NSCA's Essentials of Personal Training

ISBN-10: 0736000151
ISBN-13: 9780736000154
Edition: 2004
List price: $86.00
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Description: NSCA's Essentials of Personal Training is the ideal authoritative resource for personal trainers, health and fitness instructors, exercise scientists, and other fitness professionals, as well as the primary preparation source for the NSCA-Certified  More...

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Book details

List price: $86.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date: 12/29/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 688
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 5.720

NSCA's Essentials of Personal Training is the ideal authoritative resource for personal trainers, health and fitness instructors, exercise scientists, and other fitness professionals, as well as the primary preparation source for the NSCA-Certified Personal Trainer examination.Edited by Roger W. Earle and Thomas R. Baechle, editors of Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning, Second Edition, the book includes more than 250 photographs and contributions from leading personal training experts who provide the scientific principles, concepts, and theories of personal training as well as practical applications for health and fitness.Experts in anatomy, exercise physiology, and biomechanics and other exercise scientists work with respected personal trainers, physical therapists, and sport psychologists to provide in-depth coverage of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required of personal trainers. Special coverage is given to exercise technique, including teaching approaches involving free-weight and machine exercises, cardiovascular activities, flexibility, and speed training. A special feature of this text is the manner in which the program designs are offered for the typically healthy client as well as for those clients presenting unique challenges to the personal trainer.NSCA's Essentials of Personal Training supplies comprehensive information on proper stretching, resistance training, aerobic endurance training, and plyometrics techniques. Additionally, the text covers critical information about the business aspects of personal training, including facility and equipment maintenance and legal issues that many trainers face.The following are some of the text's features:--More than 250 full-color photographs that clearly illustrate and accurately explain proper stretching, resistance training, aerobic endurance training, and plyometrics techniques-Student study tools-including chapter objectives, key points, sidebars with practical applications, chapter questions, and a comprehensive glossary-that help readers prepare for the NSCA-CPT exam-Targeted expert information that will give readers the expertise to deal with clients who have special exercise needs, such as pregnant women, older adults, athletes, and overweight clients-Scientific and applied information geared toward personal training client consultation and evaluation, exercise technique, program design, and safety and legal issuesNSCA's Essentials of Personal Training is the most comprehensive reference available for personal trainers and other fitness professionals. As an exam preparation tool, it is unmatched in its scope and relevance to the NSCA-Certified Personal Trainer examination. It is an essential reference for anyone preparing for or already working in a career as a personal trainer.

