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Strength Training 2ed

by NSCA National Strength & Conditioning Association Human Kinetics
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In an age when information is everywhere, the challenge is finding safe, effective, and evidence-based science. Cue the National Strength and Conditioning Association, the world’s leading organization in strength and conditioning. The first release of Strength Training redefined exercise instruction with no-nonsense, straightforward science. Now the new second edition raises that bar even further.

Written by a team of experts chosen by the NSCA, Strength Training combines the most valuable information with best instruction for proven results:

• Assessing strength to personalize programs

• Incorporating new exercises and equipment for increased intensity

• Increasing muscle mass as well as strength, power, and muscular endurance

• Preventing injuries

• Improving performance

Serving more than 30,000 members from the sport science, athletic, allied health, and fitness industries, the NSCA is the authoritative source on strength training. Now the proven techniques developed by these renowned experts are available to you.

Whether you’re launching a lifting program or fine-tuning a serious training regimen, Strength Training will fill any knowledge void and correct the misconceptions to ensure proper technique, safety, and progressions. Multiple program options for specific machines, free weights, body weight, and other types of apparatus provide the flexibility to tailor your training to personal preferences or needs. It’s the authoritative guide from the world’s authority on strength training.

Part I: The Origin of Strength

Chapter 1. Muscle Anatomy 101

Chapter 2. How Muscle Grows

Chapter 3. Types of Muscle Training

Chapter 4. Nutrition for Muscle Growth

Part II: Resistance Training Guidelines

Chapter 5. Strength Assessment

Chapter 6. Types of Strength and Power Training

Chapter 7. Workout Schedule and Rest

Chapter 8. Safety, Soreness, and Injury

Part III: Exercise Technique

Chapter 9. Upper Body Exercises

Chapter 10. Lower Body Exercises

Chapter 11. Torso Exercises

Chapter 12. Explosive Movements

Part IV: Sample Programs

Chapter 13. Beginner Programs

Chapter 14. Intermediates Programs

Chapter 15. Advanced Programs

Chapter 16. Youth Programs

Chapter 17. Senior Programs

"Strength Training is a valuable resource for anyone who wants to maximize their muscular fitness. Written by top experts in the field, it provides a thorough overview of the underlying science of resistance exercise as well as discussing practical approaches to achieve optimal results. Highly recommended!"

Brad Schoenfeld, PhD, CSCS, CSPS, FNSCA-- Author of Science and Development of Muscle Hypertrophy and Strong & Sculpted

“The second edition of the NSCA’s Strength Training provides excellent coverage of the science of developing strength, resistance training guidelines, exercise technique, and practical programming. It is a must have for all in the strength and conditioning industry and those who are serious about their training.

G. Gregory Haff, Ph.D., C.S.C.S.*D, FNSCA-- Associate Professor, Master of Exercise Science (Strength and Conditioning)


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.