This is a reference for strength and conditioning specialists, health and fitness professionals, personal trainers and exercise scientists. This research-based book details the physiological and biomechanical aspects of designing resistance training programmes for improved power, strength and performance in athletes. It is based on the authors' experiences as teachers, coaches and researchers. It provides readers with a scientific basis for resistance training, plus how to test, monitor and evaluate adaptations for varied training programmes. With a strong scientific foundation and the tools to put theory into practice, readers will learn the skills to develop effective training programmes for clients and athletes at all levels.
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Michael H. Stone, PhD, is currently the director of the exercise and sports science laboratory in the department of kinesiology, leisure, and sport sciences at East Tennessee State University. Prior to this, Dr. Stone was the head of sport physiology for the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) and the chair of sport at Edinburgh University in Edinburgh, Scotland. He is also an adjunct professor at Edinburgh University; Edith Cowan University in Perth, Australia; and Louisiana State University in Shreveport.
Dr. Stone's service and research interests are primarily concerned with physiological and performance adaptations to strength and power training. He has more than 135 publications in reviewed journals and has contributed chapters to several texts in the areas of bioenergetics, nutrition, and strength and power training. He helped form the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) as well as the British Strength and Conditioning Association. Dr. Stone was the 1991 NSCA Sport Scientist of the Year and was awarded the NSCA Lifetime Achievement Award in 2000. He has coached several international- and national-level weightlifters and throwers in both the United States and Great Britain.
Meg Ritchie Stone, MS, is the director of the Sports Performance Enhancement Consortium and assistant track coach at East Tennessee State University. Stone holds the NCAA collegiate records in shot and discus and was a two-time Olympian in the discus for Great Britain. She also won a gold medal in the 1982 Commonwealth games.
Stone was the first female to hold the position of head strength and conditioning coach at a Division I football playing institution, and she fulfilled that role at both the University of Arizona and Texas Tech. She also coached track and field at Appalachian State University and in 1999 she returned to her native Scotland to become the national track and field coach--the first woman in Europe to hold a national coaching position. Stone has coached several international-level athletes, including four Olympians, in both the United States and Great Britain. She has also coached many athletes who later played in the NBA, MLB, and NFL. In addition, Stone has worked extensively with road cyclists and Paralympic groups through Carmichael Training Systems and the USOTC in Colorado Springs.
William A. Sands, PhD, is head of sport biomechanics and engineering for the United States Olympic Committee. He has served as senior sport physiologist at the Lake Placid Olympic Training Center as well as the physiologist for USA Track and Field and USA Diving. He has coached Olympic and world championship gymnasts and served as chair for the United States Elite Coaches Association for Women's Gymnastics. Dr. Sands is on the board of directors for the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports and is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine.