Exercise Prescription Library Image Dump

Happy 2020 everyone! I wanted to share a brief update about the BPM Rx physical therapy home exercise software. It turns out that when I made the transition to the new platform last Fall, I failed to add a sizable chunk of images into the system.

This came to my attention while working with a Chinese publisher to print the Mad Skills Exercise Encyclopedia. Bringing Mad Skills to the Chinese market is exciting news, but I’ll spare you the details. The publisher requested individual files for each image in the book, which led to a bit of a wild goose chase. Long story short, I had to go through BPM Rx’s image library, file-by file. It turns out that I was missing almost 70 images from the database. That’s not a huge number, but it also isn’t something I should have overlooked so easily.

What images were missing? Here is a quick overview of the exercise omissions:

  • Barbell calf raises, incline presses, straight-arm overhead raises, and Zercher lunges
  • Dumbbell double arm bent-over rows, diagonal PNF shoulder raises, shot put presses, and skull crushers
  • Kettlebell good mornings, twisting crunches, upright rows, and bottoms-up squats
  • Parallette straddle L and V sits
  • High bar tuck front and back levers, hanging trunk twists and windshield wipers
  • Yoga half bow and extended bridge poses
  • Warm-up kangaroo crawls, donkey kicks, knee bends, commando jacks, and single leg mountain climbers
  • Bodyweight strength Cossack squats, the handstand, floor L-sits, outrigger push-ups, T push-ups, and pseudo planch push-ups
  • Core strengthening with teaser V-ups, semi-reclined side crunches, and knees to elbows

All in, there are now 68 new exercise illustrations in the database. A handful of these are repeats of existing images, in order to provide a more precise or accurate image. Some of the do-overs include chin-ups, pull-ups, dips, bench press, and barbell thrusters.

The goal of BPM Rx is excellence in exercise prescription. You want to be able to put out the best exercise handout possible. If I’m not happy with an image, then the chances are high that you won’t be happy with it either. I left the older images in there for your comparison, and also to account for any use cases that I hadn’t considered.

Thus, with the new image dump, the exercise prescription software image library is now over 1400 illustrations strong. Cue the fireworks!

As always, if you don’t see a crucial image that you need to use, PLEASE let me know. I will add it to my to-do list. At present, I am planning on shooting around another 40 images to add. In review of the database, I realized that there aren’t currently any ankle weight exercises in there. Those would probably be super useful for your post-op rehab and geriatric clientele. There are also some banded exercises like monster walks and hip thrusts that would probably be useful. More balance exercises for your seniors in physical therapy would be nice to have as well. A new user also let me know that some TRX-type suspension trainer movements would be cool to use too.

The whole process from finding a model, setting up the photo shoot, and then sending the images for illustration takes about 6-8 weeks. I’ll try to let you know as more images are added. I apologize for my oversight in missing this last image dump.

I can’t state it enough: I need to know what pictures you think are missing. Definitely drop me a line via the comment portal. I would love to hear from you!