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Learn how to explain, demonstrate, and correct exercises when working with clients

Learn how to explain, demonstrate, and correct exercises when working with clients

First impressions about the prescription form in the demonstration stage and continue to be reinforced through subsequent workouts and all the stages of monitoring. There is a relative paucity of articles concerning the teaching and demonstration of new exercise skills, despite the fact that this often constitutes a vast majority of the time of a personal fitness trainer. Learn how to explain, demonstrate, and correct exercises when working with clients
Prescribe training methods to balance and strengthen muscles

Prescribe training methods to balance and strengthen muscles

Muscles that are too short are often strong and hold antagonists in a lengthened and weakened position. These muscles need to be lengthened and made more flexible through stretching. Prescribe training methods to balance and strengthen muscles
Design exercise routines to maintain mobility in elderly clients

Design exercise routines to maintain mobility in elderly clients

Having followed the component guidelines, the prescription process should continue with the selection of exercises that simulate the movements of everyday activities encountered by your client. This functional training involves physical activities that are designed to make tasks and activities of daily living easier, safer, and more efficient. Design exercise routines to maintain mobility in elderly clients
Maintain correct positions during tai chi practice

Maintain correct positions during tai chi practice

During tai chi practice, the head should remain straight and upright with the neck straight, and the head should not incline in any direction. Maintain correct positions during tai chi practice
Learn which muscles govern movement in the body

Learn which muscles govern movement in the body

The skeletal muscles can be divided into three groups (figure 2.5): 1. Muscles governing movement of the upper extremities. 2. Muscles governing moment of the trunk and spine (including breathing musculature). 3. Muscles governing movement of the lower extremities. Learn which muscles govern movement in the body
Three types of Masters Athletes

Three types of Masters Athletes

Not all masters runners are created alike. Because of differences in training background and motivation, some masters athletes experience a period of record-setting racing while others struggle to ward off a steady decline. Three types of Masters Athletes
Classic Kettlebell Lifts

Classic Kettlebell Lifts

Once you have become familiar with a proper warm-up and the introductory kettlebell movements, it’s time to learn the classical kettlebell lifts. Classic Kettlebell Lifts
Determining the Proper Height for a Depth Jump

Determining the Proper Height for a Depth Jump

In practical terms, the task of determining the proper height for a depth jump centers on the athlete’s ability to achieve maximal elevation of the body’s center of gravity after performing a depth jump. Determining the Proper Height for a Depth Jump
When to start training children for distance running

When to start training children for distance running

Research shows that, pound for pound, normally active 6- to 8-year-olds have V\od\O2max values as high as, or sometimes even higher than, recreational adult runners who train 30 to 40 miles (about 48 to 64 km) a week. When to start training children for distance running
Knowing and Reading Pitchers

Knowing and Reading Pitchers

As with right-handed hitters, most left-handed hitters stride as the pitch is delivered, although the angle may vary. Knowing and Reading Pitchers
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