Within each edition of Fitpro Network, the magazine for personal trainers, they ask an expert to answer a training-related query, and in the April/May 2012 edition they examined training a client with COPD.
We thought we’d share the question and answer with you.
Q: A new client has chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). What do I need to be aware of when training them and how much impact can exercise have on their condition?
A: According to the NHS, COPD is the name for a collection of lung diseases including chronic bronhistis, emphysema and chronic obstructive airways...