The Optimum Performance Training (OPT™) model is a planned, systematic, periodized training system. It is designed to concomitantly improve all functional abilities including flexibility, core strength, muscular endurance, neuromuscular control, and cardiorespiratory efficiency. The OPT™ model has been extremely successful in helping fitness enthusiasts and athletes reduce body fat, increase
The Assessment of Postural Control and the Influence of a Secondary Task in People with ACL Reconstructed Knees
Exercise progression is key for proper technique. A study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine used a Wii balance board to assess postural control on post-ACL reconstruction patients and healthy controls. The results showed that although the ACL group had more difficulty when performing a single-leg balance on
Traditionally, reactive or power training has been viewed as training used exclusively in athlete’s programs. Although this is an important component in the athlete’s protocol, it’s an equally important component in the exercise program for a typical gym member. Every activity we perform, whether on the playing field or during
Q: What’s the best way to motivate a client who’s hit a plateau—no longer losing weight or improving strength or speed?
Q: What’s the best way to motivate a client who’s hit a plateau—no longer losing weight or improving strength or speed? A One off the best tools a trainer has is the ability to listen. First, reevaluate goals—adjust some initial goals and add new (appropriate) challenges based on current assessments. Try to discover what motivates
Runners are always sharing stories about their IT-band and how much it hurts. But what is IT-band syndrome, what causes it, and most importantly, how can you apply correctives exercise strategies to prevent it. By: Scott Lucett, MS, NASM-CPT, PES, CES Introduction Lower extremity injuries account for over 50% of