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Jim Stoppani's Encyclopedia of Muscle & Strength 3rd Edition Online CE Course With Ebook

Jim Stoppani's Encyclopedia of Muscle & Strength 3rd Edition Online CE Course With Ebook

$138.95 CAD


Product Format
    This package includes the following:
    • Jim Stoppani’s Encyclopedia of Muscle & Strength, Third Edition, ebook
    • Online study guide
    • Online continuing education exam
    As a leading authority on exercise science and former senior science editor for Muscle & Fitness, Jim Stoppani has helped millions of people change their lives through expertly designed training programs based on research and science. That tradition continues in his third edition of Jim Stoppani’s Encyclopedia of Muscle & Strength.

    Packed with an impressive 380+ exercises and nearly 140 programs, this comprehensive encyclopedia of training will guide you in helping your clients maximize muscle mass, strength, and fat loss. Breaking down the latest science and research, this reference defines more than 130 key terms and concepts; evaluates 95 types of strength training equipment, including suspension trainers, BOSU balance trainers, and kettlebells; and provides nutritional goals for specific training outcomes. You’ll be prepared to help your clients find success with
    • 7 programs for maximizing fat loss,
    • 41 programs for building muscle mass,
    • 27 programs for maximizing strength, and
    • handy Quick Tips featuring snippets of Stoppani’s expert advice on exercise technique.
    Beginner, intermediate, and advanced program options are available for each training objective and incorporate exercises that target 13 muscle groups. Programs are rated according to workout duration, the projected time frame for achieving measurable results, level of difficulty, and overall effectiveness.

    Once you complete the course and pass the exam, you can print a certificate for continuing education credits.

    Learning Objectives
    • Understand and use the major forms of periodization to promote continued progress in a training program.
    • Incorporate variety into any program by adjusting equipment choice, set-and-rep schemes, rest periods, training tempo, and other variables.
    • Implement intensity-boosting techniques into any existing training program to elicit favorable results in size, strength, and fat burning.
    • Reference and use established programs designed by Jim Stoppani to achieve desired results in size, strength, and fat loss.
    • Design a long-term training program for your clients based on the principles covered in this book.
    • Correctly perform the three primary resistance training exercises—squat, deadlift, and bench press—and instruct others on proper exercise technique.
    • Implement steady-state cardio training and HIIT as a means of enhancing fat burning, conditioning, and overall health.
    • Effectively perform various exercises for all major muscle groups as well as whole-body movements and explosive exercises.
    • Understand nutrition-related concepts to discuss with your clients.


    Certified personal trainers, fitness instructors, and strength and conditioning professionals.
    Part I. Training Essentials
    Chapter 1. Core Concepts
    Chapter 2. Training Variables
    Chapter 3. Training Cycles
    Chapter 4. Strength Training Equipment

    Part II. Training for Muscle Mass
    Chapter 5. Tactics for Building Muscle Mass
    Chapter 6. Programs for Building Muscle Mass
    Chapter 7. Training Cycles for Building Muscle Mass

    Part III. Training for Maximal Strength
    Chapter 8. Tactics for Maximizing Strength
    Chapter 9. Programs for Maximizing Strength
    Chapter 10. Training Cycles for Gaining Maximal Strength

    Part IV. Training for Maximal Fat Loss
    Chapter 11. Tactics for Maximizing Fat Loss
    Chapter 12. Cardio Training for Maximizing Fat Loss
    Chapter 13. Programs for Maximizing Fat Loss
    Chapter 14. Training Cycles for Maximizing Fat Loss

    Part V. Training Exercises
    Chapter 15. Chest
    Chapter 16. Shoulders
    Chapter 17. Back
    Chapter 18. Trapezius
    Chapter 19. Triceps
    Chapter 20. Biceps
    Chapter 21. Forearms
    Chapter 22. Quadriceps
    Chapter 23. Hamstrings and Glutes
    Chapter 24. Calves and Tibialis Anterior
    Chapter 25. Abdominals and Core
    Chapter 26. Whole Body
    Chapter 27. Calisthenics

    Part VI. Nutrition for Maximizing Muscle Mass, Strength, and Fat Loss
    Chapter 28. Nutrition for Maximizing Muscle Mass and Strength
    Chapter 29. Nutrition for Maximizing Fat Loss

    Appendix A. Metric Equivalents for Dumbbells and Weight Plates
    Appendix B. List of Alternative Foods
    Jim Stoppani, PhD, is a leading authority on exercise science, sport nutrition, and supplementation. He received his doctorate in exercise physiology with a minor in biochemistry from the University of Connecticut. After graduation, he served as a postdoctoral research fellow at Yale University School of Medicine, where he investigated the effects of exercise and diet on gene regulation in muscle tissue. For his research he was awarded the 2002 Gatorade Beginning Investigator in Exercise Science Award by the American Physiological Society. From 2002 to 2013 Stoppani was the senior science editor for Muscle & Fitness, Muscle & Fitness Hers, and Flex magazines. He is the owner of JYM Supplement Science.

    Stoppani has written thousands of articles on exercise, nutrition, and health. He is the coauthor of the New York Times bestseller LL Cool J’s Platinum 360 Diet and Lifestyle (Rodale, 2010) as well as Stronger Arms & Upper Body (Human Kinetics, 2009) and PrayFit (Regal, 2010). He is also a coauthor for the chapter “Nutritional Needs of Strength/Power Athletes” in Essentials of Sports Nutrition and Supplements (Humana Press, 2008). Stoppani is the creator of the popular training and nutrition programs Shortcut to Size and Shortcut to Shred. He has been the personal nutrition and health consultant for Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, LL Cool J, Dr. Dre, Mario Lopez, and Chris Pine.

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