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Super fitness for sports, conditioning, and health
Fahey, Thomas D. (Thomas Davin), 1947-
Publication Information:
Boston : Allyn and Bacon, [2000]

Physical Description:
xi, 164 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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GV481 .F275 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Super Fitness for Sports, Conditioning, and Health presents an overview of basic exercise physiology and the relationship between exercise and health, while describing methods of measuring fitness and training techniques for improving endurance, strength, and flexibility. Sports scientists, coaches, and athletes have developed training techniques such as plyometrics, downhill running, parachute sprinting, interval training, Olympic lifting, over-distance training, medicine ball training, motor unit overload techniques, PNF stretching, and exotic forms of resistive exercise training. These training methods and more are presented in this easy-to-read, comprehensive book. For anyone interested in fitness, conditioning, and weight training.

Table of Contents

1 Super Fitness
Fitness in the Age of the Couch Potato
Surgeon General's Report on Fitness
Developing Physical Fitness
The Fitness Components
Which Fitness Should You Emphasize?
Putting the Exercise Program in Its Proper Perspective
2 Exercise and Your Body
Energy Management and Exercise
Exercise and the Three Energy Systems
Developing Metabolic Fitness
Muscle Function during Exercise
The Fitness Process: Exercise Training and Adaptation of the Body
Principles of Training
Develop Your Body to Suit Your Life-Style
3 Developing Endurance
What Is Endurance Fitness? Endurance Fitness and Maximal Oxygen Consumption
Assessing Endurance Fitness
Designing an Endurance Fitness Program
4 Developing Muscle Strength
Principles of Strength Training
Basic Weight Training Exercises
Basic Weight Training Programs
5 Developing Power and Speed
The Elements of Power
Metabolic Capacity
Basic Speed and Power Exercises
Integrating Power Training into Your Workouts
6 Jumping and Plyometrics
Stationary Plyometrics
Horizontal Jumps and Hops
Bounce Push-Ups
Box Jumping
Medicine Ball Exercises
Medicine Ball Exercises with a Partner
Olympic Weight Lifting
7 Flexibility
What Determines Flexibility? Types of Stretching Techniques
Benefits of Flexibility and Stretching Exercises
Principles of Flexibility
Basis Stretching Exercises and Your Stretching Routine
Other Stretching Exercises
8 Designing Your Exercise Program
Principles of Training
Designing Your Program
9 Nutrition for Health and Performance
Essential Nutrients
The Healthy, High-Performance Diet and the Food Guide Pyramid
Diet, Exercise, and Weight Control
Ergogenic Aids and Food Supplements