Addressing ADHD Within a Program

by Kelvin N. King Jr
Personal Training Quarterly October 2015
Vol 3, Issue 4

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A problem facing personal trainers is the lack of awareness needed to work with clients who suffer from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). This article aims to bring awareness of the symptoms of ADHD to personal trainers, discuss how they potentially affect training of various clients, and present programing considerations for training clients with ADHD.

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Kelvin King Jr. is a high school strength and conditioning coach, strength and conditioning consultant and is the owner of Creative Athletic Movements...

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