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Muscle & Strength Print CE Course 2nd Edition

Muscle & Strength Print CE Course 2nd Edition

$149.00 USD


Product Format

    Course components can be delivered as printed products or online:

    • The text Jim Stoppani’s Encyclopedia of Muscle & Strength, Second Edition

    • Study guide

    • Continuing education exam

    The Muscle & Strength CE Course covers all facets of optimizing the development of muscle and strength and provides the following:

    • Definitions of key terms and concepts

    • Evaluations of equipment options, including TRX, medicine balls, and kettlebells

    • Explanations of the role and importance of each muscle group

    • Latest nutrition information for losing fat and increasing muscle mass

    • Presentations of the best exercises, including body weight, for adding strength and mass

    • Descriptions and examples of many types of workouts and programs and their effects

    This course presents core concepts and tactics for training 13 muscle groups and the whole body. Understand how to increase muscle mass, achieve maximal strength, and maximize fat loss with strength programs that use free weights, weight machines, or body weight. Explore 116 training programs that can be tailored to individual needs and are rated according to workout duration, projected time frame for achieving measurable results, level of difficulty, and overall effectiveness. The study guide contains a course syllabus, chapter objectives, and end-of-chapter learning activities to prepare you for the continuing education exam at the conclusion of the course.


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

    Part I: Course Syllabus

    Course Materials

    Course Instructions

    Learning Objectives

    Part II: Learn and Practice With Jim Stoppani’s Encyclopedia of Muscle & Strength Book

    Part I Training Essentials

    Chapter 1 Core Concepts

    Chapter 2 Training Variables

    Chapter 3 Training Cycles

    Chapter 4 Strength Training Equipment

    Part II Training for Muscle Mass

    Chapter 5 Tactics for Building Muscle Mass

    Chapter 6 Programs for Building Muscle Mass

    Chapter 7 Training Cycles for Building Muscle Mass

    Part III Training for Maximal Strength

    Chapter 8 Tactics for Maximizing Strength

    Chapter 9 Programs for Maximizing Strength

    Chapter 10 Training Cycles for Gaining Maximal Strength

    Part IV Training for Maximal Fat Loss

    Chapter 11 Tactics for Maximal Fat Loss

    Chapter 12 Cardio Training for Maximizing Fat Loss

    Chapter 13 Programs for Maximal Fat Loss

    Part V Training Exercises

    Chapter 14 Chest

    Chapter 15 Shoulders

    Chapter 16 Back

    Chapter 17 Trapezius

    Chapter 18 Triceps

    Chapter 19 Biceps

    Chapter 20 Forearms

    Chapter 21 Quadriceps

    Chapter 22 Hamstrings and Glutes

    Chapter 23 Calves

    Chapter 24 Abdominals and Core

    Chapter 25 Whole Body

    Chapter 26 Calisthenics

    Part VI Nutrition for Maximizing Muscle Mass, Strength, and Fat Loss

    Chapter 27 Nutrition for Maximizing Muscle Mass and Strength

    Chapter 28 Supplements for Maximizing Fat Loss

    Part III: Exam and Evaluation

    Exam Instructions

    Exam Answer Sheet


    Course Evaluation

    Certificate Information

    Jim Stoppani, PhD, received his doctorate in exercise physiology with a minor in biochemistry from the University of Connecticut. After graduation, he served as a postdoctoral research fellow in the prestigious John B. Pierce Laboratory and department of cellular and molecular physiology at Yale University School of Medicine, where he investigated the effects of exercise and diet on gene regulation in muscle tissue. For his groundbreaking research he was awarded the Gatorade Beginning Investigator in Exercise Science Award in 2002 by the American Physiological Society. From 2002 to 2013 Stoppani was senior science editor for Muscle & Fitness, Muscle & Fitness Hers, and Flex magazines. He is currently the owner of the JYM Supplement Science and

    Stoppani has written thousands of articles on exercise, nutrition, and health. He is coauthor of the New York Times best-seller LL Cool J's Platinum 360 Diet and Lifestyle (Rodale, 2010) as well as Stronger Arms & Upper Body (Human Kinetics, 2009) and PrayFit (Regal 2010). He is also coauthor of the chapter "Nutritional Needs of Strength/Power Athletes" in the textbook Essentials of Sports Nutrition and Supplements (Humana Press, 2008). Dr. Stoppani is the creator of the popular training and nutrition programs Shortcut to Size and Shortcut to Shred, Dr. Stoppani has been the personal nutrition and health consultant for numerous celebrity clients, such as LL Cool J, Dr. Dre, Mario Lopez, and Chris Pine.

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