June has been an interesting month. The first two weeks I taught 8-9 classes per week. I didn't have any time to think about my own workout (well, I did but justified blowing it off due to the number of classes I was teaching) which was refreshing. All I had to do was prepare for class, show up, teach and go home. I would imagine that this is why many people become fitness intructors: to get paid to exercise.
I want everyone to know who visits and chats with me, that I am ALL about helping people realize their health and fitness...and so are my wonderful talented instructors. Even though I am a Master Fitness Specialist, My real experience comes from helping people from all walks of life and with all health concerns find their way to Healthy over the last 31 years. Fitness to Go! is my business that I created 20 years ago when I realized that people loved that I would come to either their Home, Office or wherever! and I mean wherever!
Altered hip mechanics (hip adduction, contralateral pelvic drop, internal rotation) are often associated with patellofemoral pain in female runners. This study evaluated basic gait retraining techniques using a full-length mirror in female runners with altered hip mechanics. Ten female runners with patellofemoral pain completed 8 sessions of mirror and verbal feedback on their lower extremity alignment during treadmill running. The verbal feedback provided included “Run with your knees apart with your kneecaps in line with your toes” and “Squeeze your buttocks”.
Assigning appropriate rest periods are essential for your clients to perform optimally during their exercise program and minimize injury risk. Unfortunately, rest periods between sets are not a simple black and white issue. As a fitness professional you’ll have to consider several factors such as the client’s aerobic capacity, health and injury history, goals, and overall design of the exercise program.
▪ Muscular endurance and stabilization adaptations are best developed with relatively short rest periods; generally 0–90 seconds.
I'm celebrating teaching at J Bryan Floyd Community Center for 2 years! Please come celebrate with me by taking a free class. This is a great opportunity if you're not sure if my class is for you, come try it for free on Wednesday, July 2nd at 8:30am. Please bring a mat or towel for your comfort.
So here I am, a newly minted Sports Performance Professional. I have studied the excellent NASM material to enhance sports performance and am eager to apply my knowledge. As I read and studied and thought about it, it struck me how applicable and modifiable those concepts are to every client. We all need to generate power in our lives at one point or other. The challenge in training is to stay on the right side of the line where the benefits of the exercises justify possible risks.