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Science and Practice of Strength Training 3rd Edition epub

Science and Practice of Strength Training 3rd Edition epub

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    Science and Practice of Strength Training is a favorite book among strength and conditioning professionals. Now in a third edition, it offers upgraded artwork, updates based on current science, and new information to enhance the practical application of the concepts presented. A new coauthor, Dr. Andrew Fry, joins the already-popular author team of Dr. Vladimir Zatsiorsky and Dr. William Kraemer to make this third edition even better than its predecessors. Together the authors have trained more than 1,000 elite athletes, including Olympic medal winners, world champions, and national record holders. Influenced by both Eastern European and North American perspectives, their experience and expertise are integrated into solid principles, practical insights, and directions based on scientific findings.

    Science and Practice of Strength Training, Third Edition, shows that there is no single program that works for everyone, at all times and in all conditions. It addresses the complexity of strength training programs while providing straightforward approaches to take under specific circumstances. Those approaches are backed with physiological concepts, ensuring readers gain a full understanding of the science behind the practice of strength training. In addition, the authors provide examples of strength training programs to demonstrate the principles and concepts they explain in the book. The third edition features more detailed artwork and has three new chapters on velocity in the weight room, overtraining and recovery, and athlete monitoring.

    The book is divided into three parts. Part I focuses on the basis of strength training, detailing basic concepts, task-specific strength, and athlete-specific strength. Part II covers methods of strength training, delving into velocity training, training intensity, timing, exercises used for strength training, injury prevention, overtraining, athlete monitoring, and goal-specific strength training. Part III offers even more practical applications, exploring training for specific populations, including women, young athletes, and senior athletes. The book also includes suggested readings that can further aid readers in developing strength training programs.

    This expanded and updated coverage of strength training concepts will ground readers in the understanding they need to develop appropriate strength training programs for each person that they work with.

    CE exam available! For certified professionals, a companion continuing education exam can be completed after reading this book. Science and Practice of Strength Training, Third Edition CE Exam, may be purchased separately or as part of the Science and Practice of Strength Training CE Exam package that includes both the book and the exam.


    Reference for strength and conditioning professionals as well as researchers and exercise physiologists; course text for graduate-level students in strength and conditioning or exercise physiology courses.
    Part I. Basis of Strength Training

    Chapter 1. Basic Concepts of Training Theory
    Adaptation as a Main Law of Training
    Generalized Theories of Training
    Training Effects

    Chapter 2. Task-Specific Strength
    Elements of Strength
    Determining Factors: Comparison Across Tasks

    Chapter 3. Athlete-Specific Strength
    Muscle Force Potential (Peripheral) Factors
    Neural (Central) Factors
    Taxonomy of Strength

    Part II. Concepts of Strength Training

    Chapter 4. Training Intensity
    Measurement Techniques
    Exercising With Different Resistance
    Training Intensity of Elite Athletes
    Optimal Training Intensities From Comparative Research
    Methods of Strength Training
    Chapter 5. Timing in Strength Training
    Structural Units of Training
    Short-Term Planning
    Medium-Term Planning (Periodization)
    Periodized Programming Models

    Chapter 6. Exercises Used for Strength Training
    Exercise Selection for Beginning Athletes
    Exercise Selection for Qualified Athletes
    Additional Types of Exercises Used for Strength Training
    Experimental Methods of Strength Training
    Breathing During Strength Training

    Chapter 7. Velocity in the Weight Room
    How to Measure Velocity
    Considerations When Testing
    Measuring High-Velocity Lifts in the Weight Room
    Slow-Velocity Concentric Resistance Exercise
    Slow-Velocity Eccentric Resistance Exercise
    Velocity-Related Assessments in the Weight Room
    Training Method Variations and Weight Room Velocity
    Using Lifting Velocity to Determine Training Load and Volume

    Chapter 8. Injury Prevention
    Factors Contributing to Increased Injury Risks in the Weight Room
    Training Rules to Avoid Injury
    Lower Back Pain and Injury
    Biomechanical Properties of Intervertebral Discs
    Mechanical Load Affecting the Intervertebral Discs
    Injury Prevention to the Lumbar Region

    Chapter 9. Overreaching, Overtraining, and Recovery
    Training Monotony and Variation
    Types of Resistance Exercise
    Psychology of Resistance Exercise Overtraining
    Speed Is Very Sensitive
    Lifting Power Decrements
    Vertical Jump
    Rate of Force Development
    Strength Decrements
    So Which Performance Tests?
    Physiology of Resistance Exercise Overtraining
    Sequence of Performance Impairments

