Over 125 million Americans suffer from at least one chronic health condition such as heart disease, diabetes, and cancer, and a staggering 33% are considered obese. In order to tackle these scary statistics, we need to call upon knowledgeable and well-trained fitness professionals. Unfortunately, many fitness professionals lack the knowledge to become effective agents of change, and others are misguided by faulty information. The average personal trainer has the ability to demonstrate proper exercise form and motivate a client through an intense workout, but very few can answer one simple question: WHY?
WHY are clients doing these exercises? WHY are these exercises effective or not effective in helping clients achieve their goals? As a result, many trainers habitually design ineffective workouts that do not benefit clients or even workouts that cause frustration and injury.
These are prime examples of popular exercises that are completely inappropriate for the intended purpose. Functional training methodology, based on scientific proof, states that every movement needs to have a purpose.
So before you pick the most common exercises or workouts that many consider cool and fun, ask yourself WHY. Are you providing a service or a disservice to your valuable client base?
CHCP is now offering Physical Therapy Technician Certificate Program at our McAllen and NW San Antonio campuses.