Joseph Signorile, PhD, has been a member of the University of Miami faculty since 1989. In addition to his university position, he is a senior researcher at the Stein Gerontological Institute of the Miami Jewish Home and Hospital for the Aged and a research health science specialist for the Miami VA Medical Center. Dr. Signorile’s research interests include prescriptive periodization training for older individuals, curriculum design for linking science and physical education in the public school setting, isokinetic mapping analyses for diagnosis and prescription, and electromyographic analysis of sport-specific training and testing techniques concentrating on power development. He has more than 50 refereed articles and book chapters and 100 published abstracts, and he has given countless national and international presentations at scientific meetings. He is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine, the American Physiological Society, and the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
Learn why power is the most important factor affecting independence, the ability to perform activities of daily living (ADLs), and fall probability. You’ll learn the difference between strength and power and why power declines faster than other fitness parameters. Joseph Signorile, PhD, presents his innovative power-training periodization program designed specifically for older adults for you to implement in your wellness center or retirement community.
Differentiate between power and strength.
Explain why power declines faster than other fitness parameters with aging.
Safely assess power in older adult clients.
Design a periodized power training program for older adult clients.
"The speaker was very interesting to listen to and his slides were very helpful.”
T. Kennedy—Dallas, TX
"I have several older clients, and I plan on incorporating a two-week functional recovery period into their program as well as including more power training. I will also use the chair stand test often. Definitely more knowledge about how I can effectively train my older clientele to improve their quality of life."
T. Kennedy—Dallas, TX
"I gained a valuable formula and insight into assessing the older client. The webinar was very thorough and informative."
B. Karegianes—Longwood, FL
"I loved this course and how well it worked into my schedule. It was a positive experience, and I will be looking to take more."
M. Kerr—London, Ontario, Canada
"I have a better understanding of how I can help my clients change their functional age through power-training methods."
J. Puckett—Charlotte, NC
"I work with seniors in the water on strength, range of motion, flexibility, and balance, and now I can incorporate power."
J. Goodwin—Xenia, OH
"I will use much of what I learned to educate other fitness professionals about the importance of power when training older adults—specifically, what power means."
I. Lewis-McCormick—Ankeny, IA
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