Now you can give your clients another reason to exercise. A new study supported by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute found that cardiorespiratory fitness in early adulthood significantly decreases the chance of developing high blood pressure and diabetes—both major risk factors for heart disease and stroke—in middle age. Fitness also reduces the risk of metabolic syndrome, a constellation of factors that includes excess abdominal fat, elevated blood pressure and triglycerides, and low levels of high-density lipoprotein (the “good” cholesterol).
Now there’s a program to help your female clients improve their heart health. A national campaign called The LifeWise™ Heart Truth Pledge encourages participants to make one small change every month that improves their ability to overcome heart disease risks. The pledge offers concrete problem solution and the tools needed to set and achieve better health goals.
OOne of your clients, a recreational runner, tells you that she has just registered for a 10K road race and would appreciate your input in designing a training program. Wanting to optimize her endurance training, you do some background research and discover that lactate threshold is the best predictor of endurance performance. However, in your reading, ventilatory threshold, anaerobic threshold and other obscure terms are cited as the same physiological event. Intrigued but confused, you wonder what all of these terms mean.
Here's a hot circuit training routine and fitness assessment sure to keep your clients and participants stoked!
Ignite a Spark With This Firefighters' Workout
BY DANIEL BALL, MS
When we look back on the events of September 11, 2002, one image is indelibly imprinted in our collective memory: the sight of all those brave firemen walking up the stairs of the Twin Towers while everyone else was flee...
BY PAU L RO B B I N S
Use heart rate to design progressive, effective cardiovascular training programs based on your clients' training zones.
Training by Heart
Monitoring heart rate to determine and manipulate training zones is enjoying a resurgence in popularity in both group fitness and personal training. Why? Because regular exercisers are beginning to realize that performing the same routine...