Developed by the American College of Sports Medicine with author Nicholas Ratamess PhD, this text offers a comprehensive introduction to the scientific study and practical information regarding the training and testing of athletes and a foundation in basic physiology and kinesiology. ACSM's Foundations of Strength Training and Conditioning is divided into four parts:
- historical and strength and conditioning field-related foundations
- basic biomechanics, nutrition, and physiology
- flexibility, sprint, plyometric, balance, agility, aerobic, and resistance training program design and exercise prescription
- testing and evaluation
The text features a new chapter on nutrition, aligns with the latest edition of ACSM’s Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription, and a number of in-text and online enhancements.
The new print edition of this title includes lifetime access to the digital version of the book, plus related materials such as videos and multiple-choice Q&A and self-assessments, allowing integrated online access to all content for the title.
Student/individual online resources include: interactive question banks, videos, animations, and images of hundreds of additional exercise and exercise
Instructor resources include: PowerPoint presentations, answers, test questions, and image banks. Instructors interested in adopting the new edition of this title can request more information here.
This book comes with additional exercise technique video resources.
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