Strength Training

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9780736060592: Strength Training

Millions of people want to add muscle, get stronger, and look fit as a result. But when they look for expert guidance, they face a sea of self-proclaimed fitness gurus who say they have a can't-miss program for fast and easy results. So where do you look for solid, no-nonsense advice you can trust from true experts in the strength training field? Inside this book!

Written by a team of experts chosen by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), Strength Training combines the most valuable information with the best instruction for proven results:

-Increasing metabolic rate to burn more calories more efficiently

-Improving bone density to help combat osteoporosis

-Increasing muscle mass as well as strength, power, and endurance

-Preventing injuries

-Improving balance, flexibility, mobility, and stability

-Reducing back and arthritic pain

-Decreasing cholesterol and blood pressure to lessen the risk of coronary disease

The NSCA is the worldwide authority in the field of strength and conditioning, serving 33,000 members from the sport science, athletic, allied health, and fitness industries. Now, the proven techniques developed and honed by these leading authorities are available to you!

Whether you're launching a lifting program or fine-tuning a serious fitness regimen, the full-color presentation in Strength Training will fill any knowledge void and correct misconceptions to ensure proper technique, safety, and progressions. Multiple program options and applications to machines, free weights, and other apparatuses provide the flexibility to tailor your training to personal preferences and special needs.

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From the Publisher:

"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:

About the NSCA
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.

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