Youth Fitness Trainer: Table of Contents

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ISSA BOARD OF DIRECTORS

INTRODUCTION

  • Personal Training for Youth Fitness and Sports
  • Prerequisite Knowledge
  • Recruiting Clients
  • Working with Clients

INTRODUCTION SECTION 1: BASICS OF EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY

1.1: Growth and Development

  • Exercise and Growth
  • The Nature of the Growth Process
  • Growth during Childhood
  • Growth at Puberty and Adolescence
  • Skeletal Changes during Growth
  • Changes in Body Composition
  • Muscle Growth and Physical Performance
  • Cardiovascular and Metabolic Function during Growth
  • Genetic Considerations
  • Summary

1.2: Metabolism

  • Energy Management and Exercise
  • Exercise and the Three Energy Systems
  • Developing Metabolic Fitness
  • Metabolism and the Young Person

1.3: Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Exercise Physiology

  • The Pulmonary System and Exercise
  • The Heart, Blood Vessels, and Exercise
  • Summary

1.4: Muscle Physiology

  • Muscle Strength: Size, Neural Activation, Elastic Recoil, and Skill
  • Muscle Structure and Strength
  • Hypertrophy or Hyperplasia?
  • How Muscle Fibers Get Bigger
  • Muscle and the Nervous System
  • Elastic Muscle Energy
  • Physiology of Muscle Elasticity
  • Skill
  • Coordinating Components of Strength
  • Summary

1.5: Temperature Regulation

  • Principles of Temperature Regulation
  • Heat Production
  • Heat Loss
  • Temperature Regulatory Control by the Hypothalamus
  • Summary

1.6: Exercise in the Heat and Cold

  • Exercise in the Heat
  • Thermal Distress
  • Dehydration
  • Heat Cramps
  • Heat Exhaustion
  • Heat Stroke
  • Preventing Heat Problems
  • Exercise in the Cold
  • Acclimatization and Habituation to Cold
  • Hypothermia
  • Frostbite
  • Summary

1.7: Obesity in Children and Measuring Body Composition

  • Causes of Childhood Obesity
  • Weight Regulation in Children
  • Measuring Body Composition in Young People
  • Height and Weight Norms for US Children
  • The BodyCompKIT to Measure Body Composition
  • Height-for-Weight Tables
  • Body Mass Index (BMI)
  • Composition of the Human Body
  • Essential and Storage Fat
  • Adipose Tissue
  • Storage Fat
  • Common Techniques to Assess Body Composition
  • Skinfold Measurements
  • Summary

 

SECTION 2: DESIGNING TRAINING PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN

2.1: The Training Response: Principles of training and adaptation

  • Principles of Training
  • The Overload Principle
  • Specificity of Training
  • Individual Differences
  • Progression
  • Reversibility
  • Develop your Body to Suit Your Life-Style
  • Principles of Training
  • A Closer Look at the Principles of Training

 

2.2: Endurance Fitness

  • Goals
  • Measuring Endurance Fitness
  • Basic Endurance Fitness for Health
  • Endurance Fitness for Performance Level Physical Fitness
  • Type of Exercise
  • Intensity of Training
  • Training Duration
  • Training Frequency
  • Over-Distance Training
  • Interval Training
  • Summary

2.3: Flexibility

  • What Determines Flexibility
  • Tissues that Obstruct Range of Motion
  • Muscle Elasticity
  • Types of Stretching Techniques
  • Static Stretching
  • Ballistic Stretching
  • Passive Stretching
  • Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF)
  • Benefits of Flexibility and Stretching Exercises
  • Principles of Flexibility
  • Basic Stretching Exercises

2.4: Muscle Strength
  • Principles of Strength Training
  • Resistive Exercise Method
  • Choosing the Exercises
  • Days Per Week
  • Repetitions, Sets, and Rest
  • Order of Exercise
  • Safety and Preventing Injury
  • Basic Weight Training Exercise
  • Exercises for the Chest and Shoulders
  • Exercises for the Upper Back
  • Exercises for the Arms
  • Exercises for the Abdomen
  • Exercises for the Thighs and Gluteals
  • Exercises for the Calves
  • Basic Weight Training Programs

2.5: Jumping and Plyometrics

  • Stationary Plyometrics
  • Horizontal Jumps and Hops
  • Bounce Push-Ups
  • Box Jumping
  • Medicine Ball Exercises
  • Medicine Ball Exercises With a Partner
  • Olympic Weight Lifting

2.6: Power and Speed

  • Elements of Power
  • Genetics
  • Metabolic Capacity
  • Muscle Size
  • Skill
  • Sprinting
  • Power Training

2.7: Structuring The Program

  • Designing the Program
  • General Fitness for Health
  • Higher Levels of General Fitness
  • Fitness Programs and Power Sports
  • Body Building
  • Endurance Fitness
  • Summary

SECTION 3: THE PSYCHOLOGY OF THE YOUNG ATHLETE

3.1: Helping the Child Enjoy Sports and Physical Activity

  • How to Select the Right Sport
  • The Personal Trainer Can Help Choose the Best Sport
  • How Young Should a Child Begin Competition?
  • Are Athletes Safe?
  • Providing a Good Sports Experience
  • The Emotional Elements
  • Girls and Athletics
  • Teaching Kids to Win and Loose
  • The Rights of Young Athletes
  • Summary

3.2: Psychology of the Champion

  • The Winning Edge
  • The Psychology of the Champion Athlete
  • Psychological Differences Between Athletes
  • The Elements of Success
  • Belief
  • Vision
  • Method
  • Measuring Anxiety in Athletes

SECTION 4: SPORTS NUTRITION

4.1: Nutrition for Health and Performance

  • Essential Nutrients
  • Energy
  • Fats
  • Carbohydrates
  • Proteins
  • Vitamins and Minerals
  • Water
  • The Healthy, High-Performance Diet and the Food Guide Pyramid
  • Diet Exercise and Weight Control
  • Principles of Losing Weight for Active People
  • Substances Taken to Aid Weight Control
  • The Poly-Drug and Food Supplement
  • Phenomenon in Sports

4.2: Ergogenic Aids: Drugs and Supplements

  • Ethics of Ergogenic Aid Use in Childrens Sports
  • Common Drugs and Supplements Available to Young Athletes
  • Agents Taken to Promote Muscle Hypertrophy
  • Agents Taken to Speed Recovery
  • Substances Taken to Increase Aggressiveness &
  • Training Intensity
  • Substances Taken to Aid Weight Control
  • Summary

SECTION 5: CHILDREN AND ATHLETIC INJURIES

5.1: Preventing Injuries

  • Preventing Injuries
  • Proper Coaching
  • The Role of the Parents ans the Personal Trainer
  • Good Equipment
  • Medical Supervision
  • When to Call the Doctor
  • Summary

5.2: Common Injuries in Childrens Sports

  • Injuries to Joints and Muscles
  • Immediate Treatment
  • Overuse Injuries
  • Osgood-Schlatters Disease
  • Imbalance Injuries
  • Growth Plate Injuries
  • Other Conditions
  • Mononucleosis
  • Asthma
  • Summary

SECTION 6: FITNESS ASSESSMENT

6.1: Assessing Fitness in Children

  • The President's Challenge: Physical Activity and Fitness Program
  • Curl-ups or Partial Curl-ups
  • Shuttle Run
  • Mile Run/Walk Test
  • Upper Body Strenght Test
  • Flexibility Test
  • Measuring Endurance Fitness
  • Endurance Fitness and Maximal Oxygen
  • Consumption
  • Field Tests For Measuring Endurance


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