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


I finished this course, passed, and cannot find any place to download my certificate nor any place to print. Can you help? I like keeping a file of all my certificates. Thank you.

As a retired physical therapist, I found the various movements high risk for back injury, especially the twisting reaching lift. All of my clients are seniors and train functionally, but none of my clients would be able to perform any of these movements safely, even with modifications. For me, the dead lift is very high risk. One false move can lead to serious injury. Too many members of the gym in which I train believe they are doing it correctly, but have ended up with low back pain. There are many other exercises that strengthen the gluts and hamstrings effectively with a lot less risk. The old saying "lift with your legs not your back" holds true. Dead lifts are a perfect example of lifting with your back. Kettle bell swings are also very difficult to do continuously with a neutral spine. Again, not worth the risk.

very practical and functional approach to strength training beyond muscle-based training!