Personal Training: Theory and Practice, Second Edition, draws together in one unique volume the personal, practical and business skills central to becoming a successful personal trainer.
This accessible book introduces you to the fundamentals of applied exercise prescription and programme design, as well as advanced concepts including nutritional intervention, postural analysis and the psychology of behaviour change.
- updated to reflect advances in training methodology and techniques in line with requirements for professional qualification
- key points boxes, chapter summaries and a glossary of scientific and technical concepts to aid understanding
- full colour illustrations and photos to support visual learning
- case studies and sample exercise plans to help you put theory into practice
- supported by online resources such as self-assessment tests, downloadable forms and session sheets at www.routledge.com/cw/crossley
Personal Training: Theory and Practice is the ideal companion and handy reference for those embarking on a career in personal training as well as experienced trainers.
Reviews of the first edition:
'the ideal companion to turn you from an amateur into a professional sports trainer...the only title tailored to meet the needs of UK-based personal training.' Work Out
'a gem of a book...clearly written and presented which makes it easy for both fitness professionals and lay people to understand. Definitely worth buying.' Health and Fitness
'I am very impressed with the book in terms of both content and layout, and it's a relief to see a text such as this cover business skills in good detail. I wish this had been the supporting text for my Personal Training Qualification courses. I will encourage my staff to use this text, either to read from cover-to-cover or use as a reference tool.' Helen Loftus, Assistant Health and Fitness Manager, University of Leeds
Introduction 1. ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY Anatomical and directional language The kinetic chain The nervous system The muscular system The skeletal system References and recommended reading 2. EXERCISE PRESCRIPTION AND PROGRAMME DESIGN Fundamental training principles Acute exercise variables Structuring an exercise session Classification of exercises References and recommended reading 3. STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING Muscular conditioning and muscular endurance Muscular hypertrophy Other factors influencing muscle mass Maximal strength Summary of acute exercise variables Examples of resistance training techniques References and recommended reading 4. CARDIOVASCULAR TRAINING Energy systems Cardiovascular training and performance adaptations Alternative training adaptations Types of cardiovascular training Interval training Calculating work intensity Cardiovascular training and periodization Making cardiovascular exercise fun References and recommended reading 5. FLEXIBILITY Science of flexibility training Types of stretching Stretching considerations Assisted stretching Advanced partner stretching: muscle energy techniques Stretching and injury prevention References and recommended reading 6. PERIODIZATION: VARIATION AND RECOVERY Periodization explained The importance of rest and recovery Over-training, staleness and burnout Periodization theory Cycling of exercise variables Alternative systems Active rest Peaking Periodization and cardiovascular exercise Designing a periodized plan References and recommended reading 7. POSTURE The importance of posture Static and dynamic posture Factors determining an individual's posture Causes of faulty posture Ideal posture and guidelines for and assessment of ideal posture Common postural syndromes References and recommended reading 8. CORE STRENGTH AND STABILITY The core defined Anatomy of the core Mechanisms of core stability through segmental stabilization Identifying transverse abdominis activation Training transverse abdominis activation Abdominal activation under increased loads Training gross core stability Training core strength References and recommended reading 9. FUNCTIONAL EXERCISE: TRAINING FOR IMPROVED MOVEMENT Functional training Key components of functional movement Neuromuscular coordination Nervous system control over movement Proprioreception Neuromuscular coordination and strength How we learn to move: motor learning Motor programme compatibility Control over external forces for stabilization and balance Components of functional muscle action Exercise prescription for function Functional Anatomy Exercise examples References and recommended reading 10. SPORT-SPECIFIC TRAINING: BALANCE, POWER, SPEED AND AGILITY Speed, agility and quickness Relationship between strength, power, speed and sports performance Training to develop explosive strength/power Reactive power: plyometric training Speed Agility and quickness Balance training Sport analysis References and recommended reading 11. NUTRITION Balanced nutrition Protein: the muscle builder Fats Water and hydration Carbohydrate: balancing blood sugar for energy and performance Carbohydrates and their effect on blood sugar Glycaemic index Meal timings Nutrient density The client-centred approach to nutrition Implementation of dietary change References and recommended reading 12. WEIGHT MANAGEMENT The energy balance equation Basic guidelines for weight loss Why low calorie diets are not recommended Dietary recommendations for weight loss Exercise and weight loss References and recommended reading 13. SPECIAL POPULATIONS Metabolic syndrome Elderly populations Low back pain Pre- and post-natal training 14. SCIENCE OF SWISS BALL AND SWISS BALL TRAINING The science behind the Swiss ball Integrating the Swiss ball into your client's workout Swiss ball exercises Swiss ball stretches References and recommended reading 15. SPOTTING Spotting fundamentals Ensuring safety Maximizing results Advertising to prospective clients Touch training Examples of spotting positions References and recommended reading 16. MANUAL RESISTANCE The benefits of manual resistance Things to remember when using manual resistance Example exercises When not to use manual resistance 17. LIFESTYLE MANAGEMENT Consultation Motivation Present Condition Patterns of behaviour Identifying your role Interventions Goal setting Other tips in goal setting Removing barriers Building confidence Achieving results Helping cope Providing tools References and recommended reading 18. SALES AND MARKETING Business plan Professionalism (medical model) The sales chain Marketing and lead generation From lead enquiry to consultation Networking and effective communication From consultation to sale Useful tips Benefits of exercise References and recommended reading 19. BRINGING IT ALL TOGETHER Glossary Index
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 29th June 2012
Dimensions (cm): 24.6 x 18.9
Weight (kg): 0.635