Protocols, Parameters, and Progressions

1. Locate an exercise program for analysis – Not a NASM program. Something someone has labeled as being the best program ever!

For example: a video series, a personal program you developed before you enrolled in this course, a military program for conditioning, a Les Mills body pump workout, a Cross Fit workout, a Body Building Magazine Program (we have access to Muscle and Fitness Magazine in our library), a Yoga program, a walking program… anything that is designed to “get you in the best shape of your life”.

You cannot review the same program as anyone else in the course. Choose your program early.

2. What (if any) are the program’s

Stated goals
Cardiorespiratory training protocols including acute variables.
SMR and Flexibility protocols including acute variables.
Core and Balance protocols including acute variables.
Reactive protocols including acute variables.
Speed, Agility, and Quickness (SAQ) protocols including acute variables.
Do they offer/suggest Parameters?
Do they offer/suggest Progressions?

3. Do the suggested variables, protocols, parameters, and/or progressions match the ACMS’s guidelines for training? ( See Attached document: Quantity and Quality of Exercise for Developing and Maintaining Cardiorespiratory, Musculoskeletal, and Neuromotor Fitness in Apparently Healthy Adults: Guidance for Prescribing Exercise. PDF Table 2 p. 1336-1337) The ACSM is the “bible” of acute variables of training.

4. How would you “fix” the program to make it resemble an NASM style OPT Integrated Training Program?

Support your train of thought with scientific rationale and appropriate references.