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.
This module is focused on correct exercise techniques. Mark begins by explaining the different groupings of exercise based on targeted body sections; joint involvement; and specific body segments, joints, or muscle groups. This is followed by information on safety factors during exercise, such as grip, weight belt use, breathing, and spotting. Mark then gives examples of how to describe to a client correct performance of free weight and machine exercises. Finally, he reviews the specific grips, breathing patterns, stances, and body positions for the different phases of various exercises. A posttest will help you see how much you’ve learned.