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Get Fast: This SAQ workout will help clients fast-forward to the next level!

…the client will be doing during the workout. For the warm-up drills here, and during all the movements in this workout, emphasize form in the upper and lower body. Have the ankles in dorsiflexion, especially with the lead leg. The body should have a slight forward lean as though the client is…

Define and Conquer Goals

…Weight loss and fitness goals continually top the New Year’s resolution list. But how do you help your clients achieve their goals? Here are some 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.…

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…

Training the Female Client: Key Considerations for Programming

…well versed in assessing levels of stability and mobility within the lower extremity (ankle, knee and hip) and upper extremity (lumber/thoracic spine, scapula-thoracic region and glenohumeral joint) and throughout the entire kinetic chain. Keep in mind however, that these assessments also hold great…

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…

How to Prevent ACL Injuries and Keep Your Clients on the Court Through Corrective Exercise Programming

…noted above; neuromuscular patterning based on the identification of underlying neuromuscular imbalances as found in the assessment test; and constant biomechanical assessment through the LESS, Tuck Jump or similar test with feedback and verbal cueing to athlete both during and after training. (10)…

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.

The Swimmer's Shoulder: A Corrective Exercise Perspective

…transitional movement assessments. With the compensations seen, the practitioner can begin forming a framework for the corrective exercises the client requires (Table 1). Table 1 Static Posture Upper Crossed Syndrome (rounded shoulders, forward head posture) Goniometric Assessment Decreased shoulder…

Understanding and Preventing Ankle Sprains Through Corrective Exercise

…Dorsiflexion Assessment Next assess dorsiflexion as this has been reported as a potential risk of re-injury. It affects how your client walks, jogs or performs other functional and daily activities. (8) The normal range for dorsiflexion is 20 to 24 degrees. A simple way to assess if your client is…

Implementing Safe and Effective Training Methods

…a client to succeed ultimately boils down to knowing what he or she wants to achieve and WHY. (4) This information will help the Health and Fitness Professional to determine the best motivational strategy to help his or her client(s) stay on track. The assessment process is critical to client

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…

Understanding and Preventing Plantar Fasciitis Through Corrective Exercise

…plantar fascia. (3) Normal dorsiflexion is 20 to 24 degrees so it is important to assess how much mobility your clients have. (10) Ankle Dorsiflexion Assessment A simple way to assess this is to have your clients begin in a half kneeling position with a dowel perpendicular to the floor, four inches…

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