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Advanced Concepts of Personal Training  Textbook
Advanced Concepts of Personal Training Textbook
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The Advanced Concepts of Personal Training textbook contains all theoretical concepts, guidelines, and relevant information necessary to pass the NCSF-CPT Exam. Divided into nine (9) units mirroring the certification exam, the textbook progresses from an introduction of Anatomy and Biomechanics through Nutrition, Weight Management, Exercise Prescription, and Training Instruction, and culminates with Exercise Programming for Special Populations. The textbook features learner-friendly highlights throughout each chapter which practically apply chapter concepts to personal training. Reading the Advanced Concepts of Personal Training textbook and applying the information to the NCSF e-Learning lesson notes will provide you with the information needed to pass the NCSF Certified Personal Trainer Exam and enter the fitness industry as a competent and qualified personal trainer.
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The Advanced Concepts of Personal Training textbook’s nine (9) units are further divided into 23 content specific chapters covering the following topics:

Chapter 1 – Functional Anatomy
Chapter 2 – Biomechanics
Chapter 3 – Muscle Physiology
Chapter 4 – Endocrine System
Chapter 5 – Bioenergetics
Chapter 6 – Cardiovascular Physiology
Chapter 7 – Energy Yielding Nutrients
Chapter 8 – Non-Energy Yielding Nutrients
Chapter 9 – Nutritional Supplementation
Chapter 10 – Body Composition
Chapter 11 – Weight Management
Chapter 12 – Physical Fitness & Health
Chapter 13 – Pre-Exercise Screening & Test Considerations
Chapter 14 – Assessment of Physical Fitness
Chapter 15 – Exercise Programming Components
Chapter 16 – Flexibility Assessment & Programming
Chapter 17 – Programming for Cardiovascular Fitness
Chapter 18 – Anaerobic Training
Chapter 19 – Resistance Training Technique
Chapter 20 – Functional Training Concepts
Chapter 21 – Creating an Exercise Program
Chapter 22 – Working with Special Populations
Chapter 23 – Ethics and Professional Behavior
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