DPT-500- Exercise Library: Overview

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In the following section, you will find some basic exercises that we have deemed safe and effective for building and improving fitness in a client regardless of their main goals.

They are split into the following components:

  • Cardiovascular Equipment & Exercises
  • Resistance Machines & Exercises
  • Free Weights & Exercises
  • Body Weight Exercises
  • Basic Stretches
  • Warm Up Sequence
  • Cool Down Sequence
  • Additional / Advanced Exercises

In this section, we introduce the use of Instructional Acronyms:

  • IDEA
  • NAMSET
  • NASTY

IDEA

Best utilised for Cardiovascular machines. The acronym is defined as follows:

IntroduceIntroduce the Exercise / Equipment.
DemonstrateShow the client how to perform said exercise without talking. Necessary for visual learners.
ExplainExplain with clear & concise teaching points how to perform the exercise
ActiveAsk the client to try it and get them active.

NAMSET

Beginners to resistance training are often unfamiliar with resistance exercise machines and free weights. This is a basic method that gives the instructor the ability to provide a consistent and logical introduction to resistance exercises. It also allows the trainee to more easily understand an exercise’s purpose and technique.

NAMSIT is used by some training courses in place of NAMSET, but the two are essentially the same. I recommend using whichever acronym makes the most sense for you or whichever one your course uses. The acronym is defined as follows:

NameName the Exercise / Equipment.
AreaThe instructor then points out the area(s) of the body that the exercise will work.
Muscle UsedThe instructor provides more detail and explains which muscles will be used and points them out to a client
Silent DemonstrationThe instructor now demonstrates the exercise silently so that the client can see how the exercise is done. Necessary for visual learners.
Explain / InstructExplain the key aspects of the exercise
Teachguides the client through the exercise as they attempt it themselves

NASTY

This is probably the easiest to remember given the comedic effect of the word. It’s perfect for CV, Resistance, Functional, Core exercises. NASTY stands for:

NameName the Exercise / Equipment.
AssociationThis is an association to the muscle(s) being worked, the movement pattern it belongs to or the energy system taken up.
Silent DemonstrationThe instructor now demonstrates the exercise silently so that the client can see how the exercise is done. Necessary for visual learners.
Teaching PointsExplain the key aspects of the exercise
“You have a try”guides the client through the exercise as they attempt it themselves

Please be aware, the following lessons are mainly images and text. We’re in the process of filming our exercise library.

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