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
There has been a dramatic increase in the prevalence of diabetes over the past several decades, which makes it increasingly likely that you will work with clients who have some form of diabetes. Here is a basic primer on how insulin affects the body and the different types of diabetes you may encounter among your clients.Read More
Being educated in human anatomy is a critical part of becoming a successful personal trainer. Read up on how to learn anatomy on the ACE Fitness blog.Read More
You probably already know that your body doesn’t move in one dimension. It moves in, out, front, back and side-to-side. But do you know what those dimensions are called? Check out our explanation of the different planes of motion, and how you can apply that information to designing well-rounded exercise programs.Read More
To keep muscles safe and healthy, we need to have a good understanding of the body’s most basic underlying structural components and how they work together, as this knowledge provides the foundation for effective exercise instruction.Read More
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