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Design exercise routines to maintain mobility in elderly clients

Design exercise routines to maintain mobility in elderly clients


Functional Exercise Design

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.


Older clients themselves have repeatedly stated that their goals are to maintain functional fitness and independence in their ...

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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


Client-Centered Exercise Demonstration

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. Teaching behaviors such as exercise explanations, demonstrations, positive ...

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Prescribe training methods to balance and strengthen muscles

Prescribe training methods to balance and strengthen muscles


Muscle Balance Prescription Model

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. Muscles identified as weak and long need to be strengthened. This is best done through simple exercises that isolate and use the muscles in question. For muscle balance to be restored and maintained, therefore, therapeutic exercises to strengthen weak muscles should be combined ...

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Seven primary influencers of running economy

Seven primary influencers of running economy


Although it is one of the most important factors determining performance in distance running, running economy is not a well-understood concept. Respected coach and author Pete Pfitzinger, the top American finisher in the 1984 and 1988 Olympic marathons, explains that running economy determines how fast you can run using a given amount of oxygen. If you can run faster than another runner while using the same amount of oxygen, then you are more economical. Running economy varies widely, however, ...

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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


What sets running apart from many other physical activities is the way in which it can be measured. All runners want to see improvement, and whether it’s distance and time or physical and emotional changes, there are precise ways of measuring progress. Veteran coach Richard Brown, who has mentored novices, Olympians, and world champions alike, says changes in results and physical signals occur in almost everyone who takes an honest, consistent approach to running.

As Brown points out in ...

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HK News

 

People of Color Dominate Tennis’ First Major


The Sports Professor’s Weekly Sports and Entertainment Dollar
January 23, 2015
By Rick Horrow and Karla Swatek

“It’s exciting seeing young fit tennis players dressed for a Wham! revival.”
– Elle Australia’s Damien Woolnough, on the DayGlo Nike apparel being worn by players at the Australian Open


Walking around the courts of Melbourne Park in 2015 must surely feel like a trip back in time to the mid-1980s. Every other player seems to be decked out in the ‘80s ...

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