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Core Assessment and Training

Textbook, DVD and Exam

4.5 NCSF CEUs | 9 CDR CPEs

Our understanding of the importance of core health for injury prevention, athletic performance, and rehabilitation grows each day. Make sure you can offer your clients safe and effective programs with Core Assessment and Training. In this book and DVD video program, you will learn to assess each client’s baseline core function and develop an individualized program to meet his or her needs.

Core Assessment and Training covers all aspects of core training—from basic to advanced core exercises, stretches, and plyometrics. Whether you are a personal trainer, strength coach, or rehabilitation professional, this reference will help you learn these essentials:
  • Functional anatomy of the core musculature
  • Core assessment and functional testing techniques
  • Fundamentals of program design for core training
  • Special considerations for core training for various sports and core-specific injuries and conditions
  • Details

This program includes photos, illustrations, and video instruction for more than 120 exercises. Sample exercise routines and a table that lists the exercises by the muscles used offer a basis for program design and provide on-the-spot reference. The accompanying DVD features video demonstrations that help you review proper techniques and protocols for many of the exercises and assessments discussed in the book.

Understanding the concepts of core training and analyzing functioning of the core are key components of safe core exercise programs. With Core Assessment and Training, you can master the techniques for assessing each client’s needs and design customized training programs for maximum results.


Chapter 1: Introduction to Core Stability Training

Chapter 2: Functional Anatomy of the Core

Chapter 3: The Client Interview: The First Step in Assessing Your Client

Chapter 4: Physical Assessment and Functional Testing

Chapter 5: Fundamentals of Program Design

Chapter 6: Core Exercises

Chapter 7: Core Flexibility

Chapter 8: Plyometric Training

Chapter 9: Special Considerations for Core Training

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