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Excerpts — EuropeActive's Foundations for Exercise Professionals

Learn which muscles govern movement in the body

The skeletal muscles can be divided into three groups (figure 2.5): 1. Muscles governing movement of the upper extremities. 2. Muscles governing moment of the trunk and spine (including breathing musculature). 3. Muscles governing movement of the lower extremities.

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Rep and load variations for specific goals in resistance training program

Resistance training methods refer to the strategy used for organising training sessions. Methods should be selected by the strength zone and goals of the workout.

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Goal setting, motivational types, and behavioral strategies to encourage fitness

As highlighted in the previous section, knowing the client is key to maximising motivation when it comes to exercise. This section aims to progress this forward by outlining key behavioural strategies that could be used to enhance motivation towards exercising.

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