Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning

Author: Thomas R. Baechle
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 0736058036
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Health & Fitness

Now in its third edition, Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioningis 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 Conditioningis 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 Conditioningmake 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 Conditioningalso 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. The presentation package and image bank, delivered in Microsoft PowerPoint, offers instructors a presentation package containing over 1,000 slides to help augment lectures and class discussions. In addition to outlines and key points, the resource also contains over 450 figures, tables, and photos from the textbook, which can be used as an image bank by instructors who need to customize their own presentations. Easy-to-follow instructions help guide instructors on how to reuse the images within their own PowerPoint templates. These tools can be downloaded online and are free to instructors who adopt the text for use in their courses. Essentials of Strength 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.

Conditioning for Strength and Human Performance

Author: T. Jeff Chandler
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 0781745942
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Medical

Written by leading experts in exercise science, this text offers everything athletic trainers need to train athletes for maximum performance and prepare for certification. Chapters review the basic science underlying strength training and conditioning and put science into practice with detailed instructions on testing,assessment, exercise techniques,program development, injury prevention, and rehabilitation. Case-based problem solving activities, case examples, real world application boxes, and other features engage readers in decision-making and hands-on training activities. More than 350 full-color illustrations complement the text. A bound-in CD-ROM offers in-the-gym lab assignments,quizzes, and a practical exam with video clips and multiple-choice questions.

Nutritional Supplements in Sports and Exercise

Author: Mike Greenwood
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1597452319
Release Date: 2008-11-16
Genre: Science

In the ever-growing field of sports nutrition and nutritional supplementation, it is imperative to have a comprehensive and extensive guide, which is exactly what Nutritional Supplements in Sports and Exercise provides. The editors and authors have skillfully structured their research and findings as they deliver an accessible wealth of knowledge to the general population, while also maintaining academic and professional integrity through quality based and advanced scientific research, which renders it useful in the professional environment by sports nutritionists, exercise physiologists, strength and conditioning/personal trainers, athletic trainers, registered dietitians, college/ professional sports affiliates, and academic programs. Not only does Nutritional Supplements in Sports and Exercise significantly cover the physical aspects of supplement usage, but it also expands its breadth as it notes the psychological effects upon users and discusses its various governmental regulations, and attempts to understand the future of nutritional supplements as the industry continues its likely growth. Nutritional Supplements in Sports and Exercise covers a timely subject, and offers interested readers knowledgeable insight into a rising industry plagued by concerns and question.

NSCA S Essentials of Tactical Strength and Conditioning

Author: Alver, Brent A.
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 9781492546184
Release Date: 2017-02-10
Genre: Sports & Recreation

NSCA’s Essentials of Tactical Strength and Conditioning is the ideal preparatory guide for those seeking TSAC-F certification. The book is also a great reference for fitness trainers who work with tactical populations such as military, law enforcement, and fire and rescue personnel.

NSCA CPT Exam Content Description

Author: National Strength/Conditioning Association Certification Commission
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 0990024601
Release Date: 2000-08-22
Genre: Education

This booklet provides a detailed outline of the content and weighting (number of exam questions on each topic) of the NSCA-CPT exam. The CSCS and NSCA-CPT examination review materials are designed to assist exam candidates as they prepare for earning one of the NSCA's Credentials of Distinction. These materials are also valuable additions to the professional libraries of strength and conditioning professionals, personal trainers, athletic trainers, physical therapists, educators, coaches, and sports medicine specialists. While comprehension of the information presented in the review materials should increase the likelihood of passing the CSCS or NSCA-CPT certification examinations, using the materials does not guarantee a successful performance. The questions on the CSCS and NSCA-CPT examinations are developed from numerous resources in addition to these materials.

Aquatic Fitness Professional Manual 6th Edition

Author: Aquatic Exercise Association
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 9781450408271
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Health & Fitness

Written by more than 30 industry experts, Aquatic Fitness Professional Manual, Sixth Edition, is the most comprehensive and relied-upon resource for fitness professionals, personal trainers, therapists, and facility or program managers who specialize in water exercise. No longer just for seniors, aquatic fitness has emerged at the forefront of new fitness trends as a challenging reduced-impact option for group exercise, small-group fitness, and personal training for all age groups. Straightforward explanations of current concepts in exercise science, applied exercise anatomy and physiology, and updated research on deep-water exercise will assist you in creating and leading safe, effective, and enjoyable exercise programs. This all-in-one aquatic fitness reference is the definitive resource for those preparing for the AEA Aquatic Fitness Professional certification exam. Reorganized for easier study and exam preparation, the sixth edition contains essential foundational information such as the components of physical fitness, group fitness teaching techniques, and AEA Standards and Guidelines.

Therapeutic Programs for Musculoskeletal Disorders

Author: James Wyss
Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing
ISBN: 9781936287406
Release Date: 2012-12-17
Genre: Medical

Comprehensive Therapeutic Programs for Musculoskeletal Disorders is focused on the effective use of comprehensive therapeutic programs for the treatment of common musculoskeletal disorders encountered by physicians.

