NASM Essentials of Personal Fitness Training

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Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2008 - Medical - 552 pages

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

PART
1
The Cardiorespiratory System
39
ASSESSMENTS TRAINING CONCEPTS
97
Flexibility Training Concepts
139
BENEFITS OF FLEXIBILITY TRAINING
147
Piriformis
153
Active Gastrocnemius Stretch With Pronation
159
Multiplanar Lunge
165
SUMMARY
276
SUMMARY
285
CHEST EXERCISE DESCRIPTIONS
291
SHOULDER EXERCISE DESCRIPTIONS
301
Special Populations
375
PART 3
417
CLIENT INTERACTION AND PROFESSIONAL
463
Professional Development
477

Review Questions
171
CoreTraining Concepts
197
BalanceTraining Concepts
219
ResistanceTraining Concepts
271
References
513
Answer Key
541
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