ACSM's Resources for the Personal Trainer / Edition 3

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Overview

Published by the American College of Sports Medicine, this Third Edition continues to recognize the Personal Trainer as a professional in the continuum of creating healthy lifestyles. ACSM's Resources for the Personal Trainer provides the tools and scientific evidence needed to create safe and effective exercise programs. It also acts as the official preparation book for the ACSM Personal Trainer certification exam.

Providing essential information for both beginning and experienced Personal Trainers, this text provides an introduction to the profession along with coverage of exercise physiology, biomechanics, anatomy, motor learning, and nutrition. The Personal Trainer will learn how to establish goals for clients and how to assess strength, flexibility, and risk as well as develop resistance, cardiorespiratory, and flexibility training programs.

This edition features a new section dedicated exclusively to Behavior Modification and new and updated color photographs. Important concepts are now highlighted for easy review and reference.

A companion website offers student and faculty resources including fully searchable online text, an Image Bank, PowerPoint slides, a Test Generator, and Lesson Plans.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780781797726
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 9/29/2009
  • Edition description: Third
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 544
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Contributors

Reviewers

Foreword

Preface

Acknowledgments

Part I: INTRODUCTION TO THE FIELD AND PROFESSION OF PERSONAL TRAINING

  • Chapter 1: Introduction to Personal Training
  • Chapter 2: Career Track for Professional Personal Trainers

Part II: THE SCIENCE OF PERSONAL TRAINING

  • Chapter 3: Anatomy and Kinesiology
  • Chapter 4: Applied Biomechanics
  • Chapter 5: Exercise Physiology
  • Chapter 6: Nutrition and Human Performance

Part III: BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION

  • Chapter 7: Bringing Coaching to Personal Training
  • Chapter 8: How We Change: Behavior Change and Personal Training
  • Chapter 9: Personal Trainer-Client Relationship: Partnership for Growth
  • Chapter 10: Motivational Tools
  • Chapter 11: Training the Whole Client: Putting It All Together

Part IV: INITIAL CLIENT SCREENING

  • Chapter 12: The Initial Client Consultation
  • Chapter 13: Screening and Risk Stratification
  • Chapter 14: Client Fitness Assessments

Part V: DEVELOPING THE EXERCISE PROGRAM

  • Chapter 15: Program Design
  • Chapter 16: Resistance Training Programs
  • Chapter 17: Cardiorespiratory Training Programs
  • Chapter 18: Guidelines for Designing Flexibility Programs
  • Chapter 19: Sequencing the Personal Training Program
  • Chapter 20: Special Populations

Part VI: THE BUSINESS OF PERSONAL TRAINING

  • Chapter 21: Business Basics and Planning
  • Chapter 22: Legal Issues and Responsibilities

Appendix: American College of Sports Medical Certifications

Index

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