New PDF release: ACSM's Foundations of Strength Training and Conditioning

By Nicholas Ratamess

ISBN-10: 0781782678

ISBN-13: 9780781782678

"Developed through the yank collage of activities medication, this article deals a accomplished creation to the fundamentals of power education and conditioning in line with the newest learn findings. ACSM's Foundations of energy education and Conditioning is split into 4 elements: Foundations, Physiological Responses and variations, power education and Conditioning application layout, and evaluate. The textual content makes a speciality of functional functions, permitting scholars to enhance, enforce, and determine the result of education courses which are designed to optimize power, energy, and athletic functionality. furthermore, the text’s transparent, straight forward writing variety makes it effortless to know new concepts."


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The resultant effect is that the SSC can enhance performance by an average of 15%–20% (33). The SSC is most prominent in fast-twitch (FT) muscle fibers (as FT fiber motion is faster resulting in greater elastic energy storage) and is highly trainable via plyometric, sprint, agility, and resistance training (RT). Critical to SSC performance is that the CON action follows right away. Any pause between the ECC and CON phases (or initiating an action without a countermovement) results in attenuated performance.

1 depicts the active length-tension relationship where passive elements are not considered. When examining total muscle tension, both active and passive elements contribute, with active elements contributing greatly from short to moderate lengths and passive elements contributing greatly at moderate to longer lengths. At shorter muscle lengths, there is overlap of the actin filaments, which reduces actin and myosin interaction. Because muscle tension is proportionate to the number of cross-bridges formed, shorter lengths geometrically pose a problem reducing active muscle tension.

2002;34: 364–380. 3. Drechsler A. The Weightlifting Encyclopedia: A Guide to World Class Performance. Whitestone (NY): A is A Communications; 1998. pp. 1–15. 4. Epley B, Taylor J. Developing a policies and procedures manual. In: Baechle TR, Earle RW, editors. Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning. 3rd ed. Champaign (IL): Human Kinetics; 2008. pp. 569–588. 5. Fair JD. Muscletown USA: Bob Hoffman and the Manly Culture of York Barbell. University Park (PA): The Pennsylvania State University Press; 1999.

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