ABLE Bodies Balance Training

ISBN-10: 0736064680
ISBN-13: 9780736064682
Edition: 2008
Authors: Sue Scott
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Description: "ABLE Bodies Balance Training offers an activity-based program to improve balance and mobility for both fit and frail older adults. This practical instructor's guide provides more than 130 balance and mobility exercises that consider flexibility  More...

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Book details

List price: $59.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date: 9/3/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.838
Language: English

"ABLE Bodies Balance Training offers an activity-based program to improve balance and mobility for both fit and frail older adults. This practical instructor's guide provides more than 130 balance and mobility exercises that consider flexibility strength, and cardiorespiratory endurance. These exercises enhance older adults' abilities to maintain balance in completing their everyday tasks."--BOOK JACKET.

All About ABLE Bodies Balance Training
Components of ABLE Bodies Training
There's more to balance training than just balance!
This chapter outlines the five components that make up an ABLE bodies training program: flexibility, posture and core stability, strength for a purpose, balance and mobility, and cardiorespiratory endurance
Setting Up ABLE Bodies Training Sessions
You know the components, but how do you combine them to create a solid training program?
This chapter explains how to set up classes, how to select and progress activities, and how to be a more effective instructor
Ensuring Safety in ABLE Bodies Training
No matter how well you set up your training sessions, they aren't any good without the proper safety guidelines in place
This chapter outlines how to create plans and establish rules, ensure the mental and physical well-being of your participants, and prepare for emergencies.
ABLE Bodies Balance Training Activities
Flexibility
Flexibility offers a greater range of motion, and that is key in older adults
In this chapter, you'll find flexibility activities that can be done while seated or standing, as well as conceptual activities
Posture and Core Stability
A strong core is key to good posture and overall balance
This chapter offers activities specific to both posture and core stability, as well as activities that progressively increase strength in these two areas
Strength for a Purpose
Overall strength is a goal, but there are also specific areas that need more attention in older populations
In this chapter, you'll find lots of strength activities for the legs, back, chest, and triceps
Balance and Mobility
If you want activities that focus on balance, then this chapter is for you!
Activities in this chapter focus on gait, activities of daily living, vision, and motor coordination
You'll also find games that target all areas
Cardiorespiratory Endurance
Adding cardiorespiratory elements to balance training is easy!
This chapter offers lots of ideas for setting up sessions dedicated to cardiorespiratory endurance or adding cardiorespiratory endurance activities to your balance classes
Sample Balance Training Sessions
Template for ABLE Bodies Balance Training Sessions
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