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Fitness Active Total-body Circuit Featuring the Plyometric Box

Total-body Circuit Featuring the Plyometric Box

The plyobox offers endless possibilities for varying your workouts while building explosive power and strength. This total-body plyobox workout, which puts the versatility of the plyobox on display, is a great option for those days when time is limited.

Test Taking Strategies and Preparation Active Set Yourself Up for Success with these Test-taking Strategies

Set Yourself Up for Success with these Test-taking Strategies

Taking an ACE certification exam (or any exam for that matter) can be unnerving and overwhelming. Being informed on your test format, as well as establishing a test-taking strategy, can help create a more successful test-taking experience.

Program Design, Implementation and Modification Active Working with Special Populations

Working with Special Populations

As a fitness professional, you will likely encounter clients requiring special considerations for their exercise programs. From heart disease to pregnancy, a wide range of conditions and health concerns must be addressed before you conduct assessments or design your clients’ programs. As you study Chapter 14: Special Populations, here are some of the most important areas to pay attention to, particularly when it comes to exercise program design.

Exercise Science Active Muscles in Motion

Muscles in Motion

To design safe and effective exercise programs for your clients, you must have a good working knowledge of how muscles move and contract. Here is a great primer on the various actions that muscles perform, along with the roles and responsibilities muscles take on when they move various parts of the body, particularly during exercise.

Professional Behaviors Active Legal Responsibility

Legal Responsibility

Do you understand what your legal responsibilities entail as a fitness professional? Do you understand what types of insurance you need to protect yourself in the event of a lawsuit? Not only do you need to know this information for the ACE exam, but it is especially important for your work as a fitness professionals. Learn about established standard of care and the different types of insurance that can help keep you protected if a client gets hurt.

Program Design, Implementation and Modification Active Practical Application of the ACE IFT Model—Phase 1: Stability and Mobility Training

Practical Application of the ACE IFT Model—Phase 1: Stability and Mobility Training

The ACE Integrated Fitness Training (ACE IFT) Model is an incredibly useful tool for designing safe and effective exercise programs for your clients. This new blog series explains the purpose of the ACE IFT Model as well as its phases and training components, which will help you design individualized programs to meet the varying needs of your clients. In part 2, we cover Phase 1 of the ACE IFT Model: Stability and Mobility Training.

Fitness Active Lower-body Exercises for Dynamic Balance

Lower-body Exercises for Dynamic Balance

Dynamic balance is defined as the ability to move the body outside of its base of support or the act of maintaining postural control while moving, and should be a consistent part of exercise programming. Try adding the following variations of dynamic balance exercises to your clients’ programs.

Exercise Science Active Axis of Rotation

Axis of Rotation

If you’re having trouble understanding the concept of the axis of rotation, here is a great primer on this somewhat complex concept. Learn about the three axes of rotation and the various types of movements that occur at different types of joints.

Program Design, Implementation and Modification Active Practical Application of the ACE IFT Model—Phases 3 and 4: Load and Performance Training

Practical Application of the ACE IFT Model—Phases 3 and 4: Load and Performance Training

The ACE Integrated Fitness TrainingTM (ACE IFTTM) Model is an incredibly useful tool for designing safe and effective exercise programs for your clients. This continuing blog series explains the purpose of the ACE IFT Model as well as its phases and training components, which will help you design individualized programs to meet the varying needs of your clients. In part 4, we cover Phases 3 and 4 of the ACE IFT Model: Load and Performance Training.

Program Design, Implementation and Modification Active Practical Application of the ACE IFT Model - Phase 2: Cardiorespiratory Training

Practical Application of the ACE IFT Model - Phase 2: Cardiorespiratory Training

The Cardiorespiratory component of the ACE Integrated Fitness Training (ACE IFT) Model offers a framework for individualized programming. In the second installment of this series, you’ll learn key concepts to keep in mind when programming using Phase 2: Aerobic Efficiency Training.

