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Posts tagged "ACE IFT Model" within Fitnovatives Blog

Shifting Is the New Lifting

By Jonathan Ross on Friday, March 23, 2012


Most lifting programs are incomplete. And it’s because they are just that — lifting programs. Most weightlifting exercises involve lifting, directly opposing gravity. But in life, we lift, shift, and twist things we hold, even if it’s just ourselves. We move through gravity and so, have to deal with momentum. If you add some shifting and twisting, your “lifting” program can now provide a more complete movement experience. See some examples.




Applying the ACE IFT Model to Popular Workout Trends (Part 2 of 3 — P90X and Crossfit)

By Pete McCall on Friday, March 02, 2012


In part 1, I discussed how the first two faces of the ACE IFT™ model — Stability and Mobility, and Movement — related to yoga. This time, we’ll take a look at P90X and Crossfit, and how the Load and Performance phases of the ACE IFT Model are related to the popular workout trends.




Applying the ACE IFT Model to Popular Workout Trends (Part 1 of 3 — Yoga)

By Pete McCall on Friday, February 03, 2012


As fitness professionals, it’s inevitable that people ask for our opinions about popular exercise programs — ranging from programs featured in the most recent late-night infomercials to the centuries-old practice of yoga. Answering these questions by applying the ACE IFT Model to these trends will help market your skills as a personal trainer.




Will You Still Be Training New Year’s Clients After Valentine’s Day?

By Michael Mantell on Friday, January 27, 2012


Since fewer than two in 10 Americans get the recommended levels of exercise, and more than 25% of U.S. adults do not devote any time to physical activity, there was likely a sudden rush of new members and former recommitted clients at your gym at this new year. Many of these new gym-goers are probably also leaping into levels of exercise intensity that may have a negative impact on adherence. Learn how to ensure you'll be training new and recommitted clients through Valentine's Day.