ACE recently announced the release of The Professional’s Guide to Health and Wellness Coaching and associated study materials. Individuals studying from the ACE Health Coach Manual may be wondering if their current materials are still sufficient to help them prepare for the ACE Health Coach Certification exam. Here is some information that may help you feel comfortable about being able to successfully prepare for the exam using the ACE Health Coach Manual and associated study materials.Read More
Postural assessments can provide information that guides exercise programming. As a fitness professional, understanding how to identify and potentially improve postural deviations may help individuals prevent injury, improve balance, and increase strength.Read More
Anatomically, the kinetic chain describes the interrelated groups of body segments, connecting joints, and muscles working together to perform movements and the portion of the spine to which they connect. This idea proposed that movements occurring within each body segment would be capable of “closed-chain” or “open-chain” movement patterns. As an exercise and health professional, it is important to recognize that good program design includes open-chain and closed-chain exercises.Read More
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.Read More
As a trainer, performing proper assessments is essential to program development and evaluation. Muscular strength testing plays a major role in a client’s muscular fitness assessment, making it critical to know the difference between actual 1 RM and predicted 1 RM.Read More
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