You have heard of this term right?
A supplement is pharmaceutical grade when it is 99% or more pure, without fillers, excipients, dyes, or unknown substances (reference: http://www.healingedge.net/store/article_supplement_facts.html )
In the business of supplements, it also is an indicator of quality and value, and drives prices up of the supplements.
How can we make sure our exercise program design is the same grade of quality?
The answers lie twofold:
Too many times, I see trainers and programmers use the latest fad to design programs to keep things fresh.
However, the science behind the prescription is not always sound.
What is the science that supports your prescribed program?
Sell the science to your audience and you have differentiated from the others!
Here is an example: HIIT is a fitness trend for 2016 (see them here: http://bit.ly/1KM7JFE) and has been for the last many years. We read and see training sessions following all kinds of different protocol.
What protocol yields what results? what is safe ?
Sprint8 is a good program with 30 years of science behind it. The protocol is critical to naturally release human growth hormone, and get all the benefits from them. google “sprint8” to get more info.
Those over 55 don’t train the same way those under 35 do, or should not anyway. So the science behind your program designed is critical for them to have a positive experience and want to come back.
The above example applies to this as well and can be adapted to all age groups and fitness levels.
To make something pharmaceutical grade, we need to avoid the fillers, and anything that is not pure. Those who offer this, market it and sell it are able to charge more than those who don’t!