Muscle strength

Advanced Strength and Conditioning

Author: Anthony Turner

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Muscle strength

Page: 418

View: 412

With coverage of data analysis and performance feedback, this textbook is the perfect bridge from introductory study to effective professional practice. Written by experts in a variety of sports and both applied and research experience, the chapters are enhanced by extensive illustrations.
Sports & Recreation

Advanced Strength and Conditioning

Author: Anthony Turner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page:

View: 842

Becoming an effective strength and conditioning practitioner requires the development of a professional skills set and a thorough understanding of the scientific basis of best practice. Aimed at advanced students and novice-to-expert practitioners, in this book the authors explore the latest scientific evidence and apply it to exercise selection and programming choices across the full range of areas in strength and conditioning, from strength and power, speed and agility, to aerobic conditioning. Since the first edition of this text was written extensive research has expanded the supporting evidence base that provides the theoretical foundation for each chapter. In addition, some areas that were previously under-researched have now been expanded and some key concepts have been further challenged. Each chapter is written by experts with experience in a wide variety of sports, including both applied and research experience, ensuring this concise but sophisticated textbook is the perfect bridge from introductory study to effective professional practice. While advanced concepts are explored within the book, the coach must not forget that consistency in the application of the basic principles of strength and conditioning is the foundation of athletic development. Advanced Strength and Conditioning: An Evidence- based Approach is a valuable resource for all advanced students and practitioners of strength and conditioning and fitness training.
Health & Fitness

The Advanced Fitness Instructor's Handbook

Author: Morc Coulson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 209

View: 807

The Advanced Fitness Instructor's Handbook follows on from The Fitness Instructor's Handbook. It is the first textbook to cover the National Occupational Standards and the Qualifications framework for Level 3 and Level 4 Instructors teaching Exercise and Fitness - required to teach one-on-one, and the standards which gyms are increasingly expecting staff to attain.
Health & Fitness

Advanced Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription

Author: Vivian H. Heyward

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN:

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 552

View: 680

Advanced Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription, Seventh Edition With Online Video, provides a comprehensive approach to physical fitness appraisal and exercise prescription. The text bridges the gap between research and practice and synthesizes concepts and theories from exercise physiology, kinesiology, measurement, psychology, and nutrition to provide a clearly defined approach to physical fitness testing and the design of individualized exercise programs. The accompanying online videos enhance the learning experience and teach the techniques necessary for conducting fitness testing and program design. More than 40 clips featuring common exercise assessments will help users learn essentials of fitness testing, such as calibration of blood pressure cuffs, functional movement assessment, and push-up and pull-up testing. Unlike introductory texts, which typically focus on field testing for evaluating physical fitness, this text includes both field and laboratory assessment techniques. Readers will find the latest information on maximal and submaximal graded exercise testing in healthy populations, muscular fitness testing protocols and norms for children and adults, and field tests and norms for evaluating cardiorespiratory fitness, muscular fitness, body composition, flexibility, and balance. The seventh edition of Advanced Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription reflects current guidelines and recommendations, including new physical activity recommendations from the U.S. government, American Heart Association, and American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), as well as the latest ACSM guidelines for medical exam and exercise testing requirements before beginning exercise programs. Additional updates to the seventh edition include the following: • New research substantiating the link between physical activity and disease risk • Expanded information on prediabetes, metabolic syndrome, osteoporosis, and overweight and obesity, including updated statistics on the global prevalence of obesity • New dietary guidelines for Americans, including information on MyPlate • Inclusion of SCORE system to estimate 10-year risk of fatal cardiac event due to atherosclerosis • Expanded information on the use of technology to monitor physical activity • Updated information on the use of exergaming and social networking to promote physical activity and exercise • Additional OMNI pictorial scales for ratings of perceived exertion during exercise • Latest ACSM FITT-VP principle for designing aerobic exercise programs • Whole-body vibration as an adjunct to resistance training and flexibility training Advanced Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription, Seventh Edition, is organized around physical fitness components, providing information on assessment followed by guidelines for designing exercise programs to improve each fitness component. The text begins with an overview of physical activity, health, and chronic disease, followed by discussion of preliminary health screening and risk classification, including the principles of fitness assessment, exercise prescription, and exercise program design. The remainder of the text provides in-depth coverage of assessment and exercise prescription for each of five physical fitness components: cardiorespiratory endurance, muscular fitness (strength, endurance, and power), body composition, flexibility, and balance. In each chapter, key questions help readers focus on essential information. Key points, review questions, and key terms reinforce concepts and summarize chapter content. An instructor guide, test package, chapter quizzes, and presentation package plus image bank provide tools for lecture preparation, creative content delivery, and class assessment. New to the seventh edition are online video clips for both students and instructors to further aid comprehension of the text and provide an additional tool for classroom demonstration. By integrating the latest research, recommendations, and information into guidelines for application, Advanced Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription, Seventh Edition, bridges the gap between research and practice for fitness professionals. Its unique scope, depth of coverage, and clearly outlined approach make it a valuable resource for students and exercise science professionals who want to increase their knowledge, skill, and competence in assessing clients’ fitness and designing individualized exercise programs.
Health & Fitness

