AN INTRODUCTION TO STRETCHING TECHNIQUES AND WHEN TO USE THEM
Est. Prep/Completion Time = 2-3 hours
NFPT CEC Award = 0.5
Other CEC Awards = CEC GUARANTEE!
This course is a review of why and how stretching is such an important part of a training program. Stretching techniques should not be overlooked as a key element to reaching goals! In order to implement the right training program, it is important to understand specific motion patterns. The right kind of stretching and strengthening produces a solid foundation for healthy biomechanics. Biomechanics and movement patterns become inefficient without this foundation. Learn the foundation, and understand why stretching is necessary to achieve optimal performance and minimize injury.
What You Get With This eCourse
|Course eBooklet with Stretches|
|Education Support (w/course author)|
|Certificate of Completion|
*harcopy of course booklet is available for purchase during checkout
Online, multiple choice test
Paper/Pencil Testing by Request
25 questions, limit = 1 hour
70% pass score
Instant test results
1 Free Online Re-test
Understanding stretching principles
Review of types of stretching
Using goal-oriented stretching techniques
Limitations of cramps and fasciculations
After your purchase of this course, NFPT will verify your registration information and then send you an email confirmation and instructions for accessing all course material and the test through your personal NFPT online account (this can take up to 24 business hours. However, your receipt of purchase will be sent immediately). When you pass the test, you are instantly awarded your certificate of completion for printing and display. If you are an NFPT Certified Personal Trainer, your continuing education credits (CECs) automatically post to your account.
President & CEO of THE ARENA, Owner of Fit and Functional
Charles DeFrancesco provides all in-house education to the ARENA staff. Charles was co-founder of Greenwich Sports Medicine, where he was in charge of all personal training and therapy operations for over five years. Currently Charles is a consultant for Westchester Sports and Wellness, Tomorrow Medicine and Phoenix Fitness. He is certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and by the National Federation of Professional Trainers (NFPT). He is also USAW Olympic lifting certified and Equinox Fitness Group Prenatal certified. Charles has completed specialty courses for Functional Exercise Specialist, Cardiac Conditions (AFPA), attended EFTI, and has over 7 years of clinical experience. Charles was a guest speaker at the 2009 IHRSA conference in San Diego. He also holds year round seminars and educational courses in the tri-state area. Charles is a contributing author to NFPT education course material and is a presenter on various topics, including: basic movement screenings, essentials of core training, flexibility and strength & conditioning. Charles works with a variety of doctors and has consulted with them on developing programs and training staff for their rehabilitation facilities. In addition, he consults with commercial gyms, corporate parks and fitness studios. Charles recently received his license in NY and CT for Health, Life and Accident Insurance. This license allows him to work with carriers to help members get discounts and gym reimbursements and allows Charles to offer full service corporate wellness programs.