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Bodyweight Strength Training Anatomy Online CE Course

Bodyweight Strength Training Anatomy Online CE Course


Available As

    Online Course

    You must have a Certificate III in Fitness or equivalent to attain Fitness Australia CECs.

    Course components can be delivered as printed products or online:
    • The text Bodyweight Strength Training Anatomy
    • Study guide
    • Continuing education exam
    Bodyweight Strength Training Anatomy goes beyond standard pull-ups, push-ups, and squats and details how to create a customized workout program for building a stronger, more toned physique without the need for free weights, fitness machines, or even a gym membership. Each of the 156 exercises includes step-by-step instructions demonstrating proper technique, and more than 170 full-color, stunning, anatomical illustrations depict muscles in action and point out which ones are being engaged.

    The book also explains the benefits of doing a particular exercise, obstacles and precautions, and ways to make an exercise either easier or more challenging. Offering an array of equipment-free exercises, Bodyweight Strength Training Anatomy will help you improve your clients’ strength, power, flexibility, and cardiorespiratory conditioning.

    The study guide contains a course syllabus, chapter activities, and end-of-chapter learning activities to prepare you for the 25-question continuing education exam at the conclusion of the course.

    Skills Active / REPs pre requisites can be found here:


    A continuing education course for personal trainers, group exercise instructors, fitness coaches, strength and conditioning professionals, and athletic trainers

    Table of Contents

    Part 1 Course Syllabus
    Course Materials
    Course Instructions
    Learning Objectives

    Part 2 Learning with Bodyweight Strength Training Anatomy
    Chapter 1 The Bodyweight Challenge
    Chapter 2 Arms
    Chapter 3 Neck and Shoulders
    Chapter 4 Chest
    Chapter 5 Core
    Chapter 6 Back
    Chapter 7 Thighs
    Chapter 8 Glutes
    Chapter 9 Calves
    Chapter 10 Whole Body
    Chapter 11 Planning Your Program

    Part 3 Exam and Evaluation
    Exam Answer Sheet
    Course Evaluation
    Certificate Information

    About the Author

    Bret Contreras, PhD, MS, CSCS, has become known in the strength and conditioning industry as the Glute Guy because of his expertise in helping clients develop strong, shapely glutes. In 2015 he earned his PhD in sport science from the Auckland University of Technology in New Zealand, where he studied under biomechanics expert John Cronin. Contreras has conducted numerous electromyography experiments in his research.

    As the former owner of Lifts Studio in Scottsdale, Arizona, Contreras worked closely with hundreds of clients ranging from sedentary people to elite athletes, and he invented a glute-strengthening machine called the Hip Thruster. He currently trains figure competitors, writes programs for clients from all over the world, and consults for various professional sport teams. He is the author of the bestselling book Bodyweight Strength Training Anatomy (Human Kinetics, 2014) and coauthor of Strong Curves (Victory Belt, 2013).

    Contreras is a distinguished lecturer in strength and conditioning, presenting at many conferences throughout the United States, including those hosted by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). He is editor in chief of the NCSA’s Personal Training Quarterly and cofounder of Strength & Conditioning Research Review. He is a peer-reviewed author and regular contributor to well-known industry publications including Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, Oxygen, and MuscleMag. Oxygen magazine voted him the Glute Expert in their 2010 glutes edition. Contreras maintains the Strength of Evidence Podcast, where he discusses important topics in strength and conditioning.


    Quotes for Bodyweight Strength Training Anatomy by Bret Contreras

    "Bret Contreras is hands down one of the top fitness professionals. If you want to learn the science and art of bodyweight training, there is no better resource than Bret's book Bodyweight Strength Training Anatomy."

    Brad Schoenfeld, MSc, CSCS, CSPS—Author of Strong and Sculpted and The MAX Muscle Plan

    “Bret Contreras is extremely knowledgeable about biomechanics, and Bodyweight Strength Training Anatomy is a tremendous resource for anyone wanting a better understanding of performing bodyweight exercises.”

    Joe Dowdell, CSCS—Founder and Owner of Peak Performance, New York City