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Foundations of Kinesiology for the Fitness and Exercise Specialist

Foundations of Kinesiology for the Fitness and Exercise Specialist

Ever wonder about the mechanical principles that regulate human movement? How to analyze movement (resistance training exercises) for efficiency or how to create the most efficient movements possible to increase structural integrity? Expand your knowledge in this home study course that presents the foundations of kinesiology. Obtain the ability to perform a structured approach to analyze human movements called; General Motion Assessment Strategy.

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TRX®  Essentials for Personal Training

TRX® Essentials for Personal Training

TRX Essentials for Personal Training combines the latest in the application of advanced foundational movement concepts while integrating the TRX Suspension Trainer&trade. This course is designed for the trainer who is looking to take their training to the next level by delivering better function and performance. Unlock the powerful Suspension Training® techniques that are democratizing world–class training and being used in every realm of training, from rehabilitation to the highest level of athletics.

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Functional Exercise: From Bias to Continuum Course

Functional Exercise: From Bias to Continuum Course

So, if a functional exercise mimics daily activities, where does standing on the latest inflatable gimmick fit in? Is it just about making an exercise randomly more difficult? How truly functional is a functional exercise if it leads to musculoskeletal dysfunction? In our zeal to create interesting programs for our clients, we may have dismissed perfectly sound exercises that improve musculoskeletal function, and imposed challenges that our clients are unable to accommodate safely.

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Diabetes and Exercise

Diabetes and Exercise

Diabetes is a complex endocrine disorder that affects the body's ability to regulate glucose, and insulin secretion and utilization. Loss of normal insulin physiology results in changes in how fuel is used in the body, and how storage and hydration occurs. Many clients with diabetes have macro- or micro-vascular complications from their disease, which alters their ability to fuel appropriately, maintain hydration status and train. This course will review type 1 and type 2 diabetes and the metabolic complications that are associated with this disorder.

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Where Do I Start? The Trainer's Guide to Exercise Prescription Course

Where Do I Start? The Trainer's Guide to Exercise Prescription Course

If you are a new trainer, or simply need a refresher course on assigning the right exercises to your clients, this is the course for you. We'll discuss injury prevention through orthopedic assessment by looking at what bones are made of and how they are formed. Learn what gets in the way of motion and how we tend to compensate for limitations in motion. More importantly, we'll examine why the maintenance of muscular availability around a joint is imperative for optimal joint function.

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 The Runner’s Clinic

The Runner’s Clinic

If your clients want to be better runners, they need to start by running and training better. This course teaches you how to run better through the use of running form drills and offers a special insider's view to the best lessons and workouts for runners, including lactate threshold runs, VO2max intervals and anaerobic capacity intervals. Explore the scientific and coaching view of the training process and leave with a new knowledge of running!

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