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A countless number of sport supplements flood the market each year. Many of these are accompanied by slick marketing campaigns promising too-good-to-be-true results. For anyone seeking a safe, effective edge to their training and performance, supplements can be a confusing and serious matter, but this concise guide provides descriptions for 120 of today;s most popular supplements. For each entry, you will discover what it is, how it works, potential performance benefits, research studies and outcomes, dosage recommendations, and possible health concerns. You will also find recommendations for master athletes, those competing in extreme environments, and those with special dietary needs, such as food allergies, diabetes, and vegetarian. With more than 120 supplements, recommendations for all athletes at all levels, and expert advice that you can immediately apply, The Athlete's Guide to Sports Supplements is the one training and performance resource you will turn to again and again. 290 pages, softcover. Course includes soft-cover textbook, separate testing booklet and free, instant grading.
Great athletes make difficult moves look effortless with a combination of skill, strength, and balance. Traditional conditioning builds a fitness base, but modern sports training takes into account athletic movement patterns. Athletic Body in Balance is the first guide of its kind to show you how to train for smooth, fluid movement and prevent muscle imbalances, mobility restrictions, stability problems, and injuries. Physical therapist and sports conditioning expert Gray Cook has proven the effectiveness of this approach through the performances of athletes in the NFL, NBA, NHL and WNBA. His methods will help you identify functional weaknesses; correct imbalances; and refine sport-specific movement skills such as jumping, kicking, cutting, and turning. You will see where your client's conditioning is breaking down and how to get their program back on track. Whereas other books concentrate simply on maximizing obvious strengths, Athletic Body in Balance focuses on exposing and overcoming weaknesses to form a foundation for long-term training gains. Learn how to maintain what your client's gain and build on their improvements. 222 pages, softcover. Course includes soft-cover textbook, separate testing booklet and free, instant grading.
"Back Exercise" will help you understand the reasons why your clients may suffer with back pain and dysfunction. You will start with a guided assessment of your client's current back health and you will learn to assess their functional capacity by using several simple exercises that will also help to identify postural deviations and muscular imbalances in your client's body. This brand-new course also features 60 innovative exercises designed to stabilize and strengthen the spine. Finally, you will explore exercise guidelines for five common spinal conditions: nonspecific low back pain, disc bulge and herniation, spondylolisthesis, stenosis, and spinal surgeries such as spinal fusion. Six months’ worth of tailored exercise plans are also presented for each condition, offering a safe progression of exercises to improve mobility, increase stability, and reduce pain.229 pages, softcover. Please note: CEs have been applied for but are not yet approved by NSCA/CSCS. Course includes soft-cover textbook, separate testing booklet and free, instant grading.
Backed by scientific research, "Complete Guide to Foam Rolling" provides step-by-step instructions for 27 of the most effective foam rolling techniques for muscle preparation and recovery. Reduce pain and restore function with therapeutic movements that help rehabilitate the body and reduce the risk of injury. Learn proper techniques to breathe, relax, and roll through tight spots as part of the warm-up, flexibility work and cool-down. Then adapt any of the ready-to-use protocols to create a customized program to address specific problem areas as well as overall muscle and nervous system needs.This outstanding book also reviews the various types of rolling equipment and which is best for particular needs. Special tips throughout the text provide further advice for preventing injury to muscles and joints. 184 pages, softcover. Course includes soft-cover textbook, separate testing booklet and free, instant grading.
This book is so thorough that it has earned the endorsement of TRX! It is the authoritative guide to Suspension Training. This is a one-of-a-kind resource designed to take workouts to unprecedented levels; it includes instructions for more than 115 exercises, complete with photo sequences, variations, and safety recommendations so you can learn how to develop and integrate strength, power, core stability, flexibility, and balance. In the gym, at home, or on the road, this guide is the ultimate training companion. With over thirty ready-to-use programs, you have options for any situation and every desire. It is all here. 280 pages, softcover. Course includes soft-cover textbook, separate testing booklet and free, instant grading.
Serious athletes train for results: the results that make them winners on the field, course, or court. And the key to getting those results, to improving performance in any sport and at any level, is no secret: A strong, well-conditioned core is the lynchpin to athletic success. In Conditioning to the Core, strength and conditioning coaches Greg Brittenham and Daniel Taylor deliver the definitive guide to training the torso. Inside, you will learn that the core has a central role in originating and transferring strength and power and the movement mechanics for any sport. Discover over 300 of the most effective exercises for strength, stability, and power. Detailed photo sequences and expert instruction ensure your client is performing each exercise safely and efficiently. Color-coded stability, strength, and power training exercises, programs, and assessments provide all the tools for achieving high-performance goals. You will quickly identify and organize each component that addresses your needs, your sport, and your high-performance goals. Course includes soft-cover textbook, separate testing booklet and free, instant grading. Softcover, 344 pages.
