Concepts in General and Medical Fitness Books
 
Jeff offers two versions of his National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) accredited book on general and medical fitness:
  • A CEC (continuing education credit) version for certified fitness trainers who need CEUs See button below -- ($39).
If you purchase this book there are 80 exam questions you will need to answer, at your own pace (there is no time limit), and send the answers to Jeff on a Word document (JYKinesiology@gmail.com).  You must answer at least 70% of the questions correctly, and then you will receive a NASM Certificate of Completion within 3 to 5 working days.
  • A Non-CEC version for anyone who is interested in the content but do not need continuing education credits.  See button below -- ($19).
 
 
Please note: the books are in PDF format.
Description: 
These NASM accredited (.5 CECs) books are written for both personal fitness trainers who need continuing education credits toward maintaining their certification and for doctors, allied health professionals, and laypeople who want to learn the basics of exercise science and strength and conditioning, and how to properly design exercise programs for general fitness or for individuals with disease or joint pain.
 
The books are identical in content.  The only difference is that the CEC version has the exam questions at the end.


The books cover the principles, guidelines, and concepts behind many of the questions asked regularly by fitness professionals, clinicians and laypeople -- how to connect with healthcare providers; conducting the initial consultation, conducting the initial assessments (trigger point, flexibility, aerobic, strength), initial program design, progression, understanding Periodization (with a very easy to understand explanation) proper form (with related videos), etc...


There's also a second section, which builds on the first section, covering principles, guidelines, and concepts behind program design for knee, spine, shoulder, and neck pain, and individuals with obesity, type II diabetes, hypertension, COPD, asthma, pulmonary hypertension, osteoporosis, and cancer survivors.


They break down all the variables in designing programs with easy to understand explanations and approaches. It includes a long chapter that gives templates to follow for the initial training session and overall program design/progression.


The content is your "Fitness Application Bible."
Videos
  • Videos from Zoom meetings related to everything covered in the NASM accredited book, and more!
  • Are you a clinician or fitness professional who is interested in attending these educational meetings? Drop Jeff an email and he'll add you to the meeting list! JYKinesiology@gmail.com.
Zoom Meeting 1
Bridging the Gap Between Healthcare and Fitness
Attendees for this meeting included both healthcare providers (e.g. physical therapists, physician assistants, nurses) and fitness professionals.  There were two primary topics:
  1. Steps a fitness professional should go through when training a client with a condition (or conditions) that the trainer is seeing for the first time, to gather evidence-based information for both chronic disease and musculoskeletal/joint pain issues.
  2. Bridging the gap between healthcare and fitness professionals (including descriptions of successful referral schemes).
Below is a time-stamped rundown of the meeting's highlights:

 

Start to 22:00 – how a fitness professional should gather quality, evidence-based information when seeing a chronic disease condition for the first time.

 

22:40 to 36:00 -- how a fitness professional should gather quality, evidence-based information when seeing a musculoskeletal/joint pain condition for the first time.

 

36:10 to 1:00:29  -- Bridging the gap between healthcare and fitness

  • Fit-pros connecting with healthcare providers (36:40 to 40:00)

  • Joe Copeland explains the successful referral scheme he’s involved with at a wellness facility in Texas (52:20 to 1:02:45)

    • Joe explains patient pathway (handoff) from rehab to fitness (54:30 to 1:00:29)

1:03:18 to 1:13:48  -- Discussion and Q&A

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Zoom Meeting 2
Foundational Exercise Principles
Below is the time-stamped run-down:
1:45 Seyle’s General Adaptation Syndrome
12:26  Henneman’s Size Principle
31:15  Principle of Specificity
34:15  Principle of Initial Values (transfer effect of training)
48:04  Principle of Variation
49:55  Principle of Diminishing Returns
53:18  Principle of Overload
53:54  Principle of Progression
59:00  Principle of Individualization
1:03  Principle of Reversibility
1:05  Wolff’s Law (Bone adaptation)
1:06  Davis’ Law (Muscle adaptation)
1:06:40  10% Rule
1:14  Conclusion
1:18  Discussion
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Zoom Meeting 3
Overview of Resistance Training Variables and How Each Applies to Program Design
Attendees for this meeting included both medical and fitness professionals. 
 
