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Friday, February 19, 2010

AFAA Personal Training Certification *Part #3*

These posts are designed to help those who are considering getting their personal training certification through AFAA. I registered and wasn't sure what to expect, so I thought I would give a play-by-play of the 3-day course. Post #1 gave an overview. This post will go into detail about Day #2.

DAY #2
- Exercise Design-Cardiorespiratory Programming:
Very important to know the guidelines and all the reasons behind programming protocol.

- Exercise Design-Muscular Strength, Endurance Programming:
Similar to Cardio-respiratory programming, it is very important to know the guidelines and all the reasons behind programming protocol.

Feeling a little bit at ease this early on in the day, the first break was a great time to glance over yesterday's notes and practice more anatomy/kinesiology.

- Exercise Design-Flexibility Programming:
Know the guidelines and the importance of flexibility programming.

- Injury Prevention:
In today's day & age with everyone so 'sue-happy' this lecture was more than insightful.

- Business Aspects & Professional Responsibilities:
Very important to learn & know your limits for scope of responsibility as a fitness trainer.


- Nutrition & Weight Management


- Behavior Modification & Communication Skills

- Role Play Practicum:
The Practical portion of the exam involves you picking a card from a deck with a short explanation on it. The explanation is a case study informing you of a type of client you have. This practicum helps you to learn a variety of progressions for usual fitness movements (squats, lunges, abdominals etc).

- Special Population:
Focuses on individuals that may require additional medical clearance and/or modifications for fitness routines. (Pregnant, Osteoporosis, Shoulder Impingement, Obese etc.)

- Review for Practical & Written Examination:
A brief explanation of the test followed by some important points to study up on.

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