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According to the laws 01 mechanics. Let's suppose that the release l Osltion and release angle 01 the shot are not changed In dlf ferent attempts. In this case.
As the subject throws the shot with different efforts In differe nt attempts. This Is the Individual's mrudmal muscular perror manc e maximal distance. The symbol p..
Parametric Relations At the next stage oflhe experiment. However, instead of putting the men's shot 7, g , the athlete puts the women's shot 4.
The shot velocity is obviously greater using. Ihe lower weigh t. In science, a vari able that determines t he outcome of the experiment such as mass or distance OJ the specific lorm 01 a mathemati cal expression is a parnmeler.
In other words. We lIIay say that in the last example. The dependent variables. The parametric relation between V.. In the throw of a heavy shot, the force applied to the object is greater and Ihe velocity is less I han In the throw of a light shot. The greater the force F.. Amons these perfo rmances are pea k values such as the highest F.. The5e achievements, the highest among the maximal, are termed maximum maxlm orum performance. In Ihe npeTimenl. The maxim.
The dala are group av. Smirnov and Ii. IMl itiH, port I: Of Parametric ReletlOn. A coach suggested IIlaI a! The nverse rl! Ialions from difleroot activities'. Hations a. Or simply the nonparnmelric relatIonone hand and. The following performance pai rs are examples of nonpar-ametri" relationships: The maximal re. The maximum maximorum force in a! This i. If the resistance th. Stronger athletes are not ne.: J wllh arm ext ended.
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The Q 8 tI fi'lds 1hal1ht c: Ilion and body m IharIIt no poll. Iody V Is the ability to generale maJdmum maJdmorum external fon: Force manifests Itself In two ways: Either the movement 01 a body Is changed o r 1he body Is.
II is characterized by a magnitude. Since lorce i.
Internal lorces include bone-on-bone forces and lendonto-bone forces. The loes actlngbet It is well known tlial an active muscle exerts force on the bone while sho rtening concentric or mlometrlc action. Note that melric means "length: In another sense. The oIljects ircl. The maximal loroos F. The queSlioo: Too answer: The F So, by definition. For Instance, a srlareh one 01 the lifts In Olympic-style weightl ihillg, in which the barbell is lifted from the floor to Over the head in one continuous motio n with a barbell o f different weights Is one motion, whlfe the takeoff In a vertical jump w ith or Without an additional load Is a second motion.
The two types of factors that determtne these differences are extrinsic external and Int rinslc Internal. Tw O expe r imental parad igms are employed 10 measure t he external resistance. In the firsl case. Many researchers have found Ihat the correlation belween the force F. Ihe lorce increases figu re 2. Maximum maximor um force f'-J is achieved when the position o f the leg Is close 10 full extension. TIlis is in agreement with eve r yday obser vations-the heaviest welSht can be lifted in semlsqualling , not deep squatting.
The cor relation of F. Is negaUve. Here the mechanIcal behavior of a support leg resembles the behavior of a spring: Remember that In both experimental. Extrinsic Factors and the Role of Resistance Force ts the measure of the action of one body against another. The force exerted by. In 1"11 t""gth. Cur"" A i. Curve B ;. Thus, both the magnitude 01 F. In hydrodynamics, the lorce applied to waler Is proporlionallo the veloclly squared F.
Ihe oar's velocity Is Ihe resull 01 all athlete's ellorts. The chai n 01 events is represented in IigllTe 2. Then, to overcome the increased water resistance. Thus, Increased water resis tance can be regarded as an effect 01 the high mU'ICular force mechanical feedback Imagine a different example, that of an Indi Vidual pushing a heavy truck that Is already moving.
With Isoklnetic devices. The resistance 01 the device is equal to the. The maximal force F. In resistance based on elMtldly, Ihe magnitude oflorce Is del ermined by the range 01 disillacement. The length of an obJect with Ideal elastlclty Increases In propor tion to the lorce applied.
The lormula is F. In olher words, the greater the range of motion e. In such exercises. Another type of res istance is based on Inertia. A movement follows Newlon's second law of motion: Because of gravity and friction, however, it is difficult to observe movement in which the resistance Is lormed only by inertia.
In science. A rope is wound repeatedly aroum] the pulley and a. With Ihis device. By varying the mass or moment of inertia of the wheel, we can study Ihe dependence of exerted muscular force, particularly F. On the mass uf the objet: The results are shown in. If the mass of an accelerated object Is rela tlvely small, Ihe maximal force exerted by an athlete depends on the slle of the mass.
