I supposed this is true for most industries, but I can vouch for the active rehabilitation and fitness industry!
Come and join us for the next BCRPA approved Weight Training certification course at Fitness Unlimited in Langley. Spend over 7 hours in the gym learning proper lifting techniques with registered kinesiologist, Aaron Tews (BCAK). Topics covered:
- Program design and implementation,
- Neural and morphological physiology,
- And so much more!
The course will be held the weekend on May 23-25, 2014. For more information, call 604-736-9858 or visit: kinesiologists.ca
BCRPA Approved Group Fitness Course in Langley on May 9-11 (Fitness Unlimited). Due to a cancellation, we have ONE MORE SPOT remaining. Get the certification to allow you to teach groups of 4+ (the personal training money maker)! To register, call 604-736-9858 or click here: Group Fitness Course Registration
Interesting read (although we’ve been teaching something similar to this for a while now – but good to have back-up research).
Pre-exercise stretching is generally unnecessary and likely counterproductive. More appropriately – actively warm up before an exercise session. Findings of pre-workout stretching:
- Muscle power generally fell by about 2% after stretching
- Volunteers managed 8.3% less weight after static stretching during warm-up
Conclusion: Perform a dynamic warm-up – moving the muscles to be used during the workout.
Here is a link to the full article: http://mobile.nytimes.com/blogs/well/2013/04/03/reasons-not-to-stretch/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0
Here is a recent study (May 2011) on grip strength in men and longevity – another reason to maintain strength as we age.
The main results of a study following men for 44 years until their death were that having:
- good muscle strength (high grip strength measurement),
- being physically active,
- not smoking,
- and absence of chronic conditions at the age of 62 years,
- as well as having a long-lived mother
each contributed 1 to 3 years for the length of remaining life.
The same variables also correlated with the likelihood of becoming a centenarian.
These findings expand earlier analyses showing low midlife grip strength predicts an increased risk of disability and death (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3337929/#!po=86.1111). Check out the norms (combined left and right hands in kgs) used here (http://kinesiologists.ca/wp/bcrpa-certification/personal-trainer-store/free-resources/assessment-grip-strength/).
Would you like to have your grip strength measured to see where you fall for your age and gender? Would you like a training program designed by a practicing kinesiologist?
Call us at KINESIOLOGISTS.CA – 604-736-9858!