Advanced Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription, 8E

Author: Gibson, Ann L.

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN:

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 560

View: 755

Advanced Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription is built around testing five physical fitness components—cardiorespiratory, muscular, body composition, flexibility, and balance—and designing appropriate exercise programs to improve each component based on assessment outcomes.
Education

Foundations of Kinesiology: A Modern Integrated Approach

Author: Tinker D. Murray

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 512

View: 352

Murray/Eldridge/Kohl's FOUNDATIONS OF KINESIOLOGY: A MODERN INTEGRATED APPROACH helps you explore potential career opportunities as well as sharpen the skills you will need as a professional in personal training, occupational and physical therapy, athletic training, sports psychology or sports management. The text equips you with a solid foundation in basic Kinesiology as well as subdisciplines such as biomechanics, motor learning, exercise physiology and public health. It emphasizes the evolving and ever-changing career opportunities available working with individuals and populations across the lifespan--children, adolescents, adults and older adults--and in a variety of settings--work, leisure, transportation, home, schools, sport, fitness facilities and rehabilitation centers. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Health & Fitness

Physique, Fitness, and Performance, Second Edition

Author: Thomas Battinelli

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN:

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 248

View: 984

Totally revised and updated, this second edition of the well-received Physique, Fitness, and Performance retains the unique integrated approach of its predecessor, examining the relationship of structure to function in human performance. Far surpassing the limited focus of standard exercise and fitness books, it combines the morphological study of physique relative to body structure, body size and body composition with the applied interaction of muscular, cardiovascular, motor, and metabolic system capacities, abilities, and skills developed and acquired through exercise and training programs. Establishing a background and history for the current prevalent interrelationships between physique and physical performance, the book begins by outlining the morphological, physical, motor, and metabolic component areas of study involved in physical training. Part One introduces the study of the structure-function relationships, relating body structure, size, and composition to fitness and physical performance. Part Two and Part Three present an overview of the quantitative and qualitative study of physical and physiological conditioning, motor learning, and motor control, specifically regarding the development of motor skill within general/open loop and specific/closed loop parameter guidelines. It also covers fatigue and its physiological and psychological effects on training processes. Part Four explores nutrition and the utilization of carbohydrates, fats, proteins, water, vitamins, and minerals during physical training. It includes an overview of lipids, lipoproteins, cholesterol, and atherosclerosis; dietary goals and guidelines; and risk factors relating to heart disease and obesity within health and fitness parameter guidelines. Finally, extensive appendices present the pertinent figures, tables, and forms used in evaluation and programming. Including chapter summaries, glossaries, and references, as well as detailed and extensive appendices for measurement, assessment, and nutrient intake guidelines, Physique, Fitness, and Performance, Second Edition provides a unique extended research base for exercise physiology professionals.
Sports & Recreation

