INSULIN RESISTANCE (IR) POSES MANY CHALLENGES TO EXERCISE PROGRAMMING. EXERCISE PROFESSIONALS NEED TO BE KNOWLEDGEABLE OF THE COMPLICATIONS THAT IR PRESENTS AND STRATEGIES FOR EFFECTIVE EXERCISE PROGRAMMING. INSULIN RESISTANCE IS OFTEN ACCOMPANIED BY MANY COMORBIDITIES, WHICH MUST BE ADDRESSED. THIS COLUMN DISCUSSES APPROPRIATE EXERCISE INTERVENTIONS AND PRECAUTIONS FOR PERSONS WITH IR.
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1Department of Kinesiology, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina; and 2Optimus: The Center for Health, Columbia, Missouri
Lance Bollinger is pursuing a PhD in Bioenergetics and Exercise Science at East Carolina University.
Tom LaFontaine manages PREVENT Consulting Services and Optimus: The Center for Health and is an adjunct professor at the University of Missouri.