The Complete Book of Personal Training

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Human Kinetics, 2004 - 589 trang
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The Complete Book of Personal Trainingdelivers exactly what the title promises and more, making it the most comprehensive and authoritative resource for you as a personal trainer, whether you are a newcomer to the field or have a well-established business.

The book is truly a complete resource. It's full of information about working with clients and designing programs, and it's also a practical guide to all aspects of the personal training business. The Complete Book of Personal Trainingwill help you in the all aspects of your profession:
-Learn applicable information on fitness testing and assessment.

-Identify your clients' goals and create fitness tests specifically for them.

-Properly train and help special populations.

-Understand the business side of personal training, including marketing yourself as a trainer, getting and retaining clients, and learning time management.

-Learn how to expand your business.
Noted author, educator, and personal trainer Douglas Brooks digs deep into the world of personal training, offering solutions to the challenges that trainers face in daily life and providing answers to many of the questions personal trainers ask throughout their careers. More than just a training manual, this text explores the best ways to run your business—from marketing and promotions to record keeping and retirement planning. The book includes a thorough index to help readers quickly locate any topic, and more than 100 photos accurately illustrate proper techniques for dozens of exercises.

The Complete Book of Personal Trainingcontains something for every personal trainer. It's the first reference of its kind to provide all the information you need to start, run, and grow a personal training business or career. The text is an essential tool to help you solve the daily organizational and business challenges of personal training.

 

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History of the Fitness lndustry
4
You Yes You
13
Establishing Credibility
19
Starting and Refining Your Business
33
Getting Your Business
42
Gettingand KeepingClients
73
Success in Small Markets
85
Getting New Clients
91
Avoiding Overtraining With
263
Calculating Percent lmprovement 269 to tne Next _eve
269
Science Behind Accurate Exercise Programs
277
Gauging Exercise Intensity
333
Counting Heartbeats With
339
Cardiorespiratory Conditioning Programming
347
lnterval Training and Fat Burning
354
Lifting Technique
374

Stealing Clients
99
Expanding Your Business
113
Hiring Additional Trainers and Staff
120
How Will Adding Employees
126
Right Workout Environment
133
Managing Your Time
137
Use Computers to Ease Time Burdens
144
Keeping Your Clients Motivated
151
Understanding What Drives Your Clients 165
165
Setting Professional Boundaries
171
Legal and Professional Responsibilities
177
Understanding Legal lmplications
183
Tax Business and lnvestment Records
190
Retiring at a Level of lncome
196
Gathering Information Screening
207
Practical Fitness Testing and Assessment
213
Practical Contemporary Personalized
219
Achieving Goal
241
A Model for Planned Results
255
Functional Training
380
Top Strength Exercises
389
Effective Program Design
411
Helping Your Clients Know What
448
Guiding Clients Toward Healthy Eating Habits
455
Managing Cholesterol HDL LDL
463
Lowering Cholesterol
469
Training the Cardiac Patient
475
Types 1 and 2
485
Asthma and Your Client
493
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease 495 Asthma Medications
500
Promises and Hope 503 Exercise Training Benefits for
506
Who ls the Older Adult?
512
Cardiovascular Exercise
525
Keep Your Personal and Professional Desire
533
Bringing Personal Training Back to One on One
539
Effective Program 506
551
Recommended Reading and Index
571
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Douglas S. Brooks, MS, is an exercise physiologist and personal fitness trainer with more than 20 years of experience. He co-owns Moves International Fitness, a provider of educational resources, continuing education, and live workshops to fitness professionals.

Acknowledged as one of the country's premier personal trainers, Brooks is a well-known author, lecturer, trainer, and video personality. His counsel and input are sought on an international level, most recently by the International Sports Trainers Association, which appointed him vice president of the organization. He also is a member of IDEA and the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).

Brooks is a gold-certified personal trainer by the American Council on Exercise, and he is an IISA-certified in-line skating instructor. He previously operated a personal training facility for nine years; directed a 5,000-member health facility; participated in and coached college-level gymnastics; and was an assistant professor at the University of Michigan Health Science Department.

In his free time, Brooks enjoys fitness activities of all kinds. He is a competitive tennis player, a marathon runner and Ironman triathlete, an avid alpine and Nordic skier, an in-line skater, and a rock climber and mountaineer. He lives in Mammoth Lakes, California, with his wife and two sons.

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