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Effective Techniques for Total Body Strengthening

The practical component will take a look at traditional as well as non-traditional exercises for the upper body, lower body and core. Strength assessments will be presented and performed along with exercise analysis and technique. Techniques for minimizing the stress at joints will be given and common errors in execution will be discussed as well as simple solutions for improving form. Questions that come up when designing strength training programs will be covered: How many sets, reps and what intensity should I use for different goals such as strength, power, endurance and hypertrophy? How do I determine how long I should rest between sets? There are so many different approaches to strength training, how do I know which one is right for my patient? What are the advantages and disadvantages of various types of resistance equipment? How can I design an effective strength training program if I do home health care?

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