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Functional Training Anatomy Online CE Exam With Print Book

Functional Training Anatomy Online CE Exam With Print Book

$121.95 CAD


Product Format
    This package includes the following:
    • Functional Training Anatomy book
    • Online continuing education exam
    In Functional Training Anatomy, noted strength and conditioning specialists Kevin Carr and Mary Kate Feit cut through the clutter and misconceptions about functional training. They cover all aspects of how to form purposeful, effective, and efficient programs that build client strength, stability, and mobility for sport performance and in daily life.

    Beginning with a clear definition of what functional training entails, you will learn about the importance of mobility training and its impact on movement quality, performance, and injury reduction. Use the warm-up activities to prepare clients for high-intensity activities. Use the medicine ball and plyometric exercises to teach force production and absorption and to develop power with Olympic lifts, kettlebell swings, and jumping exercises. Improve strength in the upper body, lower body, and core with hip-dominant, knee-dominant, pushing, pulling, and core exercises.

    See the inner workings of each of the exercises with superb full-color illustrations that show the primary and secondary muscles and connective tissue being used. The detailed instructions for these multiplanar and unilateral exercises ensure you know how to teach execution of each movement correctly and safely. The Functional Focus element shows how the exercises translate to specific activities, whether that be an explosive athletic move or simply moving a box.

    After reading the book, certified professionals can take the companion CE exam to earn continuing education credits.

    Learning Objectives
    • Define functional training and identify the components of a well-rounded functional training program.
    • Describe the three planes of motion used to classify human movement.
    • Explain the anterior and posterior oblique systems and how to activate them.
    • Distinguish between joint mobility, flexibility, and mobility.
    • Execute exercises for all types of functional training properly.
    • Identify the primary muscles involved in individual exercises for each type of functional training.
    • State the functional focus of individual functional training exercises and explain why each one should be used in a training program.
    • Define motor control.
    • Explain why certain movement preparation exercises are chosen for each training program.
    • Discuss the importance of plyometric and medicine ball exercises for the general population and athletes.
    • Describe the force-velocity curve and how it can be applied to a functional training program.
    • Differentiate the muscle fiber types.
    • Recognize the four major categories of upper-body strength movements.
    • Describe hip-dominant and knee-dominant movements.
    • Explain the importance of unilateral lower-body training.
    • Summarize “anti” core training.
    • Design a functional strength training program.


    Personal trainers, group exercise instructors, athletic trainers, and other certified fitness professionals.
    Chapter 1. Functional Training in Motion
    Chapter 2. Mobility Exercises
    Chapter 3. Motor Control and Movement Preparation Exercises
    Chapter 4. Plyometric and Medicine Ball Exercises
    Chapter 5. Heavy Implement Power Exercises
    Chapter 6. Upper-Body Strength Exercises
    Chapter 7. Lower-Body Strength Exercises
    Chapter 8. Core and Rotational Strength Movements
    Chapter 9. Functional Strength Training Program Examples
    Kevin Carr is a strength and conditioning coach and manager at Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning (MBSC) as well a massage therapist and cofounder of Movement as Medicine, a massage and movement therapy clinic in Woburn, Massachusetts. He is the creator of the Certified Functional Strength Coach certification. He has a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and a license in massage therapy from Cortiva Institute in Watertown, Maryland.

    Carr amassed a wealth of experience in the field of sport performance and personal training while working at MBSC and has traveled all over the world to educate thousands of coaches and therapists about the MBSC coaching system. He has coached everyone from U.S. Olympians looking for a competitive edge to the average person looking to shed some pounds, move better, and improve their health.

    Mary Kate Feit, PhD, is an assistant professor of strength and conditioning in the School of Physical Education, Performance, and Sport Leadership at Springfield College in Massachusetts. At Springfield College, she also serves as the associate director of strength and conditioning, overseeing the graduate assistant strength and conditioning coaches, who serve over 600 student-athletes at the college. Prior to her work at Springfield College, she had an extensive career in sport performance, which included time spent as an assistant strength and conditioning coach at the University of Iowa and the University of Louisville as well as the adult program coordinator at Reach Your Potential Training in Tinton Falls, New Jersey.

    Feit completed her graduate degree in applied exercise science with a concentration in strength and conditioning from Springfield College and her bachelor’s degree in biology from the College of the Holy Cross, where she was a Division I soccer player. Her love for strength and conditioning originated when she began sport performance training under fellow Springfield alum Mike Boyle at Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning (MBSC), where she spent seven summers coaching athletes while finishing her high school and collegiate education. She is certified through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association, Precision Nutrition, and Functional Movement Systems, and she holds the Certified Functional Strength Coach designation.

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