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Developed by the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), this book is designed to help people prepare for the NASM Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) Certification exam or learn the basic principles of personal training using NASM's Optimum Performance Training (OPT) model. The OPT model presents NASM's protocols for building stabilization, strength, and power. More than 600 full-color illustrations and photographs demonstrate concepts and techniques. Exercise color coding maps each exercise movement to a specific phase on the OPT model. Exercise boxes demonstrate core exercises and detail the necessary preparation and movement. Other features include research notes, memory joggers, safety tips, and review questions.
Table of Contents
Code of Ethics Preface: Letter from the President of NASM Acknowledgements User's Guide Figure Credits List Part I: FUNDAMENTALS OF HUMAN MOVEMENT SCIENCE Chapter 1:The Scientific Rationale for Integrated Training Chapter 2:Basic Exercise Science Chapter 3: The Cardiorespiratory System Chapter 4:Human Movement Science PART II: ASSESSMENTS, TRAINING CONCEPTS,AND PROGRAM DESIGN Chapter 5:Fitness Assessment Chapter 6:Flexibility Training Concepts Chapter 7:Cardiorespiratory Training Concepts Chapter 8:Core-Training Concepts Chapter 9:Balance-Training Concepts Chapter 10:Reactive (Power) Training Concepts Chapter 11:Speed, Agility, and Quickness Chapter 12:Resistance-Training Concepts Chapter 13:Program Design Concepts Chapter 14:Special Populations PART III: NUTRITION AND SUPPLEMENTATION Chapter 15:Nutrition Chapter 16:Supplementation PART IV: CLIENT INTERACTION AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Chapter 17:Behavior Modification Chapter 18:Professional Development Glossary Appendices Answer Key Index