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Reference book for CPT exam

Author: Online Magazine - AESA


NSCA’s Essentials of Personal Training, Second Edition, is the authoritative text for personal trainers, health and fitness instructors, and other fitness professionals as well as the primary preparation source for those taking the AESA-CPT exam.

 

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Contents

 

Part I. Exercise Sciences

Chapter 1. Structure and Function of the Muscular, Nervous, and Skeletal Systems
The Muscular System
The Nervous System
The Skeletal System
Conclusion
Learning Aids

Chapter 2. Cardiorespiratory System and Gas Exchange
Cardiovascular Anatomy and Physiology
Respiratory System
Conclusion
Learning Aids

Chapter 3. Bioenergetics
Essential Terminology
Energy Systems
Substrate Depletion and Repletion
Oxygen Uptake and the Aerobic and Anaerobic Contributions to Exercise
Practical Application of Energy Systems
Conclusion
Learning Aids

Chapter 4. Biomechanics
Mechanical Foundations
Biomechanics of Human Movement
Muscular Control of Movement
Biomechanics of Resistance Exercise
Conclusion
Learning Aids

Chapter 5. Resistance Training Adaptations
Basic Adaptations to Resistance Training
Acute Adaptations
Chronic Adaptations
Factors That Influence Adaptations to Resistance Training
Overtraining
Detraining
Conclusion
Learning Aids

Chapter 6. Physiological Responses and Adaptations to Aerobic Endurance Training
Acute Responses to Aerobic Exercise
Chronic Adaptations to Aerobic Exercise
Factors That Influence Adaptations to Aerobic Endurance Training
Age
Overtraining
Detraining
Conclusion
Learning Aids

Chapter 7. Nutrition in the Personal Training Setting
Role of the Personal Trainer Regarding Nutrition
Who Can Provide Nutrition Counseling and Education?
Dietary Assessment
Energy
Nutrients
Weight Gain
Weight Loss
Evaluating Weight Loss Diets
Dietary Supplements
The Art of Making Dietary Recommendations
Conclusion
Learning Aids

Chapter 8. Exercise Psychology for the Personal Trainer
Mental Health Aspects of Exercise
Goal Setting
Motivation
Methods to Motivate a Client
Conclusion
Learning Aids

Part II. Initial Consultation and Evaluation

Chapter 9. Client Consultation and Health Appraisal
Purpose of Consultation and Health Appraisal
Delivery Process
Client Consultation
Preparticipation Health Appraisal Screening
Evaluation of Coronary Risk Factors, Disease, and Lifestyle
Interpretation of Results
Referral Process
Medical Clearance
Conclusion
Learning Aids

Chapter 10. Fitness Assessment Selection and Administration
Purposes of Assessment
Choosing Appropriate Assessments
Assessment Case Studies
Administration and Organization of Fitness Assessments
Interpretation and Review of Results
Reassessment
Conclusion
Learning Aids

Chapter 11. Fitness Testing Protocols and Norms
Vital Signs
Body Composition
Cardiovascular Endurance
Muscular Strength
Muscular Endurance
Flexibility
Conclusion
Learning Aids

Part III. Exercise Technique

Chapter 12. Flexibility, Body Weight, and Stability Ball Exercises
Defining Flexibility
Flexibility Training as Part of the Total Exercise Program
Benefits of Flexibility Training
Factors Affecting Flexibility
Elasticity and Plasticity
Types of Flexibility Training
Recommended Flexibility Routine and Guidelines
Warm-Up
Body Weight and Stability Ball Exercises
Conclusion
Flexibility, Body Weight, and Stability Ball Exercises
Learning Aids

Chapter 13. Resistance Training Exercise Techniques
Fundamental Exercise Technique Guidelines
Spotting Resistance Training Exercises
Conclusion
Resistance Training Exercises
Learning Aids

Chapter 14. Cardiovascular Training Methods
Safe Participation
Training on Cardiovascular Machines
Nonmachine Cardiovascular Exercise Techniques
Conclusion
Learning Aids

Part IV. Program Design

Chapter 15. Resistance Training Program Design
General Training Principles
Initial Fitness Consultation and Evaluation
Determination of Training Frequency
Exercise Selection
Exercise Order
Training Load: Resistance and Repetitions
Training Volume: Repetitions and Sets
Rest Intervals
Variation
Sequencing Training
Progression
Sample Programs for Targeted Training Outcomes
Conclusion
Learning Aids

Chapter 16. Aerobic Endurance Training Program Design
Specificity of Aerobic Endurance Training
Components of an Aerobic Endurance Training Program
Types of Aerobic Endurance Training Programs
Conclusion
Learning Aids

Chapter 17. Plyometric and Speed Training
Plyometric Mechanics and Physiology
When to Use Plyometric Exercise
Safety Considerations
Plyometric Program Design
Speed Training Mechanics and Physiology
Speed Training Safety Considerations
Combining Plyometrics and Speed Training With Other Forms of Exercise
Conclusion
Plyometric and Speed Drills
Learning Aids

Part V. Clients With Unique Needs

Chapter 18. Clients Who Are Preadolescent, Older, or Pregnant
Preadolescent Youth
Older Adults
Pregnant Women
Conclusion
Learning Aids

Chapter 19. Clients With Nutritional and Metabolic Concerns
Overweight and Obesity
Eating Disorders
Hyperlipidemia
Metabolic Syndrome
Diabetes Mellitus
Conclusion
Learning Aids

Chapter 20. Clients With Cardiovascular and Respiratory Conditions
Health Screening and Risk Stratification
Hypertension
Myocardial Infarction, Stroke, and Peripheral Vascular Disease
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Asthma
Conclusion
Learning Aids

Chapter 21. Clients With Orthopedic, Injury, and Rehabilitation Concerns
Injury Classification
Impact of Injury on Function
Tissue Healing Following Injury
Orthopedic Concerns and the Personal Trainer
Low Back
Shoulder
Ankle
Knee
Hip
Arthritis
Conclusion
Learning Aids

Chapter 22. Clients With Spinal Cord Injury, Multiple Sclerosis, Epilepsy, and Cerebral Palsy
Spinal Cord Injury
Multiple Sclerosis
Epilepsy
Cerebral Palsy
Conclusion
Learning Aids

Chapter 23. Resistance Training for Clients Who Are Athletes
Factors in Program Design
Periodization of Resistance Training
Linear and Nonlinear Models of Periodized Resistance Training
Conclusion
Learning Aids

Part VI. Safety and Legal Issues

Chapter 24. Facility and Equipment Layout and Maintenance
Facility Design and Planning
Facility Specification Guidelines
Selecting Exercise Equipment
Floor Plan and Equipment Organization
Special Considerations for a Home Facility
Facility and Equipment Maintenance
Conclusion
Learning Aids

Chapter 25. Legal Aspects of Personal Training
Claims and Litigation
Fitness Industry Response to Claims and Litigation
Claims in Health and Fitness Activities
Records and Documentation
Ethical Codes
Conclusion
Learning Aids

 


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