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Getting Smarter with Exercise Progression [news]

When considering how we are going to progress our clients from their current physical capacity to a physical capacity that matches their goals, most exercise and rehabilitation professionals think about how to progress musculoskeletal range of movement, stability and strength using the basic principles of muscle physiology and adaptation.

Applying a holistic approach to exercise prescription however, dictates that we must consider the physiological components of a range of different physiological systems. We need to ask ourselves how is this programme affecting my client’s autonomic nervous system, their hormonal axis or the cognitive and neuromuscular dynamics of the clients motor control system?

 By Brendon Tod

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