ACSM's Resources for the Personal Trainer

ACSM's Resources for the Personal Trainer

Book - 2018 | Fifth edition.
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Publisher: Philadelphia :, Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Health,, [2018]
Edition: Fifth edition.
ISBN: 9781496322890
Characteristics: xvi, 648 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: Importance of the field and profession of personal training
Career track for personal trainers
Anatomy and kinesiology
Biomechanical principles of training
Exercise physiology
Nutrition and human performance
Theories of behavior change
Adherence to exercise : helping your client stay active
Eliciting positive perceptions and behaviors : coaching techniques
The initial client consultation
Preparticipation physical activity screening guidelines
Client fitness assessments
Comprehensive program design
Resistance training programs
Cardiorespiratory training programs
Guidelines for designing flexibility programs
Functional movement assessments and exercise programming for apparently healthy participants
Personal training session components
Advanced program options
Special populations
Business basics and planning
Legal issues and responsibilities.


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