DescriptionThe second edition of this broadly based book continues to examine and update the basic and applied aspects of strength and power in sport from the neurophysiology of the basic motor unit to training for specific activities. Authorship is, again, international and includes leading physiologists and clinicians.
Units of Measurement and Terminology.
Part 1: Definitions.
1 Basic Definitions for Exercise.
H.G. KNUTTGEN AND P.V. KOMI.
Part 2: Biological Basis for Strength and Power.
2 Neuronal control of functional movement.
3 Motor Unit and Motor Neuron Excitability during Explosive Movement.
4 Muscular Basis of Strength.
R. BILLETER AND H. HOPPELER.
5 Hormonal Mechanisms Related to the Expression of Muscular Strength and Power.
WILLIAM J. KRAEMER AND SCOTT A. MAZZETTI.
6 Exercise-related Adaptations in Connective Tissue.
RONALD F. ZERNICKE AND BARBARA LOITZ-RAMAGE.
7 Contractile Performance of Skeletal Muscle Fibres.
K.A. PAUL EDMAN.
8 Skeletal Muscle and Motor Unit Architecture: Effect on Performance.
RONALD R. ROY, RYAN J. MONTI, ALEX LAI AND V. REGGIE EDGERTON.
9 Mechanical Muscle Models and Their Application to Force and Power Production.
10 Stretch-shortening Cyle.
PAAVO V. KOMI.
11 Stretch-shortening Cycle Fatigue and its Influence on Force and Power Production.
CAROLINE NICOL AND PAAVO. V. KOMI.
Part 3: Mechanism for Adaptation in Strength and Power Training.
12 Cellular and Molecular Aspects of Adaptation in Skeletal Muscle.
GEOFFREY GOLDSPINK AND STEPHEN HARRIDGE.
13 Hypertrophy and Hyperplasia.
J. DUNCAN MACDOUGALL.
14 Acute and Chronic Muscle Metabolic Adaptations to Strength Training.
PER A. TESCH AND BJORN A. ALKNER.
15 Neural Adaptation to Strength Training.
DIGBY G. SALE.
16 Mechanism of Muscle and Motor Unit Adaptation to Explosive Power Training.
JACQUES DUCHATEAU AND KARL HAINAUT.
17 Proprocetive Training: Considerations for Strength and Power Production.
18 Connective Tissue and Bone Response to Strength Training.
MICHAEL H. STONE AND CHRISTINA KARATZAFERI.
19 Endocrine Responses and Adaptations to Strength and Power Training.
WILLIAM KRAEMER AND NICHOLASS A. RATAMESS.
20 Cardiovascular Responses to Training.
STEVEN J. FLECK.
Part 4: Special Problems in Strength and Power Training.
21 Aging and Neuromuscular Adaptation to Strength Training.
22 Use of Electrical Stimulation in Strength and Power Training.
GARY A. DUDLEY AND SCOTT W. STEVENSON.
Part 5: Strength and Power Training for Sports.
23 Biomechanics of Strength and Strength Training.
VLADIMIR M. ZATSIORSKY.
24 Vibration Loads: Potential for Strength and Power Development.
JOACHIM MESTER P.(?) SPITZENPFEIL AND ZENGYOUAN YUE.
25 Training for Weightlifting.
JOHN GARHAMMER AND BOB TAKANO
"The overlap between chapters helps to reinforce theories and allows each chapter to be read independently.
The chapters give some insight into the amount of work expected of the elite athlete, the importance of the correct training and at various stages in the season, and who requires strength or power and how to gain it.
It is a reference book to which one will return time and again."
".comprehensive overview of structural hormonal, neural, and mechanical factors related to the expression of strength and power.
This book provides a wealth of up-to-date information.a fine reference".
Journal of the American College of Sports Medicine, 1993
"This volume on strength and power, together with its companion Endurance in Sport are exactly what many of us in the field have been waiting for.
.this book is a must for all interested in the scientific aspects of strength and power."
British Journal of Sports Medicine, 1993
"This is a very well organised, well written and well presented book.[the] 29 contributors all.have well-established international reputations in their particular fields of study.
.the book will be essential reading for many graduate students in certain aspects of medicine and sports science. In addition, the book will be of considerable interest to sports scientists, sports medicine doctors, physiotherapists, podiatrists and athletic trainers. In general, the book is an excellent addition to the literature on strength and power in sport."
Scottish Journal of Physical Education, 1993
*Explores the principles and problems of enhancing strength and power.
*Addresses clinical issues such as clinical limits, muscle adaptations, and rehabilitation of injury.
*Expert and international authorship.