The Complete Guide to Personal Training: 2nd Edition

The Complete Guide to Personal Training: 2nd Edition

by Morc Coulson


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A revised and updated second edition of the popular Complete Guide to Personal Training. Aimed at anyone working as, or training to be a Personal Trainer.

The text will be revised throughout, with a new chapter on fitness testing (around 32pp new content) It will also include new sections on HIIT, CrossFit, adapting exercises for outdoor spaces, as well as updates to the guidance on nutrition to reflect current thinking. It will also include updates to the Occupational Standards which have changed since the last publication in August 2013.

This is a complete reference guide for fitness professionals who prescribe exercise programs to clients. This guide contains practical tips for designing a range of appropriate client exercise programs. Importantly, it focuses on the best ways you can sustain a financially successful business in this area and how you can stand out from the crowd.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781472953612
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 11/06/2018
Series: Complete Guides
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Morc Coulson is Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Sunderland. He is Chair of the CPD endorsement panel and a Level 4 Specialist evaluator. He is the author of a number of books including The Fitness Instructor's Handbook, The Complete Guide to Teaching Exercise to Special Populations and Practical Fitness Testing (all Bloomsbury).

Table of Contents

About this book 1

Foreword 3

Introduction 4

Part 1 The Foundations of Personal Training

Chapter 1 Professional practice 9

Chapter 2 Reflective practice and professional development 17

Part 2 Plan Exercise Programmes

Chapter 3 Collect and review client information 27

Chapter 4 Programme design 78

Part 3 Deliver Exercise Programmes

Chapter 5 How to teach and adapt exercises 96

Chapter 6 Instructing 108

Part 4 Manage Exercise Programmes

Chapter 7 Review and adapt programmes 116

Chapter 8 Training methods 123

Part 5 Working With Special Populations

Chapter 9 Musculoskeletal system 180

Chapter 10 Exercise guidelines 191

Part 6 Nutrition, Exercise and Weight

Chapter 11 Digestive system and nutrients 210

Chapter 12 Healthy eating 230

Chapter 13 Analysing nutritional information 245

Part 7 Health And Safety In Practice

Chapter 14 Health, safety and welfare 251

Chapter 15 Protection of children and the vulnerable 255

Chapter 16 Risk assessing, injuries, illness and emergencies 263

Part 8 Sales and Marketing In Practice

Chapter 17 Marketing in practice 271

Chapter 18 Selling in practice 299

Chapter 19 Practical financial management 308

Appendices 314

Glossary 320

References 325

Index 329

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