How to fix your clients' knee pain
Plus: tips for group fitness instructors on how to get better every day
Happy Monday, Foamrollers! Welcome to your weekly dose of professional & personal inspiration. Our weekly roundup of the freshest fitness content helps you build your business & serve your clients better.
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The Prehab Guys bring us insights into what can cause knee pain when using the stairs after an injury—you’ll want to read this if you have clients with joint complaints. The gist: Targeted exercises, like front-foot-elevated split squats, can help clients rehab knees to regain full functionality.
After being cancelled due to COVID in 2020, this three-day officially-sanctioned competition is back. Forty athletes—20 male and 20 female—will compete for cash prizes in Dubai, UAE.. The gist: If you’re a CrossFitter who wants to check out the action, bookmarket the Dubai Championship’s YouTube channel, which will stream the festivities.
The latest data show many cancers cases in US adults, including 11% of kidney cancers and 6.5% of female breast cancers, are attributable to physical inactivity. The gist: Most people could benefit from more exercise! Why not share this info with your heath-conscious clients to encourage them to add an extra weekly workout?
If you’re a group fitness instructor, continuous critical self-assessment is key to getting better at your discipline. The gist: Combine nonverbal cues from participants with feedback you solicit before and after class. Or ask another instructor to observe your class, even capture it on video, so you can critically examine your weak spots—and fix them.
A recent study demonstrated that moderate and strenuous exercise alleviate symptoms of anxiety, even when the disorder is chronic. The gist: The higher the intensity at which these study participants exercised, the more their symptoms improved. So, encourage clients struggling with anxiety to hit at least 75% of their max heart rate.
That’s it for now, Foamrollers. Have a fantastic week! Wishing you focus and success all week long; we’ll see you next Monday.
— Your friends at The Foamroll