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Designing Resistance Training Programs - 4th Edition


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Chapter 1. Basic Principles of Resistance Training and Exercise Prescription Basic Definitions Maximal Voluntary Muscle Actions Intensity Training Volume Rest Periods Velocity Specificity Muscle Action Specificity Muscle Group Specificity Energy Source Specificity Periodization Progressive Overload Safety Aspects Summary Chapter 2. Types of Strength Training Isometric Training Dynamic Constant External Resistance Training Variable Resistance Training Isokinetic Training Eccentric Training Considerations for All Types of Training Comparison of Training Types Summary Chapter 3. Physiological Adaptations to Resistance Training Physiological Adaptations Bioenergetics Skeletal Muscle Fibers Nervous System Adaptations Body Composition Changes Hormonal Systems in Resistance Exercise and Training Connective Tissue Cardiovascular Adaptations Summary Chapter 4. Integrating Other Fitness Components Compatibility of Exercise Programs Basics of Cardiorespiratory Training Stretching and Flexibility Summary Chapter 5. Developing the Individualized Resistance Training Workout Program Choices Needs Analysis Program Design Acute Program Variables Training Potential Setting Program Goals Summary Chapter 6. Resistance Training Systems and Techniques Single-Set Systems Express Circuits Multiple-Set Systems Exercise Order Systems Training Techniques Applicable to Other Systems Specialized Systems and Techniques Summary Chapter 7. Advanced Training Strategies Periodization of Resistance Training Comparative Studies Power Development Plyometrics Two Training Sessions in One Day Summary Chapter 8. Detraining Types of Detraining Physiological Mechanisms of Strength Loss Effect of Muscle Action Type Detraining Effects on Bone Detraining the Bulked-Up Athlete Summary Chapter 9. Women and Resistance Training Physiological and Performance Differences Between Sexes Training in Women Women's Hormonal Responses to Resistance Training Menstrual Cycle Bone Density Knee Injuries General Needs Analysis Summary Chapter 10. Children and Resistance Training Training Adaptations Injury Concerns Program Considerations Program Progression Sample Sessions Equipment Modifications and Organizational Difficulties Program Philosophy Summary Chapter 11. Resistance Training for Seniors Hormonal Changes With Age and Resistance Training Body Composition Changes in Seniors Changes in Physical Performance With Age Resistance Training Adaptations in Seniors Developing a Resistance Training Program for Seniors Summary

About the Author

Steven J. Fleck, PhD, is an associate professor in health, exercise science, and sport management at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. He earned a PhD in exercise physiology from Ohio State University in 1978. He has headed the physical conditioning program of the U.S. Olympic Committee; served as strength coach for the German Volleyball Association; and coached high school track, basketball, and football. Fleck is a former vice president of basic and applied research and the current president of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). He is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the NSCA. He was honored in 1991 as the NSCA Sport Scientist of the Year and received that organization's Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005. William J. Kraemer, PhD, is a professor in the department of kinesiology in the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut. He holds joint appointments as a professor in the department of physiology and neurobiology and as a professor of medicine at the UConn Health School of Medicine Center on Aging. He earned a PhD in physiology from the University of Wyoming in 1984. Kraemer held the John and Janice Fisher Endowed Chair in Exercise Physiology and was director of the Human Performance Laboratory and a professor at Ball State University from 1998 until June of 2001. He also was a professor at the Indiana School of Medicine. At Pennsylvania State University, he was professor of applied physiology, director of research in the Center for Sports Medicine, associate director of the Center for Cell Research, and faculty member in the kinesiology department and the Noll Physiological Research Center. He is a fellow of the ACSM and past president of the NSCA. Kraemer has been honored by the NSCA with both their Outstanding Sport Scientist Award and Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2006, the NSCA's Outstanding Sport Scientist Award was named in his honor. He is editor in chief of the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research.

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