Although measuring skinfolds looks relatively easy, it is an aquired skill that needs to be practiced before it can be used in accurately determining body composition.
Fitness Professional's Guide to Strength Training Older Adults 2nd Edition eBook
Weight training equipment intimidates some older adults. For others, budget constraints make membership in a fitness facility or the purchase of strength training equipment impractical. The exercise procedures described in this chapter should enhance your clients� strength training experiences and reduce the likelihood of injury, and they are inexpensive.
The levator scapulae runs between the upper part of the shoulder blades and the top four cervical vertebrae.
Worksite Health Promotion-3rd Edition
Some of the most successful WHP programs do not have expensive facilities, a large staff, or a hefty budget. However, an ingredient that most of these programs do share is WHP personnel who are committed to identifying needs, coordinating responsibilities, and applying appropriate resources toward achieving reasonable, well-defined goals.
Fitness Professional's Handbook-6th Edition
The public is bombarded with messages about nutrition, and it is often difficult for the layperson to distinguish good information from bad.
Senior Fitness Test Manual-2nd Edition
As is typical in the process of establishing criterion-based standards, a combination of processes�subjective reasoning, data-based statistics, and literature review�was involved in arriving at the recommended fitness standards (cut-point scores) for the SFT test items that would be associated with the ability (or projected ability) to function independently in later years.
Conditioning to the Core
Position the hands on a moderately unstable apparatus. The hands are directly under the shoulders with the arms perpendicular to the floor.
Bodyweight Strength Training Anatomy
The glutes are vital for functional movement. Walking, standing up from a chair, climbing stairs, picking up objects off the floor, and carrying objects across the room all require properly functioning posterior chain musculature.
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.
Training for Speed, Agility, and Quickness-3rd Edition
One problem that many trainers and coaches confront is how to effectively and efficiently evaluate human movement. To authentically evaluate movement, we must understand one main principle of training: The "test is the exercise and the exercise is the test" (Gray 2004).