    Chapter 10. Monitoring Athletes in the Weight Room
    Purpose of Testing
    Who Is the Tester?
    What Is Monitored?
    Practical Considerations Related to Assessment
    Monitoring Tests
    Analyzing and Reporting Results

    Chapter 11. Goal-Specific Strength Training
    Developing a Profile of Target Goals
    Evidence-Based Practice
    Testing and Monitoring Progress
    Strength Performance
    Power Performance
    Muscle Mass
    Endurance Performance
    Injury Prevention

    Part III. Strength Training for Specific Populations

    Chapter 12. Strength Training for Women
    Coaching Style Is Important
    The Need for Strength Training for Women in Sports
    Benefits and Myths of Strength Training for Women
    Trainable Characteristics of Muscle
    Development of Lean Tissue Mass
    Physiological Contrasts Between Women and Men
    Strength Training Guidelines for Women Athletes
    Incidence of Injury
    Menstrual Cycle and Strength Training
    The Female Athlete Triad

    Chapter 13. Strength Training for Young Athletes
    Safety and Strength Training for Young Athletes
    Types of Musculoskeletal Injuries
    Primary Factors in Avoiding Injury
    When to Start
    Benefits of Strength Training for Young Athletes
    Myths of Strength Training for Children
    Strength Training Guidelines for Young Athletes
    Long-Term Athletic Development

    Chapter 14. Strength Training for Senior Athletes
    Age and Its Effects on Strength and Power
    Training for Strength Gains
    Training for Muscular Power
    Nutrition, Aging, and Exercise Challenges
    Recovery From Resistance Exercise
    Strength Training and Bone Health
    Strength Training Guidelines for Senior Athletes
    Vladimir M. Zatsiorsky, PhD, is an emeritus professor of kinesiology at Penn State University. A strength and conditioning consultant for Olympic teams from the former Soviet Union for 26 years, Zatsiorsky has trained hundreds of world-class athletes. He has also authored or coauthored 15 books and more than 350 scientific papers. His books have been published in a variety of languages, including English, Russian, German, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Portuguese, Italian, Polish, Czech, Rumanian, Serbo-Croatian, Hungarian, and Bulgarian. He has received honorary doctoral degrees from universities in Poland and Russia and is an honorary member of the International Association of Sport Kinetics. Zatsiorsky served for 20 years on the Medical Commission of the International Olympic Committee. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, listening to classical music, and exercising.

    William J. Kraemer, PhD, is a full professor in the department of human sciences in the College of Education and Human Ecology at The Ohio State University. Prior to this appointment, he held full professorships at the University of Connecticut, Ball State University, and Pennsylvania State University, along with joint appointments at the medical schools of these institutions. He also has been a teacher and coach at the secondary and college levels and was a captain in the U.S. Army, working at the U.S. Army’s Research Institute of Environmental Medicine in Natick, Massachusetts. He has had extensive experience working with coaches and athletes in developing their strength training programs. Dr. Kraemer is a fellow of several organizations, including the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). He has served as a member of the ACSM's board of trustees and their administrative council, and he is a past president of the NSCA. He has authored and coauthored over 500 peer-reviewed manuscripts in the scientific literature. He has received numerous awards for his work and research, including the 2020 ACSM Citation Award, ACSM's Joseph B. Wolfe Memorial Lecture Award, and NSCA’s Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2016 he received an honorary doctorate from the University of Jyväskylä in Finland. He has been ranked as one of the top strength and conditioning and sport science professionals in the world.

    Andrew C. Fry, PhD, is a professor in the department of health, sport, and exercise sciences at the University of Kansas. After obtaining his bachelor’s degree in physical education at Nebraska Wesleyan University, he earned his master’s degree in exercise science from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and his doctorate in exercise physiology from Penn State University.

    During his two-year postdoctoral training, Fry studied cellular and molecular muscle physiology at Ohio University. This was followed by 13 years at the University of Memphis, where he was the director of the Exercise Biochemistry Laboratory. At the University of Kansas, he helped develop the Research and Coaching Performance Team in collaboration with University of Kansas Athletics. His research interests over the years have consistently focused on physiological and performance responses and adaptations to resistance exercise, as well as overtraining.

    All ancillaries are free to adopting instructors through HKPropel.

    Test package. Contains a bank of questions in true-false, fill-in-the-blank, essay and short-answer, and multiple-choice formats.

    Image bank. Includes most of the figures and tables from the text, sorted by chapter. These can be used in developing a customized presentation based on specific course requirements.

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