Designing Resistance Training Programs

Author: Kraemer, William J.


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  • ISBN: 9780736042574
  • Author: Kraemer, William J.
  • Publ Date: 2003-09-01
  • Edition: 3
  • Pages: 392
  • Imprint: HARPER BUSINESS **
  • Status: ACT
  • ID - 68734

Table of Contents :

Part I Foundations of resistance training: basic principles of resistance training and exercise prescription; types of strength training; neuromuscular physiology and adaptations to resistance training; integrating other fitness components. Part II Exercise prescription of resistance training: developing the indivisualized resistance training workout; resistance training systems and techniques; the detraining phenomenon. Part III Women, children and seniors and resistance training: women and resistance training; children and resistance training; resistance training for seniors.


In this title, experts on strength training explore how to use scientific knowledge to develop personalized training programs. This text enables readers to: design scientifically sound resistance training programs; modify and adapt programs to meet the needs of special populations; and understand how exercise prescription design works in the real world. Features new to this edition include three chapters dedicated to resistance training issues and concerns for children, women, and seniors, including how to modify and adapt such programs to address the special needs and concerns for each group. Case studies use examples of exercise prescription design in real-life situations involving wrestling, personal fitness, and volleyball.

Author Biography:

Steven J. Fleck is chair of the sport science department at Colorado College in Colorado Springs. He earned a PhD in exercise physiology from Ohio State University in 1978. He has headed the physical conditioning program of the U.S. Olympic Committee; served as strength coach for the German Volleyball Association; and coached high school track, basketball, and football. Dr. Fleck is a former vice president of basic and applied research for the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). He was honored in 1991 as the NSCA Sport Scientist of the Year.William J. Kraemer is director of research in the dean's office of the Neag School of Education and a full professor in the department of kinesiology working in the Human Performance Laboratory at the University of Connecticut at Storrs. He also is a full professor in the department of physiology and neurobiology and a professor of medicine at the University of Connecticut Health Center. He earned a PhD in physiology from the University of Wyoming in 1984. He held multiple appointments at Pennsylvania State University, where he was professor of applied physiology, director of research in the Center for Sports Medicine, associate director of the Center for Cell Research, and faculty member in the kinesiology department and the Noll Physiological Research Center. He is also editor in chief of the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research.


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