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Title Essentials of strength training and conditioning / National Strength and Conditioning Association ; Thomas R. Baechle, Roger W. Earle, editors.
Imprint Champaign, IL : Human Kinetics, [2000]
Edition Second edition.

Subject Physical education and training.
Muscle strength.
Physical fitness -- Physiological aspects.
Alt Name Baechle, Thomas R., 1943-
Earle, Roger W., 1967-
National Strength & Conditioning Association (U.S.)
Description xiii, 658 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Edition Second edition.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 0736000895 (hbk.)
OCLC # 47035951
Table of Contents
 From the Editors 
Sect. 1Concepts and Applications of the Exercise Sciences1
 Ch. 1Muscle Physiology / Gary R. Hunter3
 Ch. 2Neuromuscular Anatomy and Adaptations to Conditioning / Robert T. Harris, Gary Dudley15
 Ch. 3The Biomechanics of Resistance Exercise / Everett Harman25
 Ch. 4Bone, Muscle, and Connective Tissue Adaptations to Physical Activity / Brian Conroy, Roger W. Earle57
 Ch. 5Bioenergetics of Exercise and Training / Mike Conley73
 Ch. 6Endocrine Responses to Resistance Exercise / William J. Kraemer91
 Ch. 7Cardiovascular and Respiratory Anatomy and Physiology: Responses to Exercise / Mark A. Williams115
 Ch. 8Physiological Adaptations to Anaerobic and Aerobic Endurance Training Programs / William J. Kraemer137
 Ch. 9Age- and Sex-Related Differences and Their Implications for Resistance Exercise / Avery Faigenbaum169
 Ch. 10The Psychology of Athletic Preparation and Performance: The Mental Management of Physical Resources / Bradley Hatfield, Even B. Brody187
 Ch. 11Performance-Enhancing Substances: Effects, Risks, and Appropriate Alternatives / Karl E. Friedl209
 Ch. 12Nutritional Factors in Health and Performance / Kristin Reimers, Jaime Ruud229
 Ch. 13Eating Disorders and Obesity / Kristin Reimers259
Sect. 2Testing and Evaluation273
 Ch. 14Principles of Test Selection and Administration / Everett Harman, Clay Pandorf275
 Ch. 15Administration, Scoring, and Interpretation of Selected Tests / Everett Harman, John Garhammer, Clay Pandorf287
Sect. 3Exercise Techniques319
 Ch. 16Stretching and Warm-Up / William R. Holcomb321
 Ch. 17Resistance Training and Spotting Techniques / Roger W. Earle, Thomas R. Baechle343
Sect. 4Program Design 
 Ch. 18Resistance Training / Thomas R. Baechle, Roger W. Earle, Dan Wathen395
 Ch. 19Plyometric Training / David H. Potach, Donald A. Chu427
 Ch. 20Speed, Agility, and Speed-Endurance Development / Steven S. Plisk471
 Ch. 21Aerobic Endurance Exercise Training / Jeffrey A. Potteiger495
 Ch. 22Training Variation: Periodization / Dan Wathen, Thomas R. Baechle, Roger W. Earle513
 Ch. 23Rehabilitation and Reconditioning / David H. Potach, Richard A. Borden529
Sect. 5Organization and Administration of the Strength Training and Conditioning Facility547
 Ch. 24Facility Layout and Scheduling / Mike Greenwood549
 Ch. 25Developing a Policies and Procedures Manual / Boyd Epley567
 Ch. 26Facility Maintenance and Risk Management / Mike Greenwood, Lori Greenwood587
 Answers to Study Questions603
 Suggested Solutions for Applying Knowledge Questions605
 Conversion Chart647
 About the Editors658

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