Of Muscles and Might: The Lead-In Program
The Lead-In Program: A Must Have For Your Gym!
Lead-in programs are essential for any gym owner or trainer. They allow your clients to get into the best shape possible before they start training with weights.
If you don’t have one, then you need to get one immediately! You will not only save yourself money, but you’ll also make sure that your clients won’t suffer from overtraining syndrome (OTS).
If you’re like most people, you probably haven’t had much experience with lead-in programs. But if you’ve ever been to a gym where weightlifting equipment was provided free of charge, chances are that it’s because the owner or manager felt the need to provide some sort of incentive for people to use their facility.
These incentives usually include things such as free weights, free cardio machines, and so forth.
Unfortunately, most of the time these businesses do not have a lead-in program in place to help protect their clients from overuse injuries. If they did, most of their members wouldn’t experience arm and shoulder problems, back pain, knee pain, and other common ailments.
Why do so many people get OTS?
Sources & references used in this article:
Levels of lead in the United States food supply by CF Jelinek – Journal of the Association of Official Analytical …, 1982 – academic.oup.com
Incidence and public health risk assessment of toxic metal residues (cadmium and lead) in Egyptian cattle and sheep meats by WS Darwish, MA Hussein, KI El-Desoky… – International Food …, 2015 – search.proquest.com
Exposure to lead in firing ranges by A Fischbein, C Rice, L Sarkozi, SH Kon, M Petrocci… – JAMA, 1979 – jamanetwork.com
Cloud point extraction for the determination of cadmium and lead in biological samples by graphite furnace atomic absorption spectrometry by TA Maranhão, DLG Borges, MAMS da Veiga… – … Acta Part B: Atomic …, 2005 – Elsevier
Homogeneity studies in reference materials with Zeeman solid sampling GFAAS by C Mohl, KH Grobecker, M Stoeppler – Fresenius’ Zeitschrift für analytische …, 1987 – Springer
Lead poisoning in cattle—transfer of lead to milk by A Oskarsson, L Jorhem, J Sundberg, NG Nilsson… – Science of the Total …, 1992 – Elsevier
Tissue Levels of Lead in Experimentally Exposed Zebra Finches (Taeniopygia guttata) with Particular Attention on the Use of Feathers as Biomonitors by T Dauwe, L Bervoets, R Blust, M Eens – Archives of Environmental …, 2002 – Springer
Feasibility of using direct determination of cadmium and lead in fresh meat by electrothermal atomic absorption spectrometry for screening purposes by ICF Damin, MM Silva, MGR Vale, B Welz – Spectrochimica Acta Part B …, 2007 – Elsevier
Changes in muscle morphology, electromyographic activity, and force production characteristics during progressive strength training in young and older men by K Häkkinen, RU Newton, SE Gordon… – The Journals of …, 1998 – academic.oup.com