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Physical Assessments Active Posture and Movement Assessments

Posture and Movement Assessments

Posture and movement assessments are essential to designing an exercise program that meets the needs of your clients. Through these assessments, you can identify which muscles need to be stretched or strengthened to help improve overall function and movement.

Test Taking Strategies and Preparation Active Exam Day Tips

Exam Day Tips

The day to take to your exam is almost here! ACE Study Coach Belinda has some important tips for you to help make your exam date go smoothly and to give yourself the best possible chances for success.

Exercise Science Active Muscles of the Core

Muscles of the Core

A good working knowledge of anatomy is essential for designing safe and effective exercise programs for your clients. You also need to know this information to be able to pass your exam. In this third installment of an ongoing series, we look at the muscles of the core.

Exercise Science Active Muscles That Move the Scapulae

Muscles That Move the Scapulae

As a fitness professional, you need a good working knowledge of anatomy so you can design safe and effective exercise programs for your clients. As a result, you also need to know this information to be able to pass your exam as well. In the first of an ongoing series, we’ll look at the movements of numerous body parts, beginning with the muscles that move the scapulae.

Exercise Science Active What do I really need to know from ACE’s Essentials of Exercise Science for Fitness Professionals manual?

What do I really need to know from ACE’s Essentials of Exercise Science for Fitness Professionals manual?

If you’re just starting to study for your ACE certification exam, you might be feeling overwhelmed by the volume of material you need to absorb and understand, beginning with ACE’s Essentials of Exercise Science for Fitness Professionals. Here is a chapter-by-chapter guide to tackling this foundational manual, along with tips on what information you should be focusing on for the exam.

Test Taking Strategies and Preparation Active My exam is right around the corner and I’ve completed the study materials. What should I focus on?

My exam is right around the corner and I’ve completed the study materials. What should I focus on?

You’re in the home stretch and want to maximize your study prep in the week or two before the exam. Here are some great study strategies that have proven effective in the period leading up to your exam.

Program Design, Implementation and Modification Active How Much Should My Clients Lift?

How Much Should My Clients Lift?

Resistance training offers so many health and fitness benefits, but it can be a challenge to know exactly how much each client should be lifting to achieve maximum benefits while also avoiding injury. Here is a great primer on how to determine a client’s 1 repetition maximum and use this information to help him or her achieve her fitness goals.

Program Design, Implementation and Modification Active Considerations for Working with Clients With Diabetes

Considerations for Working with Clients With Diabetes

With the dramatic rise in diabetes among Americans, it is increasingly likely that you will work with clients dealing with this disease. All fitness professionals should have a good understanding of the special considerations for working with this specific clientele.

Exercise Science Active How should I study anatomy?

How should I study anatomy?

For the many exam candidates who are overwhelmed by the anatomy content, ACE Study Coach Belinda Thompson shares how - and how much - you should study anatomy in preparation for the ACE certification exam.

Professional Behaviors Active Nutrition and Supplementation: A Fitness Professional’s Scope of Practice

Nutrition and Supplementation: A Fitness Professional’s Scope of Practice

Clients often turn to their trainers for nutritional advice, so it is essential that you understand exactly what is and is not allowed within a fitness professional’s scope of practice as it relates to nutrition.

Active What You Really Need to Know from the Essentials of Exercise Science

What You Really Need to Know from the Essentials of Exercise Science

Have you recently begun your studies and feel overwhelmed by the science? Let us help you! Here’s what you need to know from the Essentials of Exercise Science book to not only be successful on the ACE exam, but to become a top-notch personal trainer!