ISSA and NASM textbooks

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    Nov 06, 2009 2:33 AM GMT
    I have been thinking recently of purchasing the textbooks used for ISSA and NASM certification as a starting point for learning a bit more about personal training. I have no desire to be a personal trainer, I just want to learn more about the science behind fitness, as well as what personal trainers do and what their education is like.

    For those of you who are certified, do you think these textbooks would be useful for that purpose? Or, do you have other recommendations.

    Thanks in advance.
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    Nov 06, 2009 4:53 AM GMT
    NASM one is useful. Problem it may just come off as overwhelming (especially anatomy section in NASM) and since there is no test at the end that you have to study for, it will be a fun read but I don't know if it will stick. Hell, half the shit doesn't stick

    But to answer the question, ya grab a copy if you are interested in the "science" behind it. Remember what crowd they are written for. My jaw hit the ground when I got my ACE group fit book and the reading level was sub-3rd grade.

    NASM should be cheaper than ISSA