Friday, May 6, 2011

Wrinkles in my Brain

I remember learning that the wrinkles in your brain come from long term knowledge.  Is that true?  Well, I have been adding a lot of wrinkles to my brain lately.  Studying for this Personal Trainer Certification is TOUGH!  I just finished reading Chapter 4.  I have A LOT of studying to do before that all becomes permanent knowledge, covering things like the different systems in the body {Nervous, Skeletal, Muscular, & Cariorespiratory}.  But I've learned some pretty cool stuff already! 

Part of my studying today is going to be going through these first 4 chapters and reviewing.  So I am going to list just a few noteworthy things as I go through the book.  I'd love to be able to post all my notes but {among other reasons} I'm pretty sure that would bore you to tears!   

* About 33% of adults are estimated to be obese.  16% of teens are considered overweight.
* Today people live a less active life, due to working in offices, longer work hours, more technology, and an overall lack of "need" to be active. 
* This inactive lifestyle is leading to not only weight gain but injuries.

*Every system in the kinetic chain {nervous, skeletal and muscular systems} has to work together to produce movement.  If one isn't working properly {due to injury or any other factors}, movement is hindered. 
* I need to memorize the bones in the skeletal system {oh boy}
* I also need to memorize the muscles, their origin, insertion and functions {triple oh boy}!

I feel like my brain is going to explode!  Some days it's not too bad and I feel pretty confident but then others I look at the bones I need to know and the muscles and I swear I give myself an ulcer!  Travis is the best though.  He encourages me and keeps me focused on why I am doing this.  He is going to give me a blessing too, that always helps!  I am just going to keep plugging along and do my best.  And in the end... it will all be so worth it!

PS.  I am so stinkin excited for the next chapters!  Once I get this base knowledge down I will move on to the training part!!  Next up... Assessing the client!!  I will try to post some ways for you to assess yourself!  And then it's all about Training Concepts!  AAAHHH!!  Isn't that sweet?!


The Paxton Family said...

You are awesome. Really!

P.S. did you know that Regis and Kelly are doing this thing with a guy named Dean where he's run accross America (for the last few weeks/months) and on the 10th he finally makes it to the Regis and Kelly studio. His purpose "teach kids across the country to be healthier" Thought if you didn't know, you'd like that! He's pretty awesome!

Finally, on your birthday poll, The riverboat thing would be AWESOME if you do one of the night time music ones! But I am a HUGE fan of Bennihanna's, even though I've only ever eaten there once in high school ;-)
and also, what did you come up with about the dog thing?

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