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Author Ratamess, Nicholas A.

Title ACSM's foundations of strength training and conditioning / Nicholas Ratamess Jr
Published Philadelphia : Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, [2012]
©2012

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Description xii, 500 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
Summary Developed by the American College of Sports Medicine, this text offers a comprehensive introduction to the basics of strength training and conditioning based on the latest research findings. ACSM's Foundations of Strength Training and Conditioning is divided into four parts: Foundations, Physiological Responses and Adaptations, Strength Training and Conditioning Program Design, and Assessment. The text focuses on practical applications, enabling students to develop, implement, and assess the results of training programs that are designed to optimize strength, power, and athletic performance. Moreover, the text’s clear, straightforward writing style makes it easy to grasp new concepts.
Contents Introduction to strength training and conditioning -- Biomechanics of force production -- Neural adaptations to training -- Muscular adaptations to training -- Connective tissue adaptations to training -- Endocrine system responses and adaptations -- Metabolic responses and adaptations to training -- Responses and adaptations of the cardiorespiratory system -- Principles of strength training and conditioning -- Warm-up and flexibility -- Resistance training program design -- Resistance training equipment and safety -- Resistance training exercises -- Plyometric training -- Sprint and agility training -- Aerobic training -- Training periodization -- Assessment and evaluation
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Physical fitness.
Weight training.
Bodybuilding.
Exercise -- Physiological aspects.
Physical Fitness.
Resistance Training.
Reading List HSE103 prescribed text 2019
Author American College of Sports Medicine.
LC no. 2011015912
ISBN 9780781782678
0781782678
Other Titles Foundations of strength training and conditioning