Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning is the essential text for strength and conditioning professionals and students. This comprehensive resource 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 have been updated to convey the knowledge, skills and abilities required of a strength and conditioning professional. It now offers an expanded ancillary package for instructors with access to a 61- video collection and a test package to assist instructors evaluate students' understanding of key concepts.
G. Gregory Haff is the course coordinator for the postgraduate degree in strength and conditioning at Edith Cowan University in Joondalup, Australia. N. Travis Triplett is a professor and chairperson of the department of health and exercise science at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina.
Selected Contents: Chapter 1. Structure and Function of Body Systems; Chapter 3. Bioenergetics of Exercise and Training; Chapter 5. Adaptations to Anaerobic Training Programs; Chapter 8. Psychology of Athletic Preparation and Performance; Chapter 9. Basic Nutrition Factors in Health; Chapter 11. Performance-Enhancing Substances and Methods; Chapter 13. Administration, Scoring, and Interpretation of Selected Tests; Chapter 15. Exercise Technique for Free-Weight and Machine Training; Chapter 17. Program Design for Resistance Training; Chapter 19. Program Design and Technique for Speed and Agility Training Chapter 21. Periodization; Chapter 23. Facility Design, Layout, and Organization.