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.
The basics of how training affects the body are the central theme of this module. First, Mark defines the terms “exercise response” and “training adaptation” and describes the principles of overload and specificity. He then identifies the body’s neuromuscular, metabolic, cardiovascular, and respiratory system responses and adaptations to anaerobic and then aerobic training. This is followed by information on responses and adaptations within the skeletal and endocrine systems. Mark explains how adaptations and responses are sport-specific, and he finishes the module with a description of overtraining. After you’ve completed the module, you’ll take the posttest.