- Format: PDF
- Publisher: Human Kinetics; 1st edition (November 10, 2006)
- Language: English
- 368 pages
- ISBN-10: 0736060596
- ISBN-13: 978-0736060592
“The NSCA has created a comprehensive training manual from the top experts in the field. The basics of muscular function are fully covered, and exercise techniques are presented in impeccable detail throughout the book. This is an essential reference for individuals of all training levels, novice to advanced.”
Joe Wuebben, Senior Editor,
Muscle & Fitness magazine
“Strength Training packs decades of material into a thorough, concise resource that every coach, trainer, and fitness professional should have in their active library. Covering all the key topics–muscle anatomy/physiology, nutrition, training adaptations and modalities, assessment, types of strength and power training, technique, and sample programs–this book is an outstanding comprehensive and credible compilation of current knowledge in our field.”
Gina Lombardi, NSCA-CPT
Health magazine columnist
2003 NSCA Personal Trainer of the Year
About the Author
Founded in 1978, the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) is an international nonprofit educational association that serves 33,000 members in 56 countries. Drawing on its vast network of members, the NSCA develops and presents the most advanced information regarding strength training and conditioning practices, injury prevention, and research findings.
Unlike any other organization, the NSCA brings together a diverse group of professionals from the sport science, athletic, allied health, and fitness industries. By working to find practical applications for new research findings in the strength and conditioning field, the association fosters the development of strength training and conditioning as a discipline and as a profession.
About the Editor
Lee E. Brown, EdD, CSCS*D, FNSCA, is a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and past president of the NSCA (2006-2009). Brown holds both a master’s degree in exercise science and a doctorate in educational leadership from Florida Atlantic University. He has more than 400 presentations, articles, books, and book chapters on strength and conditioning. Formerly a high school physical education teacher and coach of many sports, Brown is now a professor of strength and conditioning in the department of kinesiology at California State University, Fullerton.