Science and Practice of Strength Training addresses the complexity of strength training programs while providing advice in customizing programs for athletes and other populations. It covers velocity training, intensity, timing, exercises, injury prevention, overtraining, and athlete monitoring.
The former president of the National Strength and Conditioning Association offers an authoritative guide to designing safe, effective training programs for 24 of the most popular youth sports. 250 photos.
Based on decades of scientific study and research, Strength Training for Women Only will show you how to design your own strength-training protocol. Getting into shape has never been easier, or more productive, than it is with this safe and sensible time-efficient approach to fitness.
Due to cost and time pressures, people are abandoning the gym and organised sport in favour of more flexible and informal pursuits such as running. But it's not just as simple as getting the miles under your belt. Injuries can impact on your ability to train, and all runners can benefit from a simple strength training and conditioning programme to boost performance and avoid unnecessary injuries. Strength and Conditioning is now regarded as integral to any training programme from marathon runners to triathletes. Strength Training for Runners is designed to keep you, as a runner, on track, whatever your level. Packed with photos illustrating the different techniques, this coaching manual is ideal for any motivated runner. Chapters will guide you through constructing a programme of exercises to keep you running fit, show you how to improve and strengthen your running and other muscles in specific warm ups and provide you with some great conditioning advice that will make you a stronger and faster runner. With the right strength training approach behind you, one that is balanced and reflects your training and racing needs, your injury risk can be significantly reduced and your performance significantly increased.
Mitch Yass's practice serves 8,000 physical therapy patients and 4,000 personal training clients. He was lead lecturer for the NYC exhibit Bodies -- The Exhibition, and the press release for that event read Mr Yass is the Miracle Man among Long Island physical therapists. He has helped thousands of patients avoid surgery, eliminate chronic pain, and lose weight. This is a revolutionary new approach to establishing the true cause of pain and how to stop it.
Author: NSCA -National Strength & Conditioning Association
In an age when information is everywhere, the challenge is finding safe, effective, and evidence-based science. Cue the National Strength and Conditioning Association, the world’s leading organization in strength and conditioning. The first release of Strength Training redefined exercise instruction with no-nonsense, straightforward science. Now the new second edition raises that bar even further. Written by a team of experts chosen by the NSCA, Strength Training combines the most valuable information with best instruction for proven results: • Assessing strength to personalize programs • Incorporating new exercises and equipment for increased intensity • Increasing muscle mass as well as strength, power, and muscular endurance • Preventing injuries • Improving performance Serving more than 30,000 members from the sport science, athletic, allied health, and fitness industries, the NSCA is the authoritative source on strength training. Now the proven techniques developed by these renowned experts are available to you. Whether you’re launching a lifting program or fine-tuning a serious training regimen, Strength Training will fill any knowledge void and correct the misconceptions to ensure proper technique, safety, and progressions. Multiple program options for specific machines, free weights, body weight, and other types of apparatus provide the flexibility to tailor your training to personal preferences or needs. It’s the authoritative guide from the world’s authority on strength training.
With expert analysis of technique for more than 100 resistance training exercises, Effective Strength Training is just the guide you need to ensure these exercises are performed correctly and with minimal risk. Drawing on the latest scientific principles and theories related to resistance training, Effective Strength Training provides the "how" and the "why" behind the proper performance of popular upper-body, lower-body, and trunk exercises. By understanding the purpose and correct form for each exercise, you can gain the full benefit each exercise provides and avoid injury. Whether you teach strength training or do it yourself, you'll find new and helpful information that you can put to use. Douglas Brooks, one of the top personal trainers in the United States, questions the safety of controversial exercises such as the upright row, dipping movements, cable exercises, and machine chest presses. After putting these exercises to the test of objective scientific evaluation, he then recommends valuable guidelines for safe use. Effective Strength Training also addresses high-risk situations where exercises fall short of safe biomechanical standards. If you're dealing with orthopedic limitations--such as knee or back problems--or challenging training goals, these solutions will help you make prudent, corrective modifications. Practical and to the point, this book also presents the latest information related to resistance training program design and defines and discusses topics such as training systems, periodization principles, and a continuum of training programs. Effective Strength Training is full of no-nonsense strategies and expert advice that will simplify the design and teaching of programs to meet the best interests of your clients or students. And, if you're a strength trainer yourself--especially if you're seeking certification by the International Weightlifting Association--this resource will help you successfully reach all your training goals.