Why your program is YOUR program

Not all exercises are for everyone Not all programs are for everybody

If you train with me you might wonder why you do something and your partner or another client does or does not

it’s all about risk versus reward

Risk vs. Reward Checklist

Here are a few questions I keep in mind when generally evaluating the risk and reward factor:

  • Is the exercise critical to helping them achieve their goal?

  • If yes, is the exercise likely to cause the client acute pain?

  • If yes, regress or change the movement pattern.

  • If no, does the client have existing pathologies that make the area vulnerable to reinjury with this exercise?

  • If yes, are there suitable alternatives that are safer and provide less risk?

  • If yes, do they have a mastery of the activation and movement pattern?

  • If no, regress or change the movement pattern.

  • If yes, can they perform the exercise without compensation up or down the kinetic chain?

  • If no, regress or change the movement pattern.

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