Programming for Special Populations – A Practical Case Study

by Sam Rothschild, CSCS
Personal Training Quarterly February 2021
Vol 7, Issue 4

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This article reviews the recommended exercise prescription the author uses when training special populations.

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This article originally appeared in Personal Training Quarterly (PTQ)—a quarterly publication for NSCA Members designed specifically for the personal trainer. Discover easy-to-read, research-based articles that take your training knowledge further with Nutrition, Programming, and Personal Business Development columns in each quarterly, electronic issue. Read more articles from PTQ »

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Sam Rothschild owns The Viking Lab Inc., in Concord, CA, a private personal training facility. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology fr ...

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