L3 Personal Trainer Course
This page contains key recommended resources for my students that are working towards top-up qualifications in personal training or similar.
For key paperwork see the Google Docs embedded below.
For further support see the links further down.
CIMSPA Personal Training: Practical Paperwork
The file below contains:
The practical Briefing
A sample programme card
The Assessment Criteria
CIMSPA Four Week Exercise Programme Paperwork
If you need to complete the 4 week programme, the paperwork below provides a suitable guide to the content required.
Key Course Content
Other useful PT Resources
Pre and Post Exhaust Sets - https://parallelcoaching.co.uk/what-are-pre-exhaust-and-post-exhaust-sets-resistance-training-systems
Recommended Journal Articles
Biddle, S. J., & Batterham, A. M. (2015). High-intensity interval exercise training for public health: a big HIT or shall we HIT it on the head?. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 12(1), 95. [full text]
Jones, A. M. (2006) The physiology of the world record holder for the women's marathon. International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching Vol.1, 101-116 [full text]
Robergs, R.A. and Landwehr, R. (2002) The surprising history of the “HRmax=220-age” equation JEPonline. 5(2):1-10 https://www.asep.org/asep/asep/Robergs2.pdf
Jackson, D. (2010). How Personal Trainers Can Use Self-Efficacy Theory to Enhance Exercise Behavior in Beginning Exercisers. Strength & Conditioning Journal, 32(3), 67-71 [full text]
Lewis, P. B., Ruby, D., & Bush-Joseph, C. A. (2012). Muscle Soreness and Delayed-Onset Muscle Soreness. Clinics in Sports Medicine, 31(2), 255-262. [full text]
McGuigan, M. R., Cormack, S. J., & Gill, N. D. (2013). Strength and power profiling of athletes: Selecting tests and how to use the information for program design. Strength & Conditioning Journal, 35(6), 7-14. [full text]
Thomas, D. T., Erdman, K. A., & Burke, L. M. (2016). Position of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Dietitians of Canada, and the American College of Sports Medicine: Nutrition and Athletic Performance. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 116(3), 501-528. [full text]
Suchomel, T. J., Nimphius, S., Bellon, C. R., & Stone, M. H. (2018). The importance of muscular strength: Training considerations. Sports Medicine, 1-21. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40279-018-0862-z [full text]
Hutchinson, A. (2011). Which Comes First, Cardio or Weights?: Workout myths, Training truths, and Other Surprising Discoveries from the Science of Exercise. McClelland & Stewart. [amazon]
Podcasts (fitness and critical thinking)
GainCast with Vern Gambetta
We Do Science by Guru Performance
More or Less on BBC Radio4
You are not so smart by David McRaney
see below for approaches to aerobic training and screening lecture notes