and fitness, and exercise science courses.