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A Practical Guide to Personal Conditioning

Author(s): David D Peterson, EdD, CSCS, Assistant Professor of Kinesiology, Cedarville University, Cedarville, Ohio
Melissa Rittenhouse, PhD, RD, CSSD, Nutritionist/Exercise Scientist, The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, Bethesda, Maryland
  • ISBN-13: 9781284149685
  • Product With Access Code    266 pages      © 2019
Price: $71.95 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 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.

Features & Benefits

  • Frequently Asked Questions boxes address basic questions about training techniques and nutrition.
  • End-of-chapter Assessment and Application sections include a bulleted chapter Summary, open-ended Knowledge Check questions, and scenario-based Activities.
  • A comprehensive art package presents color photographs and illustrations that properly convey techniques along with the underlying exercise physiology concepts.
  • Nutritional requirements for physical activity are emphasized, with individual chapters on general nutrition concepts, sport-specific nutrition, and fad diets and supplements.

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
Chapter  1  Basic Exercise Physiology
Chapter  2  Fitness Testing and Assessment
Chapter  3  Mobility Training/Low Back Pain
Chapter  4  Endurance Training
Chapter  5  Strength Training
Chapter  6  Exercise Programming
Chapter  7  General Nutrition
Chapter  8  Sports Nutrition
Chapter  9  Fad Diets and Supplements

David D Peterson, EdD, CSCS-Assistant Professor of Kinesiology, Cedarville University, Cedarville, Ohio

Melissa Rittenhouse, PhD, RD, CSSD-Nutritionist/Exercise Scientist, The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, Bethesda, Maryland

Melissa A. Rittenhouse, PhD, RD, CSSD, is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics with a PhD in Exercise Physiology. She is currently a Nutritionist/Exercise Scientist for the Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine and is also a private practice dietitian for Sports and Wellness Nutrition. Dr. Rittenhouse's interest in nutrition and athletic performance intensified as her running career escalated. She competed in the 2004, 2008, and 2012 Olympic Marathon Trials. That is over 12 years of competing at the highest level, which could not have been done without paying special attention to every piece of the puzzle, including proper nutrition, sleep, positive mental health, appropriate training, and recovery. Dr. Rittenhouse enjoys working with highly motivated individuals who challenge themselves to always be better.

The following instructor resources are available to qualified instructors for download

ISBN-13: 9781284149685

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