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Personal Training

Personal Training

May 2008 | 192 pages | Learning Matters

This is a key text for all those on sport science courses. It covers all the essential areas for a study of personal training including fitness testing, nutrition, psychology, training principles, health and fitness, training in different contexts and business issues. Students therefore gain all the required multi-disciplinary knowledge with an understanding of how to apply this in practice. Throughout the text, theoretical explanation is supported by case studies, practical and reflective exercises and guidance on further study.

Part 1: Foundations
Personal training
Essentials of programming
Adaptations to physiology
Motivational psychology
Part 2: Practice
Session planning and recording
Exercise library
Fitness testing
Advanced training techniques
Part 3: Contexts
Home training
Health fitness trainer
Business sense

A useful and informative background read but is not specific enough for any of the BTEC units i deliver.

Mr Gareth Harding
Sport and Exercise, Coleg Llandrillo Cymru
May 30, 2012

This text provides a basic yet valuable overview for sport students in a variety of areas.

Miss Arabella Ashfield
Centre for Sport and Exercise Science, Sheffield Hallam University
March 12, 2012

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