Designing Resistance Training Programs

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The revised edition of a clear, readable reference covering the foundations of resistance training; exercise prescription; and special populations, including a new section on resistance training programs for seniors. Can also be used as an undergraduate text for courses in resistance training prescription. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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Steven J. Fleck earned a PhD in exercise physiology from the 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 past 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. He was honored in 1991 as the NSCA Sport Scientist of the Year.

Dr. Fleck is the president of Fleck’s Rx, a consulting firm that advises elite athletes, coaches, and fitness enthusiasts on training programs. At home in Colorado Springs, Colorado, he enjoys weight training, rock climbing, hiking, and Alpine skiing.

William J. Kraemer earned a PhD in physiology from the University of Wyoming in 1984. He holds multiple appointments at the Pennsylvania State University, where he is 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.

The former head of the Exercise Biochemistry Laboratory at the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine, Dr. Kraemer is also a past president, vice president, and committee chair of the NSCA. This association honored him in 1992 as its Sport Scientist of the Year and in 1994 gave him its highest award, the Lifetime Achievement Award, making him at that time the second person ever to earn the honor. He is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and a member of both the American Physiological Society and the Endocrine Society. For recreation he enjoys painting, fishing, weight training, and running.

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