Chapter 11 Plyometric (Reactive) Training Concepts
Define plyometric (reactive) training and describe its uses.
Discuss the importance of plyometric training.
Design a plyometric training program for clients at various levels of fitness.
Perform and instruct various plyometric training exercises.
Chapter 12 Speed, Agility, and Quickness Training
Define and describe speed, agility, and quickness training and its purpose.
Discuss the importance of speed, agility, and quickness training for a variety of populations.
Design a speed, agility, and quickness training program for clients at any level of training.
Perform, describe, and instruct various speed, agility, and quickness training exercises.
Chapter 13 Resistance Training Concepts
Describe the stages of the general adaptation syndrome.
Define and describe the principle of adaptation and specificity.
Define stability, muscular endurance, muscular hypertrophy, strength, and power.
List and define the various stages of strength and training systems.
Chapter 15 Introduction to Exercise Modalities
Define and describe the safe and effective use of selected exercise training methods, including various forms of resistance and proprioceptive modalities.
Describe how these exercise training modalities can safely and effectively be incorporated into a training program for a variety of clients.
Describe how these exercise training modalities can be systematically used within the Optimum Performance Training (OPT™) Model.
Chapter 16 Chronic Health Conditions and Physical or Functional Limitations
Define and describe the cause and symptoms of selected chronic health conditions.
Describe the characteristics of selected health and age-related physical and functional limitations to exercise.
Recognize how the conditions discussed in this chapter affect exercise training variables within the OPT™ model.
Recognize how acute and chronic responses to exercise vary in clients with chronic health conditions or physical or functional limitations compared with apparently healthy clients.
Describe how to modify program design for clients with chronic health and physical or functional limitations.
Review fitness assessment considerations.
Review concepts for program design.
Describe hydration concepts.
Identify fitness technologies and trends.
Describe behavior change strategies for client results.
Describe exam taking best practices and preparation.
Chapter 1 The Scientific Rationale for Integrated Thinking
Explain the history of the profession of personal training.
Identify common characteristics of personal training clients.
Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of integrated exercise program design.
Describe the Optimum Performance Training (OPT™) model.
Chapter 10 Balance Training Concepts
Define balance and describe its role in performance and injury risk.
Discuss the importance of balance training.
Design a progressive balance training program for clients in any level of training.
Understand and incorporate the principles of selected research outcomes when designing a balance training program.
Perform, describe, and instruct various balance training exercises.
Chapter 14 Integrated Program Design and the Optimum Performance Training™ (OPT™) Model
Define and describe the acute training variables within the Optimum Performance Training (OPT™) model.
Describe the phases within the OPT model.
Design programs for each phase of training.
Chapter 19 Lifestyle Modification and Behavioral Coaching
Describe the characteristics of a positive client experience.
Understand the stages of change model.
Describe characteristics of what effective communication skills are.
Describe the elements of effective SMART goal-setting techniques.
Chapter 2 Basic Exercise Science
Define the components of the human movement system (kinetic chain).
Explain the basic structure and function of
the nervous system
the skeletal system
he muscular system
the endocrine system.
Describe how these systems respond and adapt to exercise.
Chapter 20 Developing a Successful Personal Training Business
Describe the qualities and characteristics of uncompromising customer service.
Describe strategies for finding an ideal workplace.
Understand the process for writing a resume.
Understand the four Ps of marketing.
Understand basic membership sales techniques, including strategies for solicitation of new sales and how to close sales.
Chapter 3 The Cardiorespiratory System
Describe the structure and function of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems.
Explain how each of these systems relates to human movement.
Describe how the cardiovascular and respiratory systems work in unison.
Explain the influence that dysfunctional breathing can have on the human movement system.
Chapter 4 Exercise Metabolism and Bioenergetics
Describe the primary methods of how the body produces energy for exercise.
Differentiate between aerobic and anaerobic metabolism.
Distinguish which energy pathways predominate for various intensities and durations of exercise.
Understand the interaction of carbohydrate, fat, and protein as fuels for exercise.
State the differences in the energy use during steady state and exhaustive exercise.
Discriminate between the energy requirements of steady state versus intermittent exercise.
Describe basic training-induced adaptations in energy production.
Chapter 5 Human Movement Science
Explain the concept of functional multiplanar biomechanics including basic biomechanical terminology.
Describe how muscle actions and outside forces relate to human movement.
Explain the concepts of motor learning and motor control as they relate to exercise training.
Chapter 6 Fitness Assessment
Explain the components of and rationale for an integrated fitness assessment.
Understand how to administer a health history questionnaire and then from that be able to stratify a client’s overall risk for fitness assessment.
Understand the importance of posture, how it relates to movement observation, and how to assess it.
Understand how to perform a comprehensive health-related fitness assessment, obtain subjective and objective information about clients, and how to use the information collected to help design an exercise program.
Chapter 7 Flexibility Training Concepts
Explain the effects of muscle imbalances on the human movement system (kinetic chain).
Provide a scientific rationale for the use of an integrated flexibility training program.
Differentiate between the various types of flexibility techniques.
Perform and instruct appropriate flexibility techniques for given situations.
Chapter 8 Cardiorespiratory Fitness Training
Define and describe the components associated with cardiorespiratory training.
Describe how various physiologic systems respond and adapt to cardiorespiratory training.
Describe the health-related benefits associated with cardiorespiratory fitness.
Describe current guidelines and recommendations for prescribing safe and effective cardiorespiratory exercise to apparently healthy individuals.
Describe how to design and implement cardiorespiratory training programs to a variety of clients using an individualized approach.
Instruct clients on how to perform safe and effective cardiorespiratory exercise.
Chapter 9 Core Training Concepts
Understand the importance of the core musculature.
Differentiate between the stabilization system and the movement system.
Discuss the importance of core training.
Design a core training program for clients at any level of training.
Perform, describe, and instruct various core training exercises.