I went for a run these days with me my new personal trainer. He rode his bike the whole way as pounded the pavement.
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A big issue in the fitness industry, in general, is personal trainers going outside their scope of practice. These days functional training has taken over the personal training industry as the best evidence based practice. However, this has lead to many trainers crossing the line of their qualifications. Many health clubs and personal training studios have their trainers perform things such as postural assessments and functional movement screens to diagnose potential problems to normal everyday activities. How many trainers are actually trained to do this? For example, I have seen X-rays of people that look like they have exaggerated postures when looking at their skin but the X-ray shows nothing abnormal. In this context, if we attempted to correct the situation, we could actually be doing more harm. The question that needs to be answered is: are we really qualified to diagnose anything?
A lot of “functional” trainers walk a fine line between physical therapist and personal trainer by diagnosing problems (muscle imbalances, joint pain, etc.) and attempting corrective exercises to fix the problem. Is this really within the scope of practice of a personal trainer? Let’s take a closer look at some definitions of scope of practice by the American Council on Exercise (ACE), American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). These are three very well recognized and established personal training certifications within the fitness industry. The NSCA developed a practitioner definition for their premier certification, the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), which states that the CSCS is a professional who “practically applies foundational knowledge to assess, motivate, educate and train athletes for the primary goal of improving sport performance.” It further states that it is the job of a CSCS to consult and refer athletes to medical, dietetic, athletic training and sport coaching professionals when appropriate. ACE says nothing in their definition of a personal trainer’s scope of practice about diagnosing abnormalities. It does mention that trainers can develop and implement programs for individuals who are apparently healthy (what does “apparently healthy” really mean? Is it a judgment call?) or have medical clearance.
Similar to the CSCS practitioner definition, it specifically says a trainer’s job is to “recognize what is within the scope of practice and always refer clients to other healthcare professionals when appropriate”. The ACSM states that “The ACSM Certified Personal Trainer is a fitness professional involved in developing and implementing an individualized approach to exercise leadership in healthy populations and/or those individuals with medical clearance to exercise”. There is nothing in their scope of practice statement that says a trainer should be able to diagnose and/or treat any ailments. These statements are echoed by Eickhoff-Shemek & Deja (2002) in their article “Four steps to minimize legal liability in exercise programs”. Sean Riley, a licensed attorney and exercise physiologist, warns us that a trainer legally can only design and implement training programs (Riley, 2005). He further states that acting outside of this scope is to unlawfully practice medicine (Riley, … Read More
For your weight loss to be successful, it is essential that you adhere to a structured routine that holds you accountable and keeps you efficient. In this article, you will find lots of great tips and tricks to help you lose weight.
Self-hypnosis can be an effective way to drop extra pounds….
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Top Quality Equipment for an Excellent Workout
It may seem to be stating the apparent when I start out this review of the Life Fitness X7 Elliptical Cross-Trainer with Advanced Console that the goal we all have in purchasing home gym equipment is to gain a total body exercise in a way that balances the upper and lower body movement. It is that console that is required to the success of the Life Fitness X7 Elliptical Cross-Trainer with Advanced Console that helps reach that high standard for those who seek to buy this supreme home exercise equipment.
Advanced Console. – The high-tech controls of the Life Fitness X7 Elliptical Cross-Trainer with Advanced Console can be programmed so you can actually adjust your workout while it is in progress. The extra creative design that has into that advanced console mean that the assortment of state-of-the-art programs will give you a lot of options when it comes to how to reach your exercise goals each week. The Life Fitness X7 Elliptical Cross-Trainer with Advanced Console is equipped with five HeartSyc workouts that are manipulated by how your heart rate responds to your workout. And your ability to monitor your heart rate on this unit is on the button because of the wireless monitoring technology in the handlebar and a precision Polar chest strap for monitoring your heart rate. Both units are totally wireless so your workout is not weakened by a lot of wires and assemblages.
Advanced Features for a Great Workout – Like you, I expect a lot from an exercise system that comes at a high price. The Life Fitness X7 Elliptical Cross-Trainer with Advanced Console delivers with a broad plethora of features to live up to the expectations of everyone who will use it. There are modes you can set the Life Fitness X7 Elliptical Cross-Trainer with Advanced Console to operate under that will reach for a particular exercise goal. For example, the LegSculptor Mode modifies the length of your stride by increments of two inches every couple of minutes to the focus of the exercises changes to develop various lower body muscle groups. Likewise, the Total-Body Trainer Mode points you in building up different muscle areas.
Designed With You in Mind – When I am working out, I count on my exercise equipment to worry about me rather than me having to worry about it. That standard of excellency is clearly how the Life Fitness X7 Elliptical Cross-Trainer with Advanced Console was designed from the footing up. The engineering that ensures that the stride is always extremely fluid, natural and quiet is named the Whisper eStride system. There is a shock absorption system called FlexPedal constructed into the pedals so that you never have impact problems while exercising on the Life Fitness X7 Elliptical Cross-Trainer with Advanced Console. During your workout, you can keep an eye on and increase/decrease your stride length and the resistance level of your workout using an LCD display system that shows your resistance … Read More
my wife dug out her previous pshyc books not too long ago alongside with the research papers she did with rats in college or university (stimulus-reaction) in buy to implement a new weight loss program for ‘guess who’, I am contemplating never use my shutter finger……..
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Living a healthy life style naturally calls for a healthy body, free from disease and illnesses. It also means that you enjoy a positive outlook about your life, the people in it, and the world.
A healthy lifestyle is one full of energy, without constant stress about aches and pains, and what tomorrow will bring. It's about living in a healthy body, and enjoying the world around you.
Living a healthy lifestyle is built on these foundational steps:
Staying healthy calls for a healthy diet
A diet rich in fresh, whole foods is essential in a healthy lifestyle. When available, always choose foods found in its natural state. Fruits and vegetables have high vitamin and mineral content. Whole grains like quinoa and whole wheat bread should be consumed instead of less nutritious white varieties.
Vegetables need to make up 50-60% of your total intake of food each and every day. The more vegetables you eat, the less sugar and white flour you will crave and your immune system will help you fight off sickness and give you all the energy you need.
Drink plenty of water. The old suggestion of 8 glasses as day is still what you need to keep every cell in your body healthy.
Exercise keeps your heart healthy and your body agile.
Just 30 minutes a day of movement can benefit your health by improving joint stability, increase your range of movement and flexibility, help prevent osteoporosis and fractures and improve your mood while reducing symptoms of anxiety and depression.
Exercise does not necessarily mean joining a gym. It can be simple things like turning off the TV for an hour and playing outdoors with your kids or taking your dog for a walk.
If you already exercise regularly, add an extra lap in the pool, walk an extra turn around the block, do one more set of reps before quitting. Small increases can make a big difference.
Chores like shoveling snow, gardening, raking leaves or vacuuming and sweeping the floor are all considered a form of exercise.
Emotional Health makes all the pieces come together
Your emotional health plays a big part in a healthy lifestyle. Tune into your body to learn what causes you stress. Have a healthy social life by avoiding negative people and situations. Relaxation and meditation help release negative emotions. Listen to soothing music, meditate, breathe deep to help reduce stress.
A healthy lifestyle makes life full and large
In addition to an overall good feeling, a healthy lifestyle has many benefits. A healthy lifestyle makes life worth something to you. When you're living conscious of your diet, sleep, exercise, and the other people you share the world with, life will take on a new and meaningful meaning.
A naturally healthy lifestyle can lead to a longer more productive life. You'll feel less pain, ward off diseases and have energy like you did when you were young. … Read More