Advanced Concepts of Personal Training by National Research CouncilThe Advanced Concepts of Personal Training textbook contains all theoretical concepts, guidelines, and relevant information necessary to pass the NCSF-CPT Exam. Divided into nine (9) units mirroring the certification exam, the textbook progresses from an introduction of Anatomy and Biomechanics through Nutrition, Weight Management, Exercise Prescription, and Training Instruction, and culminates with Exercise Programming for Special Populations. The textbook features learner-friendly highlights throughout each chapter which practically apply chapter concepts to personal training. Reading the Advanced Concepts of Personal Training textbook and applying the information in the NCSF Study Guide will provide you with the information needed to pass the NCSF-CPT Exam and enter the fitness industry as a competent and qualified personal trainer.
The Advanced Concepts of Personal Training textbooks nine (9) units are further divided into 23 content specific chapters covering the following topics:
Chapter 1 Functional Anatomy
Chapter 2 Biomechanics
Chapter 3 Muscle Physiology
Chapter 4 Endocrine System
Chapter 5 Bioenergetics
Chapter 6 Cardiovascular Physiology
Chapter 7 Energy Yielding Nutrients
Chapter 8 Non-Energy Yielding Nutrients
Chapter 9 Nutritional Supplementation
Chapter 10 Body Composition
Chapter 11 Weight Management
Chapter 12 Physical Fitness & Health
Chapter 13 Pre-Exercise Screening & Test Considerations
Chapter 14 Assessment of Physical Fitness
Chapter 15 Exercise Programming Components
Chapter 16 Flexibility Assessment & Programming
Chapter 17 Programming for Cardiovascular Fitness
Chapter 18 Anaerobic Training
Chapter 19 Resistance Training Technique
Chapter 20 Functional Training Concepts
Chapter 21 Creating an Exercise Program
Chapter 22 Working with Special Populations
Chapter 23 Ethics and Professional Behavior
A personal trainer is an individual certified to have a varying degree of knowledge of general fitness involved in exercise prescription and instruction. They motivate clients by setting goals and providing feedback and accountability to clients. Trainers also measure their client's strengths and weaknesses with fitness assessments. These fitness assessments may also be performed before and after an exercise program to measure their client's improvements in physical fitness. They should also educate their clients in many other aspects of wellness besides exercise, including general health and nutrition guidelines. It is very important that a trainer takes their time to evaluate a clients personal life outside of the gym. This way, personal trainers can figure out what kind of stress their client may be putting on certain areas of the body during their every day lives.
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You redeem the code on the VitalSource Bookshelf. Written in a conversational tone with real-life examples, this text helps students understand how the body works and responds to exercise. Readers will learn how to create exercise programs that allow their future clients to accomplish individual fitness goals.
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Divided into nine 9 units mirroring the certification exam, the textbook progresses from an introduction of Anatomy and Biomechanics through Nutrition, Weight Management, Exercise Prescription, and Training Instruction, and culminates with Exercise Programming for Special Populations. The textbook features learner-friendly highlights throughout each chapter which practically apply chapter concepts to personal training. Convert currency. Add to Basket. Condition: New.