Although not listed in the top five or six in the IDEA list of Trends for 2011, this will FIT into most of the top 5-6 somewhere.
Getting back to basics and using BODY WEIGHT as a training method can fit into that list. Alwyn Cosgrove “You shouldn’t even enter the gym until you have mastered body weight training”
Special populations and injury aside, if you cannot “move your own body” and do so WELL you probably don’t have any business moving other things.
Body Weight training is a precursor to better proprioception, a better way to train movement and THEN the muscle.
ALMOST EVERY work out should include some type of exercise in which the persons own body weight is used to create the resistance challenge. 🙂
According to the ACSM following is the “Worldwide Survey of Fitness Trends for 2011.”
1. Educated and experienced fitness professionals.
2. Fitness programming for older adults
3. Strength training
4. Children and obesity
5. Personal training.
6. Core training
7. Exercise and weight loss
8. Boot camp
9. Functional fitness
10. Physician referrals
12. Worksite health promotion
13. Outcome measurements
14. Group personal training
16. Sport-specific training
17. Worker incentive programs.
18. Clinical integration/medical fitness
19. Reaching new markets
20. Wellness coaching