ACSM's Resources for the Personal Trainer.
ACSM's Resources for the Personal Trainer
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Publication Date: 2013
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ISBN/ISSN: 9781451108590

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ACSM’s Resources for the Personal Trainer provides a broad introduction to the field of personal training, covering both basic science topics and practical application. It was originally designed to help people prepare for the ACSM Personal Training Certification Exam. It continues to serve that function, but the market for it has expanded to practitioners in the field looking for an additional resource, as well as in an academic setting where the book is a core text for personal training programs.

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  • ACSM name.  The American College of Sports Medicine name and stature will continue to be a key feature of the book, as it is seen as the “gold standard.”
  • Broad foundational approach gives personal trainers a strong foundation in the basic fundamentals.
  • Video will demonstrate key personal training techniques.
  • NEW! Case studies show true-to-life examples.
  • NEW! icons show readers which portions of the text correspond to online videos.
  • Key points succinctly summarize crucial information.
  • Objectives tell readers what they will learn in the chapter.

Edition: 4
ISBN/ISSN: 9781451108590
Product Format: Hardbound
Trim Size: 10.875 x 8.375
Pages: 592
Pub Date: 2013
Weight: 3.7
Part I               Introduction to the Field and Profession of Personal Training

Chapter 1        Importance of the Field and Profession of Personal Training

Chapter 2        Career Track for Personal Trainers

Part II              The Science of Personal Training

Chapter 3        Anatomy and Kinesiology

Chapter 4        Biomechanical Principles of Training

Chapter 5        Exercise Physiology

Chapter 6        Nutrition And Human Performance

Part III                        Behavior Modification

Chapter 7        Theories of Behavior Change

Chapter 8        Adherence to Exercise: Helping Your Client Stay Active

Chapter 9        Counseling and Coaching Techniques

Part IV                        Initial Client Screening

Chapter 10      The Initial Client Consultation

Chapter 11      Screening and Risk Classification

Chapter 12      Client Fitness Assessments

Part V              Developing the Exercise Program

Chapter 13      Comprehensive Program Design

Chapter 14      Resistance Training Programs

Chapter 15      Cardiorespiratory Training Programs

Chapter 16      Guidelines for Designing Flexibility Programs

Chapter 17      Personal Training Session Components

Chapter 18      Advanced Program Options

Chapter 19      Special Populations

Part VI                        The Business of Personal Training

Chapter 20      Business Basics And Planning

Chapter 21      Legal Issues and Responsibilities  

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