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.
Here Mark reviews musculoskeletal anatomy, then he talks about how the human body works as a lever system through the action of the bones and muscles. He reviews the many different factors that affect force development in the muscles; he follows that with an explanation of how to conduct movement analysis, using anatomical planes and exercise movement specificity. Next, he discusses the mechanical principles of different external resistance systems. Mark ends this module by outlining the general safety guidelines for preventing injury and by describing the rehabilitative and healing process after injury as it relates to exercise. A posttest comes after this module.