Feb 18, 2020
Gaining muscle, losing weight, adding definition, burning fat, getting injured. What? One of these is not like the others, yet all can be outcomes of an exercise program. You work out because you want to make changes to your body; NO ONE wants to get injured but that is exactly what happens if exercise is done incorrectly or if an exercise program is not designed for your specific needs.
Designing exercise programs is a combination of science and art; a good coach has to know the science of how the body adapts to exercise along with the art of selecting exercises that are fun, effective and, most importantly, greatly reduce the risk of injury both during exercise as well as when you go outside of the gym to participate in your favorite activities.
Dr. John Rusin is a physical therapist and strength coach who has created the Pain Free Performance Specialist education program for fitness professionals. Dr. Rusin develops conditioning programs for professional athletes in many sports, travels the world to teach fitness professionals how to design exercise programs and is now visiting the All About Fitness podcast to share insights with you on how you can get the most out of your workouts while greatly reducing the risk of injury.
On this episode John shares a unique story about how he got started on his fitness journey, what motivated him to become a performance coach and provides some strength training tips that you can use right away in your own workouts. If you love lifting heavy stuff and want to continue working hard no matter how old you become, then this episode of All About Fitness is for you!
To see AWESOME exercises that you should be doing, follow @DrJohnRusin on Instagram - that's how I first learned about him, his content is great and definitely worth your time. Note - you can also find a ton of his content on his YouTube channel
To learn how you can design your own exercise programs, pick up a copy of Smarter Workouts: The Science of Exercise Made Simple - it teaches you how exercises changes your body and provides you with 21 workouts that can help you get the results you want.
To see exercises that you should be doing to slow down the aging process, follow @PeteMcCall_fitness on Instagram
To learn workouts that you can do in the gym, follow the All About Fitness Podcast channel on YouTube