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The best strength and conditioning books of 2021

Whether you are an athlete or amateur lifter trying to build muscle and transform your body or a strength and conditioning coach trying to further your career, we have the best strength and conditioning titles to help you achieve your goals. Further your training with the help of one of our top strength and conditioning books of 2021.


Take your squat, bench press, and deadlift to a new max

Powerlifting - One of the world’s greatest powerlifters offers a look at how to train and compete in the sport. Ten-time world champion Dan Austin has packed Powerlifting with technical advice for both men and women on nutrition, warm-up and recovery, training for competition, and mental health strategies.


Achieve massive muscle gains for your arms

Massive, Muscular Arms - Massive, Muscular Arms will help you achieve the muscle gains you’ve been seeking with a new approach to arm training. Featuring proven strategies and 65 of the most effective exercises, this is the definitive guide for increasing the size and strength of the biceps, triceps, and forearms.



The must-have resource for developing killer abs

Ultimate Abs Ultimate Abs provides a science-based approach to abdominal training designed to help you finally achieve that long elusive six-pack. This practical guide features 130 of the most effective exercises, a host of ready-to-use programs, and proven strategies for achieving and maintaining results.  



Proven periodization programs for 30 sports

Periodization of Strength Training for Sports - Periodization of Strength Training for Sports demonstrates how to use periodized workouts to peak at optimal times by manipulating strength training variables through six training phases—anatomical adaptation, hypertrophy, maximum strength, conversion to specific strength, maintenance, and peaking.


 Velocity Based Training

Use velocity-based training for greater increases in strength, speed, and power

Velocity-Based TrainingVelocity-Based Training takes an in-depth look at the science of VBT as well as its programming and application. Strength coaches, personal trainers, and athletes will learn how and when to incorporate VBT into training programs to help maximize strength, speed, and power gains throughout the year.


Kettlebell Training

Strength, endurance, and power—put kettlebells to work for you

Kettlebell Training - Packed with almost 100 basic, intermediate, and advanced exercises, Kettlebell Training, Second Edition, provides complete coverage on getting started with kettlebells, creating customized sport-specific routines, and conditioning the whole body.


Functional Training Anatomy

Train to improve functional performance in sport and everyday life

Functional Training Anatomy - Functional Training Anatomy covers all aspects of how to build a purposeful, effective, and efficient training program that develops the power, strength, stability, and functional mobility needed to support the body’s demands in athletic performance and daily living.


Elite Physique

Transform your physique with scientifically proven strategies

Elite Physique - Based on scientifically proven strategies for making workouts more effective, Elite Physique will help men sculpt and transform their physique with full-body workouts, body part–specific exercises, and joint-friendly variations.


The M.A.X. Muscle Plan 2.0

Understand the science of building muscle

The M.A.X. Muscle Plan, 2.0, Second Edition - Leading fitness expert Brad Schoenfeld shows how to complete a total-body transformation with six months of targeted, periodized routines. The M.A.X. Muscle Plan 2.0 presents scientifically proven plans to help you increase lean body mass, build muscle, and achieve your best body ever.



Science and Development of Muscle Hypertrophy

Promo: The definitive resource for maximizing muscle hypertrophy
Copy: Written by Brad Schoenfeld, PhD, a leading authority on muscle hypertrophy, Science and Development of Muscle Hypertrophy, Second Edition, is the definitive resource for strength and conditioning professionals, researchers, and instructors seeking information on muscle hypertrophy.

  • Science and Practice of Strength Training

    Promo: Develop strength training programs based on scientific concepts
    Copy: Science and Practice of Strength Training addresses the complexity of strength training programs while providing advice in customizing programs for athletes and other populations. It covers velocity training, intensity, timing, exercises, injury prevention, overtraining, and athlete monitoring.




Promo: Understand the role of the sport scientist
Copy: NSCA’s Essentials of Sport Science provides the most contemporary and comprehensive overview of the field of sport science and the role of the sport scientist. It is a primary preparation resource for the Certified Performance and Sport Scientist (CPSS) certification exam.


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