Strength and Conditioning: Biological Principles and Practical Applications provides the latest scientific and practical information in the field of strength and conditioning.
The text 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.
"Because of the vast amount of scientific research cited throughout to support its claims, this is a good alternative to a basic strength and conditioning book. It is appropriate for students in the field of strength and conditioning who are interested in learning mechanistically about the field as opposed to merely its practical applications."
-- Erik Van Iterson, MS, MBio (University of Minnesota School of Kinesiology)
"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
This title is written at a level appropriate for a broad audience. Due to the amount of time it spends on the basic fundamentals of the biology behind strength and conditioning related physiology, it may be particularly useful for undergraduates, graduates, and new scientific researchers.