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Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning 4th Edition With HKPropel Access

Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning 4th Edition With HKPropel Access

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    Developed by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and now in its fourth edition, Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning is the essential text for strength and conditioning professionals and students. This comprehensive resource, created by 30 expert contributors in the field, explains the key theories, concepts, and scientific principles of strength training and conditioning as well as their direct application to athletic competition and performance.

    The scope and content of Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning, Fourth Edition With HKPropel Access, have been updated to convey the knowledge, skills, and abilities required of a strength and conditioning professional and to address the latest information found on the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) exam. The evidence-based approach and unbeatable accuracy of the text make it the primary resource to rely on for CSCS exam preparation.

    The text is organized to lead readers from theory to program design and practical strategies for administration and management of strength and conditioning facilities. The fourth edition contains the most current research and applications and several new features:
    • Online videos featuring 21 resistance training exercises demonstrate proper exercise form for classroom and practical use.
    • Updated research—specifically in the areas of high-intensity interval training, overtraining, agility and change of direction, nutrition for health and performance, and periodization—helps readers better understand these popular trends in the industry.
    • A new chapter with instructions and photos presents techniques for exercises using alternative modes and nontraditional implements.
    • Ten additional tests, including those for maximum strength, power, and aerobic capacity, along with new flexibility exercises, resistance training exercises, plyometric exercises, and speed and agility drills help professionals design programs that reflect current guidelines.

    Key points, chapter objectives, and learning aids including key terms and self-study questions provide a structure to help students and professionals conceptualize the information and reinforce fundamental facts. Application sidebars provide practical application of scientific concepts that can be used by strength and conditioning specialists in real-world settings, making the information immediately relatable and usable. Online learning tools delivered through HKPropel provide students with 11 downloadable lab activities for practice and retention of information. Further, both students and professionals will benefit from the online videos of 21 foundational exercises that provide visual instruction and reinforce proper technique.

    Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning, Fourth Edition, provides the most comprehensive information on organization and administration of facilities, testing and evaluation, exercise techniques, training adaptations, program design, and structure and function of body systems. Its scope, precision, and dependability make it the essential preparation text for the CSCS exam as well as a definitive reference for strength and conditioning professionals to consult in their everyday practice.  

    Note: A code for accessing HKPropel is included with all new print books.


    A text for those preparing for the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) examination and for upper-level undergraduates taking courses in the exercise sciences related to strength training and conditioning. Also a reference for strength and conditioning specialists, coaches, athletic trainers, physical therapists, personal trainers, and other sport science professionals.
    Chapter 1. Structure and Function of Body Systems
    N. Travis Triplett, PhD
    Musculoskeletal System
    Neuromuscular System
    Cardiovascular System
    Respiratory System
    Learning Aids

    Chapter 2. Biomechanics of Resistance Exercise
    Jeffrey M. McBride, PhD
    Skeletal Musculature
    Anatomical Planes and Major Body Movements
    Human Strength and Power
    Sources of Resistance to Muscle Contraction
    Joint Biomechanics: Concerns in Resistance Training
    Learning Aids

    Chapter 3. Bioenergetics of Exercise and Training
    Trent J. Herda, PhD, and Joel T. Cramer, PhD
    Essential Terminology
    Biological Energy Systems
    Substrate Depletion and Repletion
    Bioenergetic Limiting Factors in Exercise Performance
    Oxygen Uptake and the Aerobic and Anaerobic Contributions to Exercise
    Metabolic Specificity of Training
    Learning Aids

    Chapter 4. Endocrine Responses to Resistance Exercise
    William J. Kraemer, PhD, Jakob L. Vingren, PhD, and Barry A. Spiering, PhD
    Synthesis, Storage, and Secretion of Hormones
    Muscle as the Target for Hormone Interactions
    Role of Receptors in Mediating Hormonal Changes
    Categories of Hormones
    Heavy Resistance Exercise and Hormonal Increases
    Mechanisms of Hormonal Interactions
    Hormonal Changes in Peripheral Blood
    Adaptations in the Endocrine System
    Primary Anabolic Hormones
    Adrenal Hormones
    Other Hormonal Considerations
    Learning Aids

    Chapter 5. Adaptations to Anaerobic Training Programs
    Duncan French, PhD
    Neural Adaptations
    Muscular Adaptations
    Connective Tissue Adaptations
    Endocrine Responses and Adaptations to Anaerobic Training
    Cardiovascular and Respiratory Responses to Anaerobic Exercise
    Compatibility of Aerobic and Anaerobic Modes of Training
    Learning Aids