For instance, it is unrealislie to apply a great force to a coin. When objffts o f different masses are thrown e. O, the force applied to the light shnls is relat ively small and heavilyinnuenced by the shot mass zone A. Th e fo rce exerted on the heavy shots, however. Resistance can also be based on we ight. Scale on the an. I""" V. When exercising with free weights. Typicdlly, it is not feasible to relax befo re and immediately after theellor t a.
II a body is acc: Since gravity is always acting duwnward. The same is true for jump tak eoffs. H "droo "uamlc resistance p redominates In water sports such as swimming.
It is difficult to model this type of resistance on. The use of w eig hts o r el astic resistance is nnt a satislactory solution. While performing a st ro ke in the water, the athlete relaxes immedia tely belore and after the stroke and also exer ts maxim al fo rce ag ainst the wate r r esistance at a li me when the maximal velocity is achieved.
T hese two featu res are both unattainable w ith springs and free weigh ts. With some training d evices the resistance Is provided by vlsroslty.
Here the exerted muscular force is pro]XIrtional to the movement velOCity. These exercise machines are mainly used as a substit ute for natural water conditions and for dryland l r aininG In water s]XIrts.
Compo und resistance Is also used In training. For instance, one end 01 a rubber band can be fixed tothe floor and the seeond. Mces tor dry1aoo training. Fi rst they used m:. Too ,esemblarooo, 1lowfMu. Hegardless of these diflerences, many lacets 01 musc ular biomechanics and the phySiology 01 iSOlated moscles are man itested In the complex movements involving numerouS muscles. Intrinsic Factors The strengtll that an athlete can exert in the same moUon depends on several variables: The causeol muscular strength Is.
The vari. Muscular strength is determined by the concerted activity 01 many. It takes time to develop maximal force for a given motion figure 2. The time to peak lorce T. J varies wtth each person and with different motions: If measured isometrically, It is approximately 0.
But the translatory action of muscular forces aiso induces a rolatorymowment in the joints. As various muscles are Inserted at dllferent distances from the joint axes of rotahons. Is very small. In practice. TIle lime for milXimal force develol-'"lent can be compared with the time typically required by elite athletes t o perform se,"",r al motions,. In mo,"",menlS such as takeoffs and deliver y phases in throwing. For instance, among t he best shotput ter s during throws of The best results lor these atllfete.
The lirst method brings good results al H. As the resistance decreases aod the motloo time becomes sh orter. SD figure 2. By deflnit ioo: Place the tip of your inde: Snap tr. Yoo will find! This time is too short to exertltlll maximal fon:: It is caled tile qtjckrell! Impr oves achievement in. This is not net: In spite of effort. TIle reason for this is Ihe very short duration of the delivery phase.
The athlete simply has no time to develop maximal force 1'. In such a situation. By defini-. Let's comlMre two athtetes, A and B, with dJlferent force-time hlstor,es figure 2. If the time of motion is shurt i. Training of maximal strength cannot help athlete B Improve performance If the motion is in the time-deficit lone, When sport performance Impr oves, Ihe time of motion turns out to be shorter.
The bener an athlete's qualifications. Several indices are used to estimate explosive strength and Ihe rate of force develop-. RC mF. RC Is typically highly correlated with lumping performances, especially with body velocity after a takeoff, c force gradient. A-gradlent z F.. Strong people do not ne.: A and R. If' he ti If the lime i. Defmlng a D"alnlng Target: A 'OI. At first he was.
Ali91 2years. He comirued to train in the sarna manoer aoo aftar 2 more 'liar". For Instance. If an alillete throws shots of differ. MaxillHlm force f ",.
J Is attained when velOCity is small: Ion, tK.. The force-velocity curve can be consid ered part of a hyre. The curvature. This approximation Is nO! Various main sport movements encompass diHerent parts of the force-velocity curves. In SOllie athletic motions the force-velOCity curve can look different from lilal shown in. Moocow, R. OCCurS in fast movemen! The lock is then tri! Inthis case, Ihe initial conditions for muscle shortening are determined by the ma!
Force-velOCit y relations can also be studied with isokinetic devices that keep velOCity con stant du r ing a movement.
However, the veloc Ity range of modern Iso kinetic equipment is relatively small. Several consequences of the force-velOCity. It is Impossible to exert a high loree in very last movements. If an athlete performs the li rsl pha.
