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A Practical Guide to Personal Conditioning

Author(s): David D Peterson, EdD, CSCS, Physical Education Executive Officer, U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland
Melissa Rittenhouse, PhD, RD, CSSD, Nutritionist/Exercise Scientist, Henry M. Jackson Foundation, Bethesda, Maryland
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  • ISBN-13: 9781284149685
  • Product With Access Code    350 pages      © 2019
  • Will Publish: 3/15/2018
Price: $69.95 US List
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Every new print copy of A Practical Guide to Personal Conditioning includes access to the Navigate Companion Website which includes resources and learning tools designed to help readers get the most out of their text.

A Practical Guide to Personal Conditioning presents a safe and scientific approach to exercise prescription, programming, and nutrition. Appropriate for an array of fitness and personal training courses, it provides readers with the information and resources necessary to develop an exercise and nutrition plan specifically designed and tailored to fit their personal fitness goals. This engaging text provides a big-picture approach, encouraging readers to consider numerous important factors in their fitness plan, including the physical demands of an activity/sport, nutrition, nutrient timing, as well as environmental factors. All of the information and recommendations provided within A Practical Guide to Personal Conditioning are scientifically-based and proven to be a safe and effective approach to diet and exercise.

Features & Benefits

  • 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.

Applicable Courses

Appropriate for the introductory general fitness course focused on personal conditioning, weight training, and general principles of fitness. Including:

  • Concepts of Fitness Training
  • Personal Training
  • Principles of Health and Fitness
  • Fitness & Nutrition

David D Peterson, EdD, CSCS-Physical Education Executive Officer, U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland

Melissa Rittenhouse, PhD, RD, CSSD-Nutritionist/Exercise Scientist, Henry M. Jackson Foundation, Bethesda, Maryland