Provider: ACE - American Council On Exercise
Type: Online Course
CEC Credits: ACE 0.1 CECs , ACSM - American College Of Sports Medicine 1.0 CECs, NBHWC 1.0 CECs

Core strength is a key component of core stability, which helps protect the spine and prevent injuries. Learn about the core musculature and how to use a variety of exercises—including plank variations and standing core work—to target different areas of the core.

You will learn:
• To recognize the major muscles of the core that move and stabilize the spine
• The four important actions to take to improve spine health
• How to incorporate core-strengthening exercises into a circuit-training workout

Quizzes are based on content from our most popular Expert Articles, grouped together by topic.

CEC Credits

Approved by the following organizations for continuing education hours:

ACSM - American College Of Sports Medicine
1.0 CECs

ACSM - American College Of Sports Medicine CEC Approval

The American College of Sports Medicine's Professional Education Committee certifies that "American Council on Exercise" meets the criteria for official ACSM Approved Provider status from (2017 - December 2020). Providership # 687637

1.0 CECs


While there was some great information presented in these articles, I would have appreciated more science-based articles referenced. Also, while reading the instructions for core exercises, it didn't state to activate the core when doing exercises - glute bridges, single-leg deadlift, bicycles, etc. Each instruction should begin with engages your core or "pull your belly button into your spine," or if you are on the floor, "to not let your back come off the floor." Most trainers don't explain this properly and most clients don't think about which defeats the purpose of training your core. I was disappointed in these articles and lack of cueing for clients.

great course