The Complete Book of Personal Training Douglas Brooks
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- 01 Feb 2004
- Human Kinetics Publishers
- 608 pages: 279 x 216 x 42mm
"The Complete Book of Personal Training" delivers exactly what the title promises and more, making it the most comprehensive and authoritative resource for you as a personal trainer, whether you are a newcomer to the field or have a well-established business.
The book is truly a complete resource. It's full of information about working with clients and designing programs, and it's also a practical guide to all aspects of the personal training business. "The Complete Book of Personal Training" will help you in the all aspects of your profession: -Learn applicable information on fitness testing and assessment.
-Identify your clients' goals and create fitness tests specifically for them.
-Properly train and help special populations.
-Understand the business side of personal training, including marketing yourself as a trainer, getting and retaining clients, and learning time management.
-Learn how to expand your business.Noted author, educator, and personal trainer Douglas Brooks digs deep into the world of personal training, offering solutions to the challenges that trainers face in daily life and providing answers to many of the questions personal trainers ask throughout their careers. More than just a training manual, this text explores the best ways to run your business--from marketing and promotions to record keeping and retirement planning. The book includes a thorough index to help readers quickly locate any topic, and more than 100 photos accurately illustrate proper techniques for dozens of exercises.
"The Complete Book of Personal Training" contains something for every personal trainer. It's the first reference of its kind to provide all the information you need to start, run, and grow a personal training business or career. The text is an essential tool to help you solve the daily organizational and business challenges of personal training.
Part I. Starting, Maintaining and Growing A Successful Personal Training Business; Chapter 1. Personal Training: Then, Now And Into The Future; Chapter 2. Breaking In: You (Yes You!) Can Be A Personal Trainer; Chapter 3. Starting And Refining Your Business; Chapter 4. Getting and Keeping Clients; Chapter 5. Expanding Your Business; Chapter 6. Managing Your Time; Chapter 7. Maintaining A Service And Client Focus; Chapter 8. Legal and Professional Responsibilities; Chapter 9. Control Your Finances and Control Your Future; Part II. Foundations Behind Program Design That Works; Chapter 10. Gathering Information (Screening); Chapter 11. Practical Fitness Testing And Assessment; Chapter 12. Achieving Goal And People Oriented Programming; Chapter 13. Periodization: A Model For Planned Results; Chapter 14. Track Your Clients' Progress; Chapter 15. The Science Behind Accurate Exercise Programs; Chapter 16. Right Workout Environment; Right Workout Equipment; Part III. Program Design: Application That Bridges Theory To Practice; Chapter 17. Gauging Exercise Intensity; Chapter 18. Cardiorespiratory Conditioning Programming; Chapter 19. Resistance Training Programming: A Balanced Approach; Chapter 20. Flexibility Training: Effective Program Design; Chapter 21. Fueling Your Clients: Before, During And After Workouts; Chapter 22. Guiding Clients Toward Healthy Eating Habits; Part IV. Special Populations; Chapter 23. Managing Cholesterol, HDL, LDL, High Blood Pressure and Heart Disease; Chapter 24. Training The Cardiac Patient; Chapter 25. Diabetes Mellitus: Types 1 and 2; Chapter 26. Asthma And Your Client; Chapter 27. Arthritis: Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid; Chapter 28. Working With Older Adults; Chapter 29. Training The Pregnant Client: A Special Healthy Population; Part V. The Final Edge; Chapter 30. Keep Your Personal and Professional Desire Burning Brightly; Chapter 31. Bringing Personal Training Back To One-On-One
Thomas R. Baechle
William E. Prentice
National Strength & Conditioning Association
American College of Sports Medicine
Randall L. Wilber
Edmund R. Burke
Joan N. Vickers
Thomas R. Baechle
Vladimir M. Zatsiorsky
Known as the "trainer's trainer," Douglas Brooks is one of the premier personal trainers in the world. He is widely recognised through his numerous appearances on home shopping networks, infomercials, the Cable Health Club Network and fitness videos. He has been an ACE-certified personal trainer since 1983.