NASM Essentials of Personal Fitness Training

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Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2008 - Medical - 552 pages
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Developed by the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), this book is designed to help people prepare for the NASM Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) Certification exam or learn the basic principles of personal training using NASM's Optimum Performance Training (OPT) model. The OPT model presents NASM's protocols for building stabilization, strength, and power.

More than 600 full-color illustrations and photographs demonstrate concepts and techniques. Exercise color coding maps each exercise movement to a specific phase on the OPT model. Exercise boxes demonstrate core exercises and detail the necessary preparation and movement. Other features include research notes, memory joggers, safety tips, and review questions.

 

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I am attending ATI to be a personal fitness trainer, and our certifications are through NASM. NASM is a great organization and the information is great. The book is very helpful and easy to understand, and with the workbook, DVDs, and online resources there is a variety of ways to study and prepare for the CPT Exam. 

Contents

P A R T FUNDAMENTALS OF HUMAN MOVEMENT SCIENCE
1
Basic Exercise Science
15
SUMMARY
21
DIVISIONS OF THESKELETAL SYSTEM
22
SUMMARY
29
Review Questions
36
BLOOD
43
Cardiorespiratory System Function
49
QUICKNESS
261
SAQ Cone Drills
267
SUMMARY
276
SUMMARY
285
CHEST EXERCISE DESCRIPTIONS
291
SHOULDER EXERCISE DESCRIPTIONS
301
Program Design Concepts
325
REPETITION TEMPO
331

Human Movement Science
57
SUMMARY
90
P A R T 2 ASSESSMENTS TRAINING CONCEPTS
97
Posture and Movement Assessments
119
SUMMARY
129
FILLING IN THE TEMPLATE
135
WHAT IS FLEXIBILITY?
141
Scientific Rationale for Flexibility
147
Piriformis
153
Active Gastrocnemius Stretch With Pronation
159
Multiplanar Lunge
165
Review Questions
171
CoreTraining Concepts
197
BalanceTraining Concepts
219
SUMMARY
235
Reactive Power Training Concepts
241
SUMMARY
255
SUMMARY
337
STRENGTH
344
POWER
351
Special Populations
375
SUMMARY
381
Nutrition
419
PROTEIN SUPPLEMENTATION
427
Supplementation
449
17
462
Inspirational
469
Professional Development
477
ASSESSMENT
485
Glossary
495
Appendices
507
References
513
Answer Key
541
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