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Client-Centered Exercise Prescription 3rd Edition eBook With Web Resource

Client-Centered Exercise Prescription 3rd Edition eBook With Web Resource

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    Client-Centered Exercise Prescription, Third Edition With Web Resource, emphasizes a personalized approach to exercise in which unique programs meet the interests and needs of individual clients. This resource will help you to prescribe exercise and guide clients in adopting, enjoying, and maintaining active lifestyles.

    Client-Centered Exercise Prescription, Third Edition, expands the role of the fitness professional from simple exercise prescription to include activity counseling, design modification, exercise demonstration, functionally integrated exercise, injury prevention, and follow-up monitoring for a variety of clients. Central to the book are seven client-centered models for each major fitness component that serve as a template of options for each decision in the prescription process: activity counseling, musculoskeletal exercise design, exercise demonstration, cardiovascular exercise prescription, resistance training prescription, muscle balance and flexibility prescription, and weight management prescription. The text explains the vital role that functionally integrated exercise plays in improving performance and maintaining musculoskeletal health and teaches how to recognize muscle imbalance and prevent complications. Fitness professionals will learn to make informed, client-centered decisions and address the following issues:
    • Establishing rapport and increasing adherence by prescribing exercise programs that match clients’ desires, needs, and lifestyles
    • Understanding clients’ unique psychological needs and using that information to keep them motivated
    • Monitoring clients’ needs both as they are originally presented and as they evolve over time
    • Applying strategies for treating and preventing overuse injuries so that clients avoid injury and frustration, thereby avoiding withdrawal from the program
    • Addressing the unique considerations of aging clients, including musculoskeletal conditions and functional mobility
    The third edition of Client-Centered Exercise Prescription retains the client-centered approach of previous editions, offering simulated initial interviews with clients, teaching cues for demonstration, sample sessions, and sample counseling dialogue. The text also features numerous updates:
    • More than 40 reproducible forms included in the text and duplicated in printable format in the web resource that can be shared with clients
    • Applied exercise prescription worksheets that facilitate the flow from the prescription models to the prescription card
    • Three new chapters on exercise prescription for aging adults that offer specific exercise recommendations for this growing demographic
    • Expanded sections on applied nutrition, reliable field tests, safety and referrals, and a unique biomechanical approach to exercise modifications and functional progressions
    • Five new case studies and other updated case studies that allow you to grasp how the material may be used in practice
    • Theory to Application sidebars, numerous photos, and chapter summaries that will engage you and help you find the most relevant information
    Using reliable field tests, practical nutrition guidelines, and applied exercise physiology concepts, this text will help both professionals and students better serve their current and future clients. Candidates preparing for certification exams, including the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology Certified Personal Trainer (CSEP-CPT) exam, will find comprehensive treatment of the theory and applications covering the competencies required before entering the field. Practical examples, applied models, and scientific knowledge also make the text accessible to undergraduate students in fitness, exercise science, and health promotion programs.


    A reference for health and fitness instructors, program directors, clinical kinesiologists, personal trainers, and strength and conditioning specialists; a resource for those preparing for personal training certifications; a text for undergraduate-level courses in fitness, personal training, and active aging.

    Table of Contents

    Form Finder
    Part I: Foundations of Client-Centered Exercise Prescription

    Chapter 1. Activity Counseling Model
    Client-Centered Approach
    Step 1: Establish Rapport
    Step 2: Gather Information
    Step 3: Establish Strategies for Change

    Chapter 2. Client-Centered Motivational Strategies
    Stages of Change
    Client Profiling
    Goal Setting
    Motivation and Commitment
    Motivation and Adherence

    Chapter 3. Principles of Client-Centered Prescription
    Exercise Design and Outcomes
    Prescription Guidelines for Health, Fitness, and Performance
    Components and Structural Segments of an Exercise Program
    Exercise Modifications and Functional Progressions
    Biomechanical Principles of Exercise

    Chapter 4. Client-Centered Assessment
    Health Screening and Lifestyle Appraisal
    Fitness Test Item Selection
    Cardiovascular Assessment
    Body Composition Assessment
    Musculoskeletal Assessment
    Flexibility and Muscle Tightness Assessment

