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Excerpts — Client-Centered Exercise Prescription 3rd Edition With Web Resource

Design exercise routines to maintain mobility in elderly clients

Having followed the component guidelines, the prescription process should continue with the selection of exercises that simulate the movements of everyday activities encountered by your client. This functional training involves physical activities that are designed to make tasks and activities of daily living easier, safer, and more efficient.

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Prescribe training methods to balance and strengthen muscles

Muscles that are too short are often strong and hold antagonists in a lengthened and weakened position. These muscles need to be lengthened and made more flexible through stretching.

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Learn how to explain, demonstrate, and correct exercises when working with clients

First impressions about the prescription form in the demonstration stage and continue to be reinforced through subsequent workouts and all the stages of monitoring. There is a relative paucity of articles concerning the teaching and demonstration of new exercise skills, despite the fact that this often constitutes a vast majority of the time of a personal fitness trainer.

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