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.
Module 5 covers how to prescribe cardiorespiratory exercise. Mark begins with how to identify the goals of aerobic training; then he describes the components of an aerobic training program, the methods of monitoring training intensity, and the types of training programs available to help people achieve fitness goals. Next, he explains the concept of periodization, which means to modify the training schedule throughout the sport season. He follows this with information on special issues in aerobic training as well as on how gender and age affect training. To end the module, Mark talks about detraining and overtraining. Take the posttest that follows to measure what you’ve learned in this module.