Youth Fitness Trainer – YFT

37,500.00

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If you have the personality and the liking to train children in the age group of 6 to 15 or you are a personal trainer wanting to widen the “market”, the YFT is the perfect choice. Practical, easy to understand. Is very well supported by post-enrolment academic guidance and mentoring by both ISSA and Gāyo Fitness Academy, at no additional cost.

  • Personal Training for Youth Fitness and Sports
  • Prerequisite Knowledge
  • Recruiting Clients
  • Working with Clients

INTRODUCTION SECTION 1: BASICS OF EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY

  • EXERCISE AND GROWTH
  • The Nature of the Growth Process
  • Growth during Childhood
  • Growth at Puberty and Adolescence
  • Skeletal Changes during Growth
  • Changes in Body Composition
  • Muscle Growth and Physical Performance
  • Cardiovascular and Metabolic Function during
  • Growth
  • Genetic Considerations
  • SUMMARY
  • ENERGY MANAGEMENT AND EXERCISE
  • Exercise and the Three Energy Systems
  • Developing Metabolic Fitness
  • METABOLISM AND THE YOUNG PERSON
  • THE PULMONARY SYSTEM AND EXERCISE
  • THE HEART, BLOOD VESSELS, AND EXERCISE
  • SUMMARY
  • MUSCLE STRENGTH: SIZE, NEURAL ACTIVATION, ELASTIC RECOIL, AND SKILL
  • Muscle Structure and Strength
  • Hypertrophy or Hyperplasia?
  • How Muscle Fibers Get Bigger
  • MUSCLE AND THE NERVOUS SYSTEM
  • ELASTIC MUSCLE ENERGY
  • Physiology of Muscle Elasticity
  • Skill
  • Coordinating Components of Strength
  • SUMMARY
  • PRINCIPLES OF TEMPERATURE REGULATION
  • Heat Production
  • Heat Loss
  • Temperature Regulatory Control by the Hypothalamus
  • SUMMARY
  • Water And The Athlete
  • Dehydration Effects On Performance
  • Oxygen And The Athlete; The Lungs
  • The Blood; The Blood Vessels
  • The Tissue; The Muscular System; The Heart
  • Your Need For Oxygen; Free Radicals
  • Antioxidants; Species Of Free Radicals
  • CAUSES OF CHILDHOOD OBESITY
  • WEIGHT REGULATION IN CHILDREN
  • MEASURING BODY COMPOSITION IN YOUNG PEOPLE
  • Height and Weight Norms for US Children
  • The BodyCompKIT to Measure Body Composition
  • Height-for-Weight Tables
  • Body Mass Index (BMI)
  • Composition of the Human Body
  • Essential and Storage Fat
  • Adipose Tissue
  • Storage Fat
  • COMMON TECHNIQUES TO ASSESS BODY COMPOSITION
  • Skinfold Measurements
  • SUMMARY

SECTION 2: DESIGNING TRAINING PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN

  • PRINCIPLES OF TRAINING
  • The Overload Principle
  • Specificity of Training
  • Individual Differences
  • Progression
  • Reversibility
  • DEVELOP YOUR BODY TO SUIT YOUR LIFE-STYLE
  • Principles of Training
  • A Closer Look at the Principles of Training
  • GOALS
  • MEASURING ENDURANCE FITNESS
  • BASIC ENDURANCE FITNESS FOR HEALTH
  • ENDURANCE FITNESS FOR PERFORMANCE LEVEL PHYSICAL FITNESS
  • Type of Exercise
  • Intensity of Training
  • Training Duration
  • Training Frequency
  • Over-Distance Training
  • Interval Training
  • SUMMARY
  • WHAT DETERMINES FLEXIBILITY
  • Tissues that Obstruct Range of Motion
  • Muscle Elasticity
  • TYPES OF STRETCHING TECHNIQUES
  • Static Stretching
  • Ballistic Stretching
  • Passive Stretching
  • Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF)
  • BENEFITS OF FLEXIBILITY AND STRETCHING EXERCISES
  • PRINCIPLES OF FLEXIBILITY
  • BASIC STRETCHING EXERCISES
  • PRINCIPLES OF STRENGTH TRAINING
  • Resistive Exercise Method
  • Choosing the Exercises
  • Days Per Week
  • Repetitions, Sets, and Rest
  • Order of Exercise
  • Safety and Preventing Injury
  • BASIC WEIGHT TRAINING EXERCISE
  • Exercises for the Chest and Shoulders
  • Exercises for the Upper Back
  • Exercises for the Arms
  • Exercises for the Abdomen
  • Exercises for the Thighs and Gluteals
  • Exercises for the Calves
  • Basic Weight Training Programs
  • Stationary Plyometrics
  • Horizontal Jumps and Hops
  • Bounce Push-Ups
  • Box Jumping
  • Medicine Ball Exercises
  • Medicine Ball Exercises With a Partner
  • Olympic Weight Lifting
  • ELEMENTS OF POWER
  • Genetics
  • Metabolic Capacity
  • Muscle Size
  • Skill
  • SPRINTING
  • POWER TRAINING
  • DESIGNING THE PROGRAM
  • General Fitness for Health
  • Higher Levels of General Fitness
  • Fitness Programs and Power Sports
  • Body Building
  • Endurance Fitness
  • SUMMARY