F J" instance. At the same time, there is no correlation between maximal force f'. The abilily to produce maximal force Le" muscular strength and the ability 10 achieve! MaXimal mechanical power P J Is achieved In the Intermedlale range of loree and velocity. As the velocity olthe movement Increases , the exer ted foreedecreases and tlle released energy work.
Effl clency I. The reason? The shot weight is 7, kg lor men and 4 kg lor women: This correlation Is low in javel in throwing. AllUre 2. It may seem surprising that the greatest power value Is at a velocity on e third the value 01 maximal velocity V-.
One should. Ofl mohon velocity. I Tota l. I'-, l. As a consequence. This Is why the power level Is greater when a relatively light shot Is put than when a heavy barbell Is hfted. At the same lime. Is equal to N for Ihe shot and 2. In some sport movements, II is posstble to chanse Ihe magnitude of external resistance e. Direction of Movement Plyometrics. The same holds true for isolated muscles, The eccentric forc e for a single muscle may reach a level of up to twice the zero velocity Iso metr ic force.
A typical example of eccentric muscular acti vo ity can be seen in landing. The force exerted during the yielding phase of landing from a great height can substantially exceed either the takeoff or maximal Isometric fon: The force, 2, N per arm.
Because exercises with eccent r iC muscular action typicalJy involve high force development, the risk of injury is high-a risk coaches shoold understand. Even il th e eccentric force is not maximal, such exerciscs e.
The cause of the muscle soreness is danlaged muscle fibers. Conditiolling muscle reduces the amount of injury. This is mainly true for. Eccentric muscular aclion s are as natural in human movements as are concentric actions.
Many movements cooslst of eccentric stretch and concentric sh ortening phases. According to recently published dat a. In untrained pe rsons, max im al voluntary torque output during eecentric knee extension or flexion Is Independent 01 movement velocity and remains at an Isometric leveL If the same external force is exerted concentrically and eccentrically.
Beeause of tills. If the sa me force Is developed. It a muscle shortens Immediately alter a stretch force and power outl u t increases.
Reversible muscular adion is an innate liar! Since many sport movements are hlgilly com plex and executed ill a very bri ef time, even some elite Fia: Increased force Is exerted in the shortening phase of arranged In series , they are subjected to the a st retch-shortening cycle for fou r main same force.
Fi rst. The deforrna lengthening to shor t ening. In turn, Is a function of mus.: Is exerted. Ihe time avaJiable for force developWhile the stiffness of a muscle Is variable mem Is greater. Coumermovemem jumps and depends on the forces exerted.
The not drop jumps are eVidence of such an paSSive muscle Is compliant: It can occurrence. The active muscle is stiff; Apart from these two mechanisms. The other factors Influence the outcome of grealer the muscle tension. Ihe greater the movemems with reverSible muscular action; stiffness of the mUScie-lhe stronger the peripheral. Superior athletes and cent ral neural. The sliffnessoftheir muscles. If a tendon Of rather than in muscles. Tendon elasticity and active muscle i5 st retched.
It Is Interesting that antmals used to enha",;c motor output in the co,, thaI are last runners. AcconJing to phySical principles. Such tendons work as springs; they magnit ud e of the stored energy is propor allow for storing and reCOiling a large amount tional to the appl icd force and the induced of mechanical energy at each step.
Since muscle and tendon are. L and IOfce F Ihe laOo f'1. Ilody I i tiller ""d II. Body 2 i. Iill mo.. AllUre 1. Since "lIle alh k In ouch the lendon. After the foot stri ke. These changes are controlled and partiallycnunterbalanced by the conce rt ed action of two motnr reflexes: The myotatic reflex receptors, or mU!
ICle spltLtlles. The lim spring tendon possesses! When the rrlIsde is rala,xed, it is 'fflry compliant. The level 01 muscle actlvalioo is not constant, Ilowev9r. When the muscle I. The stretching induces an increase in muscle spindle diScharge. This relieJ! Golgltendoo orgrum are arranged in series with Ihe muscle fibers. These receptors are sensil ive to forces developed In Ihe muscle rather than to length changes as is the CaSe with muscle spindles.
If muscle tension increases sharply, t he Gol gi tendon r eflex evokes the Inhibition of muscle action. The ensoing drop In muscle tension prevents t he muscle and tendon from Incurring damage force feedback. The e fferent discharge to the muscle duri ng the st r etching phase 01 a stretchshortening cycle is modified by the com blned effects of the two reflexes mentioned.
