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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. read more
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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. read more
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Visit us at booth #634 in Indianapolis, February 4-7, 2014 read more
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Why keeping a diary is so important to a runner’s health

Why keeping a diary is so important to a runner’s health

One of the reasons it’s important to keep a running diary is that running is a lifetime endeavor, like health and fitness. A season from now, a year from now, even a decade from now, runners can look back at how far they’ve progressed. Keeping a diary of their workouts allows them to capture two of the most beautiful elements of running—its measurability and its comparability. read more
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Seven primary influencers of running economy

Seven primary influencers of running economy

As with many aspects of running performance, genetic differences play a major role in the variation of running economy between runners. In his new book, two-time San Francisco Marathon winner Pete Pfitzinger details the seven primary influencers of running economy—and how running economy can be significantly improved through training. read more
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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. read more
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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. read more
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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. read more
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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. read more
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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. read more
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