3rd Edition

Conditioning for Strength and Human Performance Third Edition

Edited By T. Jeff Chandler, Lee E. Brown Copyright 2019
    692 Pages
    by Routledge

    692 Pages
    by Routledge

    Fully revised and updated, the third edition of Conditioning for Strength and Human Performance provides strength and conditioning students with the clearest and most accessible introduction to the scientific principles underpinning the discipline. Covering bioenergetics and nutrition, a systematic approach to physiological and endocrinological adaptations to training and the biomechanics of resistance training, no other book provides such a thorough grounding in the science of strength and conditioning or better prepares students for evidence-based practice.

    PART 1: Basic Science

    1. Bioenergetics

    T. Jeff Chandler, W. Britt Chandler, and C. Eric Arnold

    2. The Cardiorespiratory System

    Andy Bosak

    3. The Neuromuscular System

    Jared W. Coburn, Travis W. Beck, Herbert A. deVries, Terry J. Housh, Kristen C. Cochrane-Snyman, and Evan E. Schick

    4. The Skeletal System

    W. Britt Chandler, T. Jeff Chandler, and Clint Alley

    5. Biomechanics of Resistance Training

    Scott K. Lynn, Guillermo J. Noffal, and Derek N. Pamukoff

    6. The Endocrine System

    Andy Bosak

    7. Nutrition

    Colin D. Wilborn, Lem Taylor, and Jaci N. Davis

    PART 2: Organization and Administration

    8. Facility Administration and Design

    Allen Hedrick

    9. Warm-up and Flexibility

    Duane V. Knudson

    10. Test Administration and Interpretation

    Megan A. Wong, Ian J. Dobbs, Casey M. Watkins, and Lee E. Brown

    11. Resistance Exercise Techniques and Spotting

    Ryan T. McManus and Andrew J. Galpin

    PART 3: Exercise Prescription

    12. Needs Analysis

    Andy V. Khamoui, Michael C. Zourdos, and Lee E. Brown

    13. Program Design

    Nathan Serrano and Andrew J. Galpin

    14. Periodization of Resistance Training: Concepts and Paradigms

    William J. Kraemer and Matthew K. Beeler

    15. Aerobic Exercise Prescription

    Anthony B. Ciccone, Loree L. Weir, and Joseph P. Weir

    16. Resistance Training Prescription

    Michael C. Zourdos, Andy V. Khamoui, and Lee E. Brown

    17. Plyometric, Speed, Agility and Quickness Exercise Prescription

    Casey M. Watkins, Saldiam R. Barillas, Megan A. Wong, and Lee E. Brown

    18. Implement Training

    Allen Hedrick

    PART 4: Special Topics

    19. Applied Sport Psychology

    Traci A. Statler

    20. Strength Training for Special Populations

    Marie E. Pepin, Joseph A. Roche, and Moh H. Malek

    21. Age and Gender Training Considerations

    Tammy K. Evetovich and Joan M. Eckerson

    22. Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation

    Todd S. Ellenbecker, Jake Bleacher, Tad Pieczynski, and Anna Thatcher

    23. Ergogenic Aids

    Colin D. Wilborn, Lem Taylor, and Jaci N. Davis


    T. Jeff Chandler, CSCS, NSCA-CPT, FACSM, FNSCA, has previously served as Professor and Department Chair at Marshall University, USA, and as Professor and Department Head at Jacksonville State University, USA. Dr. Chandler has 12 years of experience in a clinical sports medicine setting at the Lexington Clinic Sports Medicine Center, USA. He is the Editor in Chief of the Strength and Conditioning Journal, the professional journal of the National Strength and Conditioning Association, serving in that position since 1998.

    Lee E. Brown, EdD, CSCS*D, FNSCA, FACSM, was on the faculty at California State University, Fullerton, USA, from 2002–2017 and was the Director of the Center for Sport Performance and the Human Performance Laboratory. He was President of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), the NSCA Foundation, and the Southwest American College of Sports Medicine (SWACSM). He also sat on the Board of Trustees of the national American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and is a Fellow of both the ACSM and the NSCA.