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    DescriptionNow in its third edition, "Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning" is 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 Conditioning" is 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 Conditioning" make 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 Conditioning" also 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.

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    Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Thomas R. Baechle, By (author) Roger Earle
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 656
    Width: 224 mm
    Height: 277 mm
    Thickness: 46 mm
    Weight: 2,313 g
    ISBN 13: 9780736058032
    ISBN 10: 0736058036

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T15.0
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    DC22: 613.71
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    B&T Approval Code: A09204000
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    BISAC V2.8: SCI036000, SPO006000
    B&T Approval Code: P09010000
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    Libri: KOND5000
    LC classification: GV711.5 .E88 2008
    Libri: KRAF7500, TRAI6054
    Thema V1.0: SHP, VFMG, SXB
    3, Revised
    Edition statement
    3rd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    333 colour illustrations, 121 colour illustrations
    Human Kinetics Publishers
    Imprint name
    Human Kinetics Publishers
    Publication date
    01 September 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Thomas Baechle is chair of the exercise science and athletic training department at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. In his career covering more than 35 years as a fitness professional and academic, Baechle has earned numerous certifications and awards, taught at various universities and held a variety of professional and civic offices. Roger W. Earle earned his master's degree from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in exercise science. Earle has over 20 years experience as a personal fitness trainer for people of all age and fitness levels and he frequently gives lectures at national and international conferences about designing personalised exercise and training programmes.
    Table of contents
    Chapter 1. Structure and Function of the Muscular, Neuromuscular, Cardiovascular, and Respiratory Systems; Chapter 2. Bioenergetics of Exercise and Training; Chapter 3. Endocrine Responses to Resistance Exercise; Chapter 4. Biomechanics of Resistance Exercise; Chapter 6. Adaptations to Aerobic Training Programs; Chapter 9. Performance-Enhancing Substances; Chapter 10. Nutritional Factors in Health and Performance; Chapter 11. Principles of Test Selection and Administration; Chapter 12. Administration, Scoring, and Interpretation of Selected Tests.