Proper Exercise Progression

by Evan Osar, D.C. |  Date Released : 15 Sep 2008

  • Introduction
  • What are the essential differences between training elite athletes and novice exercisers?
  • What population does the majority of trainers work with?
  • What are the challenges working with the general population and the baby boomers?
  • Training the Type A personality
  • Keeping people engaged
  • The benefits and dangers of the “just get people moving” philosophy
  • Staying focused on your client’s goal
  • Blending the needs of your client with what they want!
  • Communicating your training strategy in terms of why it’s in the best interest of the client
  • Getting feedback from your client
  • Always keep clients focused on where they’re going with their program
  • Acknowledging what your clients says
  • Educating your client through the process
  • 80% of what you communicate during a session must be focused on your client and what you’re doing for him
  • Checking your ego at the door
  • All successful relationships depend on open communication
  • What are the emotional, physical and psychological indicators that identify whether to progress or regress your client?
  • Subjective and objective assessments
  • What are the keys to motivating a diverse clientele?
  • Keeping things in a positive light
  • How’s your current strategy working for you?

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Evan Osar, D.C.

About the author: Evan Osar, D.C.

Dr. Evan Osar is the developer of the Integrative Movement Specialist™ certification designed specifically to aid the fitness professional establish themselves as an invaluable part of their client’s health care team. In addition to his chiropractic degree, Dr. Osar has earned national certifications through the American Council on Exercise (ACE), National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), and The Soma Institute – National School for Clinical Massage Therapy.

He is the founder of Fitness Education Seminars, DBA: The Institute for Integrative Health and Fitness Education, an education company with the mission of helping trainers and therapist recognize their role as a part of the solution to the health care crisis. An internationally renowned speaker, Dr. Osar presents for several national and international organizations including American Council on Exercise, Club Industry, SCW ECA 360, IDEA, NSCA, Perform Better, Medical Fitness Association, Asia Fit, FILEX, AECC, British Chiropractic Association and Norwegian Chiropractic Association.

He specializes in bringing advanced training and rehabilitation strategies to the fitness and bodywork professional that works with the pre and post-rehabilitation and general population client. Additionally, he has developed over a dozen resources including courses, manuals, and DVD’s to support the educational needs of the next generation of health care professional. His mission is to help fitness professionals think bigger about their role in the lives of their clients.

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