NASM Essentials of Personal Fitness Training
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.
P A R T FUNDAMENTALS OF HUMAN MOVEMENT SCIENCE
Basic Exercise Science
DIVISIONS OF THESKELETAL SYSTEM
Cardiorespiratory System Function
SAQ Cone Drills
CHEST EXERCISE DESCRIPTIONS
SHOULDER EXERCISE DESCRIPTIONS
Program Design Concepts
Human Movement Science
P A R T 2 ASSESSMENTS TRAINING CONCEPTS
Posture and Movement Assessments
FILLING IN THE TEMPLATE
WHAT IS FLEXIBILITY?
Scientific Rationale for Flexibility
Active Gastrocnemius Stretch With Pronation
Reactive Power Training Concepts