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Strength Training Older Adults

Strength Training Older Adults™ addresses the information and tools needed to educate, motivate, and assist older adults in committing to and benefiting from individualized strength training programs. Illustrations and biomechanically sound instructions for exercises that use resistance machines, free weights, body weight, elastic bands, and balls present proper techniques with clear explanations that will help clients avoid errors that cause injury or reduce the effectiveness of the exercise. Tables, figures, and logs provide guidance in exercise program design.

CEC NAFC: 1.20   

Price: $169.00

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  • Discuss the benefits of strength training for older adults.
  • Explain and apply the training principles to designing safe and effective strength training programs for older adults.
  • Explain and apply exercise execution procedures and instruction to incorporate into safe and effective strength training programs for older adults.
  • Create a safe and effective basic strength training workout program appropriate for older adults.
  • Modify a basic strength training workout program for more intermediate and advanced older adults.
  • Identify and describe alternative exercises and programs, which are appropriate for strength training older adults.
  • Explain the exercise modifications that may be needed when strength training older adults with certain conditions.
  • Design sport-specific strength training programs for older adults.
  • Discuss the nutritional needs of older adult clients.

This certificate package with online test includes:

  • eBook version of the 344-page Fitness Professional's Guide to Strength Training Older Adults by Thomas R. Baechle and Wayne Westcott
  • An 86-page workbook provided in PDF format

Instructions for completing the 40 question multiple-choice online test and obtaining obtaining CECs/CEUs are also included. All course materials are available electronically. Nothing is mailed.