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Books and Chapters by Nicholas A. Ratamess Jr


1. Ratamess, N.A. Coaches Guide to Performance-Enhancing Supplements. Coaches Choice Books. Monterey, CA, 2006.

2. Hoffman, J.R. & N.A. Ratamess. A Practical Guide to Developing Resistance Training Programs. Coaches Choice Books. Monterey, CA, 2006.
2nd ed. With 212 min narrated DVD, 2008.

3. Ratamess, N.A. The ACSM’s Foundations of Strength Training and Conditioning. Philadelphia, PA: Wohlers-Kluwer Lippincott-Williams and Wilkins, 2012.


1. Kraemer, W.J., S.A. Mazzetti, N.A. Ratamess, and S.J. Fleck. Specificity of Training Modes. In: Isokinetics in Human Performance (ed. L.E. Brown). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics, 2000. pp 25-41

2. Kraemer, W.J., N.A. Ratamess, and M. R. Rubin. Basic Principles of Resistance Exercise. In: Nutrition and the Strength Athlete (ed. C.R. Jackson). Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, 2000.

3. Kraemer, W.J. and N.A. Ratamess. Endocrine Responses and Adaptations to Strength and Power Training. In: Strength and Power in Sport (ed. P.V. Komi). 2nd ed. Malden, MA: Blackwell Scientific Publications, 2003. pp 361-386.

4. Kraemer, W.J., S.J. Fleck, and N.A. Ratamess. General Principles of Exercise Testing and Exercise Prescription for Muscle Strength and Endurance. In: Exercise Testing and Exercise Prescription for Special Cases (ed. J.S. Skinner). 3rd ed. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 2005. pp. 38-53.

5. Kraemer, W.J., A.C. Fry, N.A. Ratamess, and D.N. French. Strength Testing: Development and Evaluation of Methodology. In: Physiological Assessments of Human Performance. 2nd ed. P.J. Maud and C. Foster, eds. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics. 2006. pp 119-150.

6. Izquierdo, M., J.J. Gonzalez-Badillo, K. Häkkinen, W.J. Kraemer, N.A. Ratamess, and E.M. Gorostiaga. Adaptaciones neuromusculares y entrenamiento de fuerza. In: Biomecánica y Bases Neuromusculares de la Actividad Física y el Deporte (ed. M. Izquierdo). Madrid, Spain: Editorial Medica Panamericana. 2008, pp. 677-699.

7. Kraemer, W.J., N.A. Ratamess, D.L. Hatfield, and J.L. Vingren. The endocrinology of resistance exercise and training. In: Essentials of Sports Nutrition and Supplements (eds. J. Antonio, D. Kalman, J.R. Stout, M. Greenwood, D.S. Willoughby, and G.G. Haff). Totowa, NJ: Humana Press, 2008, pp. 53-83.

8. Ratamess, N.A. Adaptations to anaerobic training programs. In: Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning 3rd ed. (T.R. Baechle and R.W. Earle editors). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics, 2008, pp. 93-119.

9. Ratamess, N.A. and M. Izquierdo. Neuromuscular Adaptations to Training. In: The Olympic Textbook of Sports Medicine (ed. M. Schwellnus). Wiley-Blackwell, 2008.

10. McGuigan, M. and N.A. Ratamess. Strength. In: Applied Anatomy and Biomechanics in Sport. 2nd ed. (T.R. Ackland, B.C. Elliott, and J. Bloomfield, eds.) Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics, 2009, pp. 119-154.

11. Ratamess, N.A. Body composition status and assessment. In: ACSM’s Resource Manual for Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription. 6th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins, 2009, pp. 264-281.

12. Kraemer, W.J. and N.A. Ratamess. Resistance training and progression strategies for special populations. In: Resistance Training and Special Populations (A.M. Swank and P. Hagerman, eds.). Clifton Park, NY: Delmar Cengage Learning, 2010, pp. 3-21.

13. Ratamess, N.A. Resistance training. In: NSCA’s Guide to Program Design: Science of Strength and Conditioning Series (ed. J.R. Hoffman). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics, 2012, pp. 71-94.

14. Ratamess, N.A. Body composition. In: NSCA’s Guide to Tests and Assessments: Science of Strength and Conditioning Series (ed. T. Miller). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics, 2012, pp. 15-41.

15. Ratamess, N.A. Advanced Program Options. In: ACSM’s Resources for the Personal Trainer (senior editor B.A. Bushman). 4th ed. Baltimore, MD: Lippincott-Williams and Wilkins-Wohlers-Kluwer, 2013, pp. 478-503.