For this assignment, explain how you plan to use the information in this course, depending on if you’re a personal trainer, health care professional, or fitness enthusiast. Your answer should be at least 250 words, and you will be graded on accurately describing the qualifications of your job title.
2. Tom is a 36 year-old businessman that likes to compete in outdoor, high-intensity fitness events every few months. Between the events, he performs workouts with a mix of strength and cardiovascular training 4-5 days per week. Tom recently went to a physical therapist because he was experiencing discomfort in both knees when he ran or performed lunges and squats. The physical therapist discovered weakness in his hips’ abductors and external rotators. The physical therapist discharged Tom and sent him to you to strengthen those muscle groups.
A. First, make a list of all the muscles that perform hip abduction and external rotation. Second, explain why you think it’s common for people to have weakness with hip abduction and external rotation.
B. Explain the benefit of placing a resistance band around Tom’s lower thighs while he performs a squat. Which hip muscles does the band activate that aren’t normally activated with a regular, bandless squat? Why is it important to have Tom perform the band squat slowly at first? Keep in mind which type of motor control you’re trying to enhance.
C. Explain how you will use the Lower Extremity Functional Scale (LEFS) with Tom. What type of information will it tell you? How do you specifically know if he’s making a positive change, based on the information the scale provides?
D. Explain how you’ll address the three components of motivation to improve your sessions with Tom. Provide a hypothetical scenario where each component becomes a factor, as well as the steps you’ll take to address each one.
E. Fill out the movement analysis form for a one-arm dumbbell row. What are the common compensations you might see, and how will you cue the client to correct each one?
F. Fill out the movement analysis form for a reverse lunge. What are the common compensations you might see, and how will you cue the client to correct each one?
G. Explain the relationship between proximal stability and distal mobility. If you determine that Tom has poor mobility of his right hamstring, which activation exercises would you use to increase his mobility without resorting to hamstring stretches?
H. Explain the compensations that can be seen during the modified Thomas Test. Then, choose one of those compensations and explain how you will correct it.
Design a one-week corrective exercise program for a friend or client. Your program must include the following:
A. Have your client fill out the Lower Extremity Functional Index and the Upper Extremity Functional Index. Summarize what the results tell you about your client (you do not need to submit the filled out forms).
B. Conduct an Upper Body Multi-Joint Movement Assessment and a Lower Body Multi-Joint Movement Assessment on your client. Summarize your findings and how these findings influenced your program design.
C. A detailed one-week corrective exercise program including specific exercises/drills/stretches, sets, and repetitions.
D. A comprehensive analysis of your program outlini