Science and Practice of Strength Training and Conditioning Brought Together

Jan 27, 2012

The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) has bridged the gap between the scientific study and professional practice of strength training and conditioning with the recent release of ACSM's Foundations of Strength Training and Conditioning.

The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) has bridged the gap between the scientific study and professional practice of strength training and conditioning with the recent release of ACSM's Foundations of Strength Training and Conditioning. The new textbook is aimed at coaches, athletes, personal trainers, fitness instructors, and students preparing for a career in strength training and conditioning.

Based on the latest research in the field, the book offers a comprehensive introduction to the foundations, physiological responses and adaptations, program design, and assessment in strength training and conditioning. Chapters cover everything from stretching to plyometric training. The book is written in a clear, straightforward style to help readers grasp new concepts.

Highlights include the following:

• Video exercise demonstrations to teach proper form and technique.
• Myths and misconceptions in each chapter to clear up common misunderstandings.
• Sidebar content to outline important concepts presented in the text.
• Interpreting research boxes draw attention to important research findings, explaining their application to strength and conditioning practice.
• Case studies present real-world scenarios and allow students to evaluate issues and devise effective solutions.

For more information, visit the ACSM Web site at http://acsm.org. Or, contact the organization at American College of Sports Medicine, 401 West Michigan Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202-3233; telephone: (317) 637-9200; fax: (317) 634-7817.