Expert tips on maintaining health and fitness
Improving Sports Performance
o you want to strengthen your skills in golf, tennis, running, cycling or swimming? Your personal trainer can design a sport-specific fitness workout to meet your needs. The following 10 insights from Patty S. Freedson, PhD, exercise physiologist from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, explain why...
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 ...
A guide to inner strength for the athletic client: relax, activate, focus, image and, ultimately, flow.
IDEA PERSONAL TRAINER JANUARY 2001
Take a good, hard look at your clients. Do you consider them athletes? Although their athleticism may be hidden under layers of unused muscle or fat, they are athletes nonetheless. Of course your clients may not be of Olympic caliber, ...
By Suzanne Nottingham
Training for Snowboarding
Snowboarding is hot, hip and highly competitive. How can personal trainers help clients prepare for this emerging sport?
he origin of snowboarding stems from the 1960s, when enterprising surfers hauled their surfboards to poach mountain terrain for winter thrills. In the 1980s the first snowboards with foot bindings were introduced...
COPY AND DISTRIBUTE TO YOUR CLIENTS
here are nearly 80 million baby boomers in the United States alone, and according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, sports-related injuries among boomers increased by one-third in the 1990s. An estimated 1 million adults ages 35 to 54 sustained athletic injuries requiring medical attention in 1998. When you're on the injured list,...
Basics of Sports Nutrition
nderstanding sports nutrition can help you make food and drink choices that will complement your physical activity, as well as help improve your endurance, speed recovery from exertion, lower risk of injury and assist in rehabilitation. According to San Diego nutritionist Patti Tveit Milligan, MS, RD, most of the nutrients required for athletic performan...
nutrition older adults
What nutrients do older adults need to maximize their health and wellness?
By Jane Pentz, PhD
ach year the number of men and women who reach their 100th birthday grows worldwide. Advances in medicine, education and lifestyle continue to help humans enjoy longer and healthier lives. While scientific breakthroughs have greatly benefitted man collectively, individual h...
nu t r i t i o n f o r special populations
What are the unique nutritional needs for individuals managing obesity, diabetes or cardiovascular disease? By Cathy Leman, RD, LD
IDEA PERSONAL TRAINER
besity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. As most personal trainers know, these three conditions not only share some of the same precursors, they also can affect one another as predeterminers of di...
proper pre-exercise nutrition has been on the minds of many athletes for years, and even most weekend warriors know to keep a water bottle handy during workouts to prevent dehydration. But how many exercisers are aware of the need to restore liquid and solids after a workout? It's one thing to fuel muscles before activity, but quite another to "top off" those same muscles after exercise in order to keep all cylinders running for tomorrow's regimen.
Postrehab Training Proves Profitable
Ouch! As baby boomers grow older, many are experiencing at least one chronic injury. They may undergo surgery or physical therapy to help relieve pain. After they're released from therapy, however, many still need specialized attention regarding an exercise program. That's where the fitness community is stepping in. In the 2000 IDEA Personal Training Trendwatch, postrehabilitation training emerged as a definite growth area.