As Springs In sertes level. The second Golgi organ. The nosl intensily 01 rrvsde act The intensily 01 oodl nofiex. When athletes are accustomed to sharp. Iorcible muscle-tendoo strntctmg. Wls is, in this casu. Since reversible muscular action Is an element 01 many sport movements.
Before such t raining was accidental. Only since that time have exercises with reversible muscular action, such as drop jumps. Note that this traininw method has been e rrOneously talled plyometrics bysome. The term is not appropriate in this case, since reversible.
ClI with reversible muscular action can be improved through other exereises such as heavy weight" lifting. In qualified athletes. During landing. II athletes, even strong. As a result of s! Thed ropping height may then be Increased. All a "'. Th""" lunctlonal component. I The muscu l.
J lorcereedback coml'0ll"nt orlglnotinQ lrom the r",lgt ,endon ot'l! The final outcome I. The theory was o. A Sy",heoi. Medkal PliY',oIofp. Maximal muscular strength F-J and fon: J are not correlated in good athletes and..
Posture, Strength Curves The strength that an athlete can gene rate in a given motion depends on body posture joint. The maximal lorce is exerted when t he hilT is slightly ahove the knee height.
The plot 01 the CJ: J training n. I",,,, K. Why Do un. Second see dascussion on veloc ity. The ba rbei llTl. Moocow, Ru FifU t. KomI, '1. Iittd by. Map''''' by """"' Iactwd S. In single joints, the Joint strength cu rves assume three general forms: F-J can be reached. Durins elbow flexion. Z2 Relat ion. We'" made ,,'j.
The I"",'rm "'.. IIIQtled bo: M, [WI. Iotioru in ",hie"".. Strength values at the weakest posItions, or the so-called slicking points. The muscular forces t ransform inlO joint mome n1S and the joint. We consider. This hallpens for two reasons. Because of lhe interplay of these two factors, the relal ion between the instantall!! We can, how. In COlltrast, higher forces are exerted by slretched muscle. When a joint approaches the limits of its range of motion, the passive elastic forces Illcrease.
For inslallce, during the arm cock. Resist ing the deformation, Ihe tisslles contribute t 0 the joinl turque. Ihat reach maximal values. TI,e length of a tWO-joint muscle depends on the angular positions at both joints thai the muscle crosses. In such jOints, the values depend not only on the angular position at lhe joint being l estI'd but also on t he angular position of the second jOint.
For inslance, the contribution of t he gastrocnemius, wllich is a two-joint muscle, to plantarflexion torque at the ankle joint is reduced as tI,e knee is flexed and, cnnsequently.
When the knee is maximally flexed and the ankle is plantarflexed, the gastrocnemius muscle is unable to produce active force. FIgure 2. In this in. During a stretch. The turning effect of the force Is called the moment of force, or tOrQue.
The moment of a force Fequals the product of the magnitude ofFand the shortest distance, d. The distance d Is called a moment arm. Ajoint moment prodUCed by a llluscleequals the followins produCI: Muscle monlent arm. When a Joint angle varies, the moment arm of a muscle spanning the Joint changes. The externallorce st rength would atso be lour time" higher, In summar y, when a joint angle varies, the externally registered force strength changes due totwo reasons: Many mUSCles produce moment s about more than one jOint axis.
These muscles have sever al functions. For instance, the biceps both flexes and supinates the lorearm at the elbow jOint. First, muscles produce moments of for ce not only In the desired direction primary moments but also in other directions sec ondary moments , To counterbalance the secondary moments, which are not neces sar y for the intended purpose, additional muscles are activated.
The number 01 active muscles Increases but the strength may dec rease, ConSide r, for example. During the su plnallon effort. Is also active. A simple demonstration proves. Wittlth9 arm pronated. J at an ' joinl angte III t h. The downward arrow. IIh curve ;". The flexion moment Is counterbalanced bytheexlension moment exerted hy the t riceps.
Therefore, the closer the external lorce to the joint, or, In other words, the smal ler the moment arm of the force, the. At this legor arm position the line of force action is close to the. Jolnl ",,,,,,. Th;" explains why lhe he When Ihe leg or arm ;" ne. I"",e' ca. K, ,,,,,Ko '" h"""'" ",",,,,,, e"" When the leg or arm is completely extended, the force acts along the extremity.
