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Able Bodies Balance Training offers an activity-based program to improve balance and mobility for both fit and frail older adults. This practical instructor's guide provides more than 130 balance and mobility exercises that enhance older adults' abilities to maintain balance in completing their everyday tasks to increase their self-confidence and improve their quality of life while reducing their fall risk. The exercises and activities are easily implemented with the use of existing facilities and inexpensive equipment. They also encourage fun and social interaction, helping instructors to create and maintain an energized and positive environment that improves communication, motivation, and overall progress. 445 pages, softcover. Course includes soft-cover textbook, separate testing booklet and free, instant grading.
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.
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.
This comprehensive course covers a wide spectrum of injuries and the appropriate tests for examining and diagnosing them. You will learn to obtain an accurate injury history from the patient, inspect the injury and related areas, test motion control, palpate both bone and soft tissues, and examine function in order to gauge the player's readiness to return to play. Full-color photos and medical artwork have been added throughout the text to clarify testing techniques and enhance knowledge of relevant body structures and expanded selection of special tests and injury-specific examinations are presented in an accessible, user-friendly format. Softcover, 388 pages.
Newly revised & rewritten for 2016, this comprehensive reference gives you the latest ACSM exercise protocol and guidelines for 46 separate chronic diseases and disabilities -- virtually every special population group you can think of. You will also appreciate the expanded list of medications and real life case studies. This book from Human Kinetics should be in the library of every serious athletic trainer, physical therapist, massage therapist and fitness professional. Course includes hard-cover textbook, separate testing booklet and free, instant grading. Hardcover, 372 pages. Fourth edition, 2016.
Facilitated Stretching, Fourth Edition, examines techniques and guidelines for PNF stretches in a variety of settings. Stretches are demonstrated on a treatment table, mat on the floor, chair, cable-pulley machine, and weightlifting bench. Stretches are grouped according to each joint, and the majority of the stretches include both a partner stretch version and a self-stretch version. As in previous editions, specific routines are included for cycling, golf, running, swimming, throwing and racket sports, and now ice hockey. It also includes general stretches for everyday use, plus stretches for those with clients with chronically tight joints. These ready-made stretching routines make it easy to incorporate facilitated stretching into a workout regimen and take the guesswork out of organizing a stretching routine to match the needs of a specific client. Course includes soft-cover textbook, separate testing booklet and free, instant grading. Softcover, 203 pages.
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.
This brand new program is tailor made for how workouts are evolving during the pandemic. Learn how to combine fitness, Pilates, yoga, and barre for an incredible workout that can be done anywhere, anytime with individual clients or groups, in-person or remotely! You'll love the flexibility of an approach that allows you to combine four disciplines into individualized fusion workouts based on who you are training, how and when you are training them and with minimal equipment needs. If you are experienced, you'll love the imaginative workout combinations and if you're new to yoga, Pilates or barre workouts, the many full-color pictures will allow you to move forward with the confidence of a pro! Course includes soft-cover textbook, separate testing booklet and free, instant grading. Softcover, 286 pages.
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.
Kettlebell Training is an easy-to-use, no-nonsense guide that will get you started setting goals, assessing fitness, and selecting exercises. You'll learn how to exercise safely and efficiently to maximize results. Each of the 95 exercises is accompanied by step-by-step instruction, detailed photo sequences, and training tips -- instantly accessible and perfect for at home or in the gym. More than exercises, Kettlebell Training contains proven programs that will produce results. You'll learn how to create a routine based on your individual needs, goals, and schedule. Or simply follow the sample fitness, strength, and conditioning programs or one of the sport-specific routines, such as football, soccer, mixed martial arts, or tennis. Whether you are training for performance, appearance, or general fitness, Kettlebell Training has the exercises, programs, and advice you need for the results you want. 290 pages, softcover. Course includes soft-cover textbook, separate testing booklet and free, instant grading.
This third edition of Low Back Disorders contains all of the essential tools for those with low back maladies. Strong foundational information on anatomy and injury mechanisms guide readers through the essential functions of the structures of the low back and related tissues, and common misconceptions about pain and discomfort are addressed and corrected. The text provides detailed insights into injury assessment by an extensively expanded set of tests with accompanying instructions. These provide guidance and recommendations for individualized rehabilitation strategies and exercises. In addition to offering strategies for relieving and potentially eliminating pain, the text provides insight into the conditions and environments that may initially cause back pain and makes recommendations on reducing these influences so that clients can be pain free. Course includes hard-cover textbook, separate testing booklet and free, instant grading. Hard-cover, 310 pages. Third edition, 2016.
This scientifically grounded whole-body approach presents an overview of the entire fascial matrix, the three-dimensional web of tissue that supports, encompasses, and protects every other structure in the body. The explanation of the anatomy and function of the connective tissue system gives practitioners the solid background needed for working most effectively with soft tissue to treat muscle injury, immobility, and pain. Descriptions of over 60 myofascial techniques contain details on the timing, direction, and hold of each stretch as well as numerous photographs that illustrate each technique. The text also contains home programs that clients can use themselves between training sessions. 269 pages, softcover. 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.
Achieve maximal results in minimal time! The HIIT Advantage: High-Intensity Workouts for Women is the resource for the most research-based, organized, and systematic information available on high-intensity interval training. The HIIT Advantage keys in on specific exercises, combinations, and progressions that will incinerate fat, shape and strengthen the upper and lower body, and assist with core strength for excellent posture and enhanced exercises performance all written with a woman's ultimate physique in mind. The HIIT Advantage is the authoritative guide on high-intensity training. Comprehensive yet accessible, it describes how and why HIIT is one of the most effective ways to burn fat and improve performance. You'll find step-by-step instructions, photo sequences, variations, and recommendations for 74 exercises to define muscles, reduce injury, and increase weight loss. You will learn the proper setup of a HIIT workout, the rationale, and the ratios for rest and recovery. Best of all, you can choose from 19 complete workouts consisting of a combination of 20-, 30-, and 45-minute sessions. Finally, you'll receive exclusive access to the HIIT Advantage video library, including demonstrations of 24 key exercises, as well as an original 30-minute workout. Course includes soft-cover textbook, separate testing booklet and free, instant grading. Softcover, 244 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.