There is no magic diet scheme, meal plan, or one-size-fits-all workout that will help everyone achieve their weight loss goals, but "Diet Lies and Weight Loss Truths" is a trustworthy, evidence-based guidebook to help you find the approach that will work for your clients. You'll discover that weight loss is complicated and there is no single solution that works for everyone. "Diet Lies and Weight Loss Truths" cuts through all the confusion and provides real research and practical guidance on choosing a diet plan that will work! Boasting over 200 references, you’ll see the science that explains the biological, genetic, and psychological components that make weight loss difficult and you'll examine the pros and cons of 12 popular diet styles like keto, low carb, raw food, and cleanses. 211 pages, softcover. Please note: CEs have been applied for but are not yet approved by ACE and NASM/AFAA. Course includes soft-cover textbook, separate testing booklet and free, instant grading.
Improve flexibility, balance, and strength in three steps! Only the Full-Body Flexibility system blends the best stretching methods from yoga, Pilates, martial arts, and sports training into stretching sequences for your every need. In this updated edition, you'll find 175 stretches and 23 routines that will help you take these step to enhance flexibility by challenging your muscles with multiple techniques and balance muscles in opposing muscle groups on both sides of your body. Use the book's step-by-step instruction and detailed full-color photo sequences to enhance your body's natural movement, reduce muscular tension, strengthen joints, improve posture, and take your athletic performance to new heights. 252 pages, softcover. Course includes soft-cover textbook, separate testing booklet and free, instant grading.
Legendary trainer Juan Carlos Santana brings you his revolutionary approach to training and conditioning methods that are sure to improve your function in any sport or activity. This course covers the recent breakthroughs, a variety of exercises, and proven programs that you can follow or incorporate into your existing training plan. Offering strength, endurance, power, and sport-specific exercises and programming, Functional Training is a comprehensive resource for every athlete, coach, and athletic trainer. Covering the concepts, exercises, progressions, and sequencing on which a sound functional training program is based, it addresses the needs of more than 11 sports and features 135 exercises, including body weight, bands and pulleys, dumbbells and kettlebells, medicine balls, and stability balls. Functional Training features a three-tier approach for integrating functional movements into an existing strength program. Through assessment and analysis, you'll identify the movements and muscles involved in your sport, then select the best exercises and programs based on desired results and performance goals. In addition to quick exercise sequences and personalized programming to address the big four sport skills, more comprehensive programs can be developed to address your athletic and performance needs and goals. 272 pages, softcover. Course includes soft-cover textbook, separate testing booklet and free, instant grading.
Author JC Santana has spent over 30 years working with professional and collegiate athletes, weekend warriors, and serious strength and fitness clients, and he has developed hundreds of workouts that are proven to work. You will not get a lot of fluff here: You WILL get an introduction on how to use these workouts, an explanation of why the Santana training philosophy works, instructions on how to coach the workouts, and his simple philosophy on assessment and progressions. If your client is ready for you to transform their physique then this is the book for you. Based on solid exercise science principles and tested with thousands of clients, this course gives you over 110 workouts that can be plugged into any training plan right now to build strength, improve athletic performance and sculpt results. 346 pages, softcover. Complete course includes soft-cover textbook, separate testing booklet and free, instant grading.
Whether you are preparing for competition or simply eating for an active lifestyle, let this leading sports nutritionist show you how to get maximum benefit from the foods you choose and the meals you make. Learn what to eat before and during exercise and events and how to refuel for optimal recovery and find the latest research and recommendations on supplements, energy drinks, organic foods, fluid intake, popular diets, carbohydrate and protein intake, training, competition, fat reduction, and muscle gain. Whether you are seeking advice on getting energized for exercise or improving your health and performance, this new edition of the Sports Nutrition Guidebook has the answers you can trust. Course includes soft-cover textbook, separate testing booklet and free, instant grading. Softcover, 683 pages.
The science of sports nutrition teaches that WHEN you eat is as important as WHAT you eat. This cutting edge course uses the latest dietetic research to improve your clients' training and performance. With guidelines specific to training and competition, as well as sample meal and snack plans, you'll see how certain nutrients in precise amounts at specific times can improve consistency of energy, speed recovery, increase the building effects of strength training, diminish muscle breakdown, improve immune function, and minimize your risk of injury. This is your guide to peak athletic training and performance. 237 pages, softcover.
Gain the plant-based advantage! Join the thousands of fitness enthusiasts, bodybuilders, and athletes who rely on foods and beverages made without animal products. Every day an increasing number of athletes, even those who are not fully vegetarian or vegan, incorporate a plant-based diet when training or recovering from competition. Whether your client is a dedicated vegetarian or a vegan looking to add variety to their diet or an athlete searching for a plant-based competitive edge, Plant-Based Sports Nutrition will help them maximize their diet for optimal performance! 290 pages, softcover. Course includes soft-cover textbook, separate testing booklet and free, instant grading.
