Advanced Training Skills for the Optimal Exercise Experience: Lower Extremity and Core (Part 1 of 2)

by Tom Purvis, PT

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The objective research has been in for quite some time: the physiological responses to using the right machines not only improves strength, but also improves function! Due to the myths perpetuated by a vast, biased segment of the industry, few trainers have learned how to strategically integrate body-weight exercises and machines, or the basics on customizing the set-up and use of various machines for their clients. If you work with a broad range of clients, machines can be the best tool at very specific points in progression and for specific goals. You won't believe how many variations can be created on a single machine when you understand exercise mechanics! (This is Part 1 in a two-part series. This session is recommended, but not required as a prerequisite to session 172.)
By Tom Purvis, PT

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Video Chapters

1. Introduction & Overview Play
2. Machines vs. Function & Anti-Machine Propaganda Play
3. Exercise Response & Adaptation Play
4. Creating the Strategic Exercise Experience Play
5. Leg Press Play
6. Core/Trunk Play
7. Prone Leg Curl Play
8. Leg Extension Play
9. Conclusion Play

About the Presenter

Tom Purvis, PT

Tom Purvis, PT IDEA Author/Presenter

Tom Purvis, PT, is a licensed physical therapist specializing in exercise mechanics. He is the founder of RTS®, the Resistance Training Specialist® program and has served as the keynote speaker at the Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Symposium, as well as the IDEA Personal Training Summit.