Foundations of Professional Personal Training

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Foundations of Professional Personal Training, Second Edition With Web Resource, serves as a road map toward becoming a successful certified personal trainer. Developed and written by canfitpro, Canada's foremost education and certification provider for fitness professionals, this full-color edition of Foundations of Professional Personal Training contains information for building skills, increasing confidence, and preparing for the Personal Training Specialist (PTS) certification with canfitpro.

Reorganized, redesigned, and extensively updated to match the canfitpro certification standards, this second edition includes colorful new artwork and all of the information needed for preparing for the PTS certification process. The second edition includes the following elements:

- A new web resource with online video to demonstrate exercise and assessment techniques

- New chapters on foundational movement sequences and dynamic assessments

- Color-coded "traffic light" elements that highlight key information for practical application by indicating when to exercise caution (red), think critically (yellow), or put a concept into practice (green)

- Three client case studies that are developed throughout the book for practice and application of concepts

- Details about canfitpro's recommendations for optimal health, which integrates physical activity, nutrition, and mental well-being

- Strategies for cultivating the personal trainer-client relationship

- New information regarding exercise and back pain, myofascial slings and their relationship to flexibility, functional movement patterns, and postural assessment

The book is divided into four easy-to-manage parts. Part I presents an overview of the fundamentals of personal training and the personal trainer-client relationship as well as recommendations for and components of optimal health. Part II explains the essentials of the human body, including chapters on bioenergetics, the cardiorespiratory system, skeletal and muscular anatomy, flexibility and mobility, and foundational movement. Part III provides thorough guidance on both passive and dynamic assessment of clients. Part IV offers direction on program design and delivery based on client assessment as well as strategies for recognition and prevention of injury. To aid learning and prepare readers for the certification exam, each chapter includes objectives, a summary, a list of key study terms, and review questions. Readers will also benefit from a glossary, illustrated appendixes organized by muscle group and filled with information on technique for a range of resistance and flexibility exercises, and an appendix of norms for fitness assessments.

Additionally, a new web resource for Foundations of Professional Personal Training, Second Edition, provides readers with further practice opportunities before the PTS exam, featuring video clips, printable forms, and other supplemental materials. Thirty-six video clips demonstrate proper technique of various exercises as well as dynamic assessment techniques for identifying improper movement patterns or imbalance. The reproducible forms can be printed and used in assessing clients and documenting training sessions. The web resource includes answers to the in-text review questions found throughout the book, which will aid in comprehension and retention.

Foundations of Professional Personal Training, Second Edition, prepares new and prospective personal trainers for all aspects of their exciting profession. Providing key concepts, guidelines, and considerations, this text is an essential resource for preparation for the PTS exam and for a successful career in personal training.

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ISBN-13: 9781450468527
ISBN-10: 1450468527
Pagini: 384
Ilustrații: 98 Illustrations, color; 232 Halftones, color
Dimensiuni: 291 x 227 x 27 mm
Greutate: 1.52 kg
Ediția: Second Edition


Part I. The Journey Begins 


Chapter 1. Understanding Yourself and Your Client

Kim Lavender, FAHP

Beginning the Personal Trainer–Client Journey

Key Qualities of Effective Personal Training Specialists

Understanding Behaviour Change

Influencing Exercise Adherence

Working With Clients

Learning Aids

Chapter 2. Principles for Optimal Health

Rod Macdonald, BEd

Kim Lavender, FAHP

Components of Optimal Health 

Physical Activity for Optimal Health 

canfitpro’s Recommendations for Optimal Health 

canfitpro’s Training Principles

Learning Aids

Case Studies

Part I Case Study Questions

Part II. Understanding the Body 


Chapter 3. Bioenergetics

Brian Justin, M.Kin

Gregory S. Anderson, PhD 

Bioenergetics Terminology

Introduction to the Energy Systems

Interaction of the Energy Systems

Oxygen Deficit

Developing the Energy Systems

Learning Aids

Chapter 4. Cardiorespiratory Concepts

Gregory S. Anderson, PhD

Brian Justin, M.Kin

Cardiovascular System

Respiratory System

Cardiorespiratory Response to Exercise

Benefits of Cardiorespiratory Training

Program Design for Cardiorespiratory Training

Learning Aids

Chapter 5. Skeletal Anatomy

Gregory S. Anderson, PhD


Parts of the Skeleton


Describing Movement

Program Design for Bone Health

Learning Aids

Chapter 6. Muscular Anatomy

Gregory S. Anderson, PhD

Structure and Function of Skeletal Muscle

Muscles and Muscle Groups

Benefits of Resistance Training

Program Design for Resistance Training 

Learning Aids

Chapter 7. Flexibility and Mobility Concepts

Chris Frederick, B.PT

Definition of Flexibility

Relationship of Flexibility to Overall Fitness

Mobility and Fascia

Range of Motion and Joint Mechanics

Movement, Mobilization, and Flexibility Training

Program Design for Flexibility Training

Learning Aids

Chapter 8. Foundational Movement Sequences

Mark Stone, BSc

Rod Macdonald, BEd

What Is Functional Training?

Postural Stability and Balance

Open Chain and Closed Chain Movement

Biomotor Abilities

Foundational Movement Sequences

Learning Aids

Part II Case Study Questions

Part III. Screening and Assessment


Chapter 9. Passive Screening and Assessments

Gregory S. Anderson, PhD

Chad Benson, MSc

Mark Stone, BSc

Pre-Exercise Screening

Passive Postural Assessment

Standard Health Assessment

Body Composition

Learning Aids

Chapter 10. Dynamic Assessments

Gregory S. Anderson, PhD

Brian Justin, M.Kin

Chad Benson, MSc

Dynamic Postural Assessment

Cardiorespiratory Fitness Assessment

Muscular Capacity Assessment

Flexibility Assessment

Sources of Error in Dynamic Assessments

Learning Aids

Part III Case Study Questions

Part IV. Program Design and Delivery


Chapter 11. Program Design Concepts

Rod Macdonald, BEd

Brad Schoenfeld, PhD

Principles of Program Design

Client Safety


Selecting the Right Exercises

Structuring a Workout


Learning Aids

Chapter 12. Designing a Program

Rod Macdonald, BEd

Brad Schoenfeld, PhD

How to Design a Program

Applying the Four Elements of Good Program Design

Balancing the Program

Modifying Programs

Sample Program Designs

Learning Aids

Chapter 13. Delivering a Program

Rod Macdonald, BEd

Brad Schoenfeld, PhD

Five Steps of Program Delivery

Program Card

Training Session

Learning Aids

Chapter 14. Injury Recognition and Prevention Strategies

Terry Kane, BPHE, BSc

Understanding Scope of Practice

Types of Musculoskeletal Injury

Injury Prevention Strategies

Learning Aids

Chapter 15. Business of Personal Training

Mike Bates, MBA

Career Opportunities

Marketing Your Services

Selling Your Services

Maintaining and Building Your Clientele

Your Professional Image

Client–Trainer Relationship

Terminating the Relationship

Risk Management

Policies and Procedures

Learning Aids

Part IV Case Study Questions

Appendix A: Exercises
Appendix B: Stretches
Appendix C: Fitness Norms for Health and Performance
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