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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…

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

…says Ian Montel, MS, NASM-CPT, CES, PES, who crafted the following workout. “As with all training, however, you should do a thorough assessment of your clients and modify the exercises to match their training level and needs.” Keep in mind that proper technique is vital for improving efficiency…

Motivational Interviewing-Steps to Behavior Change

…share information on motivational interviewing and how it can help your clients discover their own reasons and motivation to live a healthier life. What is Motivational Interviewing (MI)? “. . . a collaborative, person-centered form of guiding to elicit and strengthen motivation for change.”(1) Motivational…

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…

CPT4 Practice Exam Form B

CPT4 Practice Exam Form B

…CPT Certification you will master goal-specific program design for optimal results, accurate assessments, and developing and modifying exercises in a safe and effective manner that is adaptable to any client. Questions? Call 800.460.6276, Option 1. If you are a corporate account, please contact our Corporate…

Price: $19.99

CPT4 Practice Exam Form C

CPT4 Practice Exam Form C

…CPT Certification you will master goal-specific program design for optimal results, accurate assessments, and developing and modifying exercises in a safe and effective manner that is adaptable to any client. Questions? Call 800.460.6276, Option 1. If you are a corporate account, please contact our Corporate…

Price: $19.99

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 Workday Boost! Beat a Desk-bound Posture with this Workout!

…upper-crossed syndrome imbalances. And it’s easy for clients to take advantage of the moves in an office setting, during the workday. Start Here Before recommending this workout to anyone, Penney and Richey both say an overhead squat assessment to determine imbalances is smart. Once you’ve identified…

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…

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