Principles and Practice of Resistance Training

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Principles and Practice of Resistance Training By Michael Stone, Meg Stone and William Sands

© 2007
Hardback
Book 384 pages
ISBN-13: 9780880117067

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Principles and Practice of Resistance Training represents a true breakthrough in planning and monitoring strength training programs. This research-based book details how to systematically examine the physical, physiological, and biomechanical parameters associated with crafting resistance training programs to improve sport performance and strength and power in athletes. The authors bring together more than 100 collective years of teaching, conducting research, and coaching national- and international-level athletes to share their unique insights concerning adaptations to strength and conditioning.

The text is written in a manner that challenges professionals while remaining accessible to advanced coaches. It begins by presenting readers with an understanding of basic science. This scientific foundation allows readers to formulate a sound training process that is more likely to produce the desired short- and long-term results. Next, the text examines how to test, monitor, and evaluate adaptations to various types of training programs. It emphasizes the significance of appropriately monitoring training programs to identify elements of the program to adjust so the goals of clients or athletes are more effectively and efficiently achieved. Finally, the authors discuss exercise selection and present a practical example so readers can learn to apply the information in the text to build their own training programs. Each chapter is written in a “stand-alone” manner so that readers can refer back to the material as needed.

Principles and Practice of Resistance Training also explores key questions that currently have no clear, scientifically proven answers. For these issues, the authors offer reasoned, speculative explanations based on the best available information and data—including anecdotal evidence— intended to stimulate additional observation and research that will eventually offer a clearer understanding and resolution of the issues involved. In sharing their personal experiences as coaches and research scientists, the authors are able to address issues that are not normally dealt with in academic programs.

Principles and Practice of Resistance Training is far more than a general guide for strength training. It is an in-depth exploration of the science behind the training. Armed with the scientific understanding and the tools to put that information into practice, you will be able to develop training programs that help your athletes or clients excel.

Contents

  • Chapter 1. Introduction: Definitions, Objectives, Tasks, and Principles of Training
  • Defining Training 
  • Training Objectives
  • The Main Tasks of Training
  • Principles of Training
  • Part I. Basics of Muscle Contraction and Mechanics
  • Chapter 2. Neuromuscular Physiology
  • Defining Muscle
  • Muscle Structure and Function
  • Muscle Contraction
  • Chapter 3. Biomechanics of Resistance Training
  • Microanatomical and Force-Producing Characteristics: Sarcomere
  • Macroanatomical Considerations: Muscle 
  • Strength, Work, and Power
  • Part II. Bioenergetics and Metabolism
  • Chapter 4. Bioenergetics and Metabolic Factors
  • Adenosine Triphosphate 
  • The Bioenergetic Systems
  • Fuel Efficiency
  • Energy Production Power (Rate) and Capacity
  • Substrate Depletion and Repletion: Recovery
  • The Metabolic Cost of Exercise
  • Chapter 5. Neuroendocrine Factors
  • Neurotransmitter Release
  • Hormone Release
  • Hormone Mechanisms of Action
  • Hormone Action and Regulation
  • Hormone Function During Resistance Training
  • Chapter 6. Nutrition and Metabolic Factors
  • Energy Expenditure and Energy Intake
  • Caloric Density and Nutrient Density
  • Measurement of Energy Expenditure
  • Protein
  • Carbohydrate
  • Fat
  • Vitamins and Minerals
  • Practical Nutritional Considerations for Athletes
  • Chapter 7. Ergogenic Aids
  • Environmental Ergogenic Aids
  • Psychological Ergogenic Aids
  • Mechanical Ergogenic Aids
  • Pharmaceuticals (Drugs) and Nutritional Supplements
  • Ongoing Issues in the Ergogenics Debate
  • Part III. Adaptations and Benefits of Resistance Training
  • Chapter 8. Testing, Measurement, and Evaluation
  • Principles of Testing, Measurement, and Evaluation
  • Practical Aspects of Testing, Measurement, and Evaluation
  • Chapter 9. Monitoring Resistance Training 
  • Importance of Monitoring Resistance Training
  • Purposes of Monitoring Resistance Training
  • Aspects of Resistance Training Worth Monitoring
  • How to Monitor Resistance Training
  • Analyzing Training Monitoring Data
  • Single-Subject Design Investigations and Monitoring 
  • Graphing, Trend Analysis, and Autocorrelation
  • Statistical Process Control
  • Expert Systems
  • Chapter 10. Physical and Physiological Adaptations to Resistance Training
  • Definitions and Key Factors of Training Adaptation
  • Training Adaptations To Different Training Protocols
  • Chapter 11. Psychological Aspects of Resistance Training
  • Literature on Psychology and Resistance Training
  • Psychological Skills
  • Part IV. Training Principles, Theory, and Practical Application
  • Chapter 12. Modes of Resistance Training
  • Basic Training Principles
  • Explosive Strength and Power
  • Movement Pattern Specificity
  • Transfer-of-Training Effect
  • Advantages and Disadvantages Associated With Various Modes of Training
  • Free Weight Training With Nonathletic Populations
  • Chapter 13. The Concept of Periodization
  • Recovery-Adaptation
  • The Periodized Training Program
  • Basis and Guidelines of Cyclic Program Structure
  • Applied Strategies
  • Chapter 14. Developing Resistance Training Programs
  • Program Design
  • Program Design for Team Sports

Audiences


A reference for strength and conditioning coaches, health and fitness professionals, personal trainers, and exercise scientists. Also an upper-level text for students studying any of these fields.
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