- Paperback: 482 pages
- Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (January 4, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0470019190
- ISBN-13: 978-0470019191
- Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 1 x 10.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 6 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #666,178 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Strength and Conditioning: Biological Principles and Practical Applications 1st Edition
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"The field of strength and conditioning is always evolving and this book provides current research to help readers to stay informed. It should be a part of the library of professionals and students who are affiliated with this field." (Doody's, 17 February 2012)
From the Back Cover
Strength and Conditioning: Biological Principles and Practical Applications provides the latest scientific and practical information in the field of strength and conditioning.
The book is presented in four sections, the first of which covers the biological aspects of the subject, laying the foundation for a better understanding of the second on the biological responses to strength and conditioning programs. Section three deals with the most effective monitoring strategies for evaluating a training program and establishing guidelines for writing a successful strength and conditioning program. The final section examines the role of strength and conditioning as a rehabilitation tool and as applied to those with disabilities.
Strength and Conditioning: Biological Principles and Practical Applications is an invaluable textbook and reference both for academic programs and for the continuing education of sports professionals.
- Integrates the latest research on physiological, anatomical and biomechanical aspects of strength and conditioning
- Offers numerous practical examples of applications
- Provides guidelines for writing and monitoring effective strength training programs
"I recommend that you read and use the information in this book to provide your athletes with the best chances of performing at their best"
from the foreword by Sir Clive Woodward, Olympic Performance Director, British Olympic Association
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As the book states this is a look at biological principles of S&C and it also touches on practical applications as well (rather biased toward the principles though)This is not a book to grab if you are looking for a new workout, but if you want cutting edge information on how the human responds to exercise in order to enhance your learning and/or coaching this is an excellent text. I highly recommend it.
The book does an extremely good job of identifying what is known to be fact, what might be true, and what is only conjecture and needs more study. Every statement is supported with numerous references; indeed the references are probably the strongest point of this book (I would guess there are ~1500 references).
My only complaints:
- It's has a western focus and misses a lot of Eastern European scientific knowledge. I highly recommend reading Dr. Yuri Verkhoshansky's books in addition to this.
- The material is extremely broad by design, resulting in inadequate focus on any particular subject.
Overall, it's a fantastic book but it must be supplemented with Verkhoshansky, books on block periodization, sports nutrition, and other books specific to the sport of interest.
Lastly, don't buy this expecting an easy read. It's several notches below reading scientific journals, but way above your typical "X for Idiots" book.