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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Understanding and Applying VT1 and VT2

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Understanding and Applying VT1 and VT2

Ventilatory threshold is a way to measure a client’s intensity during exercise. VT1 and VT2 play a role in the ACE Integrated Fitness Training Model, specifically as transition points between zones 1, 2 and 3 of cardiovascular training. Understanding the use and purpose of the ventilatory thresholds allows professionals to safely implement and progress exercise programming to help clients achieve their personal program goals.

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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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