Core Assessment & Training

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Our understanding of the importance of core health for injury prevention, athletic performance, and rehabilitation grows each day. Make sure you can offer your clients safe and effective programs with Core Assessment and Training. In this book, you will learn to assess each client’s baseline core function and develop an individualized program to meet his or her needs.  In Core Assessment and Training, expert Jason Brumitt covers all aspects of core training—from basic to advanced core exercises, stretches, and plyometrics. Whether you are a personal trainer, strength coach, or rehabilitation professional, this reference will help you learn some essentials.
Functional anatomy of the core musculature
Core assessment and functional testing techniques 
Fundamentals of program design for core training
Special considerations for core training for various sports and core-specific injuries and conditions

This book covers not only core strength but also flexibility and plyometrics. It includes photos, illustrations, and instructions for more than 120 exercises. Sample exercise routines and a table that lists the exercises by the muscles used offer a basis for program design and provide on-the-spot reference. The accompanying DVD features video demonstrations that help you review proper techniques and protocols for many of the exercises and assessments discussed in the book. All of the information in the book and on the DVD is presented in a logical format with the busy fitness professional in mind. 

Understanding the concepts of core training and analyzing functioning of the core are key components of safe core exercise programs. With Core Assessment and Training, you can master the techniques for assessing each client’s needs and design customized training programs for maximum results. 

Chapter 1: Introduction to Core Stability Training 

Chapter 2: Functional Anatomy of the Core

Chapter 3: The Client Interview: The First Step in Assessing Your Client

Chapter 4: Physical Assessment and Functional Testing

Chapter 5: Fundamentals of Program Design

Chapter 6: Core Exercises

Chapter 7: Core Flexibility

Chapter 8: Plyometric Training

Chapter 9: Special Considerations for Core Training

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