Previous surveys included a category described as “strength training.” Determined to be too broad a category, strength training was dropped in favor of the more specific free weight training. Free weights, barbells, kettlebells, dumbbells, and medicine ball classes do not just incorporate barbells into another functional class or activity. Instructors start by teaching proper form for each exercise and then progressively increase the resistance once the correct form is accomplished. New exercises are added periodically, and those begin at the form or movement level.
Do It Right Series
The Do It Right Series appears in every other issue of ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal®. The series on executing proper technique is written and demonstrated by Peter Ronai, M.S., FACSM, ACSM-CEP, ACSM-EP, EIM III, CSCS
- Do it Right: Teaching Barbell by Kyle Kercher, Brad Roy, Grey Reugamer and Peter Ronai
- Describe how to undertake an initial proficiency assessment of primary movements and utilize the information to structure an individualized program
- Implement teachable progressions for primary lifts
- Identify the key elements of implementing a safe premium strength and conditioning program at your facility for both novice and intermediate-level participants