Sports CE Courses

Programming for Strength Gains

Built in cooperation with and approved by American Council on Exercise. Earn seven hours of CE credit! Designed with strength & conditioning specialists in mind, this how-to programming course includes a copy of the book Timing Resistance Training (Human Kinetics, 2020) and an online tutorial and quiz.

Programming for Strength Gains teaches you how to combine emerging strength training science with your existing program—and learn how to take your clients’ fitness to the next level.

You will learn:

  • How to build effective concurrent training sessions and long-term programs for strength gains.
  • How to use frequency, duration, mode, volume, and intensity of training to design sessions and programs that maximize strength gains.
  • How to use the body’s ability to anticipate training sessions as an advantage.
  • How to design effective complementary cardiovascular programs that improve endurance while minimizing the effects on strength gains.
  • How to design effective complementary stretching programs that help to minimize the risks of injury and improve muscle pliability.
Timing Resistance Training

Timing Resistance Training teaches you how to work with athletes to manipulate their internal muscle clocks so they can train and perform at their best every day—right down to the specific time of day that is best for their body. You will learn to view the muscles as proactive independent physiological systems that can be trained to “think” by delivering timing cues that tell muscles when to activate key physiological actions that influence the entire body.

Next, you will learn how to cue those internal clocks with purposeful training methods like biomechanical pairing of exercises, complex training, and concurrent training. The book addresses rest as an integral training variable and explores the timing of activity–rest cycles versus recuperation only. The text also discusses the concept of undertraining, an intentional program design adjustment that uses the ability of muscle to anticipate training.

The final chapters offer tools to create training programs for strength, power, and flexibility. These chapters include sample single-session workouts, weekly workouts, and long-term programming routines. Approved by ACE, ACSM, AFPA, BOC EBP, Cooper, Canfitpro, ECA, ISSA, NFPT, NETA, NSCA and many more!

Note: product is also available as a hard copy book and an online course.

Product also available in Spanish, French, German, and Chinese.

Biomechanics of Assisted Stretching (BAS)

Approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) and American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). Earn four hours CE credit! The how-to programming course includes a PDF manual with over 50 exercise pictures, an assisted stretching guide, an online tutorial, and quiz.

Developed for fitness professionals, Dr. Amy shows you how to use the three principles of force application that help you determine where to place your hands, what direction to push, and how much force to use when helping clients stretch. Stretch your clients safely and effectively using techniques for specific areas of the body.  During this course you will learn:

  • How the law of action-reaction relates to assisted stretching and how to apply it
  • To identify form errors that occur when principles of force application have been violated
  • How stretching can help alleviate chronic lower back pain and peripheral neuropathies

*The BAS course is also offered as part of ACE’s Functional Training Specialist Certificate

Strength Training for Clients Who Have Obesity: A trainer’s guide to analysis, design, and execution

Approved by American Council on Exercise. Earn two hours CE credit! Designed exclusively for the ACE Store for personal fitness trainers, health & wellness coaches, and strength & conditioning specialists. This how-to programming course includes PDF manual with over 40 exercise pictures, an online tutorial, and quiz.
Explore the changes that occur to the brain with obesity and how to account for them when strength training your clients who have obesity. Determine ways to select safer and more effective exercises for your clients.

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