As a result, at this jOint configuration people can sustain extremely large forces. In a nutshell. When effort is maxi mal, the athlete attains a maximal muscular performance for the given task.
The parametric relation between the maximal force F. The higher the force. The highest maximal force F-J Is called the maximum maxlmorum force. The values and the dependence h-etween maximal velocity V. The magnitude of the correlallon depends on the parameter values: The greater the resIstance, the higher the coeffiCient olthe correlation.
When athletes allempl to produce maximal force. Even when the "geometry" 01 a motion e. Several factors determine the force values across motor tash. Imagine that t he same arm motion e,g. In t he first instance, the resistance inc reases in proportion to t he movement amplitude: Often the resistance proVided by a strength exercise apparatus does not resemble the type of resistance found in natural sport movements.
This is detrimental to the eHiclency of strength training. Several intrinsic characteristics of motor tasks are important for prodUCing maximal foree, Time aVailable for force development Is a crucial factor in many sport events.
The time required to produce maximal force is typically longer than the time available for the manl festallon of strength In real sport movements. Thus the rate of force developmem. Is the crucial factor In a successful athletic performance. The rela tive contrillu! The higher the performance.
Ins toward athletic performance. Direction of movement I,e. The highest forces are generated during t: Such a stretch- shorten ing cycle i. The magnitude of the force produced during the stretch-shorte'l" jllg muscular action. The interplay of. Iwo spinal reHexes stretc h reUex and GoIg; organ reflex is eonsidered to be a major lactor toward determining neural inflowto the muscle during the stretch- shortening cycle.
For one-joint motions. In multijoint body movements. We turn now to Ihe lactors that affecl maximal forces produced by individual athletes, and how they may vary from person. Individual athle t es generate different maximal forces when they perform similar motions. These variation tem mainly from two factors: The maximal force capabilities of indio.
Muscle mass and dimensions are affectefl by t raining. This Is true regard less of muscle length. With heavy resistance training in which the muscle cross section is Increased.
Skeletal muscle consists of nume r ous fibers. Each fiber Is made up of many paraliel myonbrlls. Sarcomeres In turn Include thin ftIament8 conslsllng largely of the protein actin and thick filaments of tbe protein O1 08l n. The aclln and n'yosln filaments partially overlap. MyOSin filaments have small outward helical projections called cross bridges.
These cross bridges end with myOSin heads that make contact. According 10 tbe slidlng.. The force pr oduced hy a muscle is the outcome of activity 01 muscl e subunits sarcomeres.
Tbe maximal lorce profluced by a sarcome re depends to some extent on tbe total numbe r 01 myosin heads available for the cros. T he total number of cross-bridge lin ks in a given san;omere is apparently the product All the sarcumeres 01 One myofibril work in series. The differences in parallel and seria l action of san;omereS are listed in fi!
To estimate the muscle potential in force production. Instead of calculating the number of fil aments. The ratio 01 the filament area to the muscle fiber area is called flIament area tle08lty. Strensth exercise can Increase the number of filaments per myofibril.
We know lillie about the Influence of 5t rength train tnS on sarcomere length. The capacity of a muscle 10 produce force depends on Its pltysloloslcal cross-sectional area, particularly the number of muscle fibers In the muscle and the cross-sectional areas oflheflbers.
It Is commonly known tltat the si ze of a muscle Increases when it Is subjected to a strength tralnlns reslmen. This Increase Is cal led hypertrophy and is typically displayed by bodybUilders. Whole-ntusde hypertrophy Is caused by an Increased number of motor fibers fiber hyperplasia. Recent investigations have lound that both and hypertrophy contribute to muscle size increase.
Muscle size increases are caused mainly by individual liber size increases. People with large numbers 01 libers have great er potential as weightlifters or bodybuilders than do people with smaller numbers of libers in their muscles.
The size 01 individual fibers. The nomber of fibers is not changed substantially. Two extreme types of muscle fiber hypertrophy can be schematically depleted: Specifically, filament area density in the muscle fibers decreases.
Myoflbrillar hyper' rophy is an enlargement of the muscle fitJ. The synthesis of actin and myOSin proteins In a muscle cell Is controlled by the hyperpla. St rength exercises can prompt the genes tn semi chemical messengers to enzymes outside the nucleus.
