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Strength & Conditioning Journal:
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0b013e3181d81c4f
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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

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Abstract

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.

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