Feb 25, 2013

Coach Eck's Training Session 2/25/13

by Chris Ecklund, MA, CSCS, USAW

Quick Thoughts:

  1. My Core work is pathetic right now.  All I've been getting in is the little I do during my "Activation/Corrective" section of my program.  Core work and Energy System Development are my 2 least favorite things to do.  Need to figure out some easy ways to force myself to get those done.
  2. Did get my ESD work in today.  Actually, I didn't get my power work in either.  The equipment was too busy at UCSB to do what I normally do, so I couldn't.  I was hoping to get both of these in when I got to Prevail, but alas it is 8:58pm and I'm just finishing my work.  Oops.
  3. Felt really good today, actually.  I was surprised as I thought I might be a little sore or feel beat up from our soccer game last Friday night (I haven't played in about 1 1/2 years).  But that was not the case.  That was a welcome surprise.
  4. Note in complex 3 I did not label any recovery.  Don't let that fool you.  Those pieces of equipment were on opposite ends of the room, so although I was not sitting around resting, I was walking between equipment and setting up weights, etc.  There was time between each exercise.


cougars2 said...

Hi Chris,
I met you a couple of years ago at an ACSI convention. I'm in need of some advice from someone who knows and understands fitness better than anybody I know. I was wondering if ISSA cert. is a quality PT cert. to get started in fitness training.

- Oscar

Chris Ecklund, MA, CSCS said...

Oscar. Hello again. It's decent. It is what I generally recommend as a basic certification. Personally, I tend to gravitate toward NASM or NSCA when speaking to new or young trainers getting into the industry. They are both well reputable. NASM teaches much more movement/motor learning and corrective strategies as well which has become a big topic in the industry over the past 5-10 years. Feel free to email me directly with any other questions: chris@prevailconditioning.com