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Nsca's Essentials of Personal Training

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Edition:
1st
ISBN13:

9780736000154

ISBN10:
0736000151
Format:
Hardcover
Pub. Date:
12/29/2003
Publisher(s):
Human Kinetics

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Summary

NSCA's Essentials of Personal Trainingis 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.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 Trainingsupplies 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 toolsincluding chapter objectives, key points, sidebars with practical applications, chapter questions, and a comprehensive glossarythat 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 Trainingis 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.

Table of Contents

Contributors ix
Reviewers x
Preface xi
From the Editors xii
PART I Exercise Sciences
1(158)
Structure and Function of the Muscular, Nervous, and Skeletal Systems
3(16)
Len Kravitz
Muscular System
4(7)
Nervous System
11(4)
Skeletal System
15(1)
Connective Tissue
16(3)
Structure and Function of the Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems
19(16)
Mark A. Williams
Cardiovascular Anatomy and Physiology
20(8)
Respiratory Anatomy and Physiology
28(7)
Bioenergetics
35(18)
Travis Triplett-McBride
Essential Terminology
36(1)
Energy Systems
37(9)
Substrate Depletion and Repletion
46(1)
Oxygen Uptake and the Aerobic and Anaerobic Contributions to Exercise
47(6)
Biomechanics
53(28)
Everett Harman
Levers of the Musculoskeletal System
54(1)
Anatomical Planes of the Human Body
55(1)
Human Strength and Power
56(5)
Biomechanical Factors in Human Strength
61(4)
Sources of Resistance to Muscle Contraction
65(9)
Movement Analysis and Exercise Prescription
74(7)
Resistance Training Adaptations
81(20)
Lee E. Brown
Joseph P. Weir
Basic Adaptations to Resistance Training
82(1)
Acute Adaptations
83(2)
Chronic Adaptations
85(6)
Factors That Influence Adaptations to Resistance Training
91(2)
Overtraining
93(1)
Detraining
94(7)
Aerobic Training Adaptations
101(20)
Lee E. Brown
Matthew J. Comeau
Basic Adaptations to Aerobic Training
102(1)
Cardiovascular Changes
102(4)
Metabolic Changes
106(5)
Neurological Changes
111(1)
Skeletal Changes
111(1)
Respiratory Changes
112(1)
Factors That Influence Adaptations to Aerobic Training
113(2)
Overtraining
115(1)
Detraining
116(5)
Nutrition in the Personal Training Setting
121(20)
Kristin J. Reimers
Role of the Personal Trainer Regarding Nutrition
122(1)
Dietary Assessment
122(4)
Energy
126(2)
Nutrients
128(6)
Weight Gain
134(1)
Weight Loss
134(1)
Evaluating Weight Loss Diets
135(1)
Dietary Supplements
135(1)
The ``Art'' of Making Dietary Recommendations
136(5)
Exercise Psychology for the Personal Trainer
141(18)
Bradley D. Hatfield
Phil Kaplan
Mental Health Aspects of Exercise
142(4)
Goal Setting
146(3)
Motivation
149(4)
Methods to Motivate a Client
153(6)
PART II Initial Consultation and Evaluation
159(106)
Client Consultation and Health Appraisal
161(32)
John A. C. Kordich
Purpose of Consultation and Health Appraisal
162(1)
Delivery Process
162(1)
Client Consultation
163(1)
Preparticipation Health Appraisal Screening
163(2)
Evaluation of Coronary Risk Factors, Disease, and Lifestyle
165(6)
Interpretation of Results
171(1)
Referral Process
172(3)
Medical Clearance
175(18)
Fitness Assessment Selection and Administration
193(24)
John A. C. Kordich
Susan L. Heinrich
Purposes of Assessment
194(1)
Formative and Summative Evaluations
195(3)
Assessment Terminology
198(1)
Factors That Affect Reliability and Validity
199(3)
Assessment Case Studies
202(4)
Administration and Organization of Fitness Assessments
206(6)
Interpretation and Review of Results
212(1)
Reassessment
212(5)
Fitness Testing Protocols and Norms
217(48)
Joel T. Cramer
Jared W. Coburn
Vital Signs
218(4)
Body Composition
222(4)
Cardiovascular Endurance
226(8)
Muscular Strength
234(2)
Muscular Endurance
236(1)
Flexibility
237(28)
PART III Exercise Technique
265(94)
Flexibility, Body-Weight, and Stability Ball Exercises
267(28)
Allen Hedrick
