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- Continuing education exam
- NOTE: The text Heart Rate Training, Second Edition, is required for successful completion of this exam but is not included in this version. Purchase this version only if you already own the text or ebook.
Consisting of 50 multiple-choice questions, this continuing education exam is designed to be taken after reading Heart Rate Training, Second Edition
. The exam will test your knowledge of the information presented in the book, so you can better educate your athletes and pursue continuing education in the process.Learning Objectives
After reading this book and successfully completing the 50-question multiple-choice exam, you will be able to do the following:
- Identify and explain the four principles of physical fitness.
- Analyze changes in heart rate status in order to manipulate athlete training.
- Use maximal heart rate to calculate training zones for optimal performance.
- Describe heart rate and oxygen consumption in relation to the principles of physical fitness.
- Evaluate energy systems and their impact on heart rate training.
- Describe ways to manipulate aerobic and anaerobic fitness parameters for the purpose of performance enhancement.
- List the benefits of heart rate monitoring for team sports.
A continuing education course for fitness instructors, personal trainers, strength and conditioning coaches, and athletic trainers.
Roy T. Benson, MPE, CFI, is an exercise scientist and distance-running coach. He ran competitively for 58 years and coached professionally for 56 years for military, club, university, and high school teams, including 10 years at the University of Florida. From 1993 to 2008, his boys’ and girls’ cross country teams at Marist High School in Atlanta, Georgia, won a total of 16 state championships, and his cross country and track runners won 21 individual state titles.
Benson was the owner and president of Running Ltd., a company that operated Nike-sponsored summer camps for both adult and high school runners since 1973. He sold the camps to US Sports Camps when he retired in 2014.
Benson has used his expertise in heart rate training as a consultant for both Polar and Nike, and he has written three books about effort-based training for runners. For over 25 years he was a special contributor to Running Times magazine and was a contributing editor for Running Journal magazine. His booklet Precision Running, published by Polar Electro, has sold over 200,000 copies and has been translated into seven languages.
Benson and his wife, Betty, live on Amelia Island, Florida, where he is a volunteer cross country coach at Fernandina Beach High School.
Dr. Declan Connolly, FACSM, CSCS, is a professor and exercise physiologist at the University of Vermont, where he is also director of the Human Performance Laboratory. He is a consultant for numerous sports organizations, including the World Rugby Union Network, National Hockey League, National Football League, U.S. Rowing, and U.S. Skiing. He has also served as a consultant to the International Olympic Committee on several occasions.
In addition to more than 300 publications in scientific journals, his work is widely quoted in the popular media, including stories in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, London Times, Runner’s World, Prevention, Health, and Self. His work appears on more than 24,000 websites and has been the subject of news stories on Fox, BBC, CBS, and numerous other TV and radio networks.
Connolly is a lifelong exerciser and athlete, boasting several national cycling championships as a schoolboy in his native Ireland. More recently, he has turned his focus to triathlons and Ironman competitions. Connolly lives in Burlington, Vermont, with his wife and five children.