ACSM's Foundations of Strength Training and Conditioning

ACSM's Foundations of Strength Training and Conditioning

Developed by the American College of Sports Medicine with author Nicholas Ratamess, Ph.D., this text offers a comprehensive introduction to the scientific study and practical information regarding the training and testing of athletes and a foundation in basic physiology and kinesiology.

The text features a new chapter on nutrition, aligns with the latest edition of ACSM’s Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription, and a number of in-text and online enhancements.

Foundations of Strength Training and Conditioning

ACSM's Foundations of Strength Training and Conditioning is divided into four parts:

  • historical and strength and conditioning field-related foundations
  • basic biomechanics, nutrition, and physiology
  • flexibility, sprint, plyometric, balance, agility, aerobic, and resistance training program design and exercise prescription
  • testing and evaluation

The new print edition of this title includes lifetime access to the digital version of the book, plus related materials such as videos and multiple-choice Q&A and self-assessments, allowing integrated online access to all content for the title. 

This book comes with additional exercise technique video resources.

Student/individual online resources include: interactive question banks, videos, animations, and images of hundreds of additional exercise and exercise 

Instructor resources include: PowerPoint presentations, answers, test questions, and image banks. Instructors interested in adopting the new edition of this title can request more information here