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 describes the role of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) in energy generation, and he identifies the metabolic pathways that provide energy for cell functioning. He then explains how exercise intensity and duration determine which energy pathway provides the primary source of energy for an activity and what limiting factors in pathways lead to fatigue. There is also a discussion of the substrates that each pathway depends on and of how these substrates are linked to diet. In the latter part of this module Mark turns to nutrition, beginning with guidelines for good health and for athletic performance. A short review of the use of ergogenic aids is then followed by guidelines for healthy weight gain or loss in a weight management program. Finally, Mark describes the signs and symptoms of eating disorders as well as the steps to take to help athletes with eating disorders. You will take a posttest after studying this module.