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    Chapter 15 NASM study guide

    The different general modalities used by personal trainers and their benefits

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    • Helps with core stabilization
    • Can be used by a wide variety of clients with different goals
    • Helps with postural stability
    • Exercise technique is important

    Machines

    • Great for new clients (not as intimidating)
    • A spotter is not required
    • Great for clients with special needs
    • Can provide different intensities and weights

    Elastic bands (rubber tubing)

    • Cheap alternative to resistance training with weights
    • Different planes of motion can be used easily
    • Varying thickness, shapes and colors for different resistances
    • Can reach wide range of motions

    Medicine balls

    • Comes in different weights
    • Good for power, endurance, and muscular strength
    • Benefits with dynamic power
    • Multiple planes of motion and intensities

    Kettlebells

    • Good for balance and coordination
    • Helps with core stability
    • Helps with the grip strength
    • Exercise technique is important

    Body weight exercises

    • Uses one’s own body weight as the resistance
    • Exercise form is important
    • Additional equipment is unnecessary
    • You can train all the planes of motion

    TRX

    • Helps to regress or progress exercises for special needs clients
    • Can help intensify the activation of muscles
    • Exercise technique/form is important

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