Ship-Ship-Hooray! Free Shipping on $25+ Details >
Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning

Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning - 3rd edition

Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning - 3rd edition

ISBN13: 9780736058032

ISBN10: 0736058036

Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning by Thomas R. Baechle, Roger W. Earle and NSCA - ISBN 9780736058032
Cover type: Hardback
Edition: 3RD 08
Copyright: 2008
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
International: No
Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning by Thomas R. Baechle, Roger W. Earle and NSCA - ISBN 9780736058032

ISBN13: 9780736058032

ISBN10: 0736058036

Cover type: Hardback
Edition: 3RD 08

List price: $98.00

All of our used books are 100% hand-inspected and guaranteed! Happy you, happy us.

Ships directly from us
You Save $68.60 (70%)

List price: $98.00

Instant access, flexible term options, and deep discounts up to 60% on digital content! Happy you, happy us.

Delivered via email within 1 hour
Expires after 365 days
You Save $24.00 (24%)
Format: Vitalsource
Use for 365 days

Please note: eTextbooks do not come with access codes, CDs/DVDs, workbooks, and other supplemental items.
Well, that's no good. Unfortunately, this edition is currently out of stock. Please check back soon.

shop us with confidence


In Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning, the leaders in the exercise sciences explore the scientific principles, concepts, and theories as well as the practical how-tos of strength training and conditioning. For the first time, students and professionals can turn to a single source for up-to-date, comprehensive information on a full range of strength and conditioning topics. This definitive reference examines the principles founded in the exercise sciences and how they can best be applied in designing safe and effective strength and conditioning programs; explains the structure and function of body systems and how they adapt to training; discusses the necessary steps of testing for strength and conditioning, from selecting the most appropriate test to evaluating results; provides information and instruction on stretching, plyometrics and speed development exercises, and lifting and spotting; explains how to design an effective strength training and conditioning program; and addresses facility management, including equipment issues, facility policies and procedures, staff concerns, and emergency preparedness issues.

Author Bio

Thomas R. Baechle, EdD, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D, is chair of the exercise science and athletic training department at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. In his career covering more than 35 years as a fitness professional and academician, Baechle has earned numerous certifications and awards, taught at various universities, held a variety of professional and civic offices, and volunteered for many national and international associations and organizations related to fitness and personal health.

Baechle is widely published and lectures frequently. His recent honors include receiving the Outstanding Writing Achievement Award from Human Kinetics in 2007, Merit for Excellence in Education and Development of Professional Standards from the International Fitness Institute in 2006, the Distinguished Faculty Service Award from Creighton University in 2002, and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the NSCA in 1998.

Baechle makes his home with his wife, Susan, in Omaha.

Roger W. Earle, MA, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D, earned his master's degree from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in exercise science. In 2008, he became the Professional Education division director at Human Kinetics. Previously, Earle was the associate executive director for National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Certification, where he was responsible for developing the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and the NSCA-Certified Personal Trainer (NSCA-CPT) certification exams. He also previously served as the head strength and conditioning coach and a faculty member of the exercise science and athletic training department at Creighton University in Omaha.

Earle has over 25 years of experience as a personal fitness trainer for people of all age and fitness levels, and he frequently gives lectures at national and international conferences about designing personalized exercise and training programs. He coauthored the first and second editions of Fitness Weight Training and coedited both the NSCA's Essentials of Personal Training and the second and third editions of Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Sect. 1 Concepts and Applications of the Exercise Sciences 1

Ch. 1 Structure and Function of the Muscular, Neuromuscular, Cardiovascular, and Respiratory Systems 3

Ch. 2 Bioenergetics of Exercise and Training 21

Ch. 3 Endocrine Responses to Resistance Exercise 41

Ch. 4 Biomechanics of Resistance Exercise 65

Ch. 5 Adaptations to Anaerobic Training Programs 93

Ch. 6 Adaptations to Aerobic Endurance Training Programs 121

Ch. 7 Age- and Sex-Related Differences and Their Implications for Resistance Exercise 141

Ch. 8 Psychology of Athletic Preparation and Performance 159

Ch. 9 Performance-Enhancing Substances 179

Ch. 10 Nutritional Factors in Health and Performance 201

Sect. 2 Testing and Evaluation 235

Ch. 11 Principles of Test Selection and Administration 237

Ch. 12 Administration, Scoring, and Interpretation of Selected Tests 249

Sect. 3 Exercise Techniques 293

Ch. 13 Warm-Up and Stretching 295

Ch. 14 Resistance Training and Spotting Techniques 325

Sect. 4 Program Design 377

Pt. I Anaerobic Exercise Prescription 379

Ch. 15 Resistance Training 381

Ch. 16 Plyometric Training 413

Ch. 17 Speed, Agility, and Speed-Endurance Development 457

Pt. II Aerobic Exercise Prescription 487

Ch. 18 Aerobic Endurance Exercise Training 489

Pt. III Applying Exercise Prescription Principles 505

Ch. 19 Periodization 507

Ch. 20 Rehabilitation and Reconditioning 523

Sect. 5 Organization and Administration 541

Ch. 21 Facility Organization and Risk Management 543

Ch. 22 Developing a Policies and Procedures Manual 569

Answers to Study Questions 589

References 591

Index 631

Digital Rights

eBook Requirements
VitalSource Bookshelf Reader
Minimum System Requirements:
  • Windows 7/8, or Mac OS X 10.6 or above
Software Requirements:

eTextbooks and eChapters can be viewed by using the free reader listed below.

Be sure to check the format of the eTextbook/eChapter you purchase to know which reader you will need. After purchasing your eTextbook or eChapter, you will be emailed instructions on where and how to download your free reader.

Download Requirements:

Due to the size of eTextbooks, a high-speed Internet connection (cable modem, DSL, LAN) is required for download stability and speed. Your connection can be wired or wireless.

Being online is not required for reading an eTextbook after successfully downloading it. You must only be connected to the Internet during the download process.

User Help:

Click Here to access the VitalSource Bookshelf FAQ

Digital Rights
Copying: Allowed, 2 selections may be copied every 365 days
Printing: Allowed, 2 prints for 365 days
Expires: Yes, may be used for 365 days after activation
Reading Aloud: Allowed
Sharing: Not Allowed
Min. Software Version: Online: No additional software required
Offline: VitalSource Bookshelf

Suitable Devices: PCs, Tablet PCs, Macs, Laptops

Digital Rights Management (DRM) Key

Copying - Books that cannot be copied will show "Not Allowed." Otherwise, this will detail the number of times it can be copied, or "Allowed with no limits."

Printing - Books that cannot be printed will show "Not Allowed." Otherwise, this will detail the number of times it can be printed, or "Allowed with no limits."

Expires - Books that have no expiration (the date upon which you will no longer be able to access your eBook) will read "No Expiration." Otherwise it will state the number of days from activation (the first time you actually read it).

Reading Aloud - Books enabled with the "text-to-speech" feature so that they can be read aloud will show "Allowed."

Sharing - Books that cannot be shared with other computers will show "Not Allowed."

Min. Software Version - This is the minimum software version needed to read this book.

Suitable Devices - Hardware known to be compatible with this book. Note: Reader software still needs to be installed.