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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Erik H VanIterson, M.S., M.Bio(University of Minnesota School of Kinesiology)
Description: Built on the principles and theories of the most respected researchers in the fields of exercise physiology, biology, biochemistry, physics, and chemistry, this book provides research-based evidence to support the principles underlying the field of strength and conditioning.
Purpose: The objective is to provide an evidence-based, solid foundation in the field of strength and conditioning, with a secondary objective of building upon these theories with primary research from a multitude of scientific fields.
Audience: Individuals such as exercise physiologists, athletic trainers, physical therapists, physiotherapists, MDs, and strength and conditioning coaches should find this book particularly useful in developing efficacious training programs. Because of its evidence-based research approach, readers should have some familiarity with scientific writing.
Features: This book excels in providing the latest research in the field of strength and conditioning. It's organized in a logical manner and highlights key finding with clear and concise figures, graphs, and tables that help readers better understand concepts.
Assessment: The field of strength and conditioning is always evolving and this book provides current research to help readers to stay informed. It should be a part of the library of professionals and students who are affiliated with this field.