Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning: The Ultimate Reader’s Guide

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Seasoned and amateur personal trainers find sheer delight in “Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning” primarily because this book provides readers handy tips and techniques regarding personal training. Since this field is attracting more employment opportunities, it is understandable why more and more people are striving hard to reach the top. With this helpful guide, you can now master strength and conditioning without a sweat.

Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning 4th Edition

Concepts, theories and principles—these are some of the things you can expect from this book. With 30 experts in the field who have joined forces to turn this book into a reality, there is no stopping this book from giving you all the information you need. You will learn everything from the basic to the more advanced applications of this science.

Who Should Read this Book?

Created not only for physical fitness enthusiasts, Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning was crafted for trainers who are taking the CSCS, also known as the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist Examination. Not only are the illustrations helpful, but the research-based approach and the sections where you can find advanced exercise techniques can play an important part in your exam success rate.

Moreover, this book is most helpful because it was arranged with its reader’s learning pace in mind. It’s logical and step-by-step approach makes it easier for readers to retain pertinent information while enjoying the contents of the book.

Book Contents

The book is divided into 5 separate sections. While sections 1 to 3 focuses on theories, section 4 provides readers information on how to apply the theories since it is the program design part of the book. Lastly, the final section portrays data on the practical strategies for both the management and administration of a facility.

About the Author

Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning was developed by National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and now in its fourth edition, with contribution from G. Gregory Haff, PhD, CSCS,*D, FNSCA who is the course coordinator for the postgraduate degree in strength and conditioning at Edith Cowan University in Joondalup, Australia and N. Travis Triplett, PhD, CSCS,*D, FNSCA who is a professor and chairperson of the department of health and exercise science at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. The book was created by 30 expert contributors in the field.

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