• Prescreening for the Personal Trainer
    We all know that exercise is a key component to health but it is inherently risky. In this article, Ed McNeely provides you with the four steps every client should complete before working out with a personal trainer.
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    Why You Should Read This Article  

    Did you know that nearly one-quarter of U.S. citizens have some form of cardiovascular disease? This increases a person’s risk of cardiovascular incident during exercise tenfold. As personal trainers, we know the importance of exercise, but we sometimes forget the inherent risks of training. 
    In this article, Ed McNeely provides you with four simple steps involved in pre-participation screening; these steps can identify clients with cardiovascular disease and may literally be the difference between life and death.

    Prescreening for the Personal Trainer
    Ed McNeely, MS
    Strength and Conditioning Journal, 30, 5, 68-69
    October 2008 

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