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Programming with Purpose – Variations

As fitness professionals, we have just seconds to figure out what our clients are able to do and the options they may need. You never know who is going to show up or what state they are going to be in. The golden rule to being a successful fitpro is you HAVE to be able to adapt at a moment’s notice and be able to offer different variations.

We need to program progressions in order to get fitter. Progression is not just about volume and load. Adding more sets, weight, and reps isn’t always the answer. When you are designing programs that involve strength or bodyweight exercises you have a whole host of opportunities. By understanding how to vary the factors of an exercise, you will be able to make sure your clients can keep moving. And by giving them options, they can choose the level that is right for them and keep them coming back.

If you cannot meet the needs of your clients, they WILL leave, because not everyone can do what we are asking of them.

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