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Designing Resistance Training Programs Online CE Course-4th Edition

Designing Resistance Training Programs Online CE Course-4th Edition

$159.00 USD

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    Online Course

    Course components can be delivered as printed products or online:
    • The text Designing Resistance Training Programs, Fourth Edition
    • 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.

    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

    About the Author

    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.