An area where most weight room’s lack is accessibility and inclusion of people with exceptionalities. In addition to running a full class of PE students or weight-lifting students, the teacher struggles to provide modified workouts for the kids in the special education program. That is what I aim to provide in my Adaptive Fitness Exercise Programming CEU Course. My goal is that more parents begin to request weights class as a part of the regular school day for their children in IEP minutes–AND that the special ed cooperatives and school’s can effectively meet those requests.
For example, I love using PVC Pipes filled with beans to mimic a barbell that the students in the weight class are using. We modify the overhead press, the clean and the pull-up in this video–using the same reps as the prescribed program the rest of the group is doing. For the clients who struggle with grip, we use https://mutesportsequipment.com/ velcro grips to help.
To find out more about this programming and CEU course, please visit: https://shestrength.com/adaptive-fitness-exercise/