Chapter 4: Fitness Assessments for Women
Many of the assessments are the same for men and women, but there are specific questions to help identify aspects of a woman’s lifestyle that may differ from men. Proper program design will depend on thorough and accurate assessments. Therefore, pay attention to detail during this process.
Chapter 5: Flexibility Training for Women
Designing a complete training program for a female client should include incorporating a flexibility training routine. Flexibility programming can improve muscle stability and posture and correct muscle imbalances and poor human movement patterns.
Chapter 6: Cardiorespiratory Training for Women
Fitness Professionals can provide different approaches to cardiorespiratory training depending on a client’s goals and abilities, including interval training, circuit training, long or slow distance training, or several short bouts throughout the day.
Chapter 7: Core, Balance, and Plyometric Training for Women
Designing a complete training program for a female client consists of integrating all aspects of training, including core, balance, and plyometric exercises.
Chapter 8: Resistance Training for Women
Resistance training has the ability to produce many positive changes in women of all ages. While traditional resistance training programs focus on developing strength and hypertrophy in individual muscles, contemporary resistance training programs help women achieve weight loss, change body composition, and improve sports and functional performance.