Current evidence supports the use of resistance training as an independent method to prevent, treat, and potentially reverse the impact of numerous chronic diseases. With physical inactivity one of the top risk factors for global mortality, a variety of worldwide initiatives have been launched, and resistance training is promoted by numerous organizations including the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Despite this, most books do not provide a detailed focus on resistance training.
An up-to-date and comprehensive resource, Resistance Training for the Prevention and Treatment of Chronic Disease is an evidence-based guide that presents an in-depth analysis of the independent and positive effects that can result from resistance training. Written by some of the world’s leading exercise physiologists and resistance training researchers and experts, the chapters provide detailed descriptions of the benefits of resistance training for specific clinical populations. They also include guidelines on how to construct a tailored resistance training prescription for each population when appropriate.
The book covers resistance training for effective prevention or treatment of numerous diseases including cardiovascular disease, cancer, type 2 diabetes, renal failure, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, fibromyalgia, stroke, depression and anxiety, pulmonary disease, HIV/AIDS, and orthopedic disease. The authors also address resistance training for older adults and for children and adolescents.
Table of Contents
Introduction. Resistance Training Program Variables and Guidelines. Resistance Training for Cardiovascular Disease. Resistance Exercise Interventions across the Cancer Control Continuum. Effects Resistance Training on Insulin Sensitivity and Glycemic Control: Potential Role in the Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes. Resistance Training in Chronic Renal Failure. Beneficial Effects of Progressive Resistance Training in Multiple Sclerosis. Resistance Training for Parkinson’s Disease. Resistance Training for Fibromyalgia. Resistance Training after Stroke. Effects of Resistance Training on Depression and Anxiety. Progressive Resistance Training for Individuals with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Benefits of Resistance Training for HIV/AIDS. Resistance Training for Individuals with Orthopedic Disease and Disability. Resistance Training for Older Adults. Resistance Training for Children and Adolescents. Index.
Joseph T. Ciccolo, Ph.D., is an assistant professor and researcher in the Department of Biobehavioral Sciences and director of the Applied Exercise Psychology Laboratory in Teachers College at Columbia University in New York. He has received over $2 million in funding from the National Institutes of Health and private foundations for his research investigating the physiological and psychological effects of resistance training for apparently healthy and known disease populations. Dr. Ciccolo is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine and the National Strength and Conditioning Association, and he has authored or coauthored more than 35 papers in the areas of physical activity, public health, and resistance training. He is currently an associate editor for the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.
William J. Kraemer, Ph.D., is a full professor in the Department of Kinesiology, working in the Human Performance Laboratory at the University of Connecticut, Storrs. He also holds joint appointments as a full professor in the Department of Physiology and Neurobiology and as a professor of medicine at the UConn Health School of Medicine. Dr. Kraemer is a fellow in the American College of Sports Medicine and the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He has authored and coauthored more than 400 peer-reviewed manuscripts related to resistance training, sports medicine, exercise endocrinology, and sport science. In addition, he has authored or coauthored ten books in the areas of strength training and physiology of exercise. He was awarded the University of Connecticut’s Research Medal in 2005 and the UConn Alumni Association’s Research Excellence Award in Sciences for UConn faculty in 2009.