Flexibility Training
268(1)
Benefits of Flexibility Training
268(1)
Factors Affecting Flexibility
269(1)
Elasticity and Plasticity
270(1)
Warm-Up
271(2)
Types of Flexibility Training
273(3)
Body-Weight and Stability Ball Training
276(1)
Flexibility, Body-Weight, and Stablity Ball Exercises
277(18)
Resistance Training Exercise Techniques
295(38)
Thomas R. Baechle
Roger W. Earle
Basic Exercise Technique Guidelines
296(3)
Spotting Resistance Training Exercises
299(2)
Resistance Training Exercises
301(32)
Cardiovascular Activity Techniques
333(26)
J. Henry ``Hank'' Drought
General Guidelines for Safe Participation in Cardiovascular Activities
334(3)
Cardiovascular Machine Exercise Technique
337(9)
Cardiovascular Non-Machine Exercise Technique
346(13)
PART IV Program Design
359(100)
Resistance Training Program Design
361(38)
Roger W. Earle
Thomas R. Baechle
General Training Principles
362(1)
Components of a Resistance Training Program
362(1)
Initial Consultation and Fitness Evaluation
362(3)
Choice
365(2)
Frequency
367(1)
Order
368(2)
Load and Repetitions
370(9)
Volume: Repetitions and Sets
379(1)
Rest Periods
380(1)
Variation
381(2)
Progression
383(2)
Sample Programs
385(14)
Aerobic Endurance Training Program Design
399(26)
Patrick S. Hagerman
Specificity of Aerobic Endurance Training
400(1)
Components of an Aerobic Endurance Training Program
400(14)
Types of Aerobic Training Programs
414(11)
Plyometric and Speed Training
425(34)
David H. Potach
Plyometric Mechanics and Physiology
426(3)
When to Use Plyometric Exercise
429(1)
Plyometric Program Design
430(4)
Safety Considerations
434(5)
Speed Training Mechanics and Physiology
439(3)
Speed Training Safety Considerations
442(1)
Combining Plyometrics and Speed Training With Other Forms of Exercise
443(1)
Plyometric and Speed Drills
444(15)
PART V Clients With Unique Needs
459(132)
Clients Who Are Pregnant, Older, or Preadolescent
461(22)
Wayne L. Westcott
Avery D. Faigenbaum
Pregnant Women
462(5)
Older Adults
467(5)
Preadolescent Youth
472(11)
Clients With Nutritional and Metabolic Concerns
483(36)
Christine L. Vega
Carlos E. Jimenez
Overweight and Obesity
484(18)
Eating Disorders
502(5)
Hyperlipidemia
507(4)
Metabolic Syndrome
511(1)
Diabetes Mellitus
512(7)
Clients With Cardiovascular and Respiratory Conditions
519(14)
Robert Watine
Hypertension
520(4)
Myocardial Infarction, Stroke, and Peripheral Vascular Disease
524(5)
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
529(1)
Asthma
529(4)
Clients With Orthopedic, Injury, and Rehabilitation Concerns
533(24)
David H. Potach
Todd Ellenbecker
Tissue Healing Following Injury
534(1)
Injury Classification
535(1)
Orthopedic Concerns and the Personal Trainer
536(1)
Low Back
537(3)
Shoulder
540(6)
Knee
546(3)
Hip
549(2)
Arthritis
551(6)
Clients With Spinal Cord Injury, Multiple Sclerosis, Epilepsy, and Cerebral Palsy
557(22)
Tom LaFontaine
Spinal Cord Injury
558(5)
Multiple Sclerosis
563(4)
Epilepsy
567(3)
Cerebral Palsy
570(9)
Resistance Training for Clients Who Are Athletes
579(12)
David Pearson
John F. Graham
Factors in Program Design
580(1)
Periodization of Resistance Training
581(1)
Linear and Nonlinear Models of Periodized Resistance Training
582(9)
PART VI Safety and Legal Issues
591(38)
Facility and Equipment Layout and Maintenance
593(14)
Mike Greenwood
Facility and Equipment Layout
594(3)
Special Considerations for a Home Facility
597(1)
Facility and Equipment Maintenance
598(9)
Legal Issues in Personal Training
607(22)
Anthony A. Abbott
JoAnn Eickhoff-Shemek
The Perils of Litigation
609(2)
The Legal System
611(1)
Anatomy of a Lawsuit
612(1)
Negligence
613(11)
Strategies for Minimizing Legal Liability Associated With Negligence
624(1)
Protective Legal Documents
624(2)
Fitness Facilities and Independent Contractors
626(3)
Appendix: Business Management for the Personal Trainer 629(10)
Patrick S. Hagerman
Answers to Study Questions 639(1)
Suggested Solutions for Applied Knowledge Questions 640(14)
Glossary 654(8)
Credits 662(3)
Index 665(10)
About the Editors 675(1)
About the NSCA 676


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