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  • Perform exercise specific assessment as well as constant monitoring and decision making: modify, adjust, allow, regress, progress, or abort
  • Get specific with the "warm up" by learning the CT version: PPFC - Progressive Preparation for Challenge
  • Learn to define the G.O.T.E - Goal of the Exercise, because progression often demands that the most appropriate exercise look nothing like the end goal
  • Identify the value and power of ownership (contractile control) as a primary determinant of progression
  • Determine the TOW (resistance-muscular response relationship) for each exercise
  • Determine the exercise specific ranges and planes of availability for each individual on each exercise and each set
  • Learn to recognize the influence of Tolerance/Stress Threshold on an individual's workout and progression
  • Learn to identify the appropriate levels of effort for the individual, whether it's associated with ounces or a thousand pounds
  • Identify a hierarchy of exercise value defined by influence on focused challenge (for improving function, output/tension production) vs. dispersed/down-regulated challenge (for the goal of body awareness and control)
  • Explore the value and accuracy of assessments like posture and how to implement it realistically
  • Distinguish between exercise for your "core" vs. exercises that simply involve your core to lesser degrees
  • Examine spinal structure influences for each exercise
  • Examine Trunk strength profiles and create appropriate resistance profiles
  • Explore perspectives on "weight loss" and why "cardio" for burning calories is not the best answer!
  • Do!
  • Teach!

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