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
Posture and movement assessments are essential to designing an exercise program that meets the needs of your clients. Through these assessments, you can identify which muscles need to be stretched or strengthened to help improve overall function and movement.Read More
This final installment of a blog series addressing the four main types of functional assessment takes a close look at core function and balance assessments. Because balance and core function go hand in hand, these assessments help shed light on the exercises you should focus on when designing your clients’ resistance-training programs.Read More
Functional assessments are an important tool for determining how to design individualized strength and flexibility programs for your clients. In this third installment of a four-part series examining the four main types of functional assessments, we take a closer look at flexibility assessments and how to use them to address any range-of-motion issues your clients may exhibit.Read More
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