Exercise Technique Manual for Resistance Training

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Exercise Technique Manual for Resistance Training-2nd EditionNSCA Certification Commission
2nd Edition
US Price: $69
184 pages

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Beefed up from 38 to 57 exercises, this new edition of Exercise Technique Manual for Resistance Training is a must for any professional library. It will help readers prepare for the NSCA’s Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist exam or its Certified Personal Trainer exam. It will also serve as a valuable reference for personal trainers and fitness instructors. Also, college and university faculty who teach courses in resistance training can use the manual and DVDs to complement hands-on instruction and demonstration or to teach exercise technique without going to a weight room.

Developed by the NSCA Certification Commission, this resource provides clear descriptions for those performing resistance training exercises or for those who instruct others. The manual gives detailed explanations on technique for each free-weight and machine exercise, and the accompanying DVDs show the movements for each exercise in action. Readers using this manual to study for the CSCS or NSCA-CPT exams will find this resource particularly helpful as they prepare for exam questions relating to anatomy, biomechanics, program design, and exercise technique.

Exercise Technique Manual for Resistance Training, Second Edition, contains the following features:

The manual and DVDs supply 5 total-body, 14 lower-body, 36 upper-body, and 2 abdominal exercises. For each exercise, the manual details the type of exercise (e.g., whether it is a single-joint or multi-joint exercise), the predominant muscle groups and muscles involved, and technique guidelines from beginning to end, including starting position, downward movements, and upward movements. When appropriate, the manual also covers transitions, catches, and other phases. It offers spotting guidelines, safety suggestions, weight belt recommendations, and breathing guidelines.

The result is a complete manual with expert guidance in safely performing common resistance training exercises—something that both professionals and students can use to further their careers.

About the Author

As the certifying agency of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), the NSCA Certification Commission offers two distinctive credentialing programs. The Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) credential is the certification of choice for professionals who design and implement strength and conditioning programs for athletes; whereas, the NSCA-Certified Personal Trainer (NSCA-CPT) credential is an ideal certification program for those who train active and sedentary clients in one-on-one situations.

The NSCA Certification Commission’s prestigious CSCS and NSCA-CPT certifications are the only programs in the fitness industry to be nationally accredited since 1993. They are also the only fitness-related credentials to earn recognition by the National Skill Standards Board. To earn one of these internationally recognized certifications, candidates must pass a rigorous exam administered by an independent exam service.

Earning one of these highly respected credentials could significantly expand your career and income opportunities.

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Reference for NSCA- Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist exam candidates and Certified Personal Trainer exam candidates, strength and conditioning professionals, health fitness instructors, personal trainers, and college and university faculty who teach resistance training courses.

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