Elite-level athletes take great pride in their fitness and physical strength. You can’t help but notice the muscular legs or well-defined arms. However, whether they are known for a powerful golf swing or a hard hockey slap shot, the best athletes all have one thing in common—a strong and well-conditioned core.
The world’s leading organization in the field of sport conditioning, the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), brings you the authoritative resource on strengthening the core to maximize sport performance. With contributions by 17 of the top names in sport training, conditioning, and science, Developing the Core features over 50 of the most effective exercises, science-based assessment tools, sport-specific programs, and expert advice for developing a personalized core program.
Basketball, football, soccer, golf, baseball, tennis—no matter what your sort, Developing the Core will place you on the path to success and your strongest midsection ever.
Part I Essentials of Core Development
Chapter 1 Core Anatomy and Biomechanics
Chapter 2 Core Assessment
Chapter 3 Core Muscle Activity During Exercise
Chapter 4 Core Development Exercises and Drills
Chapter 5 Core Programming
Part II Sport-Specific Core Development
Chapter 6 Baseball and Softball
Chapter 7 Basketball
Chapter 8 Football
Chapter 9 Golf
Chapter 10 Ice Hockey
Chapter 11 Soccer
Chapter 12 Swimming
Chapter 13 Tennis
Chapter 14 Track and Field
Chapter 15 Volleyball
Chapter 16 Wrestling
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.