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

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How to Apply Four Unique Forms of Strength Training

What if you viewed strength training from a movement-based lens rather than a muscle-based one? While a muscle-based approach is relevant for clients who value aesthetics, many people have goals of purely functioning better in daily life or improving their sports game.

What’s often missing in strength training programs is a movement-based approach, which allows exercise professionals to coach clients who need to improve strength for health or performance, not just aesthetics. In this video training, you’ll explore the theory of three unique forms of strength training: odd-position strength, dead strength, and agile strength, all applied within the framework of the newly updated ACE Integrated Fitness Training® (ACE IFT®) Model.

Led by Michol Dalcourt, Founder and CEO of the Institute of Motion, inventor of ViPR and Co-Founder of PTA Global, along with Derrick Price, Vice President of the Institute of Motion, Director of Education at ViPR PRO and Adjunct Faculty at Point Loma Nazarene University, you’ll walk away armed with strategies to support a movement-based approach to strength training, ultimately improving your confidence and ability to help a wide range of clients reach their unique goals.

Upon completion, you will be able to:

  • Understand the need for movement-based strength training
  • Define and describe the benefits of the three unique forms of strength training: odd-position strength, dead strength, and agile strength
  • Implement a variety of different exercises associated with these forms of strength training
  • Identify how these forms of strength training may be integrated within the ACE IFT® Model

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 (2021 - December 2023). Providership # 687637

1.0 CECs


Id use some of this, but I’d have to really think about and personally test out the positions I put my clients in because beginners could really get hurt. Clients should expect to be sore because of the amount of body parts being using. Think about what raking leaves all day would do to a beginner.

Very interesting but I wish they had shown examples of how to use these three approaches with seniors. The videos they showed really showed more advanced, exercises that athletes would do not the average client. How about using calisthenic movements where the person is using their own body weight and moving in various ways? Like dancing steps with arms and leg movements and using music to motivate, with 1/2 pound wrist weights. I also wish they had talked about how to use the breath during the movements.