Karin Singleton

Raleigh, NC 27612

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Is the seated leg extension bad for you

4 Answers | Asked by Jessica Carland on May 30, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Jun 07, 2013

Hi Jessica, it's one of those cases of 'it depends'. There is a place for a certain range of the leg extension movement that can help in post-surgical rehab. Most experts agree at this point in time that it is not the best or safest exercise for developing quadriceps strength. I really do not ...

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Help with supersets or combined exercises programming?

8 Answers | Asked by Melissa Sigler on Jun 05, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Jun 07, 2013

Hi Melissa, ultimately, you can combine whatever you want but, in many cases, making things fun is great but the workout has to fit into the scheme of things and into the client's state of abilities. You are NASM certified which provides you with a valuable model of program design and progression...

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how you would tell your client the relevance of the screening and appraisal process to the development of their exercise program

4 Answers | Asked by troy lebehen on Jun 06, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Jun 06, 2013

Hello Troy, you need to establish a baseline to identify if you are making progress. It is also important to find out possible problems during the movement assessment to make sure that your program is not to the detriment of your client. Karin Singleton www.meltnc.com

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Have you ever wanted to kick a participant out of your class?

7 Answers | Asked by Serena Pharr on Jun 05, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Jun 06, 2013

Hi Serena, I have not only wanted to, I did. In my case it was a gentleman who absolutely did not belong in my class because of concerns for his safety. He did not like it one bit when I asked him to leave but he did. Your situation is different, though, and a lot more difficult than mine, par...

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What is the most recent academic based definition of exercise

7 Answers | Asked by Liz Davidson on Jun 04, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Jun 05, 2013

Hi Liz, this is an interesting qualification that you have added to your initial question. In order to define the mind/body relationship, I would not look for the latest research but for the oldest one: "Mens sana in corpore sano" - a healthy mind in a healthy body. I believe that exercise ...

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if I have to take the written test again for group primary fitness, can I re test online?

1 Answer | Asked by Fausta Reider on Jun 04, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Jun 04, 2013

Hi Fausta, you need to address this question to the organization through which you want to be certified. Karin Singleton www.meltnc.com

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What is the most recent academic based definition of exercise

7 Answers | Asked by Liz Davidson on Jun 04, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Jun 04, 2013

Hi Liz, I am not sure your will be able to find that 'most recent' definition. The term 'exercise' in not one where new science reveals additional information which requires an update to the definition. A google search will provide you with a variety of options as far as wording is concerned....

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What to do when a client is suddenly "bored"?

13 Answers | Asked by Alissa Parker on May 31, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Jun 04, 2013

Hi Alissa, I am with those who believe that there is more here than just boredom with exercise. One thing you did not mention is the age difference between you and your client. If there is a great discrepancy, your client may not be comfortable discussing emotional issues with somebody much yo...

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What is Integrative Fitness?

4 Answers | Asked by Willie Bell on Jun 02, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Jun 02, 2013

Hi Willie, even though I suspect that there will be many definitions based on personal preferences, there has been a comprehensive article written by Dr. Pamela Peeke and published here are IDEA which makes a very good case. It is rather long, and I am providing a link http://www.ideafit.com/fitn...

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and how can a behavioural contract assist in exercise adherence

4 Answers | Asked by troy lebehen on Jun 02, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Jun 02, 2013

Hi Troy. I have used it from time to time. It is a 'contract' between the client and the trainer where the client makes a 'pledge' to hold up his end of the bargain and 'do as told' so that those lofty goals can actually turn into reality. The trainer in turn pledges to give advice to the best of...

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