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What is an individualized exercise prescription?

Individualized exercise prescription is an exercise program that is tailored to your specific goals, needs, and abilities. To uncover this information a health or fitness professional will perform a detailed health screening and fitness assessment.

A comprehensive fitness assessment involves a series of measurements that help to determine your current health and fitness level. Once your baseline health and fitness level has been determined, fitness professionals can recommend the most appropriate exercises to help you obtain your goals in a safe systematic fashion.

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will super slow training make me stronger ?
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