Contractile proteins are synthesized. This type of fiber hypertrophy leads to increased mu. Heavy resistance exercises lead to a mix 01 sarcoplasmic and myofibrillar hypertroplly 01 muscle fibers. Depending on the t raining routine. MosUy myofibrillar hypertrophy is found in elite weight lifters if the trainIng program Is designed properly , whereas sarcoplasmic hypertrophy Is typically seen in bodybuilders. Training must be organized to stimulate the synthesis 01 contractHe prolelns and to Increase filament muscle density.
During strength exercises. Fiber hypertn. I hy is considered to be a supen;ompensatiOfl of muscle proteifls. Muscle arterioles and capiUarie. However, by Inducing a hypoxic slate In muscles 10 differeot ways, researchers have shown that oxygen shortage does not stlmulale an Increase In muscle si ze.
Professional pearl divers. Tissue hypoxia directly increases Ihe amounl of free radical formation and local ti ssue damage and sludies have shown that resistance t raining can reduce this efleet.
However, recent tiodings indicate thai, even io a conlpletely exllausted muscle, the ATP level is not changed. A fourth theor y, although it has not been validated in detail, appea rs 1I10re realistic and appropriate for practkal trainlng-the energetic th eor y of mUM: The synthesis of muscle proteins requires a substantial amoun t of energy. This energy Is spent for the anabolism of mosde prot eins and for muscular work. Normally, the amount 01 energy available In a muscle cell satisfies t hese two requIrements.
During heavy resistive exercise, however. Since t he energy supply for the synthesis of proteins decreases. The uptake of amino acids from the blood Imo muscles Is depressed during exercise. The practical aspects 01 th is theory will be desc ribed in ch apter 4.
Then , bet w een training seSSions ,! The uptake of amino acids from Ihe blood into muscles is above resting v alues. This principle is sim ilar 10 the overcompensation of muscle! Type l. Type I muscle fibers rely mOr e on reducing the amount 01 myofibrlllar prot ein degradation. While both functions are operational In a muscle fiber. Type I muscle fi bers will be more responsive to detraining.
M uscle maSS constitutes a substantial par t of the human body mass or body weight. In elite weightli lter s. That Is why. Th e dependence of strengt h on weight is seen more clearly when tested subjects have equally sU]lCrb athletic qual ifications. World record h olders In weighllilting have shown a very strong correlation between perfor mance level and body weight. The correlation lor part icipants at the world championships has been 0.
Tocompare the strength 01 different people. Ihe slrength per kilogram 01 body weight. Is usually calculated. On the othe r hand. Relative strength. Absolnte st rength Body weigh t.
With an increase in body weight. For Instance,a world reco rd in t he clean and jerk lilt in the kg The body weight of athletes in the supe r-heavyweight division. If the. I",," "-"- ""U. Eo'onio, Tho TM'. Wo,ld in clean and jerk lifts January 0 I. Rezuadeh, Iron. Why "re gym! The height 01 the beSl male gyrmasts is uwaltv in the rar. Shod athletes have an advantage in this sport. Thus, t he proportion for body height Is I: Athlete B is 2.
Athlete B has the advantage in absolute stren! Th e relationshil betwee n hodyweight and strength can then be analyzed using simple mat hemal ics. Taking into acconnt that. Methods of Strength Training; Chapter 5. Timing in Strength Training; Chapter 6. Strength Exercises; Chapter 7. Injury Prevention; Chapter 8. Training for Special Populations; Chapter 9.
Strength Training for Women; Chapter Strength Training and the Young Athlete; Chapter Strength Training for Seniors. Review quote "It's now in its second edition and it's a great book. Here's why. The authors have combined Eastern European and North American resistance training practices to present a truly global perspective on current theories on how athletes should train. Compared to the first edition, this edition is much more practical.
About Vladimir M. A strength and conditioning consultant for Olympic teams from the former Soviet Union for 26 years, Zatsiorsky has trained hundreds of world-class athletes. He has also authored or coauthored 15 books and more than scientific papers. He has received honorary doctoral degrees from universities in Poland and Russia and is an honorary member of the International Association of Sport Kinetics.
In his spare time, he enjoys reading, listening to classical music and exercising. He is also is a professor in the department of physiology and neurobiology and a professor of medicine at the University of Connecticut Health Centre. He is editor in chief of the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, an associate editor of Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, and an editorial board member of the Journal of Applied Physiology. A former junior high and college coach, Kraemer has coauthored many books and articles on strength training for athletes.
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