Core Assessment and Training

Core Assessment and Training

by Human Kinetics
     
 

Written for coaches and fitness professionals, Core Assessment and Training includes photos, illustrations, and instructions for more than 120 exercises. A DVD accompanying the text features video demonstrations that help readers review proper techniques and protocols for the exercises.

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Written for coaches and fitness professionals, Core Assessment and Training includes photos, illustrations, and instructions for more than 120 exercises. A DVD accompanying the text features video demonstrations that help readers review proper techniques and protocols for the exercises.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780736073844
Publisher:
Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date:
02/02/2010
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction to Core Training

The Challenge of Designing Optimal Training Programs

Training the Core Is the Missing Link

Defining Core Training

Summary

Chapter 2 Functional Anatomy of the Core

Core Anatomy

Structure and Function Integration

Summary

Chapter 3 The Client Interview: The First Step in Assessing Your Client

Obtaining a History and Medical Clearance

Interviewing Your Client

Summary

Chapter 4 Physical Assessment and Functional Testing

Descriptions of Core Physical Assessment

Standing Evaluation

Table or Mat Evaluations

Scoring the Core Endurance Tests

Summary

Chapter 5 Fundamentals of Program Design

Needs Analysis

Exercise Selection

Principles of Periodization

Balance Training and Stability Training

Summary

Chapter 6 Core Exercises

Enhancing Core Stability

Increasing Core Strength

Summary

Chapter 7 Core Flexibility

What Is Flexibility?

Classifications of Stretching

Use of Foam Rolls in Stretching

Stretches

Summary

Chapter 8 Plyometric Training

History of Plyometrics

The Science Behind Plyometrics

Principles of Plyometric Program Design

Prerequisites to Plyometric Training

Other Training Considerations

Plyometric Exercises

Summary

Chapter 9 Special Considerations for Core Training

Injuries to the Core and Training Considerations

The Core and Pregnancy

The Core and Athletic Performance

Summary

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