Patrick L. Jacobs
About the NSCA
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, athletes, and tactical operators. The NSCA provides the crucial link between the lab and the field.
About the Editor
Patrick L. Jacobs, PhD, CSCS,*D, is the owner and head coach at Superior Performance. He earned his doctorate in exercise physiology from the University of Miami. He is a Fellow of the National Strength and Conditioning Association and the International Society of Sports Nutrition. He is a licensed athletic trainer (Florida) and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.
Jacobs has published many peer-reviewed scientific articles on exercise and nutritional interventions in populations ranging from people with spinal cord injuries to elite athletic competitors. He has coordinated the performance programs of collegiate and professional championship athletes in a variety of sports, including football, baseball, powerlifting, bodybuilding, auto racing, and sailing. He is also an inventor whose name appears on several exercise device patents.