industry watch: program trends
GOLF FITNESS SCORES HOLE IN ONE
The accomplishments of Tiger Woods have inspired nongolfers to take up the game and propelled seasoned golfers to increase their physical fitness in hopes of improving their performance. Fitness facilities are meeting the needs of both groups by offering occasional or ongoing golf fitness classes and workshops. Jacquie Fugate has taugh...
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Preventing Indoor Cycling Injuries
Although indoor cycling is a nonimpact activity, riders are not immune to injury. Cycling and biomechanics experts offer these suggestions to ensure that your biking workouts stay trouble free: 1. Take Injury Prevention Seriously. Some studies show that as many as 50 to 70 percent of bicyclists report neck and ...
By Greg Roskopf, MA
When Clients Feel Pain
How can you identify muscle imbalances that contribute to discomfort or distress?
s personal fitness trainers, we recognize our role as specialists in exercise maintenance. On a daily basis, we set up exercise programs designed to help our clients reach their fitness goals. With the educational background and the skills we possess, trai...
Your questions answered by industry peers
What can personal trainers do to generate client referrals from the medical community?
viduals who require special exercise prescription secondary to physical limitations. Just as a medical, nursing or physical therapy student is not ready to begin treating patients after completing the academic portion of training, you too wi...
BY CARRIE MYERS SMITH
Protecting the ACL
A c a r e f u lly de sig n e d p r o g r am ca n h e lp c lie n ts
ooking for a new twist to add to your sport-specific training? How about a workout targeted at preventing a common ailment--anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury? There are about 80,000 ACL injuries each year in the United States, with the majority occurring in active people 15 ...
How do I handle an in-class injury? I know the injured person needs immediate attention, but what are the logistics of dealing with the rest of the group? How can I be responsible to both the class and the injured person? Any ideas that will keep me out of legal hot water plus handle the situation effectively?
By Paula Anderson, MS
The Active Range Warm-Up:
Getting Hotter With Time
n the early days of group fitness when everyone wore leg warmers and exercised to Jane Fonda tapes, the warm-up portion of a typical cardio conditioning class included moves borrowed from ballet, jazz dance and yoga. Unending head turns, pli...
About 2 million people in the U.S. visit the doctor annually for rotator cuff problems (AAOS 2008), and at least 3% of adults will experience adhesive capsulitis, or frozen shoulder (Manske & Prohaska 2008). Multiple exercises can help prevent or postpone surgery, but what if they don’t seem to work? When regular shoulder exercises don’t help your client improve, or if they hurt too much, it’s time to start looking beyond the shoulder girdle.
newsletter_teaser: About 2 million people in the U.S. visit the doctor annually for rotator cuff problems (AAOS 2008), and at least 3% of adults will experience adhesive capsulitis, or frozen shoulder (Manske & Prohaska 2008). Multiple exercises can help prevent or postpone surgery, but what if they don’t seem to work?
Conducting primary research studies on the causes of overtraining is difficult because it’s unethical to induce overtraining syndrome, which can damage a person’s performance for months. Kreher and Schwartz (2012) reviewed previously published overtraining research and summarized seven hypotheses (see Figure 5) for mechanisms that cause overtraining syndrome.
HYPOTHESIS #1: AUTONOMIC NERVOUS SYSTEM IMBALANCE
In the January issue of IDEA Fitness Journal (2014; 12 , 11), we reported on the significant increase in osteoporotic fractures among men in recent years. A new report shows that losing weight may increase hip fracture risk.