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A Practical Guide to Personal Conditioning (2019)

Jones & Bartlett | English | 2019 | ISBN-10: 1284149684 | 266 Pages | PDF/ePUB | 33.34/36.05 MB

by David D Peterson (Author), Melissa Rittenhouse (Author)

A Practical Guide to Personal Conditioning concisely and comprehensively connects the science of exercise with real-world application to sport and human performance, effectively providing readers with both the “why” and “how” behind effective exercise prescription and programming. This engaging text explores the information necessary to develop an exercise and nutrition plan specifically designed and tailored to fit their personal fitness goals. It also encourages the reader to consider the numerous factors that may impact or complicate their plan, including the physical demands of their activities, environmental factors, and nutritional requirements. Anchored in exercise science, the authors have strived to present a safe and scientific approach to exercise prescription, programming, and nutrition.

Key Features:

– Provides an emphasis on personal nutrition, providing specific chapters on general nutrition concepts, sport-specific nutrition, and fad diets and supplements
– Learning Objectives open each chapter and provide readers with a snapshot of the skills they will be building
– Frequently Asked Questions boxes throughout the text address basic questions about training techniques and nutrition
– Open-ended Knowledge Check questions at the end of each chapter encourage students to reflect on key concepts.