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Developed by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and now in its fourth edition, Basics of strength training and conditioning is the essential text for strength and conditioning professionals and students. This comprehensive resource, created by 30 experts in the field, explains the most important theories, concepts and scientific principles of strength training and conditioning as well as their direct application to athletic competition and performance.
The scope and content of Fundamentals of Strength Training and Conditioning, fourth edition with web resource, have been updated to convey the knowledge, skills and abilities of a strength trainer and the latest information from the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) exam. The evidence-based approach and the unbeatable accuracy of the text make it the most important resource for CSCS exam preparation.
The text is organized to guide readers from theory to program design to practical strategies for managing and managing power and conditioning equipment. The fourth issue features the latest research and applications as well as some new features:
• Online videos with 21 exercises for resistance training show the right form of exercise for teaching and practical use.
• Updated research – especially in the areas of high-intensity interval training, overtraining, agility and speed in directional changes, nutrition for health and performance, and periodization – helps readers better understand these popular industry trends.
• A new chapter with instructions and photos showing techniques for exercises with alternative modes and non-traditional instruments.
• Ten additional tests of maximum strength and strength, aerobic capacity, along with new flexibility exercises, resistance training, plyometric exercises, and speed and agility exercises help professionals design programs that meet current guidelines.
Key points, chapter objectives, and learning aids, including key words and self-learning questions, provide a structure that helps students and professionals conceptualize information and reinforce basic facts. Application sidebars provide practical application of scientific concepts that can be used by strength and conditioning specialists in real-world environments, making information instantly available and usable. The web resource provides students laboratory work in fillable form for practice and information preservation. In addition, both students and professionals benefit from the online videos of 21 basic exercises that teach visual guidance and support the right technique.
Fundamentals of Strength Training and Conditioning, fourth editionoffers an extended additional package for instructors. Instructors will have access to a 61-video collection, including the 21 videos available in the web resource, as well as another 40 videos showing resistance training exercises, plyometric exercises and exercises with alternative modes and non-traditional tools, and hands-on content bring the lesson. In collaboration with the Instructor Guide and the Presentation Package, a test pack has been added to help trainers to evaluate students' understanding of key concepts.
Fundamentals of Strength Training and Conditioning, fourth editionprovides the most comprehensive information on the organization and management of facilities, tests and assessments, exercise techniques, training adjustments, program design, and structure and function of body systems. Its scope, precision and reliability make it an indispensable preparation for the CSCS exam and a definitive reference for strength and conditioning professionals who seek advice in their daily practice.