Program Design, Implementation and Modification Active Practical Application of the ACE IFT Model

Practical Application of the ACE IFT Model

The ACE Integrated Fitness Training (ACE IFT) Model is an incredibly useful tool for designing safe and effective exercise programs for your clients. This blog addresses practical application of the functional movement & resistance training component of the IFT model, which will help you design individualized programs to meet the varying needs of your clients.

Fitness Active 5 Exercises to Improve Low Back Function

5 Exercises to Improve Low Back Function

Low back pain is one of the most common musculoskeletal disorders that plagues the population. Whether it is acute or chronic and no matter where the pain stems from, it can be debilitating and can limit one’s ability to function in daily life.

Fitness Active Lower-body Plyometric Workout

Lower-body Plyometric Workout

Plyometric exercises yield tremendous benefits in strength, coordination and balance, while also increasing caloric expenditure. For these reasons, incorporating plyometrics—such as this four-exercise lower-body workout—into your clients’ programming can be a great way to complement their lower-body strength-training routines.

Professional Behaviors Active Code of Ethics: What You Need to Know

Code of Ethics: What You Need to Know

Simply earning a certification is not enough. Health and fitness professionals need to uphold and remain compliant with ethical standards throughout their careers.

Test Taking Strategies and Preparation Active 4 Tips for a Successful Study Experience

4 Tips for a Successful Study Experience

If you’ve just signed up to take your first ACE Certification Exam, you probably have a thousand questions about how to get started. Here are four helpful tips that will help you create a successful study experience and bring you closer to your goal of becoming an ACE Certified Fitness Professional.

Program Design, Implementation and Modification Active Practical Application of the ACE IFT Model—Cardiorespiratory Training: Phases 3 and 4

Practical Application of the ACE IFT Model—Cardiorespiratory Training: Phases 3 and 4

The Cardiorespiratory component of the ACE Integrated Fitness Training (ACE IFT) Model offers a framework for individualized programming. In this third and final installment of this series, you’ll learn key concepts to keep in mind when programming using Phases 3 and 4: Anaerobic-endurance Training and Anaerobic-power Training.

Program Design, Implementation and Modification Active Practical Application of the ACE IFT Model—Cardiorespiratory Training: Phase 1

Practical Application of the ACE IFT Model—Cardiorespiratory Training: Phase 1

The Cardiorespiratory component of the ACE Integrated Fitness Training (ACE IFTTM) Model provides a layout for individualized cardiorespiratory programming. It allows for long-term progression for clients of all fitness levels, from the sedentary to the competitive athlete. Based on your client’s goals, programming should include frequency, intensity, and type of training.

Program Design, Implementation and Modification Active Practical Application of the ACE IFT Model—Phase 2: Movement Training

Practical Application of the ACE IFT Model—Phase 2: Movement Training

The ACE Integrated Fitness TrainingTM (ACE IFTTM) Model is an incredibly useful tool for designing safe and effective exercise programs for your clients. This continuing blog series explains the purpose of the ACE IFT Model as well as its phases and training components, which will help you design individualized programs to meet the varying needs of your clients. In part 3, we cover Phase 2 of the ACE IFT Model: Movement Training.

Program Design, Implementation and Modification Active Everything You Need To Know About Musculoskeletal Injury

Everything You Need To Know About Musculoskeletal Injury

Whether or not a person is physically active, the possibility of musculoskeletal injury is always present. Fortunately, there are ways to minimize the risk, but should an injury happen, it is essential that fitness professionals know how to adjust their clients’ programs accordingly. Here are some of the most common musculoskeletal injuries you might see, as well as information on how to respond to both preexisting and acute injuries.

Communication and Behavior Change Active How to Establish Rapport With Non-Verbal Communication

How to Establish Rapport With Non-Verbal Communication

As a fitness professional, you want to establish rapport with your clients and they, in turn, must be able to trust you and know that you are concerned about their well-being. In this regard, what you communicate non-verbally—through your voice quality or body position, for example—is every bit as important as the words you speak. Learn how you can develop your non-verbal skills to achieve positive and effective communication with your clients.

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