The fitness industry is filled with numerous guidelines and recommendations for exercise prescription... and with good reason! But have we interpreted these guidelines as "rules" rather than as suggestions with precautionary considerations for the average exerciser? Have we created a rigid and blind following and stripped away our ability to think critically and truly evaluate our clients' needs and abilities? Explore how a rigid adherence to general guidelines can lead to new restrictions, impede progress and potentially create new risks. Understand the latest (and ancient) research regarding these common, functional movements, and why the guidelines may be limiting and grossly exaggerated. Walk away with a better understanding of everyday influences so you'll have a better rationale when choosing techniques and instructing clients how to perform them. This workshop will demonstrate different techniques with respect to function and will provide strategies to improve common restrictions to get us moving the way we are designed to move.
Among the Topics Covered:
– Professional Responsibility – Differentiating Between Guidelines and Rules
– Exploring the Research – Biomechanical Considerations
– Screening and Assessing – Exercise vs. Movement
– Corrective Cuing Considerations
By Chris McGrath, MS