Table of contents for Essentials of strength training and conditioning / National Strength and Conditioning Association ; Thomas R. Baechle, Roger W. Earle, editors.

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Section 1 Concepts and Applications of the Exercise Sciences
Chapter 1 Structure and Function of the Muscular, Neuromuscular, Cardiovascular, and Respiratory Systems 
Gary R. Hunter, PhD, and Robert T. Harris, PhD
Muscular System
Neuromuscular System
Cardiovascular System
Respiratory System
Learning Aids
Chapter 2 Bioenergetics of Exercise and Training
Joel T. Cramer, PhD
Essential Terminology
Biological Energy Systems
Substrate Depletion and Repletion
Bioenergetic Limiting Factors in Exercise Performance
Oxygen Uptake and the Aerobic and Anaerobic Contributions to Exercise
Metabolic Specificity of Training
Learning Aids
Chapter 3 Endocrine Responses to Resistance Exercise
William J. Kraemer, PhD, Jakob L. Vingren, PhD, and Barry A. Spiering, PhD
Synthesis, Storage, and Secretion of Hormones
Muscle as the Target for Hormone Interactions
Role of Receptors in Mediating Hormonal Changes
Steroid Hormones Versus Polypeptide Hormones
Heavy Resistance Exercise and Hormonal Increases
Mechanisms of Hormonal Interactions
Hormonal Changes in Peripheral Blood
Adaptations in the Endocrine System
Primary Anabolic Hormones
Adrenal Hormones
Other Hormonal Considerations
Learning Aids
Chapter 4 Biomechanics of Resistance Exercise
Everett Harman, PhD
Musculoskeletal System
Human Strength and Power
Sources of Resistance to Muscle Contraction
Joint Biomechanics: Concerns in Resistance Training
Movement Analysis and Exercise Prescription
Learning Aids
 Chapter 5 Adaptations to Anaerobic Training Programs
Nicholas A. Ratamess, PhD
Neural Adaptations
Muscular Adaptations
Connective Tissue Adaptations
Endocrine Responses and Adaptations to Anaerobic Training
Cardiovascular and Respiratory Responses to Acute Exercise
Compatibility of Aerobic and Anaerobic Modes of Training
Learning Aids
Chapter 6 Adaptations to Aerobic Endurance Training Programs
Ann Swank, PhD
Acute Responses to Aerobic Exercise
Chronic Adaptations to Aerobic Exercise 
Designing Aerobic Programs for Optimizing Adaptations
External Influences on Cardiorespiratory Response
Individual Factors Influencing Adaptations to Aerobic Endurance Training
Learning Aids
Chapter 7 Age- and Sex-Related Differences and Their Implications for Resistance Exercise
Avery D. Faigenbaum, EdD
Female Athletes
Older Adults
Learning Aids
Chapter 8 Psychology of Athletic Preparation and Performance
Bradley D. Hatfield, PhD, and Evan B. Brody, PhD
Definition of Key Concepts in Sport Psychology
How the Mind Affects the Athlete?s Physical Performance
Ideal Performance State
Motivational Phenomena
Influence of Arousal on Performance
Mental Management of Physical Resources: Controlling Psychological Processes
Learning Aids
Chapter 9 Performance-Enhancing Substances
Jay R. Hoffman, PhD, and Jeffrey R. Stout, PhD
Types of Performance-Enhancing Substances
Dietary Supplements
Learning Aids
Chapter 10 Nutritional Factors in Health and Performance
Kristin Reimers, PhD
Role of the Nutritionist
How to Evaluate the Adequacy of the Diet
Fluid and Electrolytes
Precompetition and Postexercise Nutrition
Weight and Body Composition
Eating Disorders: Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa
Learning Aids
Section 2 Testing and Evaluation
Chapter 11 Principles of Test Selection and Administration
Everett Harman, PhD
Reasons for Testing 
Testing Terminology
Evaluation of Test Quality
Test Selection
