Conditioning for Strength and Human Performance is a clearly written text on strength and conditioning filled with special features that engage you in multiple decision-making and hands-on training activities. Everything you need to train athletes for maximum performance and prepare yourself for certification is included. You'll start with a strong foundation in the basic science underlying strength and conditioning training. Next, you'll see how science is put into practice with detailed instructions on testing, assessment, exercise technique, and program develpment. You'll also learn injury prevention and rehabilitation. Additional resources accompany the text for instructors and students, including video lab assignments, case studies, and more.
PART 1: Basic Science Chapter 1: Bioenergetics Chapter 2: The Cardiorespiratory Chapter 3: The Neuromuscular System: Anatomical and Physiological Bases and Adaptations to Training Chapter 4: The Skeletal System Chapter 5: Biomechanics of Conditioning Exercises Chapter 6: Training Responses and Adaptations of the Endocrine System Chapter 7: Nutrition PART 2: Organization and Administration Chapter 8: Facility Design and Administration Chapter 9: Warm-up and Flexibility Chapter 10: Test Administration and Interpretation Chapter 11: Resistance Exercise Techniques and Spotting PART 3: Exercise Prescription Chapter 12: Evidenced-Based Practice Chapter 13: Improving Aerobic Performance Chapter 14: Periodization of Training Chapter 15: Strength and Conditioning for Sport Chapter 16: Resistance Exercise Prescription Chapter 17: Plyometric, Speed, and Agility Exercise Prescription PART 4: Special Topics Chapter 18: Sports Psychology Chapter 19: Gender issues Chapter 20: Foundations of Strength Training for Special Populations Chapter 21: Principles of Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation Chapter 22: Ergogenic Aids Chapter 23: Implement Training