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Advanced Concepts of Personal Training Textbook 2nd Edition

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The Advanced Concepts of Personal Training Second Edition 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 to Functional Anatomy and Training Instruction through Nutritional Science and Weight Management, Exercise Programming and culminates with Considerations 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 Second Edition 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 Second Edition textbook’s nine (9) units are further divided into 18 content specific chapters covering the following topics:

Chapter 1 Introduction to Personal Training
  • Personal Training: Past, Present and Scope of Practice
  • Understanding Health and Wellness
  • Health-Related Components of Fitness
  • Performance-Related Components of Fitness
Chapter 2 Functional Anatomy and Training Instruction
  • Bones and Joints
  • Muscle Tissue and Contraction Types
  • Spatial and Directional Terminology
  • Anatomical Movements
  • Training Instruction
Chapter 3 Kinetic Chain Function, Dysfunction and Corrective Exercise
  • Local and Global Systems
  • The Integrated Model of Function
  • Muscular Units
  • Common Postural Distortions and Muscular Imbalances
  • Corrective Exercise
Chapter 4 Human Physiology
  • Anaerobic Energy Systems
  • Aerobic Metabolism
  • Muscular Fatigue
  • Cardiac Physiology
  • The Endocrine System
Chapter 5 Evaluating Health and Physical Fitness
  • Factors that Affect Fitness
  • Considerations for Pre-Exercise Screening
  • Pre-Exercise Screening
  • Compiling the Data
Chapter 6 Physical Activity & Risk for Disease
  • Cardiovascular Disease, Stroke, Hypertension and Physical Activity
  • Obesity & Physical Activity
  • Diabetes & Physical Activity
  • Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis and Physical Activity
  • Cancer & Physical Activity
  • Mental Health & Physical Activity
Chapter 7 Resting and Active Fitness Assessments
  • Resting Cardiovascular Tests
  • Body Composition and Anthropometrics
  • Exercise Participation Clearance
  • Exercise Testing
  • Testing Considerations
  • Exercise Testing
  • Testing for Muscular Fitness
  • Flexibility and Mobility Assessments
Chapter 8 Understanding Nutrition
  • Energy Value of Food
  • Carbohydrates
  • Fats
  • Protein
  • Vitamins and Minerals
  • Water
Chapter 9 Exploring Dietary Supplements
  • Reading a Food Label
  • Exploring Dietary Supplements
  • Mass and Strength Gains
  • Weight Loss Supplements
Chapter 10 Body Composition
  • Obesity: A Worldwide Health Issue
  • Stature-Weight Indices
  • Body Composition Assessment
Chapter 11 Weight Management
  • Factors that Impact Weight Management
  • Energy Balance and Weight Management Strategies
  • Stress, Social Behaviors, and Weight Management
  • Eating Disorders
Chapter 12 Exercise Program Components
  • Warm-ups
  • Metabolic System and Programming Considerations
  • Exercise Program Components
  • Exercise Program Safety Factors
Chapter 13 Anaerobic Resistance Training
  • Training for a Desired Outcome
  • Training Systems
  • Exercise Considerations
  • Common Injuries Associated with Training
Chapter 14 Cardiorespiratory Fitness
  • Assessing Cardiorespiratory Fitness
  • Types of Aerobic Training
  • Modes of Aerobic Training
  • Aerobic Training Considerations
  • Preventing Common Overuse Injuries
Chapter 15 Flexibility
  • Introduction to Flexibility
  • Properties of Soft Tissues
  • Factors Affecting Joint Range of Motion
  • Testing and Types of Flexibility Training
  • Common Flexibility Techniques
Chapter 16 Introduction to Exercise Programming
  • Program Design
  • Prioritizing Needs
  • Preparation Phase
  • Anaerobic Endurance Phase
  • Hypertrophy-Strength
  • Strength-Power
  • Duration of Program Phases and Cycles
Chapter 17 Working with Special Populations
  • Exercise & Asthma
  • Diabetes & Exercise
  • Exercise & Cardiovascular Disease
  • Exercise during Pregnancy
  • Children & Exercise
  • Exercise & the Elderly
Chapter 18 Ethics and Professional Practice
  • What Makes a Professional
  • Professional Principles
  • Duty of the Profession

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