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Best resources for understanding the science of strength training

Whether you want to learn more about the science behind hypertrophy training, velocity-based training, or high-intensity interval training, we have the resources to help you further your knowledge. Learn more about the science behind strength training with the latest books from Human Kinetics.

Science and Practice of Strength Training

Develop strength training programs based on scientific concepts

Science and Practice of Strength Training - Science and Practice of Strength Training addresses the complexity of strength training programs while providing advice in customizing programs for athletes and other populations. It covers velocity training, intensity, timing, exercises, injury prevention, overtraining, and athlete monitoring.


High Performance Training for Sports

Develop the complete athlete with a total-training guide

High-Performance Training for Sports - High-Performance Training for Sports, Second Edition, presents effective athlete conditioning protocols and programs from the most respected international strength and conditioning specialists and sport physiotherapists.


Science and Application of High-Intensity Interval Training

Evidence-based guidelines of best practices of high-intensity interval training

Science and Application of High-Intensity Interval Training - Science and Application of High-Intensity Interval Training presents a compilation of evidence-based research on high-intensity interval training, followed by application and programming for 20 of the most popular U.S. and international individual and team sports.


Velocity Based Training

Use velocity-based training for greater increases in strength, speed, and power

Velocity-Based Training -Velocity-Based Training takes an in-depth look at the science of VBT as well as its programming and application. Strength coaches, personal trainers, and athletes will learn how and when to incorporate VBT into training programs to help maximize strength, speed, and power gains throughout the year.


Science and Development of Muscle Hypertrophy

The definitive resource for maximizing muscle hypertrophy

Science and Development of Muscle Hypertrophy -Written by Brad Schoenfeld, PhD, a leading authority on muscle hypertrophy, Science and Development of Muscle Hypertrophy, Second Edition, is the definitive resource for strength and conditioning professionals, researchers, and instructors seeking information on muscle hypertrophy.


NSCA's Essentials of Sport Science

Understand the role of the sport scientist

NSCA's Essentials of Sport Science -NSCA’s Essentials of Sport Science provides the most contemporary and comprehensive overview of the field of sport science and the role of the sport scientist. It is a primary preparation resource for the Certified Performance and Sport Scientist (CPSS) certification exam.


Timing Resistance Training

Manipulate internal muscle clocks to reach peak performance

Timing Resistance Training -Timing Resistance Training goes beyond periodization to guide readers through the premise of muscle clocks and how those clocks can be manipulated to control and improve muscle performance.