    Chapter 5. Exercise Analysis, Design, and Demonstration
    Anatomical Analysis of Exercise
    Musculoskeletal Exercise Design Model
    Client-Centered Exercise Demonstration Model

    Part II: Client-Centered Exercise Prescription

    Chapter 6. Client-Centered Cardiovascular Exercise Prescription Model
    Step 1: Review Client Needs and Confirm Goals
    Step 2: Select Activities and Equipment
    Step 3: Select Training Method
    Step 4: Set Intensity and Workload
    Step 5: Set Volume
    Step 6: Design Progression and Monitoring
    Step 7: Design Warm-Up and Cool-Down

    Chapter 7. Client-Centered Resistance Training Prescription Model
    Specificity of Resistance Training
    Matching Prescription to Client Needs
    Resistance Training Prescription Model

    Chapter 8. Client-Centered Functionally Integrated Exercise
    Functionally Integrated Exercise
    Muscle Balance
    Mechanisms of Stretch and Flexibility
    Role of Fascia
    Flexibility Training Methods
    Muscle Balance Prescription Model

    Chapter 9. Client-Centered Weight Management Prescription Model
    Nutrition Essentials
    Energy Expenditure
    Energy Sources and Metabolism
    Energy Balance
    Eating Behaviors
    Integrating Activity into Lifestyle
    Weight Management Prescription Model

    Part III: Exercise Prescription for Injuries and Older Adults

    Chapter 10. Causes and Prevention of Overuse Injuries
    Team Approach to Injury Management
    Causes of Soft Tissue Injuries
    Understanding Soft Tissue Injuries
    Overuse Injuries
    Exercise Prescription for Injured Clients
    Delayed-Onset Muscle Soreness

    Chapter 11. Exercise Prescription for Specific Injuries
    Plantar Fasciitis
    Achilles Tendinitis and Tendinosis
    Shin Splints
    Patellofemoral Syndrome
    Hamstring Strain
    Low Back Pain
    Rotator Cuff Tendinitis
    Lateral Epicondylitis

    Chapter 12. Exercise and Musculoskeletal Conditions in Older Adults
    Musculoskeletal Injury

    Chapter 13. Exercise Prescription for Older Adults
    Benefits of Physical Activity in Older Adults
    Transtheoretical Model Applied to Older Adults
    Aging Effects and Exercise Training Benefits
    Preexercise Screening and Assessment
    Exercise Component Guidelines
    Functional Exercise Design
    Client-Centered Functional Exercise Prescription

    Chapter 14. Functional Mobility and Aging
    Early Functional Mobility Limitations
    Functional Mobility Classifications
    Domains of Functional Mobility
    Disablement Process Model
    Compensation Strategies
    Functional Mobility Screening and Assessment
    Functional Mobility Screening Tool
    Client-Centered Functional Mobility Prescription
    About the Author

    About the Author

    John C. Griffin, MSc, is an award-winning retired professor, private consultant, speaker, writer for public and private sector organizations, and coach for more than 40 years. Griffin has authored more than 100 publications, including the first two editions of Client-Centered Exercise Prescription. He also contributed chapters in the grade 12 Exercise Sciences and Healthy Active Living textbooks. Recently, he has conducted research on the functional mobility of older adults and developed a screening tool and exercise prescription algorithm. John worked with the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology on the national certification for personal fitness trainers and is a national course conductor and examiner. Working with the National Fitness Leadership Advisory Council, John coauthored the first national standards for exercise leaders in Canada. John has received awards from NFLAC, OASES, Ontario Fitness Council, George Brown College, Province of Ontario, Australian Sport and Fitness Council, and the Mimico Lacrosse Association. He has lectured in Finland, Australia, Sweden, many American cities, and all across Canada.


    "This is among the top books on exercise prescription with a client-specific focus. It is current, well organized, and includes helpful resources that can be used in real-world settings."

    --Doody’s Book Review (5-star review)


    The web resource contains more than 40 reproducible worksheets, forms, and checklists as well as sample interviews and exercise programs to assist in working with clients. All materials are available free with the purchase of the book at

    The web resource is also available for purchase separately • ISBN 978-1-4504-9751-0