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Personal Training Skills and Techniques Online Course

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Type: Online Curriculum

Item: C899067CEC


Understanding how the body moves is essential to helping personal training clients improve fitness levels safely and efficiently. This course bundle offers the most up-to-date information on biomechanics, corrective exercise, human movement and program design for all types of individuals, from back pain sufferers to children to athletes. Learn how to correct faulty posture, the advantages of interval training, creative total-body exercises and high-intensity, short duration interval workouts. CECs/CEUs: 0.6 ACE, 6.0 ACSM, 0.6 NASM, 0.6 NESTA, 6.0 NETA, 1.0 NFPT, 0.6 NSCA

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Learning Objective

  1. Compare and contrast the different muscle fiber types.
  2. Discuss the research on how muscle fibers adapt to and change with training.
  3. Apply training concepts as they relate to muscle fiber types.
  4. Understand how gravity and ground reaction forces affect the functioning of muscles.
  5. Be able to discuss the “real-life” function of major muscle groups in the body.
  6. Program functionally based exercises to help clients increase strength and improve function.
  7. Identify the main components of fascial tissues.
  8. Contrast the sensory nerve endings in muscle with those in fascia, and identify the four sensory ending types in fascial tissue.
  9. Identify the four fascial elements that the traditional “muscle isolation” method ignores.
  10. Contrast the value of vector variation vs. a repetitive, machine-like program for fascial training.
  11. Identify the three elements that contribute to training fascial elasticity.
  12. Explain and teach an eccentric exercise.
  13. Describe the mechanisms of a concentric and eccentric contraction at the level of the sarcomere.
  14. Discuss the known theories regarding delayed-onset muscle soreness (DOMS) and how they are associated with eccentric exercise.
  15. Name several unique training-effect characteristics of eccentric training.
  16. Explicate the repeated-bout effect (RBE) training method and its proposed mechanisms.
  17. Teach the recommended format for assessing a client in chronic pain.
  18. Organize a corrective-exercise program.
  19. Progress and regress corrective exercises to meet clients’ abilities and/or program goals.
  20. Perform 10 of the most effective corrective exercises for alleviating chronic pain.
  21. Know why and when to use corrective exercises to design successful programs.
  22. Demonstrate and explain good-posture body mechanics.
  23. Discuss faulty-posture positions.
  24. Identify some of the health consequences of faulty posture.
  25. Outline the guidelines for developing a healthy-posture exercise program.
  26. Describe and explain how the core muscles work to stabilize the spine.


E-Book - Personal Training Skills & Techniques Course
May 2010 IDEA Fitness Journal Test 3: A Primer on MusclesCourse
September 2010 IDEA Fitness Journal Test 3: Understanding Muscles and Movement CourseCourse
April 2011 IDEA Fitness Journal Quiz 4: Fascial Fitness Course
October 2010 IDEA Fitness Journal Test 3: Eccentric TrainingCourse
May 2011 IDEA Fitness Journal Quiz 3: Corrective ExerciseCourse
April 2011 IDEA Fitness Journal Quiz 3: Posture and Health Course

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