Career As a Personal Trainer

Author: Institute for Career Research
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 1491004851
Release Date: 2013-07
Genre: Athletic trainers

Do you think that earning a living from your love for exercise is a stretch? It's not. Careers in fitness are one of the fastest-growing segments of the US job market, and leading the way are personal trainers. In fact, the ranks of personal trainers have jumped by almost 50 percent over the last ten years, and there is no sign of this job growth slowing up any time soon. Young and old, men and women, people of all income levels are signing up for fitness classes and personal training sessions at an ever-increasing rate. With obesity being blamed for many of the health problems that people face today, thousands of people throughout the nation are determined to shed their extra weight. These people are turning to personal trainers to assist them in reaching that goal. Reality television shows like The Biggest Loser have proven that no matter how overweight people are, they can slim down and learn how to stay fit with the aid of a knowledgeable personal trainer. Those who are already in good physical shape and want to stay that way also pay personal trainers to fine tune their exercise routines and provide expertise on the latest fitness trends. Athletes, dancers, rock singers, actors, and others whose professional careers rely on being in shape, retain personal trainers to keep them in peak form. Corporations bring in personal trainers to help top executives stay at their physical best. Today, more than ever before, the emphasis is maintaining good health by exercising and eating properly, and personal trainers can provide valuable insights in both these areas. Fitness is a service industry. Every client is different, every client needs an individualized exercise program. Being a personal trainer is not a job that can be taken over by automation or outsourced to another country. This is work that needs to be done face to face, and your clients come to rely on your services. You become an important part of their weekly routine, and you tweak their fitness programs as they go through life. Outstanding personal trainers can keep their clients for many years. When your clients look and feel good, you are rewarded. The job takes discipline and dedication. Personal trainers have to stay focused and must keep their clients motivated. You are working with people one-on-one. You are in charge of their exercise regimens, and that makes being a personal trainer a results-oriented job. Whether they love to exercise or don't, your clients want to look in the mirror and be happy with what they see. If they aren't, they may not continue working out with you. Successful personal trainers don't let their clients slack off. That means pushing clients to reach new fitness goals during every workout session, even though there are going to be days they just don't want to exercise. Each time you take on a client, you are putting your reputation on the line. With every success, the demand for your services grows, along with increased earnings. This Careers Report contains a wealth of unbiased information about an occupational field, based on direct interviews with reliable experts. Careers Reports cover attractive and unattractive sides, opportunities, education necessary, personal qualifications required, earnings, descriptions of different job specialties, first person accounts by those in the field, and how to get started; including practical advice on what to do now. There are links to schools and colleges, associations, periodicals and other sources of useful information. Careers Reports are the results of impartial research that will give you answers for today and tomorrow. Careers Reports will help you choose the work which will fulfill your life and reward your expectations. You may not know what you want to do -- even what there is to do. There never was a time when selecting a career was more important . . .or more baffling.

Advances in Functional Training

Author: Michael Boyle
Publisher: On Target Publications
ISBN: 9781931046046
Release Date: 2012-01-19

In the seven years since the publication of his first book, Functional Training for Sports, new understanding of functional anatomy created a shift in strength coaching. With this new material, Coach Boyle presents the continued evolution of functional training as seen by a leader in the strength and conditioning field.

NASM Essentials of Personal Fitness Training

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 0781782910
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Medical

Developed by the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), this book is designed to help people prepare for the NASM Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) Certification exam or learn the basic principles of personal training using NASM's Optimum Performance Training (OPT) model. The OPT model presents NASM's protocols for building stabilization, strength, and power. More than 600 full-color illustrations and photographs demonstrate concepts and techniques. Exercise color coding maps each exercise movement to a specific phase on the OPT model. Exercise boxes demonstrate core exercises and detail the necessary preparation and movement. Other features include research notes, memory joggers, safety tips, and review questions.

Beyond the Mountain

Author: Steve House
Publisher: Patagonia
ISBN: 9781938340055
Release Date: 2013-10-06
Genre: Sports & Recreation

What does it take to be one of the world's best high-altitude mountain climbers? A lot of fundraising; traveling in some of the world's most dangerous countries; enduring cold bivouacs, searing lungs, and a cloudy mind when you can least afford one. It means learning the hard lessons the mountains teach. Steve House built his reputation on ascents throughout the Alps, Canada, Alaska, the Karakoram and the Himalaya that have expanded possibilities of style, speed, and difficulty. In 2005 Steve and alpinist Vince Anderson pioneered a direct new route on the Rupal Face of 26,600-foot Nanga Parbat, which had never before been climbed in alpine style. It was the third ascent of the face and the achievement earned Steveand Vince the first Piolet d"or (Golden Ice Axe) awarded to North Americans. Steve is an accomplished and spellbinding storyteller in the tradition of Maurice Herzog and Lionel Terray. Beyond the Mountain is a gripping read destined to be a mountain classic. And it