By Michol Dalcourt

Excerpted from article on posted July 3, 2013

What is the simplest way to incorporate Loaded Movement Training into a fitness program?

1. Begin where you are. Begin adding Loaded Movement Training to your current protocols; it’s not necessary to stop anything you are currently doing. Think of this as a ‘body day’ as opposed to a ‘chest day’ or ‘arms day’.

2. Work incrementally. As with any new training element, fitness professionals should take a systematic approach to appropriately manage stressors and demands on the body. With Loaded Movement Training, begin with lighter loads, simpler movement patterns and smaller ranges of motion before progressing. As always, exercise stressors should be managed, along with all the other daily stressors that a client/athlete will encounter.

3. Take breaks. It is important to remember that, during the session, one may experience more neural fatigue as the complexity of movement may be novel and require more rest between sets.

4. Use it frequently. Because Loaded Movement Training is integrated, force and mechanical trauma will be mitigated and not localized. For this reason, more frequency in a given week can be ultimately tolerated.

As a general rule: Beginners can comfortably perform Loaded Movement Training twice a week. More experienced individuals can perform it three times a week. Seasoned clients/athletes should perform some Loaded Movement Training in every session.