The NSCA Certification Commission is excited to announce the newest edition of Exercise Technique Manual for Resistance Training that has been expanded from 38 to 57 exercises. Developed by the NSCA Certification Commission, this manual provides clear descriptions for those performing resistance training exercises or for those who instruct others.


The manual gives detailed explanations on technique for each free weight and machine exercise; the accompanying DVDs show the movements for each exercise in action. The manual provides professionals with expert guidance in safely performing common resistance training exercises that they can use to further their careers. Readers using this manual to study for the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) or NSCA-Certified Personal Trainer (NSCA-CPT) exams will find this resource particularly helpful as they prepare for exam questions relating to anatomy, biomechanics, program design and exercise technique. Also, college and university faculty who teach courses in resistance training can use the manual and DVDs to complement hands-on instruction and demonstration or to teach exercise technique without going to a strength and conditioning facility.


The updated edition of Exercise Technique Manual for Resistance Training contains the following features:


·         Extremely thorough checklists for 57 resistance training exercises, helping readers safely perform the exercises or oversee the safe and correct performance of them

·         Instruction from experts who were selected and approved by the NSCA Certification Commission

·         More than 140 photos that demonstrate proper execution of the exercises

·         Accurate exercise technique for each of the 57 exercises on the DVDs with highlights of some of the most common incorrect techniques


The manual and DVDs supply five total-body, 14 lower-body, 36 upper-body and two abdominal exercises. For each exercise, the manual details the type of exercise (e.g. whether it is a single- or multi-joint exercise), the predominant muscle groups and muscles involved and technique guidelines from beginning to end, including starting position, downward movements and upward movements. It offers spotting guidelines, safety suggestions, weight belt recommendations and breathing guidelines. The result is a complete manual with expert guidance in safely performing common resistance training exercises something that both professionals and students can use to further their careers.


For more information on Exercise Technique Manual for Resistance Training, the NSCA Certification Commission or the CSCS and NSCA-CPT credentials, call toll-free 888.746.2378 or email


The NSCA Certification Commission, the certifying agency for the National Strength and Conditioning Association, offers two credentials for fitness professionals. The Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and NSCA-Certified Personal Trainer (NSCA-CPT) certifications are considered the Credentials of Distinction in the strength training and conditioning and personal training professions. The NSCA Certification Commission is the only fitness-related organization to offer credentials nationally accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) since 1993.


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