NSCA's Essentials of Personal Training
Human Kinetics, Oct 27, 2011 - Health & Fitness - 696 pages
Comprehensive and research based, the second edition of NSCA's Essentials of Personal Training is the resource to rely on for personal training information and guidance. With state-of-the-art knowledge regarding applied aspects of personal training as well as clear explanations of supporting scientific evidence, NSCA’s Essentials of Personal Training, Second Edition, is also the authoritative preparation text for those preparing for the National Strength and Conditioning Association’s Certified Personal Trainer (NSCA-CPT) exam.
This essential reference was developed by the NSCA to present the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for personal trainers. With contributions from leading authorities in the field, the text will assist both current and future personal trainers in applying the most current research to the needs of their clients:
Personal trainers will appreciate the book’s presentation of detailed exercise programming guidelines for specific populations. Modifications and contraindications to exercise are given for prepubescent youth, older adults, and athletes as well as for clients who are overweight or obese or have eating disorders, diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, hyperlipedimia, spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, and cerebral palsyIn addition, the book provides clear, easy-to-understand guidelines for initial client consultation and health appraisal.
For those preparing for the NSCA-CPT exam, this second edition features new and revised study questions at the end of each chapter. These questions are written in the same style and format as those found on the NSCA-CPT exam to fully prepare candidates for exam day. For efficient self-study, answers to study questions and suggested solutions for the applied knowledge questions are located in the back of the text. Chapter objectives and key points provide a framework for study and review of important information, while sidebars throughout the text present practical explanations and applications of scientific concepts and theory.
The second edition of NSCA’s Essentials of Personal Training is the most comprehensive resource available for current and future personal trainers, exercise instructors, fitness facility and wellness center mangers, and other fitness professionals. Unmatched in scope, this text remains the leading source for personal training preparation and professional development.
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Cardiovascular Anatomy and Physiology Learning Aids Respiratory System Conclusion 3 Bioenergetics
Flexibility Body Weight and Stability Ball Exercises
Resistance Training Exercise Techniques
Cardiovascular Training Methods
Resistance Training Program Design
Aerobic Endurance Training Program Design
Plyometric and Speed Training
Clients Who Are Preadolescent Older or Pregnant
Clients With Nutritional and Metabolic Concerns
Essential Terminology Learning Aids Oxygen Uptake and the Aerobic and Anaerobic Contributions to Exercise Energy Systems Practical Applicatio...
Mechanical Foundations Learning Aids of Resistance Exercise Conclusion Biomechanics of Human Movement Muscular Control of Movement 5 Res...
Basic Adaptations to Resistance Training Learning Aids Factors That Influence Adaptations to Resistance Training Overtraining Acute Adaptations D...
Acute Responses to Aerobic Exercise Learning Aids Adaptations to Aerobic Endurance Training Chronic Adaptations to Aerobic Exercise Overtraini...
Exercise Psychology for the Personal Trainer
Client Consultation and Health Appraisal
Fitness Assessment Selection and Administration
Fitness Testing Protocols and Norms
Clients With Cardiovascular and Respiratory Conditions
Clients With Orthopedic Injury and Rehabilitation Concerns
Clients With Spinal Cord Injury Multiple Sclerosis Epilepsy and Cerebral Palsy
Resistance Training for Clients Who Are Athletes
Facility and Equipment Layout and Maintenance
Legal Aspects of Personal Training