Resistance Training: Principles, Adaptations and Health Effects

Zachary T. Fields (Editor)

Series: Sports and Athletics Preparation, Performance, and Psychology
BISAC: SPO006000



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Special issue: Resilience in breaking the cycle of children’s environmental health disparities
Edited by I Leslie Rubin, Robert J Geller, Abby Mutic, Benjamin A Gitterman, Nathan Mutic, Wayne Garfinkel, Claire D Coles, Kurt Martinuzzi, and Joav Merrick


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Resistance exercise is characterized by a voluntary muscle contraction of a body segment against an external resistance. It generates a number of effects on body composition, in particular muscle hypertrophy. In this book, Chapter One studies the effects of resistance and aerobic training on obesity, a worldwide epidemic with an alarming high prevalence. Chapter Two shows the effectiveness of resistance training on three diseases with rheumatic features. Chapter Three summarizes findings from a university-community-based resistance training program (with information sessions and social gatherings) that was designed for older people. (Imprint: Novinka)


Chapter 1. The Effects of Resistance and Aerobic Training on Obesity
Raquel Munhoz da Silveira Campos, Deborah Cristina Landi Masquio, Marcos Mônico-Neto, Hanna Karen Moreira Antunes, and Ana Raimunda Dâmaso (Department of Physiotherapy, Therapeutic Resources Laboratory, Federal University of São Carlos - UFSCar, São Carlos, Brazil, and others)

Chapter 2. Resistance Exercises in Rheumatic Diseases
Claudio Joaquim Borba-Pinheiro, Josiana Kely Rodrigues Moreira, Moisés Costa da Silva and Biatriz Araújo Cardoso (Universidade do Estado do Pará (UEPA), Laboratório de Exercício Resistido e Saúde (LERES), Pará, Brazil, and others)

Chapter 3. Resistance Training in Later Life: Self-efficacy, Physical Self-worth and Sense of Community
Rylee A. Dionigi (School of Exercise Science, Sport and Health, Faculty of Science, Charles Sturt University, Bathurst, NSW, Australia)


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