    Chapter 6. Adaptations to Aerobic Endurance Training Programs
    Ann Swank, PhD, and Carwyn Sharp, PhD
    Acute Responses to Aerobic Exercise
    Chronic Adaptations to Aerobic Exercise
    Adaptations to Aerobic Endurance Training
    External and Individual Factors Influencing Adaptations to Aerobic Endurance Training  
    Overtraining: Definition, Prevalence, Diagnosis, and Potential Markers
    Learning Aids

    Chapter 7. Age- and Sex-Related Differences and Their Implications for Resistance Exercise
    Rhodri S. Lloyd, PhD, and Avery D. Faigenbaum, EdD
    Female Athletes
    Older Adults
    Learning Aids

    Chapter 8. Psychology of Athletic Preparation and Performance
    Traci A. Statler, PhD, and Andrea M. DuBois, MS
    Role of Sport Psychology
    Ideal Performance State
    Energy Management: Arousal, Anxiety and Stress
    Influence of Arousal and Anxiety on Performance
    Attention and Focus
    Psychological Techniques for Improved Performance
    Enhancing Motor Skill Acquisition and Learning
    Learning Aids

    Chapter 9. Basic Nutrition Factors in Health
    Marie Spano, MS, RD
    Role of Sport Nutrition Professionals
    Standard Nutrition Guidelines
    Fluid and Electrolytes
    Learning Aids

    Chapter 10. Nutrition Strategies for Maximizing Performance
    Marie Spano, MS, RD
    Precompetition, During-Event, and Postcompetition Nutrition
    Nutrition Strategies for Altering Body Composition
    Feeding and Eating Disorders
    Learning Aids

    Chapter 11. Performance-Enhancing Substances and Methods
    Bill Campbell, PhD
    Types of Performance-Enhancing Substances
    Dietary Supplements
    Learning Aids

    Chapter 12. Principles of Test Selection and Administration
    Michael McGuigan, PhD
    Reasons for Testing
    Testing Terminology
    Evaluation of Test Quality
    Test Selection
    Test Administration
    Learning Aids

    Chapter 13. Administration, Scoring, and Interpretation of Selected Tests
    Michael McGuigan, PhD
    Measuring Parameters of Athletic Performance
    Selected Test Protocols and Scoring Data
    Statistical Evaluation of Test Data
    Learning Aids

    Chapter 14. Warm-Up and Flexibility Training
    Ian Jeffreys, PhD
    Types of Stretching
    Static Stretching Techniques
    Dynamic Stretching Techniques
    Learning Aids

    Chapter 15. Exercise Technique for Free-Weight and Machine Training
    Scott Caulfield, BS
    Fundamentals of Exercise Technique
    Spotting Free-Weight Exercises
    Resistance Training Exercises
    Learning Aids

    Chapter 16. Exercise Technique for Alternative Modes and Nontraditional Implement Training
    G. Gregory Haff, PhD, Doug Berninger, MEd, and Scott Caulfield, BS
    General Guidelines
    Body-Weight Training Methods
    Core Stability and Balance Training Methods
    Variable-Resistance Training Methods
    Nontraditional Implement Training Methods
    Unilateral Training
    Alternative Modes and Nontraditional Exercises
    Learning Aids

    Chapter 17. Program Design for Resistance Training
    Jeremy M. Sheppard, PhD, and N. Travis Triplett, PhD
    Principles of Anaerobic Exercise Prescription
    Step 1: Needs Analysis
    Step 2: Exercise Selection
    Step 3: Training Frequency
    Step 4: Exercise Order
    Step 5: Training Load and Repetitions
    Step 6: Volume
    Step 7: Rest Periods
    Learning Aids

    Chapter 18. Program Design and Technique for Plyometric Training  
    David H. Potach, PT, and Donald A. Chu, PhD, PT
    Plyometric Mechanics and Physiology
    Design of Plyometric Training Programs  
    Age Considerations
    Plyometrics and Other Forms of Exercise
    Safety Considerations
    Plyometric Drills
    Learning Aids

    Chapter 19. Program Design and Technique for Speed and Agility Training  
    Brad H. DeWeese, EdD, and Sophia Nimphius, PhD
    Speed and Agility Mechanics
    Neurophysiological Basis for Speed
    Running Speed
    Agility Performance and Change-of-Direction Ability  
    Methods of Developing Speed
    Methods of Developing Agility
    Program Design
    Speed Development Strategies
    Agility Development Strategies
    Speed and Agility Drills
    Learning Aids

