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Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning

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Essentials of Strength Training Conditioning at Power Systems, Inc.
Hardcover, Third Edition, 656 pages
Published June 2nd 2008 by Human Kinetics (first published June 1994)
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Jan 31, 2021 rated it really liked it
A MUST READ FOR THE STRENGTH COACH!—this is the fundamental text to educating the strength coach in designing and delivering a program.

Wins: complete theory and practice, pictures, and examples. The program design chapter reviews and refreshes how to build the program all the way from beginning with a needs analysis to considering the individual status; then to making the periodization schedule and finally adding loading schemes. It is a must in the coach's early education but its value is most
Apr 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
Very few books do a good job of explaining weight training and the hormonal impacts it has. This is well-cited and you can tell most of it was written by and for practitioners rather than Ph.D's who list the 11 exercises you should NEVER do or write some quirky program all about training your right brain and your left brain. This is a good reference to have on the shelf. ...more
Sep 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
After finishing 654 pages i’v groundly analyzed the book with 39 pages wich i wrote that was interested either important. Perhaps the book gives a insight of physiologie anatomy wich really interested me some basic training principles and exercise examples and a lack of revalidation course or how to handle it. Overal worth reading but not again in my opinion.
Tiago Faleiro
Aug 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fitness, owned
Tremendous resource. If there's one book to read for any professional in the field, this would certainly be the top choice. ...more
Aaron Rodriguez
I really enjoyed this book. This is the primary text required by NSCA to get certified. I thought that the book overviews many exercise related concepts that will be applicable to being a strength and conditioning instructor. Some concepts are very broad, and lack a deep analysis, which is fine considering the level of understanding needed for this certification. It is definitely isnt a book that help you pass the MCAT, but it does preview and overview physiological processes that pertain to wor ...more
Andres Gonzales
Dec 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The first exercise physiology book I read almost a decade ago. It really was an essential for those in the exercise sciences field, teachers, coaches and athletes around that time. Very useful and makes the seemingly complex concepts of exercise physiology easy to understand. Of course, get the updated version.
Danny Naughton
Mar 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
Fantastic, sometimes a little more depth is required with regards to pathophysiology etc. Fantastic reference book with full reference lifts included to make studying that little easier.
Jun 30, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's a textbook, so it was very detailed. Gave me a thorough understanding for physiological and psychological responses to training. Cover to cover, long book. ...more
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