ACE Overview How to simplify assessments


When working with a new customer for the first time, you may sometimes feel a little uncomfortable, but there are a few simple steps you can take to streamline the process and create a more enjoyable experience for you and your customer.

The stages of working with a client can be identified by the acronym RIPA: Report, Research, Planning and Action. The first step report, is a process of building a relationship based on trust and open communication. This is the second stage –investigation– where personal trainers continue to communicate with clients, including through the Health History Questionnaire and the Pre-Exercise Health Check to identify those who need a health check before starting a training program or before increasing the intensity, frequency, and / or volume of existing training. During your client's first session, you will need to review their client's medical history and perform a pre-medical examination.

The purpose of the medical history review and prior medical examination is to determine the current level of physical activity, the presence of cardiovascular and / or metabolic diseases, the underlying signs and symptoms of renal, cardiovascular or metabolic diseases, and potential stressors that may affect the body's response to exercise. If a client starting a training program has symptoms of kidney, cardiovascular, or metabolic diseases, or such a disease, it is important that they undergo a medical examination before participating in regular exercise. If patients who are already engaged in regular physical activity (ie scheduled, structured activity at least three days a week for at least 30 minutes, at least three months) have signs and symptoms, a medical examination is required before commencing. vigorous intensity training. Reviewing your health history form with the client will give you the opportunity to ask questions about the client's overall health as well as identify areas of common interest that can be used to generate further data.

It is important to understand that some clients may arrive at their first training session, assuming they start training, and mistakenly believe that a personal trainer is actually a boot-camp instructor who is prepared to cause physical discomfort. This means that it is important to let your clients know that the first session is more about gathering information that you can use to get to know your client than about training time.

However, the client goes through a series of assessments and movement indicators, which can be an uncomfortable process for some people, especially those who are still training or are embarrassed by their lack of training. Here's an idea that will help you save time and help you establish direct communication with your client: Instead of evaluating movement, consider going through a low-intensity workout that covers all basic movement habits (ie squatting, one leg, push, pull, and rotate). This can include two to three sets of low-intensity exercises, mainly weight-bearing exercises, that allow you to assess your client's mobility skills while also providing them with the satisfaction of stopping training. Keep in mind that the only thing that separates evaluation from training is the amount of information that is provided to the client.

If you ask a client to do 10-12 weight squats, they will have an idea of ​​the workouts. What you are actually doing is monitoring the customer's movement and assessing the quality of his or her movement. If it is clear that the client is not able to squat well, instead of allowing him to continue, the exercise should be geared towards a habit that the client can safely perform. For example, a squat can easily be regressed to a floor-based sliding bridge. Performing an evaluation exercise for the client will give you the information you need to plan and design your exercise program, which is planning process step.

It is finally time to move on activity the client coaching phase through the program you have planned for the following training sessions.

For more information on how the human body moves and how to perform a variety of different exercise-based exercise assessments, consider participating in one of ACE's direct exercise-based training workshops to learn how to guide all your exercise habits and design your workouts. programs that help your clients get on the move and feel better.

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