ACSM's Foundations of Strength Training and Conditioning
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ACSM's Foundations of Strength Training and Conditioning

Developed by the American College of Sports Medicine, this text offers a comprehensive introduction to the basics of strength training and conditioning based on the latest research findings. ACSM's Foundations of Strength Training and Conditioning is divided into four parts:

  • Part I: Foundations 
  • Part II: Physiological Responses and Adaptations
  • Part III: Strength Training and Conditioning Program Design
  • Part IV: Assessment

The text focuses on practical applications, enabling students to develop, implement, and assess the results of training programs that are designed to optimize strength, power, and athletic performance.

Author: Nicholas Ratamess Ph.D.

This book comes with additional exercise technique video resources.

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