Tips for Training Senior Athletes

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Tips for Training Senior Athletes

Baby boomers who once fueled the growth of the fitness industry in their younger years are now gravitating toward fitness-related activities, including athletic competition, in their later years. This presents a significant opportunity for health and exercise professionals who are interested in serving this population. Learn more about some of the unique characteristics of senior athletes and how to develop safe and effective training programs that help them reach their competitive goals.

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Exercise Considerations for Clients With Total Joint Replacement

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Exercise Considerations for Clients With Total Joint Replacement

Currently, more than 700,000 total knee replacement surgeries take place annually and that number is expected to reach 3.5 million annually by the year 2030. Given the continued increase in the number of people undergoing joint replacement surgery, as a health and exercise professional it is essential that you have the knowledge and skills to be able to work with these clients, both before and after their procedures.

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Functional Circuits for Older Adults

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Functional Circuits for Older Adults

Circuit training can be a great format for training older clients of all ages and ability levels, as it creates an environment of social interaction, motivation and fun, which is critical to engaging and retaining this population. Learn how to create effective functional circuits that address the wide-ranging needs and fitness levels of your older clients.

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What Are Your Older Adult Training Programs Missing?

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What Are Your Older Adult Training Programs Missing?

Two of the top three concerns for older adults are losing their functional abilities and cognitive abilities. Fortunately, many of the same exercise strategies and techniques that improve physical function are cognitively stimulating as well. Here are some effective training strategies for helping your clients improve both physical and cognitive functioning.

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Exercise for Optimal Brain Function

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Exercise for Optimal Brain Function

The same strategies that contribute to a healthy heart—eating well, staying physically active, keeping stress levels low, maintaining a healthy weight—can also contribute to a healthy brain. Learn about additional steps you can help your clients take, such as adding complex and novel movement patterns, to enhance brain health and reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s.

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Assessing Functional Fitness in Mature Adults

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Assessing Functional Fitness in Mature Adults

Improving physical function should be one of your primary objectives when working with your older clients. Because older adults vary widely in their physical abilities, conducting some initial functional assessments is necessary for you to be able to design the most effective programs for each client. Here are three assessments you can use to determine the types of training that you will want to include in each older client’s program.

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