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Overview

RESISTANCE TRAINING FOR SPECIAL POPULATIONS provides strategies designed to increase muscle strength, power and endurance for individuals with chronic disease. Individual chapters are developed by recognized experts for each chronic condition, and detail the muscular fitness training required to enhance exercise outcomes and quality of life. RESISTANCE TRAINING FOR SPECIAL POPULATIONS focuses on strategies related to the frail elderly, osteoporosis, congestive heart failure, obese adults and children, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, pulmonary disease, asthma, cancer, arthritis, low back pain, hypertension and stroke. RESISTANCE TRAINING FOR SPECIAL POPULATIONS follows a consistent conceptual framework and outlines the physiological rationale for strength testing and training. Each chapter presents an overview of the etiology of the particular chronic disease and impact on public health and society, presents resources and evidence-based research, and provides sample exercise programs in a practical, "how to" format. Independence is a critical factor contributing to quality of life for individuals with chronic disease.

Ann Marie Swank, Exercise Physiology Laboratory, University of Louisville

Ann Swank is currently a Professor of Exercise Physiology, Director of Exercise Physiology Laboratory, and Program Director for Exercise Science at the University of Louisville. She holds a Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology from the University of Pittsburgh, and is an American College of Sports Medicine certified Exercise Specialist. As a Program Director for over 25 years, Ann is a member and Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine. She is also a member of National Strength and Conditioning Association.
  • Case studies specific for resistance training.
  • Evidence based exercise prescriptions and programs.
  • Thorough and up to date literature review of exercise for given population authored by experts.
  • Exercise screening, evaluation and programming are specific for the given population.
  • 24 week template program.
Dedication.
Foreword.
Preface.
Acknowledgements.
About the authors.
Part I: OVERVIEW OF TRAINING.
1. Overview of testing, training and progression strategies (40 pages).
Learner objective. Testing for muscular strength, power and endurance. Training for muscular strength, power and endurance. Progression strategies and periodization.
2. Pictorial essay of recommended strength training exercises (150 pages).
Lower body exercises. Upper body exercises.
Part II: STRATEGIES FOR SPECIAL POPULATIONS.
3. Strength training strategies for the frail elderly (32 pages).
Learner objectives. Introduction. Public health impact: prevalence and economic impact. Etiology of disease. Literature review of research supporting strength training. Factors to consider when designing program for strength. Special considerations for exercise testing and training. Exercise testing considerations. Exercise training considerations. Sample 24 week program. Rationale for program. Justification of progression, exercise choices. Case studies that highlight implementation of program. Chapter summary. References.
4. Strength training strategies for individuals with osteoporosis (32 pages).
Learner objectives. Introduction. Public health impact: prevalence and economic impact. Etiology of disease. Literature review of research supporting strength training. Factors to consider when designing program for strength. Special considerations for exercise testing and training. Exercise testing considerations. Exercise training considerations. Sample 24 week program. Rationale for program. Justification of progression, exercise choices. Case studies that highlight implementation of program. Chapter summary. References.
5. Strength training strategies for individuals with arthritis (32 pages).
Learner objectives. Introduction. Public health impact: prevalence and economic impact. Etiology of disease. Literature review of research supporting strength training. Factors to consider when designing program for strength. Special considerations for exercise testing and training. Exercise testing considerations. Exercise training considerations. Sample 24 week program. Rationale for program. Justification of progression, exercise choices. Case studies that highlight implementation of program. Chapter summary. References.
6. Strength training strategies for individuals with low back pain (32 pages).
Learner objectives. Introduction. Public health impact: prevalence and economic impact. Etiology of disease. Literature review of research supporting strength training. Factors to consider when designing program for strength. Special considerations for exercise testing and training. Exercise testing considerations. Exercise training considerations. Sample 24 week program. Rationale for program. Justification of progression, exercise choices. Case studies that highlight implementation of program. Chapter summary. References.
7. Strength training strategies for individuals with congestive heart failure (32 pages).
Learner objectives. Introduction. Public health impact: prevalence and economic impact. Etiology of disease. Literature review of research supporting strength training. Factors to consider when designing program for strength. Special considerations for exercise testing and training. Exercise testing considerations. Exercise training considerations. Sample 24 week program. Rationale for program. Justification of progression, exercise choices. Case studies that highlight implementation of program. Chapter summary. References.
