Welcome to Optimal Muscle Training
This unique book and DVD and now online streaming video package presents the keys to optimizing muscle, joint, nerve, and biochemical functions and mastering the technical aspects of weight-training exercises.
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Three Levels of Testing
The enclosed DVD / Online Video walks you through 136 weight-training readiness tests of Self-Tests, Functional Muscle Tests, Exercise Tests.
The Self-Test contains several movements that test, without weights, your ability to move with proper technique through the full range of motion.
The Functional Muscle Test demonstrates how fitness professionals, therapists, and physicians can test their clients’ weight-training readiness and determine functional weaknesses. This is an excellent section for professional trainers to use for testing muscle performance in each exercise.
The Exercise Test presents strength-training exercises and reviews the optimal techniques for each. Then it describes and demonstrates common problems caused by weaknesses and dysfunctions in the muscles, joints, or nerves that are being trained.
Learn Proper Technique
The enclosed DVD / Online Video demonstrates proper technique for 33 weight-training exercises. You will see demonstrations of basic strength-training exercises and hear a narration that describes proper technique. You can use these techniques to improve your own training or you can use it with clients, team members, and friends.
The Corrective Training sections guide you to supplementary flexibility, isometric, and tubing exercises using the muscles worked in the strength-training exercises for each body area. PNF exercises are also included for the chest, shoulders, and upper back.
Table Of Contents
The Anatomy of Optimizing Strength
Four Types of Weight-Training Dysfunction
Causes of Weight-Training Dysfunction
Assessment of Weight-Training Function
Assessing Weight-Training Readiness
Functional Muscle Test
Treatment of Weight-Training Dysfunctions
Linking Muscles to Exercise Movement
Rotator Cuff Muscles
Lower-Back and Hip Muscles
Quadriceps Femoris Muscles
Analyzing the Risk-Benefit Ratio of Weight-Training Exercises
Risk-Benefit Coding System
Variables That Affect the Risk-Benefit Ratio
Risk-Benefit Ratio of Weight-Training Exercise Parameters
Designing Training Programs for Optimal Strength
Step 1: Weight-Training Readiness Screen
Step 2: Weight-Training Readiness Exam
Step 3: Determine Training Goals and Desired Outcomes
Step 4: Design a Functional Training Program
Step 5: Design an Optimal Training Program
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