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Personal Training Post-Bariatric Surgery Patients: Exercise Recommendations

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

Strength & Conditioning Journal: June 2010 - Volume 32 - Issue 3 - pp 101-104
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0b013e3181cc2860
Column: One on One

PERSONAL TRAINING FOR POSTBARIATRIC SURGERY PATIENTS REQUIRES SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS AND EXERCISE PROGRAM MODIFICATIONS. THIS COLUMN DISCUSSES GENERAL EXERCISE TESTING AND TRAINING RECOMMENDATIONS TO PROMOTE SAFE AND EFFECTIVE EXERCISE FOR POST-BARIATRIC SURGERY PATIENTS.

1Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack, New Jersey; and 2Optimus: The Center for Health, Owner, PREVENT 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.

© 2010 National Strength and Conditioning Association