    Chapter 20. Program Design and Technique for Aerobic Endurance Training  
    Benjamin H. Reuter, PhD, and J. Jay Dawes, PhD  
    Factors Related to Aerobic Endurance Performance
    Designing an Aerobic Endurance Program
    Types of Aerobic Endurance Training Programs
    Application of Program Design to Training Seasons
    Special Issues Related to Aerobic Endurance Training
    Aerobic Endurance Training Exercises
    Learning Aids

    Chapter 21. Periodization
    G. Gregory Haff, PhD
    Central Concepts Related to Periodization
    Periodization Hierarchy
    Periodization Periods
    Applying Sport Seasons to the Periodization Periods
    Undulating Versus Linear Periodization Models
    Example of an Annual Training Plan
    Learning Aids

    Chapter 22. Rehabilitation and Reconditioning    
    David H. Potach, PT, and Terry L. Grindstaff, DPT
    Types of Injury
    Tissue Healing
    Rehabilitation and Reconditioning Strategies
    Program Design
    Reducing Risk of Injury and Reinjury
    Learning Aids

    Chapter 23. Facility Design, Layout, and Organization
    Andrea Hudy, MA
    General Aspects of New Facility Design
    Existing Strength and Conditioning Facilities
    Assessing Athletic Program Needs
    Designing the Strength and Conditioning Facility
    Arranging Equipment in the Strength and Conditioning Facility
    Maintaining and Cleaning Surfaces and Equipment
    Learning Aids

    Chapter 24. Facility Policies, Procedures, and Legal Issues
    Traci Statler, PhD, and Victor Brown, MS
    Mission Statement and Program Goals
    Legal and Ethical Issues
    Staff Policies and Activities
    Facility Administration
    Emergency Planning and Response
    The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) is the world’s leading organization in the field of sport conditioning. Drawing on the resources and expertise of the most recognized professionals in strength training and conditioning, sport science, performance research, education, and sports medicine, the NSCA is the world’s trusted source of knowledge and training guidelines for coaches and athletes. The NSCA provides the crucial link between the lab and the field.

    G. Gregory Haff, PhD, CSCS,*D, FNSCA, is the course coordinator for the postgraduate degree in strength and conditioning at Edith Cowan University in Joondalup, Australia. He is the president of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and a senior associate editor for the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. Dr. Haff was the United Kingdom Strength and Conditioning Association (UKSCA) Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year for Research and Education and the 2011 NSCA William J. Kraemer Outstanding Sport Scientist award winner. He is a certified strength and conditioning specialist with distinction, a UKSCA-accredited strength and conditioning coach, and an accredited Australian Strength and Conditioning Association level 2 strength and conditioning coach. Additionally, he is a national-level weightlifting coach in the United States and Australia. He serves as a consultant for numerous sporting bodies, including teams in the Australian Football League, Australian Rugby Union, Australian Basketball Association, and National Football League.  

    N. Travis Triplett, PhD, CSCS,*D, FNSCA, is a professor and chairperson of the department of health and exercise science at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. She has served as the secretary-treasurer of the board of directors for the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and was the 2010 NSCA William J. Kraemer Outstanding Sport Scientist award winner. She has served on two panels for NASA, one for developing resistance exercise countermeasures to microgravity environments for the International Space Station, and was a sports physiology research assistant at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Dr. Triplett is currently a senior associate editor for the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research and is a certified strength and conditioning specialist with distinction as well as a USA Weightlifting club coach.
    “This is the most comprehensive reference available for exercise professionals in the area of strength and conditioning. The depth of information is unmatched, and the level of current research dissemination is excellent.”
    ©Doody’s Review Service, 2016, Kimberly Friedman, MS, The Ohio State University

    All ancillaries are free to adopting instructors through HKPropel.

    Instructor guide. Includes additional resources to aid in lecture preparation, including sample application questions, key terms with definitions, and chapter objectives and outlines.

    Instructor video. Includes the 21 resistance training videos that are also available for students through HKPropel, plus 40 additional videos that demonstrate various plyometric exercises and alternative modes that bring practical content to the classroom. 

    Test package. Includes 240 multiple-choice questions. The files may be downloaded for integration with a learning management system or printed as paper-based tests. Instructors may also create their own customized quizzes or tests from the test bank questions to assign to students directly through HKPropel. Those assessments are automatically graded and student scores can be reviewed by instructors in the platform.

    Presentation package plus image bank. Includes more than 1,300 PowerPoint slides to augment classroom discussion and lectures. Over 600 figures, tables, and images from the book are organized by chapter and can be used by instructors in handouts and classroom activities to reinforce key concepts.

    The presentation package plus image bank is also available for purchase • ISBN 978-1-7182-1091-2

    Instructors also receive access to all student materials in HKPropel. For Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning, this includes 21 video clips of resistance training exercises and 11 downloadable lab activities.

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