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Personal Training Post-Bariatric Surgery Patients: The Surgery Basics and Exercise Benefits

Sorace, Paul MS, ACSM RCEP, CSCS*D1; LaFontaine, Tom PhD, ACSM RCEP, CSCS, NSCA-CPT2,3

Strength & Conditioning Journal: June 2010 - Volume 32 - Issue 3 - pp 97-100
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0b013e3181d81c3b
Column: Special Populations

BARIATRIC SURGERIES ARE VERY COMMON IN THE PRESENT DAY. DESPITE THE SIGNIFICANT WEIGHT LOSS THAT CAN RESULT FROM THESE PROCEDURES, REGULAR EXERCISE AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY ARE CRITICAL FOR LONG-TERM WEIGHT LOSS AND PREVENTION OF WEIGHT REGAIN.

1Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack, New Jersey; 2Optimus: The Center for Health, Columbia, Missouri; and 3PREVENT Consulting Services, LLC, Columbia, Missouri

Paul Sorace is a clinical exercise physiologist at Hackensack University Medical Center and an instructor for the American Academy of Personal Training.

Tom LaFontaine is director of Optimus: The Center for Health in Columbia and owner of a personal health consulting business, PREVENT Consulting Services, LLC.

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