As a trainee and trainer you should have a base understanding of what should be included in your training or programming. That’s what we dive into in episode 11 of The FitsPRO Podcast.
The five basics cover planes of movement, fundamental patters, the hierarchy of needs, energy systems development and goals + restrictions.
You should be able to ask your trainer about all five of these basics. Even if they don’t have all of the answers. And trainers, you should AT LEAST grasp the basics of each of these. Because they are after all…THE BASICS.
I don’t think trainers need to have all the answers. But I do hold them to a certain standard. And that standard is covered in today’s episode. Does your program or trainer include all planes of movement? Do you know what they are? What order they should happen in?
Do you know the five fundamental movement patterns and practices? And how often you should do each?
Does your program progress in or take into consideration the hierarchy of needs (exercise style)? Have you been assessed or do you assess your clients accordingly?
Does your program or programming include conditioning? If so, what is the purpose? Does it follow or target a certain energy system? Do you know what those are? Or why you would want to target different ones?
And are you taking goals and restrictions into consideration? Training with no goal probs won’t get you where you want to go. And if you don’t take injuries, mobility and other possible restrictions into account, you’re bound to end up more injured or dissatisfied at best with the results of your training.
Tune into today’s episode to learn a bit about each of these topics + why they make up my five basics of training and programming.
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