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Personal Training 101: Program Variables and Design

Wathen, Dan MA, ATC, CSCS*D, NSCA-CPT*D, FNSCA1; Hagerman, Patrick EdD, CSCS, NSCA-CPT, FNSCA2

Strength & Conditioning Journal: June 2010 - Volume 32 - Issue 3 - pp 47-51
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0b013e3181d81c4f
Article

BUILDING SUCCESSFUL TRAINING PROGRAMS FOR NOVICE AND INTERMEDIATE CLIENTS DEPENDS ON A TRAINING PROGRAM THAT PRODUCES AN APPROPRIATE OVERLOAD WITHOUT INDUCING OVERTRAINING. THE APPLICATION OF A SPECIFIC NUMBER OF SETS AND REPETITIONS PER EXERCISE, AN APPROPRIATE LOAD, AND CHOICE OF EXERCISES IN A TRAINING PROGRAM IS CRITICAL TO ITS SUCCESS. BASIC CONCEPTS OF PROGRAM DESIGN AND A SAMPLE BASIC PERIODIZATION PROGRAM ARE PROVIDED.

1Athletic Trainer Emeritus, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, Ohio; and 2Sport Skill Development, Quest Personal Training Inc, Nowata, Oklahoma

Dan Wathen is an athletic trainer emeritus at Youngstown State University.

Patrick Hagerman is the director of Sport Skill Development at Quest Personal Training Inc.

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