PFT Certification Course, Los Angeles, California, December, 2015
Because of the possible interactions between an activity’s frequency, intensity and time, the process of choosing training variables and designing an exercise ssession (and program) can be very overwhelming, even for the most experienced coaches. This modules introduces a 4-step process that can be used by any exercise professional to create a training stimulus that is suitable for their client.
The 4-step Process
- Identify the primary objective. What is the one variable that is most important to achieving the intended adaptation (i.e. tempo, reps or work)?
- Choose the two variables from above not selected as the primary training objective (i.e. tempo, reps or work).
- Choose the number of sets and identify the rest period.
- Identify the relative load that will allow each of the aforementioned recommendations to be achieved.