Authored by the National Strength and Conditioning Association, Developing Power is the definitive resource for developing athletic power.
In Developing Power, you’ll find research-based recommendations from the world’s leading experts on power development. Coverage includes the following:
• Assessment protocols for testing jumps, throws, and ballistic exercises
• Step-by-step instructions for exercises and drills for upper body, lower body, and total body power
• Guidance on how to add progressions safely and effectively for continued development
• Multiple training methods, such as explosive weight training, Olympic lifts, and plyometrics
• Ready-to-use programs for 12 of the world’s most popular sports
Leaving no topic uncovered, Developing Power is the most comprehensive resource dedicated to increasing athletic power. These are the exercises, programs, and protocols being used at the highest levels of sport and performance. With Developing Power, the experts at NSCA are ready to elevate your power.
Table of Contents
Part I: Essentials of Power Development
Chapter 1: Nature of Power
Chapter 2: Assessment of Power
Chapter 3: Periodization and Power Integration
Chapter 4: Power Training for Different Populations
Part II: Exercises for Power Development
Chapter 5: Upper Body Power Exercises
Chapter 6: Lower Body Power Exercises
Chapter 7: Total Body Power Exercises
Chapter 8: Advanced Power Techniques
Part III: Sport-Specific Power Development
Chapter 9: Team Sport Power Training
Chapter 10: Individual Sport Power Training
About the Editor
The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) is the world’s leading organization in the field of sport conditioning. Drawing on the resources and expertise of the most recognized professionals in strength training and conditioning, sport science, performance research, education, and sports medicine, the NSCA is the world’s trusted source of knowledge and training guidelines for coaches and athletes. The NSCA provides the crucial link between the lab and the field.
ABOUT THE EDITOR
Mike R. McGuigan, PhD, CSCS,*D, is a professor of strength and conditioning at Auckland University of Technology (AUT) in New Zealand. From 2009 through 2012, he was a sport scientist with High Performance Sport New Zealand, where he worked with many elite athletes. He has worked in a variety of academic roles at universities in Australia and the United States.
McGuigan is an associate editor for the Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning, Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, and International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance. He was the research and innovation coordinator for the New Zealand Silver Ferns netball team from 2009 to 2015. His research interests are in the areas of strength and power development and monitoring of athletes.
He was the recipient of the NSCA’s William J. Kraemer Outstanding Sport Scientist of the Year award in 2016, the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research Editorial Excellence Award in 2010, and the National Strength and Conditioning Association Outstanding Young Investigator Award in 2007.
McGuigan lives in Auckland, New Zealand.
"Developing Power is THE definitive guide to the assessment and development of this most important athletic performance quality. It will rapidly become the go-to guide for anyone aiming to improve explosive power in themselves or their athletes."
—David Joyce, Head of Athletic Performance for the GWS Giants (Australian Football League)
"Power is a vital component of athletic performance that needs to be cultivated in a total conditioning program. Developing Power is an invaluable resource for doing just that."
—William Kraemer, PhD, CSCS,*D, FNSCA, Professor in the Department of Human Sciences at The Ohio State University; Author of Science and Practice of Strength Training
ExcerptsAdvanced power training techniques
Ballistic and resistance push-up variations
Defining the term power in strength and conditioning