Advanced Concepts of Strength & Conditioning for Tennis

Author: Philipp Halfmann

Publisher: IAAPH GmbH

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 738

View: 901

Philipp Halfmann wrote THE book about strength and conditioning training for tennis you have been waiting for. Based on his own experiences as a competitive tennis player and a successful conditioning coach and backed by scientific research studies conducted during the Master's degree program in Exercise & Sport Science at FIU, this book is the must read lecture for anybody serious about competing on the competitive collegiate or professional tennis circuit. This book is designed for the purpose of teaching and applying and organized in sensible, constructive order. Each chapter first provides explanation of underlying scientific principles and then presents practical solutions in form of applications or exercises and training recommendations. For coaches „Advanced Concepts of Strength & Conditioning for Tennis" provides a comprehensive and cohesive body of knowledge and over 400 applications that can be utilized to develop all aspects of athletic conditioning for all skill levels, from recreational players to college athletes to professional player, in a safe and professional environment. For players the book offers everything they need to know with respect to stretching, resistance training, ballistics, plyometrics, speed, agility, quickness training as well as nutritional strategies necessary to lay the foundation for a successful career. For parents, it is a valuable resource in making informed decision when planning a successful career for their children. Whether you need to pick coaches, design conditioning programs on your own, or make prudent decision with regards to proper nutrition, this book provides the answers for you.
Sports & Recreation

Elite Soccer Players

Author: Ryan Curtis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 418

View: 493

The sport of soccer has evolved immensely since its beginning around 2,000 years ago and is now considered the most popular sport in the world. The research related to the physical, psychological, and tactical aspects of the game has risen in conjunction with its fame. Elite Soccer Players: Maximizing Performance and Safety seeks to inform the reader with the most current research connected to optimizing physical performance and reducing the risk of injury of the elite soccer athlete for a variety of ages. After providing an initial brief overview of applying physical and psychological scientific concepts in soccer ("Part I: Laying the Foundation”), this book then takes the reader through a series of important yet novel parts including: “Athlete Monitoring and Data Analysis,” “Optimizing Physical Performance,” “Injury Epidemiology and Risk Reduction,” “Achieving Peak Performance and Safety in Various Environmental Conditions,” and “Unique Aspects of the Game.” The goal of Elite Soccer Players: Maximizing Performance and Safety is to conceptualize and expand upon the current research associated with these topics and provide an applicable point of view to the coaches, sport scientists, strength and conditioning coaches, and sports medicine professionals who work with these athletes every day.
Education

Introduction to Physical Education, Fitness, and Sport

Author: Daryl Siedentop

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 544

View: 737

The ninth edition of Introduction to Physical Education, Fitness, and Sport is as robust and instrumental as ever for students preparing for careers in the various physical activity fields. And the latest version of this long-running and seminal text is chock-full of new material for budding teachers, coaches, fitness professionals, recreation leaders, and program leaders. This book covers a broad spectrum of careers and professions, including those in physical education, health, dance, fitness, sport, recreation, athletic training, and athletic administration. The authors provide an overview of the respective professions and offer a deep dive into individual careers. In addition, the text explores the role of public policy across local, state, and federal levels, noting how various physical activity professions are affected by regulations. New content in this edition includes the following: Five new chapters cover dance education, recreational leadership, health education, contemporary physical education curriculum models, and exemplary physical education programs. Updated content on how economic, racial, and ethnic disparities affect physical activity and physical activity professions will help students anticipate real-life issues. New evidence, data, and information throughout the text will help students understand the issues, problems, and programmatic solutions in the various fields as they prepare to meet and solve those problems. The expanded and updated physical education chapters reflect current trends and developments. The new chapters on dance education, recreational leadership, and health education broaden the book’s scope as they show the role these allied physical activity professions play in the larger efforts to promote and support physical activity as a way to create a healthy citizenry. All chapters throughout the text have been updated to reflect the most current information on the topics. And the book’s web-based ancillaries, which include a range of instructor tools, have also been revised and expanded. Introduction to Physical Education, Fitness, and Sport is organized into six parts: Part I provides a thorough understanding of the health issues related to physical inactivity and of the evolution of physical activity programs. Parts II, III, and IV focus on concepts, programs, professions, and barriers to overcome in physical education, fitness, and sport, respectively. Part V delves into the allied physical activity professions of dance and dance education, recreation, and health education, exploring the concepts, professions, and issues in each area. Part VI tackles the subdisciplines of kinesiology that support physical activity, such as exercise physiology, sport pedagogy, sport and exercise psychology, sport philosophy, biomechanics, and more. Introduction to Physical Education, Fitness, and Sport will help students make more informed career choices, understand the professional issues they will face, and be in a better position to develop high-quality programs and make those programs widely available. Ultimately, this book will help new generations of physical activity professionals provide positive solutions to the problems that exist in their fields and to make lifelong impacts on their students.