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Jocelyn Martin

ROCHESTER, MA 02770-1830

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Printable exercise log

6 Answers | Asked by Ryan Rogers on Nov 02, 2012

Answered by Jocelyn Martin on Nov 04, 2012

ExRx has a few different logs that you can download. I find their whole website to be full of very useful information. Here's the link: http://www.exrx.net/WeightTraining/WorkoutLogs.html

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are there any exercises that combine three or more movements like flexion, extension

6 Answers | Asked by Cynthia Curnow on Nov 04, 2012

Answered by Jocelyn Martin on Nov 04, 2012

I agree with Karin that a lot of sports moves involve three or more movements, so do kickboxing and kettlebell moves. A few exercises I can think of are: 1. 180 degree kettlebell swing 2. Around the World Kick 3. Star or T push-up 4. Twisting stability ball tuck

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what is the difference between a mechanical and an anotomical lever system

6 Answers | Asked by David Trudgian on Nov 04, 2012

Answered by Jocelyn Martin on Nov 04, 2012

An anatomical lever system is using the body to increase intensity. For example, lifting a weight with the arm straight vs. the arm bent, increases the intensity. The lever being the arm. The further away from the body the load, the weight, is, the more intense, difficult, the exercise becomes. ...

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Game ideas for clients??

13 Answers | Asked by Thea Ward on Oct 27, 2012

Answered by Jocelyn Martin on Nov 01, 2012

I've done Follow the Leader, Tag, Red Rover/Red Rover, Kickball and Dodge Ball. I've found that clients love being able to be kids again and play the games of their childhood. I've also done a game similar to the card game mentioned, but using colors. And a partner game where one person comp...

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which exercises best stretch/strengthen hip extensors/flexors and associated back/stomach muscles in the hyper-lordotic client.

8 Answers | Asked by Debbie Sobelson on Oct 28, 2012

Answered by Jocelyn Martin on Nov 01, 2012

As Karin and Natalie stated, you'll want to watch your client's form through each exercise, then keep breaking the exercise down, until she is able to complete the exercise without compromising that form. Since this is something she has been dealing with all her life, then her progress will be ...

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What specific strength, flexability assessments & evaluations do you track in boot camp/small group programs??

7 Answers | Asked by Cheryl Sacks on Oct 15, 2012

Answered by Jocelyn Martin on Oct 26, 2012

I usually bring them in to do a mini-assessment a week prior to our start date: weigh in, body measurements, body fat and pictures. At the first session we conduct a physical assessment type workout: mile run, push up, pull ups , sit ups, etc. Then we complete the same workout halfway through the ...

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I have an overweight female client who is not coordinated at all (!) and just starting out. Suggestions?

12 Answers | Asked by Alissa Parker on Oct 18, 2012

Answered by Jocelyn Martin on Oct 26, 2012

You may also try core stability exercises. These may help with her coordination. As her core becomes more stable, she'll be able to better balance her bodyweight shifts with different exercises, possibly improving her coordination.

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Best exercise when pregnant

9 Answers | Asked by Patricia Longwright on Oct 18, 2012

Answered by Jocelyn Martin on Oct 26, 2012

I don't think there's a best exercise. That being said, there are some areas you should focus on when pregnant. First, you always should be cleared to exercise by your physician. Tell them your current activity level and what you'd like to do while pregnant and if they have any guidelines or ...

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Can anyone recommend exercises for athletes that perform lateral movements? (to prevent knee and ankle injury)

9 Answers | Asked by dawn hubbard-powell on Oct 22, 2012

Answered by Jocelyn Martin on Oct 26, 2012

I've also had a lot of success with the foam roller for both the adductors and abductors for clients who participate in sports with a lot of lateral movements. These areas tend to be overly tight and in just 5min with the foam roller they experience a lot of relief that they cant get with stretchin...

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Mother's Employment and Childhood Obesity Linked?

5 Answers | Asked by Karin Singleton on Oct 23, 2012

Answered by Jocelyn Martin on Oct 26, 2012

I too Karen was disappointed that they didn't study the effects of a fathers employment. I think it is hard to believe that the sole responsibility of a child's obesity risk lies with the mother. I do think there is a link between number of hours a family spends away from the house and their w...

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