BookEnsure optimal results for your clients with the most efficient training and teaching techniques for resistance exercise. Covering all the major muscle groups, Resistance Training Instruction provides all the tools to improve the function, performance, and appearance of your clients.
Detailed illustrations combined with expert technical guidance demonstrate how to target specific muscles as well as the most efficient alignment, positioning, and lifting technique for each exercise. In addition, you will learn how and when to vary intensity, volume, recovery, and exercise sequencing to customize any routine.
Organized by movement function, emphasizing the connection between technique and results, each exercise provides the following:
- Step-by-step instructions for setup and technique
- Guidance on monitoring, cueing, spotting, and coaching clients for the safest, most effective training
- Full-color anatomical illustrations that depict muscle use throughout each exercise
With sample periodized programs, Resistance Training Instruction demonstrates how to develop base strength, improve whole-body fitness, and design advanced split routines by selecting, combining, and sequencing the best exercises for each client.
Used by the renowned Cooper Institute for Aerobic Research to certify personal trainers, Resistance Training Instruction makes it easy to achieve maximum gains for all of your clients.
Table of ContentsPart I: Human Movement and Adaptation
Chapter 1. Anatomical Design and Function
Chapter 2. Joint Mechanics
Chapter 3. Resistance Training Adaptations
Part II: Technique and Programming
Chapter 4. Resistance Training Technique
Chapter 5. Resistance Exercise Selection
Chapter 6. Resistance Exercise Program Design
Part III: Exercises
Chapter 7. Core and Trunk Exercises
Chapter 8. Compound Lower-Body Exercises
Chapter 9. Isolated Lower-Body Exercises
Chapter 10. Upper-Body Pushing Exercises
Chapter 11. Upper-Body Pulling Exercises