• Part I. Understand the Science of Muscle Clocks
Chapter 1. What Is a Muscle Clock?
Chapter 2. Overcoming Chaos, Confusion, and Interference
• Part II. Learn the Tools for Exercise Programming
Chapter 3. Muscle Clocks’ Need for Cues and Recovery
Chapter 4. Applying Biomechanical Similarity to Resistance and Plyometric Exercises
• Part III. Create Effective Training Programs
Chapter 5. Training Muscles to Think and Anticipate
Chapter 6. Undertraining to Maximize Performance
Chapter 7. Using Muscle Clocks to Train for Strength
Chapter 8. Using Muscle Clocks to Train for Power
Chapter 9. Using Muscle Clocks for Concurrent Training
Chapter 10. Using Muscle Clocks to Improve Flexibility
Since periodization training’s emergence in the 1950s, sport scientists have known that timing is one of the most critical programming variables influencing peak athletic performance. Modern research has taken the application of timing to exercise programming in a new direction, discovering the existence of time clocks inside each of the more than 600 skeletal muscles. Timing Resistance Training examines how these internal clocks use cues provided through exercise programming to regulate physiological processes for better performance.
Not just another periodization book, Timing Resistance Training teaches you how to manipulate muscle clocks to train and perform at your best every day—right down to the specific time of day that is best for your body. You will learn to view the muscles as proactive independent physiological systems that can be trained to “think” by delivering timing cues to muscles that tell them when to activate key physiological actions that influence the entire body.
Then you will learn how to cue those internal clocks with purposeful training methods like biomechanical pairing of exercises, complex training, and concurrent training. The book addresses rest as an integral training variable and explores the timing of activity–rest cycles versus recuperation only. The text also discusses the concept of undertraining, an intentional program design adjustment that uses the ability of muscle to anticipate training.
The final chapters offer tools to create your own training programs for strength, power, and flexibility. These chapters include sample single-session workouts, weekly workouts, and long-term programming routines. With Timing Resistance Training, you can become more purposeful in planning and better utilize strategic timing to get the most out of muscles clocks and achieve optimal performance.
CE exam available! For certified professionals, a companion continuing education exam can be completed after reading this book. The Timing Resistance Training Online CE Exam may be purchased separately or as part of the Timing Resistance Training With CE Exam package that includes both the book and the exam.
Strength and conditioning professionals, athletic trainers, personal trainers, and physical therapists who work with athletes; also performance athletes with advanced knowledge of training.