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Ace Personal Trainer Manual: The Ultimate Resource for Fitness Professionals
The ACE Personal Trainer Manual is an essential study tool for the ACE Personal Trainer Certification Exam and an excellent fitness and exercise resource students will use throughout their health and fitness careers.This Third Edition reflects the latest research findings and industry guidelines in the field of health and fitness. Revised and updated by the original author ...more
Paperback, 589 pages
Published December 16th 2008 by Healthy Learning
(first published January 2003)
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Years ago I was certified through A.C.E., and in the interim have come to realize how ill-prepared for the industry their certification left me. While nothing is clearly incorrect or unsafe, very little is up to date or well-supported by modern research and training methods.
Max brought this home; the Fire Dept fitness program is revamping considerably and he wants to become one of their trainers. My own background in physiology and weight-training puts this book on my own "great interest" shelves, and I am reading it in tandem with the hubby. So far, this is the sort of comprehensive manual that will be dog-eared and spine-split from years of constant use. It is that good. I am buying a copy for my eldest in college, and another for back-up at home, or else the hub ...more