Below is the time-stamped run-down:

1:35:  Explaining the Strength Training Repetition Continuum

6:25:  Explaining the Spectrum of Repetition Ranges Individuals Should Train Across

12:30  Frequency

16:55  Objective Intensity

19:05  Subjective Intensity

30:00  Video Representation of Subjective Intensity and the RPE Scale

35:00  Repetitions per Set / Initial Program Design

36:35:  Purpose of Initial Phase

37:00  How to Determine Initial Loads for Each Exercise

41:50  How to Determine the End of the Initial Phase

42:50:  Progression / A General Description of Linear Periodization

51:30  Sets per Muscle Group (What is an Optimal Range?)

55:30  Order of Exercise

58:20:  Choice of Exercise (Exercise Selection)

1:10:40  Rest Between Sets

1:16:10  Rest and Recuperation Between Workouts

1:20:40  Repetition Duration / Repetition Tempo / Time Under Tension

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Zoom Meeting 4
Merging Sports Medicine and Exercise Science Concepts and Principles
Below is the time-stamped run-down

00:30 The infiltration of rehab and performance philosophies and exercise selection into general fitness program design, and why it isn’t needed

5:00 Sports Medicine concepts and principles

Mechanisms associated with and increase the risk of injury

7:22 The cause of soft tissue injury

14:10 The six primary components of a healthy musculoskeletal system

24:28 Exercise prescription mantra – summing up the 6 components into an easy to understand approach which applies to everyone

28:20 Comparing the exercise prescription mantra to physical therapy

31:40 Designing the program – review of basic exercise science concepts and guidelines

32:20 General background on Periodization

35:00 Periodization for general and special populations described in simpler terms

35:45  Setting up a resistance training session

49:00 How sessions fit within the scope of a week (review from last Zoom meeting)

50:25 How sessions fit within the scope of a phase (review from last Zoom meeting)

58:10 How phases fit within the scope of a cycle

1:00 Comparing/contrasting the similarities and differences in program design from person to person

1:01:15 Review on the set-up of the initial program design phase

1:03:10 Review on progressing out of the initial program design phase

1:04 Video on dynamic warm-up prior to a total body resistance training session

1:12:40 Video on core warm-up prior to a total body resistance training program

1:18 Video on example total body resistance training exercise selection, order, and example progressions

1:31 Discussion

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Zoom Meeting 5a
Trigger Point and Flexibility Assessment and Program Design
Below is the time-stamped run-down

0:00 Trigger point release – mechanisms and benefits

5:50 Program design – frequency, intensity, time/duration, type (FITT Principle)

16:11 List of examples of different types of props for various muscle groups

19:08 Areas of the body to avoid performing trigger point release on

21:10 Suggestions on how to adjust when the person can’t get up and down from the floor

23:50 Video showing trigger point assessment

36:10 Flexibility program design – five primary mechanisms to improve joint range of motion

39:50 Short video on the critical importance of the time and muscle creep components to improve joint range of motion

43:42 The use of various types of stretching to improve joint range of motion related to the primary mechanisms

48:38 Importance of knowing and assessing joint ranges of motion

51:17 Simple concepts to keep in mind on how to balance flexibility around joints

53:00 Designing the program – frequency, intensity, time/duration, type (FITT Principle)

55:26 Charts on joint range of motion norms for each major joint

56:43 Video on how to perform a joint range of motion assessment – lower body

1:11:20 Joint range of motion assessment continued – spine

1:13:06 Joint range of motion assessment continued – upper body / shoulders

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Zoom Meeting 5b
Corrective Evercise - The Real Way to Assess and Correct Musculoskeletal Issues
Below is the time-stamped run-down

00:42 Showing flaws in the Functional Movement Screen (FMS) as a way to lead into how to perform more simple, thorough, accurate, common-sense assessments

9:46 Six components of a healthy musculoskeletal system and their relation to corrective exercise

14:00 The “corrective” for nearly every musculoskeletal issue

16:54 The types of movement assessments or screens that have been, are, and will always be superior to the FMS or any other commercial assessment/screen

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