Exercise does not have to be difficult to figure out. In Smarter Workouts, fitness expert Pete McCall explains the effects of exercise on the body so you can identify what will work best for your client. He gives you access to fat-burning workouts that produce real results. You'll start by identifying your client's goal: improving mobility for better balance and coordination, amping up the metabolism with sweat-inducing conditioning work, or strengthening the core for better functional movement. Then select one of several equipment options to perform the workout, including: kettlebells, med balls, elastic tubes and more. "Smarter Workouts" gives you the solutions you need with efficient and effective workout programs that use only one piece of equipment at a time. Work anywhere with your client without spending a lot of money on expensive equipment -- all while targeting your client's personal goals. Course includes soft-cover textbook, separate testing booklet and free, instant grading. Copyright 2019, 292 pages, softcover.
Soft Tissue and Trigger Point Release, Second Edition, is a practical guide to understanding and applying soft tissue release (STR), including how it can be used to deactivate trigger points and maximize patient outcomes for treatment and rehabilitation. You are sure to appreciate the detailed instruction and the numerous full-color photos will help you gain proficiency and confidence in applying these techniques. This course thoroughly explains the differences between the three types of STR passive (clients do not help), active-assisted (clients and therapists work together), and active (clients do it on their own) and provides step-by-step descriptions for performing each type. This edition incorporates new content on how soft tissue release may be used to deactivate trigger points, aiding in the treatment of musculoskeletal pain and speeding recovery and a return to activity. 288 pages, softcover. Course includes soft-cover textbook, separate testing booklet and free, instant grading.
Dr. Robert Gotlin, a former medical consultant to the New York Knicks, the New York Liberty, the New York Yankees, and the New Jersey Nets, has assembled 24 top specialists in sports medicine to create an authoritative guide covering more than 150 common sports injuries. Chapters cover injuries for most body regions and include anatomical drawings of the injured area, a description of common causes, identification clues, an explanation of symptoms, immediate treatment options, and guidelines for returning to action. This second edition also features new chapters explaining how and why injuries happen, as well as how to prevent injuries from occurring in the first place with proper conditioning, body maintenance, and nutrition. Course includes soft-cover textbook, separate testing booklet and free, instant grading. Softcover, 374 pages.
Who needs a treadmill? This course will show you how to use the 3 Cs of metabolic strength training (circuits, combinations, and complexes) to accelerate your client's metabolism, maximize fat loss, and increase muscle. You will discover more than 150 exercises using barbells, dumbbells, resistance bands, machines, and body weight and learn a step-by-step process for sequencing the most effective fat-loss circuits, combinations, and complexes. You will also learn innovative warm-up and cool-down exercises that include stretches and self-massage techniques. 280 pages, softcover. Course includes soft-cover textbook, separate testing booklet and free, instant grading.
Acclaimed researcher Wayne Westcott explores how to design and implement strength programs for older clients. You will learn how to merge form and function to improve your client's activities of daily living (ADL) while protecting aging joints, and you'll understand the physiology of strength training like never before. Discover how to add quality and function to your client's golden years. Course includes soft-cover textbook, separate testing booklet and free, instant grading. Softcover, 257 pages. Third edition.
Newly revised for 2020! See inside every stretch as you increase flexibility and improve muscular strength. Expanded, enhanced, and updated, this best-selling course shows you how to increase range of motion, supplement training, enhance recovery, and maximize efficiency of movement: it is like having an X-ray of each stretch, only better. Not only do you see full-color illustrations of the muscles in action, but you also see how a change in position can alter the muscle emphasis. Each exercise describes how to stretch, when to stretch, primary and secondary muscle emphasis, and which muscles are activated for support. Stretching programs provide three levels of difficulty, including light stretching that can be used to aid in recovery from soreness and injury. Course includes soft-cover textbook, separate testing booklet and free, instant grading. Softcover, 232 pages.
Looking for exercises to improve your fitness, maximize your cross-training, or recover from an injury or condition --all with little or no impact? Water Exercise is your complete resource for fitness and rehabilitation exercises. Water workouts are a fabulous way to exercise, no matter your current fitness level. Water exercise allows personalization of each workout plan: You can change the speed, intensity, or amount of rest based on your needs. Water Exercise is ideal for cross-training workouts and beginning to advanced fitness workouts. It will also help you recover from injury or manage a chronic condition. With underwater photos and simple instructions for each exercise, you will learn fun exercises in Water Exercise you can do in shallow or deep water. You'll also learn how to use optional equipment such as foam noodles and water buoys to strengthen muscles and improve flexibility. Course includes soft-cover textbook, separate testing booklet and free, instant grading. Softcover, 299 pages.
Many of our female clients erroneously believe they can starve themselves into weight loss, but they are setting themselves up for failure. This comprehensive article gives you the facts and figures you need to help your female client learn that successful long-term weight loss is determined by their ability to reset their basal metabolic rate (BMR) with exercise. The article is filled with real world tips and pointers, including an explanation of why weight loss is even harder after menopause, and why lifting weight can be more effective for weight loss than traditional cardio training. PLEASE NOTE: this program includes an article and a test only, both of which will be emailed to you instantly. There is no book: the price includes a 6000 word article and a 40 question test. Free instant grading included.