Strength Training Essentials

Now in its third edition, Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning is the most comprehensive reference available for strength and conditioning professionals. In this text, 30 expert contributors explore the scientific principles, concepts, and theories of strength training and conditioning as well as their applications to athletic performance.

Developed by the NSCA Certification Commission, the certifying agency of the National Strength and Conditioning Association, Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning is the most-preferred preparation text for the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) exam. The research-based approach, extensive exercise technique section, and unbeatable accuracy of Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning make it the text readers have come to rely on for CSCS exam preparation.

n this revised and expanded second edition of Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning, now with over 300 color photographs, leading exercise science professionals explore the scientific principles, concepts, and theories of strength training and conditioning as well as their practical applications to athletic performance.

Students, coaches, strength and conditioning specialists, personal trainers, athletic trainers, and other sport science professionals will find state-of-the-art, comprehensive information on structure and function of body systems, training adaptations, testing and evaluation,exercise techniques, program design (aerobic and anaerobic) and training facility organization and administration.

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In Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning, the leaders in the exercise sciences explore the scientific principles, concepts, and theories as well as the practical how-tos of strength training and conditioning. For the first time, students and professionals can turn to a single source for up-to-date, comprehensive information on a full range of strength and conditioning topics. This definitive reference examines the principles founded in the exercise sciences and how they can best be applied in designing safe and effective strength and conditioning programs; explains the structure and function of body systems and how they adapt to training; discusses the necessary steps of testing for strength and conditioning, from selecting the most appropriate test to evaluating results; provides information and instruction on stretching, plyometrics and speed development exercises, and lifting and spotting; explains how to design an effective strength training and conditioning program; and addresses facility management, including equipment issues, facility policies and procedures, staff concerns, and emergency preparedness issues.

So there you have it the essentials of weight training and strength training. It is really interesting that although very much the same strength training and weight training are very different as well. If you are a woman trying to get stronger and maybe toned and get that lean sexy body then weight training is not the exercise for you but strength training would be a great workout. These exercises are for both men and woman and many woman use weight training as well.