Over 18,000 copies of the previous edition sold worldwide. Aimed at personal trainers and other fitness professionals who work with clients on strength and conditioning exercises, this work includes methods used by the renowned Cooper Institute to certify personal trainers. It is written specifically to help readers learn the safest, most effective way to perform resistance training exercises, with 65 exercises that target every major muscle group. It contains step-by-step instructions for setup and technique, with detailed, full-colour anatomical illustrations showing muscle use during each exercise. It explains how to use scientific principles to determine training variables, such as sets, repetitions, recovery and progression.
Everett Aaberg has been both a teacher and practitioner of resistance training for over 20 years. He is certified by some of the most highly accredited organisations in the US, including the American Council on Exercise and the American College of Sports Medicine. He has trained thousands of athletes, fitness enthusiasts, coaches and personal trainers.
Part I. Teaching Resistance Training; Chapter 1. Anatomical Design for Exercise; Chapter 2. Resistance Training Adaptations; Chapter 3. Movement Analysis; Part II. Technique; Chapter 4. Technique Instruction; Chapter 5. Exercise Selection; Chapter 6. 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.