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strength-programming-for-older-adults

Strength Programming for Older Adults

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  • Provider: ACE - American Council On Exercise
  • Credits: ACE 0.2 CECs , ACSM 2.0 CECs
  • Course Type: Self-Paced / Home Study
  • Course Contains: Online Content Online Quiz
  • American Council on Exercise American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

Adults over 50 who lead sedentary lifestyles can lose up to a ¼ pound of muscle mass every year, making them more susceptible to chronic diseases such as osteoporosis. Learn to implement safe and effective programs for seniors trying to build muscle and increase strength. Explore training rationale, general principles and recommendations, and teaching guidelines to help men and women get stronger within 10 to 15 weeks of training.

 

You will learn:

  • Three fitness-, health- and research-based benefits senior strength-training clients will experience within 10 to 15 weeks of training
  • Basic senior strength-training protocol regarding exercises, sets, repetitions, resistance, progression, range, speed and frequency
  • Instructional techniques proven to be successful for senior strength training
  • Key training modifications for seniors with common medical conditions
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