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Resistance training

Resistance training

Naclerio, Fernando ORCID: 0000-0001-7405-4894 and Moody, Jeremy (2015) Resistance training. In: Rieger, Thomas, Naclerio, Fernando ORCID: 0000-0001-7405-4894, Jiménez, Alfonso and Moody, Jeremy, (eds.) Europe Active's Foundations for Exercise Professionals. Human Kinetics, pp. 65-96. ISBN 978-1450423779

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In the human body, strength is the neuromotor capability to apply force. Strength performance is the product of a partnership between muscles and the nervous system. The muscles provide the engine that generates force, while the nervous system provides the engine controller. The development of muscular strength through physical training is significant to overall muscle fitness and function. This chapter introduces the basic concepts of muscle action and contraction, the repetition maximum continuum and the overload principle. In addition, it analyses the principal variables that need to be controlled for when designing resistance programmes with specific objectives, such as maximal strength, explosive strength hypertrophy or muscle endurance.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Strength and Conditioning; Power; Muscle Action; Routines
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC1200 Sports Medicine
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science
Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences > School of Human Sciences (HUM)
Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences > Institute for Lifecourse Development > Centre for Exercise Activity and Rehabilitation
Last Modified: 22 Nov 2021 11:49

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