A person who weighs 150 pounds exerts 63.5 tons on each foot when walking just one mile. This means that your athletic shoes need to be strong and supportive to withstand your workout. Choosing the right shoes helps both trainers and clients prevent injuries, enhance…
As a running coach who has successfully coached many people to their first marathon, I am often asked what should an athlete eat when they are running, before and after. First of all, the biggest mistake people make is not eating before a long run to burn more calories. Or maybe you are not hungry, especially for an early morning workout.
In Part 1 of this series I explained how our choices affect our athletic ability throughout life and how trainers need to be careful to not apply methods designed for athletes to fitness clients who do not have an athletic background.
This time we will go over the proper use of using programming often associated with athletes for the fitness client.
I touched on the “more is better” mentality of our culture in part 1, and how it often affects our fitness and performance development negatively.
If plyometrics are good, we might as well do more of them and alternate them with five more exercises to elicit even greater responses, right? Well, hold on there Mr. Give Me All You Got trainer. You need to step back and look at what is actually appropriate for the trainee and it turns out there are actual guidelines for optimal results for things like plyometrics as well as for reps.