Joanne Duncan-Carnesciali

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What would be an example of weight bearing exercises to do when you having osteoporosis of the lower back?

3 Answers | Asked by Joan Weiss on Jun 23, 2011

Answered by Joanne Duncan-Carnesciali on Jun 23, 2011

Joan, I took this information straight out of the 8th Edition of ACSM's Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription. "The exercise recommendations for osteoporosis are categorized into two types of populations: (a) individuals at risk for osteoporosis defined as having one or more than one ...

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What are the best stretches to loosen tight IT bands?

12 Answers | Asked by Tommy May on Jun 23, 2011

Answered by Joanne Duncan-Carnesciali on Jun 23, 2011

Great response Debra! NASM Essentials of Corrective Exercise Training state the following: "Iliotibaial Band Syndrome (ITBS) typically is caused by overuse. The injury is most commonly reported in runners as a result of abnormal gait or running biomechanics. Weakness in the hip abductor muscl...

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Licensing Fitness Trainers in North Carolina?

9 Answers | Asked by Louie Arias on Jun 23, 2011

Answered by Joanne Duncan-Carnesciali on Jun 23, 2011

I am all for it! I am a member of the Clinical Exercise Physiologist Association, (CEPA) which is an affiliate society of the ACSM. "The primary purpose of CEPA is to advance the scientific and practical application of clinical exercise physiology for the betterment of the health, fitness, and qu...

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When you warm up for a Cardio Class workout is it safe to stretch or not and what types of stretching do you use?

12 Answers | Asked by Dimitris Kandris on Jun 23, 2011

Answered by Joanne Duncan-Carnesciali on Jun 23, 2011

Hello Dimitris, You are posting really great questions! I notice that you are certified by the American Council on Exercise. I found this information in ACE's second edition of the Group Instructor Manual. Hope this is helpful to you! Stretches, If Appropriate "To stretch or not to s...

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What exercises can strengthen the multifidis muscles to reduce, eliminate and prevent low back pain?

7 Answers | Asked by Robin Lewis on Jun 23, 2011

Answered by Joanne Duncan-Carnesciali on Jun 23, 2011

Hello Robin, In order to know how to strengthen specific muscle groups, it is important to know the muscles origin, insertion, its isolated function and its integrated function. I hope you find the following information of help: Multifidus Origin: Posterior aspect of the sacrum; processes...

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When you teach a step cardio class is it safe to JUMP-DANCE swivel-and turn like crazy or STEPPIN for all your students that are

3 Answers | Asked by Dimitris Kandris on Jun 23, 2011

Answered by Joanne Duncan-Carnesciali on Jun 23, 2011

Hello Dimitris, I think it is okay to jump, dance, turn and swivel/pivot while instructing a step class. However, as you mention in your question, it is very important that the class be safe, the bpm not reach unsafe speeds and be based on current exercise science as it relates to step. What is...

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What's everyone's favorite exercise for building explosive power?

10 Answers | Asked by Matt Rinaldi on Jun 23, 2011

Answered by Joanne Duncan-Carnesciali on Jun 23, 2011

It's important to remember that power is comprised of two basic components speed and strength. As such an explosive power movement is performed at high speeds and a lot of force. My favorite explosive exercise when I was much younger and performing Olympic style lifts was the split jerk. Love...

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Do you have a favorite fitness quote that you like to motivate your clients with?

13 Answers | Asked by Patricia Long on Jun 22, 2011

Answered by Joanne Duncan-Carnesciali on Jun 23, 2011

A Japanese Haiku: "When you walk, walk. When you run, run. By all means don't wobble." Cultivate a clear presence of mind in all your actions regarding health and wellness and you will succeed.

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How do you motivate someone to workout, when you're not training them?

11 Answers | Asked by Lisa Kucharski on Jun 22, 2011

Answered by Joanne Duncan-Carnesciali on Jun 22, 2011

Lisa, it is really difficult to motivate someone to change a behavior (as in the case of your client, walk on the treadmill, watch music videos, etc) if you are not aware of what stage of behavior change the client is in. Your client may very well be in the action stage as far as engaging in phys...

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Do you think that certifications require enough continuing ed credits? Do you spend $$ on Cont Ed or as little as possible?

8 Answers | Asked by Rachel Baker on Jun 17, 2011

Answered by Joanne Duncan-Carnesciali on Jun 22, 2011

As we are likely well aware, the CEC requirements represent a minimum hourly requirement. When I am looking to fulfill cec requirements I try my best to support a continuing education provider who really demonstrates to me that he/she values education as I do. When I find a provider of that cali...

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