If you've ever felt lost in the sea of contradictory training and diet advice out there and you want to know the truth behind 12 of the most common, and most harmful health & fitness myths out there. then you want to read this book. Let me ask you a few questions. Do you believe that your genetics are preventing you from making great gains in the gym? Do you do certain exercises because they're supposed to shape your muscles? Do you stretch before lifting weights to prevent injury or increase strength? When doing cardio, do you shoot for a target heart rate zone to burn the most fat possible? If you answered yes to any of those questions, you're in good company as most people do the same. Bu...
The Fitness Instructor's Handbook is the essential guide for anyone working in, or wishing to enter, the fitness industry. This new second edition has been fully updated and covers every component of the industry standards for both Level 2 and 3 qualification, and offers the perfect blend of theory and practice on every aspect of health and fitness. Clear, concise and accessible, the content is organised with the specific needs of student and newly qualified fitness professionals in mind - it covers every aspect of the theory needed to work as a fitness instructor, and places it in a practical context. Topics covered include: the skeletal system muscles and tendons the energy system circulation and respiration components of fitness safety issues customer service screening clients planning and programme design exercise evaluation. Packed full of illustrations, case studies, revision questions and sample programmes, The Fitness Instructor's Handbook is the ideal book for both those new to the industry and experienced trainers.
"Health Fitness Management, Second Edition," provides an in-depth picture of the energetic, varied, and rewarding role of the health and fitness club manager. With contributions from leading experts in the fitness industry and several new chapters, this second edition is the most authoritative and field-tested guide to management success.
Dr. Avila has adapted the training principles developed at the Olympic Training Centers for use at home or in the gym, showing how to create an individualized fitness program. 172 color illustrations. 20 charts & graphs.