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CPTN Certified Personal Trainer


This area will focus on the muscular and skeletal systems.

Areas to be covered:

  • Muscle origin
  • Muscle function
  • Tendons & ligaments
  • Joints Muscle contraction dynamics

Key Concepts:

  • To know the location of muscles, tendons and ligaments
  • To understand the terminology for joint actions e.g. flexion, extension, abduction, adduction, circumduction, rotation
  • To identify and locate the different types of joints
  • To apply the terms isometric, isotonic, eccentric, concentric.