Contributors
Reviewers
Preface
From the Editors
Exercise Sciences
Structure and Function of the Muscular, Nervous, and Skeletal Systems
Muscular System
Nervous System
Skeletal System
Connective Tissue
Structure and Function of the Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems
Cardiovascular Anatomy and Physiology
Respiratory Anatomy and Physiology
Bioenergetics
Essential Terminology
Energy Systems
Substrate Depletion and Repletion
Oxygen Uptake and the Aerobic and Anaerobic Contributions to Exercise
Biomechanics
Levers of the Musculoskeletal System
Anatomical Planes of the Human Body
Human Strength and Power
Biomechanical Factors in Human Strength
Sources of Resistance to Muscle Contraction
Movement Analysis and Exercise Prescription
Resistance Training Adaptations
Basic Adaptations to Resistance Training
Acute Adaptations
Chronic Adaptations
Factors That Influence Adaptations to Resistance Training
Overtraining
Detraining
Aerobic Training Adaptations
Basic Adaptations to Aerobic Training
Cardiovascular Changes
Metabolic Changes
Neurological Changes
Skeletal Changes
Respiratory Changes
Factors That Influence Adaptations to Aerobic Training
Overtraining
Detraining
Nutrition in the Personal Training Setting
Role of the Personal Trainer Regarding Nutrition
Dietary Assessment
Energy
Nutrients
Weight Gain
Weight Loss
Evaluating Weight Loss Diets
Dietary Supplements
The "Art" of Making Dietary Recommendation
Exercise Psychology for the Personal Trainer
Mental Health Aspects of Exercise
Goal Setting
Motivation
Methods to Motivate a Client
Initial Consultation and Evaluation
Client Consultation and Health Appraisal
Purpose of Consultation and Health Appraisal
Delivery Process
Client Consultation
Preparticipation Health Appraisal Screening
Evaluation of Coronary Risk Factors, Disease, and Lifestyle
Interpretation of Results
Referral Process
Medical Clearance
Fitness Assessment Selection and Administration
Purposes of Assessment
Formative and Summative Evaluations
Assessment Terminology
Factors That Affect Reliability and Validity
Assessment Case Studies
Administration and Organization of Fitness Assessments
Interpretation and Review of Results
Reassessment
Fitness Testing Protocols and Norms
Vital Signs
Body Composition
Cardiovascular Endurance
Muscular Strength
Muscular Endurance
Flexibility
Exercise Technique
Flexibility, Body-Weight, and Stability Ball Exercises
Flexibility Training
Benefits of Flexibility Training
Factors Affecting Flexibility
Elasticity and Plasticity
Warm-Up
Types of Flexibility Training
Body-Weight and Stability Ball Training
Flexibility, Body-Weight, and Stability Ball Exercises
Resistance Training Exercise Techniques
Basic Exercise Technique Guidelines
Spotting Resistance Training Exercises
Resistance Training Exercises
Cardiovascular Activity Techniques
General Guidelines for Safe Participation in Cardiovascular Activities
Cardiovascular Machine Exercise Technique
Cardiovascular Non-Machine Exercise Technique
Program Design
Resistance Training Program Design
General Training Principles
Components of a Resistance Training Program
Initial Consultation and Fitness Evaluation
Choice
Frequency
Order
Load and Repetitions
Volume: Repetitions and Sets
Rest Periods
Variation
Progression
Sample Programs
Aerobic Endurance Training Program Design
Specificity of Aerobic Endurance Training
Components of an Aerobic Endurance Training Program
Types of Aerobic Training Programs
Plyometric and Speed Training
Plyometric Mechanics and Physiology
When to Use Plyometric Exercise
Plyometric Program Design
Safety Considerations
Speed Training Mechanics and Physiology
Speed Training Safety Considerations
Combining Plyometrics and Speed Training With Other Forms of Exercise
Plyometric and Speed Drills
Clients With Unique Needs
Clients Who Are Pregnant, Older, or Preadolescent
Pregnant Women
Older Adults
Preadolescent Youth
Clients With Nutritional and Metabolic Concerns
Overweight and Obesity
Eating Disorders
Hyperlipidemia
Metabolic Syndrome
Diabetes Mellitus
Clients With Cardiovascular and Respiratory Conditions
Hypertension
Myocardial Infarction, Stroke, and Peripheral Vascular Disease
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Asthma
Clients With Orthopedic, Injury, and Rehabilitation Concerns
Tissue Healing Following Injury
Injury Classification
Orthopedic Concerns and the Personal Trainer
Low Back
Shoulder
Knee
Hip
Arthritis
Clients With Spinal Cord Injury, Multiple Sclerosis, Epilepsy, and Cerebral Palsy
Spinal Cord Injury
Multiple Sclerosis
Epilepsy
Cerebral Palsy
Resistance Training for Clients Who Are Athletes
Factors in Program Design
Periodization of Resistance Training
Linear and Nonlinear Models of Periodized Resistance Training
Safety and Legal Issues
Facility and Equipment Layout and Maintenance
Facility and Equipment Layout
Special Considerations for a Home Facility
Facility and Equipment Maintenance
Legal Issues in Personal Training
The Perils of Litigation
The Legal System
Anatomy of a Lawsuit
Negligence
Strategies for Minimizing Legal Liability Associated With Negligence
Protective Legal Documents
Fitness Facilities and Independent Contractors
Business Management for the Personal Trainer
Answers to Study Questions
Suggested Solutions for Applied Knowledge Questions
Glossary
Credits
Index
About the Editors
About the NSCA

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