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Big & Bold: Strength Training for the Plus-Size Woman With CE Exam

Big & Bold: Strength Training for the Plus-Size Woman With CE Exam

$89.00 USD

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    Online Course

    The package components are as follows:
    • Big & Bold: Strength Training for the Plus-Size Woman text
    • Continuing education exam (accessed online)
    Big & Bold: Strength Training for the Plus-Size Woman With CE Exam emphasizes the importance of strength training and movement for women of all sizes and how progress is not tied to a number on the scale.

    This course offers clear and simple instructions on how to safely perform 83 exercises to make them more effective for larger bodies. Master the squat and hinge exercises for the lower body; push and pull exercises for the upper body; and loaded carry, rotation, and anti-rotation exercises for the core. Learn why some movements are more important than others and how to safely progress by manipulating the reps, sets, load, and rest periods.

    Sample workouts—from beginner level through advanced—enable you to customize client workouts to meet their strength training goals. Choose from a variety of training equipment for many of the exercises or follow the dumbbell-only workouts if you have limited access to equipment.

    Upon completing the book, certified professionals can take the companion CE exam to earn continuing education credits.

    Learning Objectives
    After completing this course, you will be able to do the following:
    • Recognize the benefits of fitness and strength training for people of all shapes, sizes, and fitness levels.
    • Understand how strength training techniques may vary based on the client’s individual goals and fitness level.
    • Assess the types of exercises to incorporate when creating a full-body program.
    • Demonstrate how to properly execute squat and hinge movements.
    • Demonstrate how to properly execute push and pull movements.
    • Describe the importance of core strength and how to properly execute core movements.
    • Explain which muscles are activated during each strength training movement.
    • Formulate a workout plan that incorporates goal setting and goal commitment.
    • Describe progressions and regressions of primary movement patterns.
    • Compose a warm-up that prepares the client for the upcoming movements.
    • Describe a program that incorporates periodization.



    Personal trainers, group exercise instructors, and other fitness professionals who work with plus-size women.

    Table of Contents

    Part I. Set for Success
    Chapter 1. Find Your Why
    Chapter 2. Prepare to Move

    Part II. Get Moving
    Chapter 3. Squat and Hinge
    Chapter 4. Push and Pull
    Chapter 5. Anti-Rotation, Loaded Carry, and Rotation

    Part III. Make a Plan
    Chapter 6. Create Your Workout
    Chapter 7. Sample Workouts
    Chapter 8. Take Action


    Morit Summers has been a personal trainer since 2007, defying industry standards with her abilities and inclusive approach. She holds a bachelor of science degree in exercise science and kinesiology along with many certifications, including NSCA-CPT and CrossFit Level 1. Summers began her career at the State University of New York at Cortland. At Equinox Fitness, she progressed to a Tier 3+ trainer and began teaching classes of new personal trainers.

    In 2016, she launched her own business: Morit Summers Personal Training. She is also co-owner of Form Fitness Brooklyn. Clients range from individuals just beginning their fitness journeys to seasoned athletes. Aside from personal training, she is an expert fitness consultant. She has been featured in Shape, Health, and Fabuplus magazines; the Good Day New York TV show; and various health and fitness podcasts and campaigns, including Lane Bryant's LIVI Moves and Calia by Carrie Underwood’s #StayThePath.

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