ACSM's Foundations of Strength Training and Conditioning by American College of Sports Medicine

By American College of Sports Medicine

Built by means of the yank university of activities medication, this article deals a accomplished creation to the fundamentals of energy education and conditioning in response to the most recent examine findings. ACSM's Foundations of power education and Conditioning is split into 4 elements: Foundations, Physiological Responses and variations, power education and Conditioning software layout, and Assessment. The textual content specializes in functional functions, permitting scholars to boost, enforce, and verify the result of education courses which are designed to optimize power, energy, and athletic performance. Moreover, the text’s transparent, common writing type makes it effortless to know new concepts. 

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2005;37:1037–1043. 20. Stoppani J. Encyclopedia of Muscle and Strength. Champaign (IL): Human Kinetics; 2006. pp. 1–7. 21. Todd T. The myth of the muscle-bound lifter. NSCA Journal. 1985;7:37–41. 22. Waller M, Piper T, Townsend R. Strongman events and strength and conditioning programs. Strength Condition J. 2003;25: 44–52. CHA P TER Objectives 2 After completing this chapter, you will be able to: • Understand the biomechanics of the neuromuscular system in relation to strength and power performance • Understand how muscle force varies depending on its length and contraction velocity • Understand how acute changes in a pennate muscle’s angle of pennation may limit force production, but how chronic increases resulting from muscle hypertrophy can be advantageous for strength and power increases • Understand the principles of torque and leverage and how altering moment arm length affects joint force production and speed • Understand how force/torque varies throughout full joint range of motion and the ramifications this has for weight training performance • Understand how friction affects force production and sports performance • Understand the principles of stability and how performance is altered via changes in the body’s center of gravity • Understand how mass, inertia, momentum, and impulse affect performance • Understand how lifting performance can be enhanced via various accessories Biomechanics is the science of applying the principles of mechanics to biological systems.

Speed b. Power c. Agility d. Balance 2. A competitive sport where lifters place based on the amount of weight they lift in the snatch and clean and jerk is: a. Bodybuilding b. Weightlifting c. Powerlifting d. Strength competitions 7. RT can: a. Increase bone mineral density b. Increase basal metabolic rate c. Decrease percent body fat d. All of the above 3. A Greek strongman whose training program was ascribed as being the first known example of using progressive overload was: a. Milo of Crotona b.

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