Personal Training

Personal Training

by Mark Ansell

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Overview

Personal Training by Mark Ansell

This is a key text for all those on sport science courses. It covers all the essential areas for a study of personal training including fitness testing, nutrition, psychology, training principles, health and fitness, training in different contexts and business issues. Students therefore gain all the required multi-disciplinary knowledge with an understanding of how to apply this in practice. Throughout the text, theoretical explanation is supported by case studies, practical and reflective exercises and guidance on further study.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781844451630
Publisher: Learning Matters
Publication date: 05/27/2008
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Mark Ansell is Lecturer in Personal Training and Sport Science at City and Islington College, London, where he wrote and now teaches a highly successful degree course in personal training. Before moving into teaching he worked as a gym instructor, fitness manager and personal trainer. He holds a number of professional qualifications and has worked in a variety of settings, ranging from the corporate sector to self-employment.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Foundations
Personal training
Essentials of programming
Adaptations to physiology
Nutrition
Motivational psychology
Part 2: Practice
Session planning and recording
Exercise library
Fitness testing
Advanced training techniques
Part 3: Contexts
Home training
Health fitness trainer
Business sense

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