8. Strength training strategies for obese adults (32 pages).
Learner objectives. Introduction. Public health impact: prevalence and economic impact. Etiology of disease. Literature review of research supporting strength training. Factors to consider when designing program for strength. Special considerations for exercise testing and training. Exercise testing considerations. Exercise training considerations. Sample 24 week program. Rationale for program. Justification of progression, exercise choices. Case studies that highlight implementation of program. Chapter summary. References.
9. Strength training strategies for obese children (32 pages).
Learner objectives. Introduction. Public health impact: prevalence and economic impact. Etiology of disease. Literature review of research supporting strength training. Factors to consider when designing program for strength. Special considerations for exercise testing and training. Exercise testing considerations. Exercise training considerations. Sample 24 week program. Rationale for program. Justification of progression, exercise choices. Case studies that highlight implementation of program. Chapter summary. References.
10. Strength training strategies for individuals with type 1 diabetes (32 pages).
Learner objectives. Introduction. Public health impact: prevalence and economic impact. Etiology of disease. Literature review of research supporting strength training. Factors to consider when designing program for strength. Special considerations for exercise testing and training. Exercise testing considerations. Exercise training considerations. Sample 24 week program. Rationale for program. Justification of progression, exercise choices. Case studies that highlight implementation of program. Chapter summary. References.
11. Strength training strategies for individuals with type 2 diabetes (32 pages).
Learner objectives. Introduction. Public health impact: prevalence and economic impact. Etiology of disease. Literature review of research supporting strength training. Factors to consider when designing program for strength. Special considerations for exercise testing and training. Exercise testing considerations. Exercise training considerations. Sample 24 week program. Rationale for program. Justification of progression, exercise choices. Case studies that highlight implementation of program. Chapter summary. References.
12. Strength training strategies for individuals with cardiovascular disease and hypertension (32 pages).
Learner objectives. Introduction. Public health impact: prevalence and economic impact. Etiology of disease. Literature review of research supporting strength training. Factors to consider when designing program for strength. Special considerations for exercise testing and training. Exercise testing considerations. Exercise training considerations. Sample 24 week program. Rationale for program. Justification of progression, exercise choices. Case studies that highlight implementation of program. Chapter summary. References.
13. Strength training strategies for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (32 pages).
Learner objectives. Introduction. Public health impact: prevalence and economic impact. Etiology of disease. Literature review of research supporting strength training. Factors to consider when designing program for strength. Special considerations for exercise testing and training. Exercise testing considerations. Exercise training considerations. Sample 24 week program. Rationale for program. Justification of progression, exercise choices. Case studies that highlight implementation of program. Chapter summary. References.
14. Strength training strategies for individuals with asthma (32 pages).
Learner objectives. Introduction. Public health impact: prevalence and economic impact. Etiology of disease. Literature review of research supporting strength training. Factors to consider when designing program for strength. Special considerations for exercise testing and training. Exercise testing considerations. Exercise training considerations. Sample 24 week program. Rationale for program. Justification of progression, exercise choices. Case studies that highlight implementation of program. Chapter summary. References.
15. Strength training strategies for individuals with cancer (32 pages).
Learner objectives. Introduction. Public health impact: prevalence and economic impact. Etiology of disease. Literature review of research supporting strength training. Factors to consider when designing program for strength. Special considerations for exercise testing and training. Exercise testing considerations. Exercise training considerations. Sample 24 week program. Rationale for program. Justification of progression, exercise choices. Case studies that highlight implementation of program. Chapter summary. References.
16. Strength training strategies for individuals recovering from stroke (32 pages).
Learner objectives. Introduction. Public health impact: prevalence and economic impact. Etiology of disease. Literature review of research supporting strength training. Factors to consider when designing program for strength. Special considerations for exercise testing and training. Exercise testing considerations. Exercise training considerations. Sample 24 week program. Rationale for program. Justification of progression, exercise choices. Case studies that highlight implementation of program. Chapter summary. References.
Appendices.
Glossary.
Index.

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