Before the Core - Part 1

by Anthony Carey |   Date Released : 01 Mar 2006
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Anthony Carey

About the author: Anthony Carey

Anthony Carey M.A., CSCS, MES is PFP Magazine’s 2009 Personal Trainer of the Year and owner of Function First in San Diego, California and an international presenter on biomechanics, corrective exercise, functional anatomy and motor control and their relationships to pain and function. Anthony has developed the Pain Free Movement Specialist certification and is the inventor of the Core-Tex®.

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Malik, Mahmood | 28 Jul 2010, 10:41 AM

Thank you for this great article. It helped me understand the importance of exercise selection appropriate to clients ability and needs. As fitness instructors, it is very important to identify what muscles are involved in the exercise selection, and what muscles are compensating to perform the exercise. From my understaning, if a client is unable to maintain proper form for a selected exercise, it must be regressed by reducing resistance, range of motion, increasing stability, changing planes, or reducing gravitational pull. If none of these work, try a different exercise.

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