Test Administration
Learning Aids
Chapter 12 Administration, Scoring, and Interpretation of Selected Tests
Everett Harman, PhD, and John Garhammer, PhD
Measuring Parameters of Athletic Performance
Selected Test Protocols and Scoring Data 
Statistical Evaluation of Test Data
Learning Aids
Section 3 Exercise Techniques
Chapter 13 Warm-Up and Stretching
Ian Jeffreys, PhD
Types of Stretching
Static Stretching Techniques
Dynamic Stretching Techniques
Learning Aids
Chapter 14 Resistance Training and Spotting Techniques
Roger W. Earle, MA, and Thomas R. Baechle, EdD
Exercise Technique Fundamentals
Spotting Free Weight Exercises
Resistance Training Exercises
Learning Aids
Section 4 Program Design
Part I Anaerobic Exercise Prescription
Chapter 15 Resistance Training
Thomas R. Baechle, EdD, Roger W. Earle, MA, and Dan Wathen, MS
Step 1: Needs Analysis
Step 2: Exercise Selection
Step 3: Training Frequency
Step 4: Exercise Order
Step 5: Training Load and Repetitions
Step 6: Volume
Step 7: Rest Periods
Learning Aids
Chapter 16 Plyometric Training
David H. Potach, MPT, and Donald A. Chu, PhD
Plyometric Mechanics and Physiology
Plyometric Program Design
Age Considerations
Plyometrics and Other Forms of Exercise
Safety Considerations
Plyometric Drills
Learning Aids
Chapter 17 Speed, Agility, and Speed-Endurance Development
Steven S. Plisk, MS
Movement Mechanics
Running Speed
Methods of Developing Speed and Agility
Program Design
Learning Aids
Part II Aerobic Exercise Prescription
Chapter 18 Aerobic Endurance Exercise Training
Benjamin H. Reuter, PhD, and Patrick Hagerman, PhD
Factors Related to Aerobic Endurance Performance
Designing an Aerobic Endurance Program
Types of Aerobic Endurance Training Programs
Application of Program Design to Training Seasons
Special Issues Related to Aerobic Endurance Training
Learning Aids
Part III Applying Exercise Prescription Principles
Chapter 19 Periodization
Dan Wathen, MS, Thomas R. Baechle, EdD, and Roger W. Earle, MA
Responses to Training Stress
Periodization Cycles
Periodization Periods
Applying Sport Seasons to the Periodization Periods
Undulating (Nonlinear) Versus Linear Periodization Models
Example of a Macrocycle
Learning Aids
Chapter 20 Rehabilitation and Reconditioning
David H. Potach, MPT, and Terry L. Grindstaff, DPT
Sports Medicine Team
Types of Injury
Tissue Healing
Rehabilitation and Reconditioning Strategies
Learning Aids
Section 5 Organization and Administration
Chapter 21 Facility Organization and Risk Management
Michael Greenwood, PhD, and Lori Greenwood, PhD
General Aspects of New Facility Design
Existing Strength and Conditioning Facilities
Assessing Athletic Program Needs
Designing the Strength and Conditioning Facility
Arranging Equipment in the Strength and Conditioning Facility
Maintaining and Cleaning Surfaces
Maintaining and Cleaning Equipment
Maintenance Equipment and Cleaning Supplies
Scheduling the Strength and Conditioning Facility
Litigation Issues
Learning Aids
Chapter 22 Developing a Policies and Procedures Manual
Boyd Epley, MEd, and John Taylor, MS
Mission Statement and Program Goals
Program Objectives
Job Titles, Descriptions, and Duties of the Strength and Conditioning Staff
Staff Policies and Activities
Facility Administration
Learning Aids
Answers to Study Questions
Units of Measure
About the Editors

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Physical education and training.
Muscle strength.
Physical fitness -- Physiological aspects.
Physical Education and Training -- methods.
Athletic Performance -- physiology.
Exercise -- physiology.
Physical Fitness -- physiology.