Everything You Need To Know About Musculoskeletal Injury

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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.

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How to Establish Rapport With Non-Verbal Communication

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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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Understanding and Applying VT1 and VT2

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Understanding and Applying VT1 and VT2

Ventilatory threshold is a way to measure a client’s intensity during exercise. VT1 and VT2 play a role in the ACE Integrated Fitness Training Model, specifically as transition points between zones 1, 2 and 3 of cardiovascular training. Understanding the use and purpose of the ventilatory thresholds allows professionals to safely implement and progress exercise programming to help clients achieve their personal program goals.

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Legal Responsibility

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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Practical Application of the ACE IFT Model

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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.

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

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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.

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