PLEASE NOTE: the text, Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning, Third Edition, is required for successful completion of this module, but is not included with this version. Purchase this version only if you already own the text.
This interactive module is designed to help you prepare for the CSCS Certification Exam. A virtual seminar leader, Mark Johnson, will lead you through the material in the module, giving you hands-on experience and pinpointing the information you'll need as you prepare to take the exam. The module includes a glossary of key terms, which are hyperlinked to the lessons. It is supplemented by the Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning, Third Edition, text.
In this module, Mark focuses on basic information about anatomy and physiology. He starts by helping you identify the basic structure and physiology of the skeletal muscle (whole muscle to cell structure). Next, he covers skeletal muscle functions, including how muscle cells produce force, how muscles are activated, and what factors affect the muscle’s force production. After that, Mark turns to the anatomy and function of the respiratory system, and he concludes with the anatomy and function of the cardiovascular system. The module is followed by a posttest.