Do I have to be in shape to do this?

Do I have to be in shape to do this?

No, anyone can do this and benefit! PreTrain Fundamentals target the commonly weak and tight areas of the body that lead to injury. For people just beginning an exercise program, it provides a strong foundation from the ground up. For those who are already in a workout program, PreTrain Fundamentals complements your training by “filling in the gaps” of stability, flexibility and strength.

Is it safe?

Is it safe?

Yes, PreTrain exercises were researched and developed with both safety and effectiveness in mind, designed for all ages. Any exercise program should be evaluated for your individual fitness by your doctor, physical therapist, or chiropractor. As always, it is important to listen to your body when performing each exercise and to stop if you feel any pain.

I’m already a good athlete, do I have to start at the beginning?

I’m already a good athlete, do I have to start at the beginning?

To get the maximum benefit, yes. In our experience, when athletes get injured it’s because they have failed to maintain the basic fitness values of strength, stability, and flexibility. It is easy to get caught up in a marathon, IronMan, or boot camp training program and neglect the fundamentals of movement. Preventing injury is about maintenance, and maintenance is about regular focus on the details of movement. In many ways, Module 1 is actually the most effective, and the most important, for experienced athletes because it provides comprehensive training in these fundamentals that can get lost in the excitement of competition.

Is it Hard?

Is It Hard?

We wouldn’t say hard, but challenging. PreTrain Fundamentals provides step-by-step instruction as you progress from floor exercises to a high-intensity, short duration workout. If performed correctly, each exercise is challenging in its own way, and it should be. We are targeting the weakest areas of your body and asking them to work in a new and powerful way.

Do I have to be a certain age?

Do I have to be a certain age?

Nope. The more mileage on the body, the more your body has adapted to life, and the more specific accommodations you may need. Adaptations, in the form of injury, trauma, or repetitive use, require a trained eye to provide appropriate feedback and recommendations. Checking with your doctor, physical therapist, or chiropractor is appropriate for all ages to make sure this is the right program for you.

How often do I do these exercises?

How often do I do these exercises?

Each 20-25 minute session should be performed four days per week. Sessions can be performed alone, or coupled with an existing program. For example, a marathon training schedule that includes a 5 mile run on one day can be coupled with a 20 minute PreTrain Fundamentals session. The complete day then includes both the necessary training for the marathon as well as the injury prevention of PreTrain.

How long until I see results?

How long until I see results?

It can be difficult to measure something that doesn’t happen: how do you measure an injury that doesn’t happen? But, if we measure strength, stability, and flexibility improvements to overall fitness, results can be seen within the first week. Our PreTrainers reported feeling stronger, standing taller, running faster, and lifting more weights within the first few weeks. Results are individual and should measured by your own standard. So what’s your goal? What do you want your results to look like? These are important questions that deserve thoughtful consideration before you start.

How long is each session?

How long is each session?

Each session is specifically designed for a busy life and is less than 25 minutes. It can be used in conjunction with an existing exercise program to complete a daily fitness routine.

Should I consult my primary care doctor before I start?

Should I consult my primary care doctor before I start?

That’s always a good idea. As a clinician, I believe there is no substitute for a face-to-face conversation and full evaluation. Like having your car tuned up and your mechanic tells you everything that’s wrong. Afterwards, you have all the information to make appropriate choices. Primary care physicians are a trusted starting point for many people. Physical therapists and chiropractors are also well qualified to provide insight and recommendations for your fitness routine.

What is it like?

What is it like?

PreTrain Fundamentals has a rehabilitation feel to the sessions. It focuses on repetitiveness to perfect movements and train the body to move better. In rehabilitation, practice DOES make perfect!

What happens after I complete the modules?

What happens after I complete the modules?

First of all, congratulations! Take a minute to feel the joy – Wahoo! Second, you now have a series of exercises that serve as maintenance programs to maintain your higher level of fitness and greater ease of movement. Level 2 of each Module can be combined to create a 45 minute comprehensive program that, if completed once a week, will serve to maintain and continuously build your strength, flexibility, and stability.

How many modules are there?

How many modules are there?

Three, each building on the skills you learned in the previous one. Each exercise and the sequence has a particular purpose, clearly explained, as you understand its focus.

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