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Components of a weight training program

Components of a weight training program

Although you may have a specific weight training goal, there are several components for all weight training programs. First and most important, beginning and intermediate exercisers should start with a 5- to 10-minute aerobic warm-up, such as walking on a treadmill or jumping rope. Components of a weight training program
Guiding, Accepting, and Collaborating with Clients

Guiding, Accepting, and Collaborating with Clients

Collaboration is a guiding principle for me and for many others who use motivational interviewing (MI), and it guides my approach as a practitioner by ensuring that I do not take the expert role and make clients passive recipients of instructions for their own changes. Guiding, Accepting, and Collaborating with Clients
Two weeks until marathon day

Two weeks until marathon day

Marathons are hard work. They don’t begin at the starting line but in the training that begins many months earlier. They take hours to run, and they end not at the finish line, but with recovery that lasts for weeks. Two weeks until marathon day
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
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