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

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:

1.0 CECs


Very helpful information. Most useful if you already have a solid understanding of body mechanics and strength training. This course could be a bit much for newer trainers. Learn the basics first then move on to programs like this that incorporate more science.