Exercise Science: Connecting the Dots with Your Certification (Part 2)

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Exercise Science: Connecting the Dots with Your Certification (Part 2)

ACE’s Essentials of Exercise Science for Fitness Professionals is a reference manual designed to help you understand the basics of the science behind exercise. Given the depth and breadth of the information presented, it can definitely feel intimidating. But don’t worry…we’ve got you covered. In this second installment of a five-part blog series, we take you through Chapter 2: Physiology, where you learn the basic functions of the various body systems.

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Exercise Science: Connecting the Dots with Your Certification (Part 3)

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Exercise Science: Connecting the Dots with Your Certification (Part 3)

ACE’s Essentials of Exercise Science for Fitness Professionals serves as a crucial learning tool for all health and fitness professionals and has important lessons we must know in order to keep clients safe during training and progression. In this blog, the third of five, we it will cover Chapter 3: Fundamental of Applied Kinesiology, which covers how we move the body with proper form, how to increase or decrease the difficulty level, and how these factors affect our balance and posture.

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Exercise Science: Connecting the Dots With Your Certification (Part 1)

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Exercise Science: Connecting the Dots With Your Certification (Part 1)

ACE’s Essentials of Exercise Science for Fitness Professionals is a reference manual designed to help you understand the basics of the science behind exercise. Given the depth and breadth of the information presented, it can definitely feel intimidating. But don’t worry…we’ve got you covered. This current five-part blog series will take you through all of the chapters of the manual and highlight the key topics that are important for you as a fitness professional.

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How to Use the Case Study Chapters

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How to Use the Case Study Chapters

You may be tempted to skip over the case study chapters in the manuals because they don’t offer any new information, but these chapters often prove to be the most useful for helping you learn to apply what you’ve already learned. Here’s a primer on how to use these case studies to your best advantage, both in working with clients and for passing the exam.

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Math as a Fitness Professional: Part II

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Math as a Fitness Professional: Part II

Nutrition-related math can be a stumbling block for many exam candidates, but it really doesn’t have to be. Being able to determine things like caloric deficits and macronutrients needs is important, whether your clients are trying to lose weight or maximize performance. Here are the types of problems and calculations you need to know to perform, both for the exam and in your work with clients later on.

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Physiological Assessments: Cardiovascular Assessments

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Physiological Assessments: Cardiovascular Assessments

Knowing which assessments to use on your clients—and when—is an important part of being a fitness professional. After all, assessments can go a long way toward showing your clients the progress they are making—or, if used incorrectly, can be a source of discouragement. In this second of a four-part series, cardiovascular assessments are discussed, along with guidance on how and when to use them.

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Nutrition: Planning vs. Coaching

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Nutrition: Planning vs. Coaching

“Give a man a fish, and he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish and he eats for a lifetime.” While nutrition planning is like giving your clients fish, nutrition coaching teaches your clients how to fish and gives them the ability to make healthful decisions for a lifetime. Here are some great tools you can use to better equip your clients to make healthy nutritional choices.

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How to Safely Perform Inversions

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How to Safely Perform Inversions

Being able to perform inversions—such as crow pose and handstands, is a common goal of many people who practice yoga. Unfortunately, many of the more advanced inversions, if done incorrectly, pose risks that outweigh the benefits. The good news is that there are a variety of postures that are safe for beginners and which make it easier to progress to more advanced inversions. Here is detailed information on how to perform several common inversions safely and effectively.

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Practical Application of Functional Assessments: Static Postural Analysis

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Practical Application of Functional Assessments: Static Postural Analysis

Functional assessments are an important tool for determining how to design individualized strength and flexibility programs for your clients. In this first installment of a four-part series examining the four main types of functional assessments, we take a closer look at static postural analysis and what information you can gather from this assessment.

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Exercise Science: Connecting the Dots with Your Certification (Part 5)

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Exercise Science: Connecting the Dots with Your Certification (Part 5)

In this five-part blog series, we’re examining the key topics in ACE’s Essentials of Exercise Science for Fitness Professionals that are important to you, both for the exam and in your work as a health and fitness professional. In part 5 of this series, we examine the information you need to know from Chapter 5: Physiology of Training.

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Exercise Science: Connecting the Dots with Your Certification (Part 4)

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Exercise Science: Connecting the Dots with Your Certification (Part 4)

In this five-part blog series, we’re examining the key topics in ACE’s Essentials of Exercise Science for Fitness Professionals that are important for you, both for the exam and in your work as a health and fitness professional. In part 4 of this series, we examine the important information from Chapter 4: Nutrition.

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Physiological Assessments: Muscular Fitness Assessments

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Physiological Assessments: Muscular Fitness Assessments

Knowing which assessments to use on your clients—and when—is an important part of being a fitness professional. After all, assessments can go a long way toward showing your clients the progress they are making—or, if used incorrectly, can be a source of discouragement. In this third of a four-part series, muscular fitness assessments are discussed, along with guidance on how and when to use them.

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Motivation and Behavior Change Strategies for Exercise Adherence

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Motivation and Behavior Change Strategies for Exercise Adherence

Understanding your clients’ motivations is essential for being able to recommend the most appropriate and effective steps to helping them achieve their lifestyle goals. In fact, identifying their motivations and level of self-efficacy can mean the difference between a client making short-term, temporary fixes and truly achieving lasting, lifestyle changes.

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