Conditioning for Strength and Human Performance
Conditioning for Strength and Human Performance Conditioning for Strength and Human Performance

Conditioning for Strength and Human Performance

Publication Date: February 15, 2012
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ISBN/ISSN: 9781451100846
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Conditioning for Strength and Human Performance is a clearly written text on strength and conditioning filled with special features that engage you in multiple decision-making and hands-on training activities. Everything you need to train athletes for maximum performance and prepare yourself for certification is included. You'll start with a strong foundation in the basic science underlying strength and conditioning training. Next, you'll see how science is put into practice with detailed instructions on testing, assessment, exercise technique, and program develpment. You'll also learn injury prevention and rehabilitation.  Additional resources accompany the text for instructors and students, including video lab assignments, case studies, and more.


  • New! Chapter on Evidence-Based Practice 
  • New! Chapter on Periodization
  • New! Chapter on Sports Psychology
  • New! Chapter on Gender Issues
  • Key Terms are defined at the beginning of the chapter, and bolded withing the text
  • Learning Objectives guide students' studies by focusing their attention on what they will know upon successful completion of the chapter.
  • Key Points highlight main concepts presented in each section of the text
  • Real-World Application boxes demonstrate how to apply what students will learn in the text to real-life training situations
  • Q&A from the Field answers questions often posted by students and professionals in a simulated ask-the-expert format
  • Maxing Out boxes ask students to apply their new skills and knowledge to solve problems based on real-life training scenarios
  • Case Examples walk students through the steps of designing and implementing a strength & conditioning program
T. Jeff Chandler EdD, CSCS*D, NSCA-CPT, FN

Editor-in-Chief, Strength and Conditioning Journal; Professor and Department Head, Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, AL

Professor, Department of Kinesiology, Director of the Center for Sport Performance, California State University, Fullerton, Fullerton, CA

Edition: 2
ISBN/ISSN: 9781451100846
Product Format: Hardbound
Trim Size: 8.375 x 10.875
Pages: 560
Pub Date: February 15, 2012
Weight: 3.5

PART 1: Basic Science

  • Chapter 1: Bioenergetics
  • Chapter 2: The Cardiorespiratory
  • Chapter 3: The Neuromuscular System: Anatomical and Physiological Bases and Adaptations to Training
  • Chapter 4: The Skeletal System
  • Chapter 5: Biomechanics of Conditioning Exercises
  • Chapter 6: Training Responses and Adaptations of the Endocrine System
  • Chapter 7: Nutrition
PART 2: Organization and Administration
  • Chapter 8: Facility Design and Administration
  • Chapter 9: Warm-up and Flexibility
  • Chapter 10: Test Administration and Interpretation
  • Chapter 11: Resistance Exercise Techniques and Spotting
PART 3: Exercise Prescription
  • Chapter 12: Evidenced-Based Practice
  • Chapter 13: Improving Aerobic Performance
  • Chapter 14: Periodization of Training
  • Chapter 15: Strength and Conditioning for Sport
  • Chapter 16: Resistance Exercise Prescription
  • Chapter 17: Plyometric, Speed, and Agility Exercise Prescription
PART 4: Special Topics
  • Chapter 18: Sports Psychology
  • Chapter 19: Gender issues
  • Chapter 20: Foundations of Strength Training for Special Populations
  • Chapter 21: Principles of Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation
  • Chapter 22: Ergogenic Aids
  • Chapter 23: Implement Training
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