ACSM's Foundations of Strength Training and Conditioning

ACSM's Foundations of Strength Training and Conditioning

Publication Date: 2011
Availability: In Stock
ISBN/ISSN: 9780781782678


Developed by the American College of Sports Medicine, this text offers a comprehensive introduction to the basics of strength training and conditioning based on the latest research findings. ACSM's Foundations of Strength Training and Conditioning is divided into four parts: Foundations, Physiological Responses and Adaptations, Strength Training and Conditioning Program Design, and Assessment. The text focuses on practical applications, enabling students to develop, implement, and assess the results of training programs that are designed to optimize strength, power, and athletic performance. Moreover, the text’s clear, straightforward writing style makes it easy to grasp new concepts.
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--Myths and Misconceptions boxes debunk myths and clarify misconceptions prevalent throughout the strength & conditioning field.

--Sidebars expand on material presented in the text.

--Interpreting Research boxes highlight important research from the literature and explain how the research findings are applied in strength & conditioning practice. 

--Case Studies in each chapter present real-world scenarios and require critical thinking to answer the associated questions.

--Exercise Descriptions in selected chapters include step-by-step instructions for the exercises, photos showing the exercises, as well as intensity level, variations, and caution tips.

--Key Terms are bolded red within the text.

--Summary Points are provided in a bulleted list at the end of the chapter to help capture and briefly revisit the main points covered in the chapter materials.

--Review Questions at the end of each chapter include multiple choice and true/false questions.

Nicholas Ratamess
Department of Health and Exercise Science, The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ

ISBN/ISSN: 9780781782678
Product Format: Hardbound
Trim Size: 8.375 x 10.875
Pages: 560
Pub Date: 2011
Weight: 3.7

Part I   Foundations

Chatper 1   An overview of strength training and conditioning

Chapter 2   Resistance training equipment and safety

Part II   Physiological responses and adaptations

Chapter 3   Responses and adaptations of the nervous system

Chapter 4   Responses and adaptations of the muscular system

Chapter 5   Connective tissue adaptations

Chapter 6   Responses and adaptations of the endocrine system

Chapter 7   Metabolic responses and adaptations

Chapter 8   Responses and adaptations of the cardiovascular system

Chapter 9   Mechanics of force production

Part III   Strength training and conditioning program design

Chapter 10   Principles of strength training and conditioning

Chapter 11   Warm-up and stretching

Chapter 12   Resistance training program design

Chapter 13   Resistance training exercises

Chapter 14   Plyometric training

Chapter 15   Sprint and agility training

Chapter 16  Aerobic training

Chapter 17   Training periodization

Part IV   Assessment

Chapter 18   Assessment and evaluation


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