OptimalBody Training PROGRAM

The Experts Behind the Study

David Lyons, BS, CPT

  • National Fitness Hall of Fame Inductee
  • Creator and Owner of OptimalBody Personal Fitness
  • Founder of MS Fitness Challenge
  • MedFit Advisory Board Member and Program Author (Multiple Sclerosis Fitness Specialist)
CAROLANN

CarolAnn, MS, NCPT, CPT, CN

  • Master Trainer/Lead Instructor: Club Pilates
  • Education Director: FiTOUR
  • ProTrainer: Barre Above
  • MedFit: Advisory Board Member and Program Author (Multiple Sclerosis Fitness Specialist)

                                               FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS TO GET STARTED


  1. Watch the ASSESSMENT video and document your initial assessment of your strength and mobility.
  2. Watch the 4 informational videos BEFORE you begin the program. *INTRO *HOW TO USE THE PROGRAM *HOW TO DO DOOR ANCHORED EXERCISES *MOBILITY ISSUES
  3. The program is broken down into 3 individual training methods by following Day 1, Day 2, and Day 3 of each method with no rest days in between. This is a 3-day cycle of exercises covering all body parts within 3 days. 
  4. After each training method you will take a 1 day rest period. To stick to the program and the 3-day cycle, do NOT take more than 1 day of rest between the cycles.
  5. You follow each training method for 10 cycles.
  6. There are no specific core (ab) exercises to perform. Tighten your core while performing each movement, and keep your torso erect. By ensuring your core is engaged during each exercise, you will be developing/strengthening the abdominal area.  
  7. Start with Training Method #1, Contraction Training.
  8. After you complete the 10 cycles of Contraction Training, you will do another assessment by following the exact instructions as the first assessment. Document your results.
  9. Start Training Method #2, 1 & 1/2 Repetition Training, and complete 10 cycles.
  10. After completion, do another assessment and document the results.
  11. Start the final training method, Training Method #3 – Stretch Training, and complete 10 cycles.
  12. After completion, do a final assessment and document the results. 
  13. You are now finished with the program.

Assessment

Intro

How to Use The Program

How to do door Anchored Exercises

Mobility Issues

Start the Program

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TRAINING METHOD #1

Contraction Training

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Training Method #2

1 & 1/2 Repetition Training

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Training Method #3

Stretch Training