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Designing Resistance Training Programs Online CE Course 4E

Designing Resistance Training Programs Online CE Course 4E

$159.00 USD


Product Format
    The course components are delivered online:
    • Designing Resistance Training Programs, Fourth Edition, ebook
    • Study guide
    • Continuing education exam
    • Understand the science of resistance training and how to apply it in designing effective training programs.
    • Discuss general guidelines for any type of resistance training and the principles of exercise prescription.
    • Develop resistance training programs for women, children, and senior populations.
    • Develop individualized resistance training workouts to meet the needs of clients, athletes, and fitness participants.

    Designing Resistance Training Programs, Fourth Edition CE Course provides insight into the principles of resistance training and exercise prescription and examines the various types of strength training. It covers resistance training from a physiological perspective and includes an overview of how resistance training programs interact with the other conditioning components such as aerobic, interval, and flexibility training. Advanced training techniques, manipulation of training variables in a long-term resistance training program, and ways to plan rest into long-term training without compromising fitness or performance are explored.

    Based on a book by two of the world’s leading experts on strength training, Designing Resistance Training Programs, Fourth Edition CE Course presents information on the process of designing scientifically based resistance training programs, modifying and adapting programs to meet the needs of special populations, and understanding how designing programs works in the real world. The study guide contains a course syllabus and end-of-chapter learning activities to prepare students for the continuing education exam at the conclusion of the course.


    A continuing education course for strength and conditioning professionals and coaches, athletic trainers, personal trainers, and health and fitness professionals.

    Book Table of Contents

    Chapter 1. Basic Principles of Resistance Training and Exercise Prescription

    Basic Definitions

    Maximal Voluntary Muscle Actions Intensity

    Training Volume

    Rest Periods

    Velocity Specificity

    Muscle Action Specificity

    Muscle Group Specificity

    Energy Source Specificity


    Progressive Overload

    Safety Aspects


    Chapter 2. Types of Strength Training

    Isometric Training

    Dynamic Constant External Resistance Training

    Variable Resistance Training

    Isokinetic Training

    Eccentric Training

    Considerations for All Types of Training

    Comparison of Training Types


    Chapter 3. Physiological Adaptations to Resistance Training

    Physiological Adaptations


    Skeletal Muscle Fibers

    Nervous System Adaptations

    Body Composition Changes

    Hormonal Systems in Resistance Exercise and Training

    Connective Tissue

    Cardiovascular Adaptations


    Chapter 4. Integrating Other Fitness Components

    Compatibility of Exercise Programs

    Basics of Cardiorespiratory Training

    Stretching and Flexibility


    Chapter 5. Developing the Individualized Resistance Training Workout

    Program Choices

    Needs Analysis

    Program Design

    Acute Program Variables

    Training Potential

    Setting Program Goals


    Chapter 6. Resistance Training Systems and Techniques

    Single-Set Systems

    Express Circuits

    Multiple-Set Systems

    Exercise Order Systems

    Training Techniques Applicable to Other Systems

    Specialized Systems and Techniques


    Chapter 7. Advanced Training Strategies

    Periodization of Resistance Training

    Comparative Studies

    Power Development


    Two Training Sessions in One Day


    Chapter 8. Detraining

    Types of Detraining

    Physiological Mechanisms of Strength Loss

    Effects of Muscle Action Type

    Detraining Effects on Bone

    Detraining the Bulked-Up Athlete


    Chapter 9. Women and Resistance Training

    Physiological and Performance Differences Between Sexes

    Training in Women

    Women’s Hormonal Responses to Resistance Training

    Menstrual Cycle

    Bone Density

    Knee Injuries

    General Needs Analysis


    Chapter 10. Children and Resistance Training

    Training Adaptations

    Injury Concerns

    Program Considerations

    Program Progression

    Sample Sessions

    Equipment Modifications and Organizational Difficulties

    Program Philosophy


    Chapter 11. Resistance Training for Seniors

    Hormonal Changes With Age and Resistance Training

    Body Composition Changes in Seniors

    Changes in Physical Performance With Age

    Resistance Training Adaptations in Seniors

    Developing a Resistance Training Program for Seniors


    Steven J. Fleck, PhD, is an associate professor in health, exercise science, and sport management at the University of Wisconsin at Parkside. He earned a PhD in exercise physiology from Ohio State University in 1978. He has headed the physical conditioning program of the U.S. Olympic Committee; served as strength coach for the German Volleyball Association; and coached high school track, basketball, and football. Fleck is a former vice president of basic and applied research and the current president of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). He is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the NSCA. He was honored in 1991 as the NSCA Sport Scientist of the Year and received that organization’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005.

    William J. Kraemer, PhD, is a professor in the department of kinesiology in the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut. He holds joint appointments as a professor in the department of physiology and neurobiology and as a professor of medicine at the UConn Health School of Medicine Center on Aging. 

    He earned a PhD in physiology from the University of Wyoming in 1984. Kraemer held the John and Janice Fisher Endowed Chair in Exercise Physiology and was director of the Human Performance Laboratory and a professor at Ball State University from 1998 until June 2001. He also was a professor at the Indiana School of Medicine. At Pennsylvania State University, he was professor of applied physiology, director of research in the Center for Sports Medicine, associate director of the Center for Cell Research, and faculty member in the kinesiology department and the Noll Physiological Research Center. He is a fellow of the ACSM and past president of the NSCA. Kraemer has been honored by the NSCA with both their Outstanding Sport Scientist Award and Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2006 the NSCA’s Outstanding Sport Scientist Award was named in his honor. He is editor in chief of the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research.