How to transition from Clinical Exercise to Strength and Fitness at MD Health.

You may have noticed (especially some of our long-term clients) that you have progressed in your program and your injury is no longer a limiting factor in your activity level.

So where do we go from here? The good news is that we can now take your training to the next level by taking the transition from Clinical Exercise to Strength and Fitness!

Practitioners at MD Health are now slowly introducing our Total Strength and Fitness Program. This program will now focus more on any new aligned health and fitness goals, keeping in mind any other muscle and joint issues, to ensure that your program remains safe.

 

This program entails the new added following aspects;

 

  • More classic strength and condition exercises (such as rack pulls/dead lifts and bench press) to really take your functional strength to the next level. This will help in further improving your strength and improving your muscle mass.  This is a major step in helping manage our weight and improving your bone density.  Generally, we divide the program between upper body and lower body segments between each session. This will ensure we keep track of your volumes and intensities over the weeks.
  • Providing even closer attention to you during your sessions. We may recommend bringing you down to a smaller group class that will allow us to provide the attention you need during these sessions. This will ensure focus on your needs and goals to ensure you get the best results and the most out of your training.
  • Modification in diet. As we know, to achieve better outcomes for improved weight loss/tone, diet and exercise work hand in hand. We will discuss the best ways you can alter your diet, in a sustained, lifelong way to achieve great long term eating and health benefits
  • Adding specific cardio and fitness training. Again, this will be tailored to your needs, which can be focused towards helping you achieve your fitness or weight management goals

 

As always, your program will be tailored to you specifically, focusing on achieving your desired goals, in a realistic and safe way.  Our practitioners will assist in reviewing you goals and perform assessment on a regular basis to ensure that you are always progressing and achieving your desired outcome. For further information, please feel free to ask any of our practitioners to ensure this is a suitable program for you.

 

Written by Andrea Matias Accredited Exercise Physiologist

 

Want to know more?

If you want more information on transitioning from Clinical Exercise to Strength and Fitness or would like to book for a FREE full body assessment with one of our Physiotherapists or Exercise Physiologists, call us on 9857 0644 or email us at admin@mdhealth.com.au

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