SECTION 3: THE PSYCHOLOGY OF THE YOUNG ATHLETE

  • HOW TO SELECT THE RIGHT SPORT
  • The Personal Trainer Can Help Choose the Best Sport
  • HOW YOUNG SHOULD A CHILD BEGIN COMPETITION?
  • Are Athletes Safe?
  • PROVIDING A GOOD SPORTS EXPERIENCE
  • The Emotional Elements
  • GIRLS AND ATHLETICS
  • TEACHING KIDS TO WIN AND LOOSE
  • THE RIGHTS OF YOUNG ATHLETES
  • SUMMARY
  • THE WINNING EDGE
  • THE PSYCHOLOGY OF THE CHAMPION ATHLETE
  • Psychological Differences Between Athletes
  • THE ELEMENTS OF SUCCESS
  • Belief
  • Vision
  • Method
  • MEASURING ANXIETY IN ATHLETES

SECTION 4: SPORTS NUTRITION

  • ESSENTIAL NUTRIENTS
  • Energy
  • Fats
  • Carbohydrates
  • Proteins
  • Vitamins and Minerals
  • Water
  • THE HEALTHY, HIGH-PERFORMANCE DIET AND THE FOOD GUIDE PYRAMID
  • DIET EXERCISE AND WEIGHT CONTROL
  • Principles of Losing Weight for Active People
  • Substances Taken to Aid Weight Control
  • The Poly-Drug and Food Supplement
  • Phenomenon in Sports
  • ETHICS OF ERGOGENIC AID USE IN CHILDREN’S SPORTS
  • COMMON DRUGS AND SUPPLEMENTS AVAILABLE TO YOUNG ATHLETES
  • Agents Taken to Promote Muscle Hypertrophy
  • Agents Taken to Speed Recovery
  • Substances Taken to Increase Aggressiveness &
  • Training Intensity
  • Substances Taken to Aid Weight Control
  • SUMMARY

SECTION 5: CHILDREN AND ATHLETIC INJURIES

  • PREVENTING INJURIES
  • Proper Coaching
  • The Role of the Parents and the Personal Trainer
  • Good Equipment
  • Medical Supervision
  • When to Call the Doctor
  • SUMMARY
  • INJURIES TO JOINTS AND MUSCLES
  • Immediate Treatment
  • OVERUSE INJURIES
  • Osgood-Schlatters Disease
  • IMBALANCE INJURIES
  • GROWTH PLATE INJURIES
  • OTHER CONDITIONS
  • Mononucleosis
  • Asthma
  • SUMMARY

SECTION 6: FITNESS ASSESSMENT

  • THE PRESIDENT’S CHALLENGE: PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND FITNESS PROGRAM
  • Curl-ups or Partial Curl-ups
  • Shuttle Run
  • Mile Run/Walk Test
  • Upper Body Strength Test
  • Flexibility Test
  • MEASURING ENDURANCE FITNESS
  • Endurance Fitness and Maximal Oxygen
  • Consumption
  • Field Tests For Measuring Endurance
Course Duration

Both the Course Quiz (preliminary) and the Home Study Final Examinations must be submitted to ISSA within FOUR months from the date of enrolment / date of receipt of study materials whichever is later. Student will study from home and write the examinations from home. Exams may be submitted online through http://www.issatrainer.com or offline through typed / hand-written answer sheets.

Learning Resources

– ISSA provides original text book / study material. Cost of material is included in the fee.

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