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Overview

This valuable resource is the official ACSM preparatory tool for the ACSM Certified Personal TrainerSM exam and provides coverage of fitness assessment, exercise prescription, and exercise leadership along with discussions of anatomy and physiology, injury prevention, psychology, emergency techniques, exercise leadership programs, and legal issues. It includes the fundamental knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) used to improve, maintain, and/or optimize health-related components of physical fitness and performance. The Second Edition is now in full color and includes information on writing appropriate exercise recommendations, leading and demonstrating safe and effective methods of exercise, and motivating individuals.

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Reviewer: Terry L Grindstaff, DPT, ATC, SCS, CSCS (University of Virginia Health System)
Description: This is a comprehensive overview of personal training that also has an online component which serves as an additional resource. The first edition was published in 2004.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide an introduction to personal training information and serve as a comprehensive resource for future and current personal trainers. This book can also serve as a study guide for the ACSM Certified Personal Trainer examination.
Audience: Future and current personal trainers will find the well referenced information useful. All book and section editors are researchers, professors, advanced practitioners, or successful business owners.
Features: The book is divided into six sections. Broadly, they cover an overview of personal training, education, scientific foundation, initial client consultation/screening, exercise program development, and business principles. Specific objectives precede each chapter and each chapter uses color graphs, charts, and photographs to further clarify written concepts. A reference list ends the chapter. The book does an excellent job blending research and practical knowledge. A useful appendix covering ACSM certifications and a comprehensive index end the book. Sample exercise programs, descriptions and photographs of a variety of exercises and stretches are provided. The design of the cardiorespiratory program is comprehensive, but the resistance training program design chapter lacks depth and variety. The business section does an excellent job covering business principles and legal and ethical issues. Examples of informed consent or assumption of risk documents may have been helpful.
Assessment: Personal trainers will appreciate this excellent introductory resource. The first edition of this book was a compilation of ACSM resources and this second edition is written an original publication. It is well written, of similar quality and usefulness as NSCA's Essentials of Personal Training, Earle and Baechle (Human Kinetics; 2004).
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Reviewer: Terry L Grindstaff, DPT, ATC, SCS, CSCS(University of Virginia Health System)
Description: This is a comprehensive overview of personal training that also has an online component which serves as an additional resource. The first edition was published in 2004.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide an introduction to personal training information and serve as a comprehensive resource for future and current personal trainers. This book can also serve as a study guide for the ACSM Certified Personal Trainer examination.
Audience: Future and current personal trainers will find the well referenced information useful. All book and section editors are researchers, professors, advanced practitioners, or successful business owners.
Features: The book is divided into six sections. Broadly, they cover an overview of personal training, education, scientific foundation, initial client consultation/screening, exercise program development, and business principles. Specific objectives precede each chapter and each chapter uses color graphs, charts, and photographs to further clarify written concepts. A reference list ends the chapter. The book does an excellent job blending research and practical knowledge. A useful appendix covering ACSM certifications and a comprehensive index end the book. Sample exercise programs, descriptions and photographs of a variety of exercises and stretches are provided. The design of the cardiorespiratory program is comprehensive, but the resistance training program design chapter lacks depth and variety. The business section does an excellent job covering business principles and legal and ethical issues. Examples of informed consent or assumption of risk documents may have been helpful.
Assessment: Personal trainers will appreciate this excellent introductory resource. The first edition of this book was a compilation of ACSM resources and this second edition is written an original publication. It is well written, of similar quality and usefulness as NSCA's Essentials of Personal Training, Earle and Baechle (Human Kinetics; 2004).
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780781790536
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 7/1/2006
  • Series: High-Yield™ Systems Series
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 547

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION TO THE FIELD AND PROFESSION OF PERSONAL TRAINING

Introduction to Personal Training

Career Track for Professional Personal Trainers

THE EDUCATIONAL APPROACH TO PERSONAL TRAINING

Education-Based Personal Training Programs

The Education-Based Personal Trainer-Client Relationship

Education-Based Personal Trainer Development

LEARNING THE FOUNDATIONS OF EXERCISE SCIENCE AND IMPORTANT RELATED DISCIPLINES

Exercise Physiology

Anatomy, Kinesiology, and Biomechanics

Motor Learning for the Personal Trainer

Pedagogy and the Client Learning Program

Exercise Psychology, Motivation, and Behavior Change

Nutrition

INITIAL CLIENT CONSULTATION, GOALS/OBJECTIVES, SCREENING, AND ASSESSMENTS

The Initial Client Consultation

Client and Personal Trainer Goals and Objectives

Screening and Risk Stratification

Client Health-Related Physical Fitness Assessments

DEVELOPING YOUR CLIENT'S EXERCISE PROGRAM

Client Exercise Program Design

Resistance Training Programs

Cardiorespiratory Training Programs

Guidelines for Designing Flexibility Programs

Sequencing the Personal Training Program

BUSINESS PRINCIPLES FOR PERSONAL TRAINERS

Business Basics and Planning

Legal Issues and Responsibilities

Appendix

Bibliography

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