Janet Weller

Closter, NJ 07624-1019

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Are planks (or any otherabdominal exercise) contraindicated for rectus diastasis?

1 Answer | Asked by Susan Gallas on Sep 18, 2014

Answered by Janet Weller on Sep 20, 2014

When I worked more with postpartum women I had them focus on the drawing in and stabilizing before adding any movements. Crunches can be contraindicated, but some people do them by wrapping a towel around the back, and holding each end with the opposite hand to "pull" the muscles together. (I hard...

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Was IDEA fitness convention founded and controled by the people of ACE?

4 Answers | Asked by Nicole Dobernig on May 09, 2013

Answered by Janet Weller on May 09, 2013

They used to be one organization, then they spun off in two different directions. ACE certifies trainers and instructors, IDEA is more of an educational/networking organization. You need to join IDEA (and it is well worth it) to get the IDEA Fitness Journal.

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I am just curious as to why pilates encourage/force such cervical flexion.

7 Answers | Asked by Shari Kalkstein on Apr 27, 2012

Answered by Janet Weller on Apr 29, 2012

Many Pilates organizations are addressing this. Their take is that if Joseph Pilates were alive he would be limiting the cervical (and spinal flexion) exercises. Pilates was developed for dancers who do a great deal of extension, it made sense to counter balance this with flexion. For our modern ...

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What is your primary reason for using IDEAFIT as a resource?

19 Answers | Asked by Christine Dwyer on Mar 28, 2012

Answered by Janet Weller on Mar 28, 2012

I use IDEAFIT as a way to connect with other fitness professionals. I have also gotten quite a few inquiries about private training from potential clients from my profile.

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What is your opinion on Les Mills Body Pump?

8 Answers | Asked by Nancy Triscuit on Mar 25, 2012

Answered by Janet Weller on Mar 26, 2012

I have attended Les Mills Body Pump at a NYC gym, and at fitness conventions. The classes I have seen have paid little or no attention to correct lifting and alignment. (granted it has been at least 2 years since I have taken one). The instructors gave lip service to alignment, but I saw terrible...

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How many of you know what a Bulgarian Split Squat is..or have done one?

11 Answers | Asked by Dorine Campo on Mar 04, 2012

Answered by Janet Weller on Mar 04, 2012

This is simply a stationary lunge (legs hip width, one leg in front, one in back) done with the back leg in an elevated position, usually on a step or bench. These are an advanced move (requiring strength and balance), I have done them myself, and do them with a few of my more advanced clients. Yo...

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Is dynamic or ballistic stretching safe? If so, why? if not, why not?

13 Answers | Asked by Chris Gellert, PT, MMusc &Sports Physio, MPT on Mar 03, 2012

Answered by Janet Weller on Mar 04, 2012

Are we using the term dynamic stretching differently Chris? I agree with Joanne, and thought of dynamic stretching as more of an active warmup (knee lifts, butt kicks, not bouncing, but gently increasing body temp through active movements). I have always thought of ballistic stretching as d...

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17 Answers | Asked by Michael Saiz on Mar 02, 2012

Answered by Janet Weller on Mar 02, 2012

People wear weight lifting belts to support the back by increasing intra abdominal pressure during maximal lifts (as powerlifters do). However, their use by every day exercisers is probably unnecessary. High blood pressure can result, as well as abdominal muscle weakness caused by relying on a be...

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Do you GIVE gifts or ACCEPT gifts to and from your clients?

15 Answers | Asked by Michael Saiz on Feb 19, 2012

Answered by Janet Weller on Feb 19, 2012

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Does jumping in a cardio workout help build bone density in older adults?

12 Answers | Asked by Janice Johnson on Jan 19, 2012

Answered by Janet Weller on Jan 20, 2012

Anything that puts stress on the bone can help build bone density. That said, it is very hard for older adults to actually increase bone density through diet and exercise alone. The best we usually hope for is to slow the loss. The problem with jumping is you are dealing with people who may alrea...

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