Fitness professionals may want to encourage those in their early 60s in particular to train as a preventive measure against sarcopenia.
A new study provides insight into whether to go heavy with fewer reps or to go lighter for more training volume if the goal is muscle growth.
Here are some exercises to get older adult clients steady on their feet once more through spatial awareness and proprioception.
Study findings underscore that any intentional effort toward creating a more active lifestyle is beneficial, including micro workouts.
Being sedentary or inactive may deactivate a protein in the body that plays a critical role in maintaining capillary density.
The 2022 Bern Consensus Statement provides best practice guidelines for clinicians, athletes and coaches for managing a shoulder injury.
Experts debate whether and how muscle fiber types can be shifted through training. And training matters, according to a review study.
Whether you’re helping clients recover from an injury or improve their performance, attention to joint stability will play a pivotal role.
This article provides you with the evidence-based tools to help clients make a strong start in increasing muscular hypertrophy.
Fitness trackers aren’t new. Remember when you first strapped on a heart rate monitor and synched it with your watch or cardio machine?
“The Hip Hook is the first and only muscle release tool for both the psoas and iliacus muscles—the primary hip flexors. You can’t relax one without relaxing the other,” explains Koth.
The warmup is an obvious time to prepare muscles and educate people about their bodies. Why not use this time for movement preparation?
Aches, pains, strains and stiffness can creep in, seemingly out of nowhere. For some of us, the pain affects the quality of our daily lives, and pinpointing the cause can seem like a wild goose chase. This was the case for the creator of the MELT Method, Sue Hitzmann. Developing MELT’s innovative approach to self-care—after an extensive dive down the rabbit hole of neurofascial research—was her ticket out of pain and many symptoms of aging. Two decades later, thousands of people have joined her on that journey.
How does corrective exercise programming fit into your business? Clients who are self-motivated to work hard are already star pupils. But what do you do when a client, because of injury, overuse patterns or some other type of dysfunction, can’t quite make it out of the gate? Many people want and need help with reducing pain in addition to meeting functional fitness goals. One goal dovetails into the other.
Gardening is an endurance activity whose moves are best primed through a good functional training program. Record numbers of new gardeners make this a prime opportunity to market special programming for the gardening enthusiasts in your community.
Our clients work hard to develop shoulders that are aesthetically pleasing, and learning how to spot shoulder impingement and other dysfunction is an integral part of the big somatic “picture.”
Though your body makes it look easy, dynamic shoulder moves are the result of several muscles and tendons in the rotator cuff anatomy.
Research offers insight into how much and what type of exercise may help reduce systemic inflammation and promote a healthy immune system.
The risk of ACL tears may be highly influenced by genetic predisposition, according to a study reported in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.
Most people think of the “baby boom” as a huge uptick in the birthrate following World War II, and while that’s true, here’s another view: By the end of 2030, all baby boomers will be over the age of 65 (United States Census Bureau 2018), resulting in a “senior boom.” As this shift occurs, it’s increasingly likely that fitness professionals will need to work with people who are experiencing normal age-related physiological changes. Understanding how these changes impact seniors is essential for trainers and instructors wanting to best serve this population’s unique needs.