Extreme conditioning, or using short, high-intensity workouts to boost fitness levels, is becoming increasingly popular. Learn why this type of conditioning is so widespread, the risks and benefits associated with these workouts, and how to keep your clients safe if you are going to offer extreme conditioning. Also included in this session, learn how you can adapt exercise programs to fit the needs of autistic clients. Find background information, tips and examples of exercise progressions in this inclusive course.
Available Course Credits
After reading these articles, you should be able to:
Explain the characteristics of extreme conditioning programs (ECPs).
Discuss the benefits and risks of ECPs.
Discuss ways to improve the safety of ECPs for successful implementation to a broad range of fitness levels.
Understand common traits and deficits associated with autism spectrum disorders.
Identify the three areas of ability that should be addressed when working with clients with autism, and show how these areas relate to fitness programming for these clients.
Understand basic approaches for teaching exercise and movement to the autism population.
September 2013 IDEA Fitness Journal Quiz 2: Extreme Conditioning, and Exercise and Autism
Exercise and the Autism Population
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