What is the Kinetic Chain?

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What is the Kinetic Chain?

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.

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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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Considerations for Training the Pre- and Postnatal Client

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Considerations for Training the Pre- and Postnatal Client

Maintaining a physically active lifestyle is a great way for women to support a healthy pregnancy and for them to return to a normal healthy lifestyle after delivery. Being aware of general guidelines, contraindications, and signs for discontinuing exercise are key aspects to creating a safe and effective exercise program for both the pre- and postnatal client.

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