Do your clients do their home program exercise before activity ? We warn our clients about fatigue/endurance all the time. We will build capacity and durability on skills before we hit strength parameters all the time. We like to ensure that we get a durable pattern engrained before we challenge it with more strength challenges.
*However, do not let your clients do their home program to fatigue before activity. It is ok to prime the movement patterns with corrective exercise, but just a few reps before activity. This study suggests why:
“We conclude that 20min is not enough to see full recovery of gait after exhaustive quadriceps muscle fatigue.”-Barbieri FA et al.
addendum: Keep in mind, that during exercise, say a 7 mile run, if you fatigue some critical joint stabilizers at the 5 mile mark, ……. you will begin to run a comensatory sub-motor program. You hope ! Just don;t do that too often ! How do you know ? You don’t, until you get pain from that pattern failing quite possibly !
Gait Posture. 2016 Jan;43:270-4. doi: 10.1016/j.gaitpost.2015.10.015. Epub 2015 Oct 25.Recovery of gait after quadriceps muscle fatigue.Barbieri FA1, Beretta SS2, Pereira VA3, Simieli L2, Orcioli-Silva D2, Dos Santos PC2, van Dieën JH4, Gobbi LT2.