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Implementing Safe and Effective Training Methods

…track. The assessment process is critical to client motivation for this very reason. The following are some key points to keep in mind when determining how to best motivate clients participating in an OPT™ exercise program: * Lead by example. * Be empathetic, not sympathetic. * Re-assess and jointly…

Dealing with Neck Pain with Corrective Exercise

…). Assessment Neck pain can be caused by muscle imbalances associated with the cervical spine, so it will be important to assess for these imbalances to help determine the best course of corrective exercise action. These assessments can come in the form of static and dynamic postural assessments. Static…

Should You Foam Roll the Low Back?

…essential to perform some sort of a movement assessment that addresses total body strength and range of motion. For example, using the overhead squat assessment and watching for the client to maintain a neutral spine throughout the squat. This assessment is an easy to use tool that can indicate whether…

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Shoulder Pain Prevention

…Strategies If a client presents pain or dysfunction the fitness professional should never attempt to diagnose the problem but rather refer his or her client to a qualified medical professional. However, utilizing various movement screens, fitness professionals should assess their clients to identify potential…

Powering Through the Push-up: Variations and Progressions

…muscular endurance and a variation, the Davies Test, can be used to measure upper body agility and stabilization (1). But what happens when your client can’t perform even one push-up with proper form? The move can be regressed to an on the knees position, or even the placement of the hands on a higher…

The Question of Handedness

By Stacey Penney, NASM CES, PES, FNS When performing client assessments, do you ask if they are right or left handed? Handedness is not usually a standard question on assessment forms, but maybe it should be added. Handedness can have a definite impact on posture and the risk for developing musculoskeletal…

Serve Those Who Serve: How you can help military clients find success.

…limitations, such as lower-back pain. * WORKOUTS Carefully assess this population when creating a program. For clients who miss the challenges of combat, mixed martial arts (MMA) might be a good fit. Retirees may enjoy the camaraderie of forming a team and competing in an adventure race that includes running…

Running Shoe or Minimalist Shoe?

…Various methodologies to assess pronation/supination exist, but here is one simple approach (12): * Kneeling in front of your client, position the palm of your hand (hand extended vertically) lightly brushing the inside of one ankle (medial malleolus). * Instruct your client to collapse their ankle inward…

Define and Conquer Goals

…vital steps to help you and your clients successfully define and conquer goals. What is the goal? Start with general statements- but don’t end there. This activity can begin with broad terms, vague ideas, partial sentences, whatever comes to mind (1). Have your client write these down-writing it will…

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